1958-59 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1959

NBA Champion: Boston Celtics

NBA Finals:  Minneapolis Lakers (W)  0  Boston Celtics (E)  4

Main players: Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, Frank Ramsey (Boston Celtics), Elgin Baylor, Larry Foust, Vern Mikkelsen (Minneapolis Lakers).

Best players for the 1958-59 season

Regular Season MVP: Bob Pettit (St. Louis Hawks).

All-NBA first team: Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics), Bill Sharman (Boston Celtics), Elgin Baylor (Minneapolis Lakers), Bob Pettit (St. Louis Hawks), Bill Russell (Boston Celtics).

All-NBA second team: Slater Martin (St. Louis Hawks), Richie Guerin (New York Knicks), Cliff Hagan (St. Louis Hawks), Paul Arizin (Philadelphia Warriors), Dolph Schayes (Syracuse Nationals).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsBob PettitPF/CSt. Louis Hawks29.2
ReboundsBill RussellCBoston Celtics23.0
AssistsBob CousyPGBoston Celtics8.6
EfficiencyBob PettitPF/CSt. Louis Hawks28.2

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1958-59 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Bob Pettit720.69.99/22.7843.9--/----9.26/12.2175.80.20.0------0.4
Bill Russell700.66.51/14.2445.7--/----3.66/6.1159.90.30.0------0.2
Elgin Baylor700.68.64/21.1740.8--/----7.60/9.7977.60.20.1------0.4
Cliff Hagan720.58.97/19.6845.6--/----5.76/7.4477.40.20.0------0.3
Dolph Schayes720.57.00/18.1138.7--/----7.31/8.4686.40.20.0------0.3
Kenny Sears710.56.92/14.1149.0--/----7.13/8.2886.10.10.0------0.3
Johnny Kerr720.56.97/15.8244.1--/----3.90/5.1076.50.20.0------0.2
Paul Arizin700.69.03/20.9443.1--/----8.39/10.3181.40.10.0------0.4
Jack Twyman720.59.86/23.4942.0--/----6.07/7.7578.30.10.0------0.4
Bob Cousy650.67.45/19.3838.4--/----5.06/5.9285.50.10.1------0.3

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 1958-59 season

Rookie of the Year: Elgin Baylor (Minneapolis Lakers).

1959 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Slater MartinPGSt. Louis Hawks
Dick McGuirePG/SGDetroit Pistons
Gene ShueSG/PGDetroit Pistons
Dick GarmakerSG/SFMinneapolis Lakers
George YardleySF/SGDetroit Pistons
Cliff HaganSF/SGSt. Louis Hawks
Elgin BaylorSFMinneapolis Lakers
Jack TwymanSF/PFCincinnati Royals
Larry FoustPF/CMinneapolis Lakers
Bob PettitPF/CSt. Louis Hawks

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Larry CostelloPGSyracuse Nationals
Bob CousyPGBoston Celtics
Richie GuerinPG/SGNew York Knicks
Bill SharmanSG/PGBoston Celtics
Paul ArizinSF/SGPhiladelphia Warriors
Kenny SearsPFNew York Knicks
Woody SauldsberryPF/CPhiladelphia Warriors
Dolph SchayesPF/CSyracuse Nationals
Johnny KerrC/PFSyracuse Nationals
Bill RussellCBoston Celtics

All-Star Game MVP: Elgin Baylor (Minneapolis Lakers), Bob Pettit (St. Louis Hawks).