1960–61 Boston Celtics season

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1960–61 Boston Celtics season
NBA champions
Head coachRed Auerbach
ArenaBoston Garden
Results
Record57–22 (.722)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finishNBA Champions
(Defeated Hawks 4–1)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWHDH-TV
RadioWHDH
< 1959–60 1961–62 >

The 1960–61 Boston Celtics season was the 15th season for the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Celtics finished the season by winning their fourth NBA Championship.

Draft picks[edit]

This table only displays picks through the second round.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 8 Tom Sanders SF/PF  United States New York
2 16 Leroy Wright SF/PF  United States Pacific

Roster[edit]

Boston Celtics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F/C 17 United States Conley, Gene 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Washington State
G 14 United States Cousy, Bob 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Holy Cross
F 20 United States Guarilia, Gene 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) George Washington
F 15 United States Heinsohn, Tom 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Holy Cross
G 25 United States Jones, K. C. 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) San Francisco
G/F 24 United States Jones, Sam 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 198 lb (90 kg) North Carolina Central
F 18 United States Loscutoff, Jim 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Oregon
G/F 23 United States Ramsey, Frank 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Kentucky
C 6 United States Russell, Bill 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg) San Francisco
F 16 United States Sanders, Satch 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) New York
G 21 United States Sharman, Bill 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Southern California
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Regular season[edit]

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1960-61 NBA Records
Team BOS CIN DET LAL NYK PHI STL SYR
Boston 7–3 8–2 8–2 10–3 8–5 6–4 10–3
Cincinnati 3–7 2–11 8–5 8–2 2–8 6–7 4–6
Detroit 2–8 11–2 4–9 5–5 5–5 3–10 4–6
Los Angeles 2–8 5–8 9–4 7–3 2–8 5–8 6–4
New York 3–10 2–8 5–5 3–7 2–11 1–9 5–8
Philadelphia 5–8 8–2 5–5 8–2 11–2 3–7 6–7
St. Louis 4–6 7–6 10–3 8–5 9–1 7–3 6–4
Syracuse 3–10 6–4 6–4 4–6 8–5 7–6 4–6

Playoffs[edit]

East Division Semifinals[edit]

The Celtics had a division semifinal bye.

East Division Finals[edit]

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (3) Syracuse Nationals: Celtics win series 4–1

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 128, Syracuse 115
  • Game 2 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 115, Boston 98
  • Game 3 @ Boston: Boston 133, Syracuse 110
  • Game 4 @ Syracuse: Boston 120, Syracuse 107
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 123, Syracuse 101

NBA Finals[edit]

(E1) Boston Celtics vs. (W1) St. Louis Hawks: Celtics win series 4–1

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 129, St. Louis 95
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Boston 116, St. Louis 108
  • Game 3 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 124, Boston 120
  • Game 4 @ St. Louis: Boston 119, St. Louis 104
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 121, St. Louis 112

Awards and honors[edit]

External links[edit]

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