1960 NBA Playoffs

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The 1960 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association's 1959-60 season. The tournament concluded with the Eastern Division champion Boston Celtics defeating the Western Division champion St. Louis Hawks 4 games to 3 in the NBA Finals.

This was the second straight and third overall NBA title for Boston, who got revenge for the Hawks' win over them in 1958. The 1960 Finals was the third Celtics–Hawks Finals in the past four years.

  Division Semifinals Division Finals NBA Finals
                           
   
  1  St. Louis 4  
Western Division
    3  Minneapolis 3  
3  Minneapolis 2
  2  Detroit 0  
    W1  St. Louis 3
  E1  Boston 4
     
   
1  Boston 4
Eastern Division
    2  Philadelphia 2  
3  Syracuse 1
  2  Philadelphia 2  


Western Division[edit]

Champion: St. Louis Hawks

Division Semifinals

(1) St. Louis Hawks have division semifinals bye.

(2) Detroit Pistons vs. (3) Minneapolis Lakers: Lakers win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ Detroit (March 12): Minneapolis 113, Detroit 112
  • Game 2 @ Minneapolis (March 13): Minneapolis 114, Detroit 99

Last Playoff Meeting: 1959 NBA Western Division Semifinals (Minneapolis won 2-1)

Division Finals

(1) St. Louis Hawks vs. (3) Minneapolis Lakers: Hawks win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ St. Louis (March 16): St. Louis 112, Minneapolis 99
  • Game 2 @ St. Louis (March 17): Minneapolis 120, St. Louis 113
  • Game 3 @ Minneapolis (March 19): St. Louis 93, Minneapolis 89
  • Game 4 @ Minneapolis (March 20): Minneapolis 103, St. Louis 101
  • Game 5 @ St. Louis (March 22): Minneapolis 117, St. Louis 110 (OT)
  • Game 6 @ Minneapolis (March 24): St. Louis 117, Minneapolis 96
  • Game 7 @ St. Louis (March 26): St. Louis 97, Minneapolis 86

Last Playoff Meeting: 1959 NBA Western Division Finals (Minneapolis won 4-2)

Eastern Division[edit]

Champion: Boston Celtics

Division Semifinals

(1) Boston Celtics have division semifinals bye.

(2) Philadelphia Warriors vs. (3) Syracuse Nationals: Warriors win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia (March 11): Philadelphia 115, Syracuse 92
  • Game 2 @ Syracuse (March 13): Syracuse 125, Philadelphia 119
  • Game 3 @ Philadelphia (March 14): Philadelphia 132, Syracuse 112

Last Playoff Meeting: 1958 NBA Eastern Division Semifinals (Philadelphia won 2-1)

Division Finals

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (2) Philadelphia Warriors: Celtics win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Boston (March 16): Boston 111, Philadelphia 105
  • Game 2 @ Philadelphia (March 18): Philadelphia 115, Boston 110
  • Game 3 @ Boston (March 19): Boston 120, Philadelphia 99
  • Game 4 @ Philadelphia (March 20): Boston 112, Philadelphia 104
  • Game 5 @ Boston (March 22): Philadelphia 128, Boston 107
  • Game 6 @ Philadelphia (March 24): Boston 119, Philadelphia 117

Last Playoff Meeting: 1959 NBA Eastern Division Finals (Boston won 4-0)

NBA Finals[edit]

Main article: 1960 NBA Finals

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (1) St. Louis Hawks: Celtics win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ Boston (March 27): Boston 140, St. Louis 122
  • Game 2 @ Boston (March 29): St. Louis 113, Boston 103 (Bill Russell grabs a Finals record 40 rebounds)
  • Game 3 @ St. Louis (April 2): Boston 102, St. Louis 86
  • Game 4 @ St. Louis (April 3): St. Louis 106, Boston 96
  • Game 5 @ Boston (April 5): Boston 127, St. Louis 102
  • Game 6 @ St. Louis (April 7): St. Louis 105, Boston 102
  • Game 7 @ Boston (April 9): Boston 122, St. Louis 103

Last Playoff Meeting: 1958 NBA Finals (St. Louis won 4-2)

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