1961-62 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1962

NBA Champion: Boston Celtics

NBA Finals:  Los Angeles Lakers (W)  3  Boston Celtics (E)  4

Main players: Bill Russell, Sam Jones, Tom Heinsohn (Boston Celtics), Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Frank Selvy (Los Angeles Lakers).

Best players for the 1961-62 season

Regular Season MVP: Bill Russell (Boston Celtics).

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

All-NBA second team: Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics), Richie Guerin (New York Knicks), Jack Twyman (Cincinnati Royals), Tom Heinsohn (Boston Celtics), Bill Russell (Boston Celtics).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsWilt ChamberlainCPhiladelphia Warriors50.4
ReboundsWilt ChamberlainCPhiladelphia Warriors25.7
AssistsOscar RobertsonPGCincinnati Royals11.4
EfficiencyWilt ChamberlainCPhiladelphia Warriors31.8

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1961-62 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Wilt Chamberlain800.619.96/39.4950.5--/----10.44/17.0461.30.30.0------0.6
Oscar Robertson790.610.96/22.9147.8--/----8.86/11.0480.30.20.1------0.4
Walt Bellamy790.512.32/23.7351.9--/----6.95/10.8064.40.20.0------0.4
Bob Pettit780.511.12/24.7245.0--/----8.91/11.5577.10.20.0------0.4
Bill Russell760.67.57/16.5545.7--/----3.76/6.3359.40.30.1------0.2
Jerry West750.510.65/23.9344.5--/----9.49/12.3576.80.10.1------0.4
Richie Guerin780.610.76/24.3244.2--/----8.01/9.7782.00.10.1------0.4
Bailey Howell790.57.00/15.1046.4--/----5.95/7.7576.80.20.0------0.3
Cliff Hagan770.59.10/19.3547.0--/----4.70/5.7082.50.10.1------0.3
Johnny Kerr800.46.76/15.2544.3--/----2.78/3.7873.50.20.0------0.2

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 1961-62 season

Rookie of the Year: Walt Bellamy (Chicago Packers).

1962 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Oscar RobertsonPGCincinnati Royals
Jerry WestPG/SGLos Angeles Lakers
Gene ShueSG/PGDetroit Pistons
Frank SelvySG/SFLos Angeles Lakers
Cliff HaganSF/SGSt. Louis Hawks
Elgin BaylorSFLos Angeles Lakers
Bailey HowellSFDetroit Pistons
Jack TwymanSF/PFCincinnati Royals
Bob PettitPF/CSt. Louis Hawks
Wayne EmbryC/PFCincinnati Royals
Walt BellamyCChicago Packers

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Bob CousyPGBoston Celtics
Larry Costello*PGSyracuse Nationals
Richie GuerinPG/SGNew York Knicks
Sam JonesSGBoston Celtics
Hal GreerSG/SFSyracuse Nationals
Paul ArizinSF/SGPhiladelphia Warriors
Tom Gola*SF/SGPhiladelphia Warriors
Johnny GreenSFNew York Knicks
Willie NaullsPF/CNew York Knicks
Dolph SchayesPF/CSyracuse Nationals
Tom HeinsohnPF/CBoston Celtics
Wilt ChamberlainCPhiladelphia Warriors
Bill RussellCBoston Celtics

* Player was selected but he could not play the game

All-Star Game MVP: Bob Pettit (St. Louis Hawks).