1960-61 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1961

NBA Champion: Boston Celtics

NBA Finals:  St. Louis Hawks (W)  1  Boston Celtics (E)  4

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

Best players for the 1960-61 season

Regular Season MVP: Bill Russell (Boston Celtics).

All-NBA first team: Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati Royals), Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics), Elgin Baylor (Los Angeles Lakers), Bob Pettit (St. Louis Hawks), Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia Warriors).

All-NBA second team: Larry Costello (Syracuse Nationals), Gene Shue (Detroit Pistons), Dolph Schayes (Syracuse Nationals), Tom Heinsohn (Boston Celtics), Bill Russell (Boston Celtics).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsWilt ChamberlainCPhiladelphia Warriors38.4
ReboundsWilt ChamberlainCPhiladelphia Warriors27.2
AssistsOscar RobertsonPGCincinnati Royals9.7
EfficiencyElgin BaylorSFLos Angeles Lakers28.2

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1960-61 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Wilt Chamberlain790.615.84/31.1050.9--/----6.72/13.3450.40.30.0------0.5
Elgin Baylor730.612.75/29.6743.0--/----9.26/11.8278.30.30.1------0.5
Oscar Robertson710.610.65/22.5447.2--/----9.20/11.1882.30.10.1------0.4
Bob Pettit760.510.12/22.6344.7--/----7.66/10.5872.40.30.0------0.4
Bill Russell780.66.82/16.0342.5--/----3.31/6.0155.10.30.0------0.2
Bailey Howell770.57.88/16.7946.9--/----7.81/10.3675.40.20.0------0.3
Willie Naulls790.59.33/21.8142.8--/----4.71/5.7781.60.20.0------0.3
Dolph Schayes790.57.52/20.1937.2--/----8.61/9.9186.90.20.0------0.3
Cliff Hagan770.58.58/19.3544.3--/----4.97/6.0682.00.10.1------0.3
Jack Twyman790.510.08/20.6648.8--/----5.13/7.0173.20.10.0------0.3

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 1960-61 season

Rookie of the Year: Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati Royals).

1961 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Oscar RobertsonPGCincinnati Royals
Jerry WestPG/SGLos Angeles Lakers
Rod HundleySG/PGLos Angeles Lakers
Gene ShueSG/PGDetroit Pistons
Cliff HaganSF/SGSt. Louis Hawks
Elgin BaylorSFLos Angeles Lakers
Bailey HowellSFDetroit Pistons
Bob PettitPF/CSt. Louis Hawks
Clyde LovelletteC/PFSt. Louis Hawks
Wayne EmbryC/PFCincinnati Royals
Walter DukesCDetroit Pistons

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Larry CostelloPGSyracuse Nationals
Bob CousyPGBoston Celtics
Richie GuerinPG/SGNew York Knicks
Hal GreerSG/SFSyracuse Nationals
Tom GolaSF/SGPhiladelphia Warriors
Paul ArizinSF/SGPhiladelphia Warriors
Dolph SchayesPF/CSyracuse Nationals
Willie NaullsPF/CNew York Knicks
Tom HeinsohnPF/CBoston Celtics
Wilt ChamberlainCPhiladelphia Warriors
Bill RussellCBoston Celtics

All-Star Game MVP: Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati Royals).