1956-57 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1957

NBA Champion: Boston Celtics

NBA Finals:  St. Louis Hawks (W)  3  Boston Celtics (E)  4

Main players: Bill Russell, Tom Heinsohn, Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics), Bob Pettit, Cliff Hagan, Ed Macauley (St. Louis Hawks).

Best players for the 1956-57 season

Regular Season MVP: Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics).

All-NBA first team: Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics), Bill Sharman (Boston Celtics), Paul Arizin (Philadelphia Warriors), Bob Pettit (St. Louis Hawks), Dolph Schayes (Syracuse Nationals).

All-NBA second team: Slater Martin (St. Louis Hawks), Dick Garmaker (Minneapolis Lakers), George Yardley (Fort Wayne Pistons), Maurice Stokes (Rochester Royals), Neil Johnston (Philadelphia Warriors).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsPaul ArizinSF/SGPhiladelphia Warriors25.6
ReboundsBill RussellCBoston Celtics19.7
AssistsBob CousyPGBoston Celtics7.5
EfficiencyBob PettitPF/CSt. Louis Hawks28.1

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1956-57 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Dolph Schayes720.66.89/18.1737.9--/----8.68/9.6090.40.20.0------0.3
Neil Johnston690.57.54/16.8644.7--/----7.75/9.3982.50.20.0------0.3
Bob Pettit710.58.63/20.8041.5--/----7.45/9.6377.40.20.0------0.3
Maurice Stokes720.56.03/17.3534.8--/----3.56/5.3566.50.20.1------0.2
Clyde Lovellette690.58.32/19.5442.6--/----4.14/5.7871.60.20.0------0.3
Paul Arizin710.58.63/20.4442.2--/----8.32/10.0482.90.10.0------0.4
George Yardley720.57.25/17.6841.0--/----6.99/8.8878.70.10.0------0.3
Bob Cousy640.67.47/19.7537.8--/----5.67/6.9182.10.10.1------0.3
Harry Gallatin720.44.61/11.3540.6--/----5.76/7.2179.90.10.0------0.2
Bill Sharman670.57.70/18.5241.6--/----5.69/6.2890.60.10.1------0.3

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 1956-57 season

Rookie of the Year: Tom Heinsohn (Boston Celtics).

1957 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Slater MartinPGSt. Louis Hawks
Richie ReganPG/SGRochester Royals
Dick GarmakerSG/SFMinneapolis Lakers
George YardleySF/SGFort Wayne Pistons
Jack TwymanSF/PFRochester Royals
Vern MikkelsenPF/SFMinneapolis Lakers
Bob PettitPF/CSt. Louis Hawks
Maurice StokesPF/CRochester Royals
Mel HutchinsPF/CFort Wayne Pistons
Ed MacauleyC/PFSt. Louis Hawks
Clyde Lovellette*C/PFMinneapolis Lakers

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Bob CousyPGBoston Celtics
Jack GeorgePG/SGPhiladelphia Warriors
Bill SharmanSG/PGBoston Celtics
Carl BraunSGNew York Knicks
Paul ArizinSF/SGPhiladelphia Warriors
Dolph SchayesPF/CSyracuse Nationals
Harry GallatinPF/CNew York Knicks
Tom HeinsohnPF/CBoston Celtics
Nat CliftonC/PFNew York Knicks
Neil JohnstonCPhiladelphia Warriors

* Player was selected but he could not play the game

All-Star Game MVP: Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics).