1960–61 Syracuse Nationals season

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1960–61 Syracuse Nationals season
Head coach Alex Hannum
Arena Onondaga War Memorial
Results
Record 38–41 (.481)
Place Division: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Division Finals
(eliminated 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1959–60 1961–62 >

The 1960-61 NBA season was the Nationals' 12th season in the NBA.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Boston Celtics 57 22 .722 21–7 24–11 12–4 28–11
x-Philadelphia Warriors 46 33 .582 11 23–6 12–21 11–6 22–17
x-Syracuse Nationals 38 41 .481 19 19–9 8–21 11–11 18–21
New York Knicks 21 58 .266 36 10–22 7–25 4–11 10–29
x – clinched playoff spot

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]

(2) Philadelphia Warriors vs. (3) Syracuse Nationals:Nationals win series 3-0

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia: Syracuse 115, Philadelphia 107
  • Game 2 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 115, Philadelphia 114
  • Game 3 @ Philadelphia: Syracuse 106, Philadelphia 103

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

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]