1962-63 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1963

NBA Champion: Boston Celtics

NBA Finals:  Los Angeles Lakers (W)  2  Boston Celtics (E)  4

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

Best players for the 1962-63 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), Bill Russell (Boston Celtics).

All-NBA second team: Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics), Hal Greer (Syracuse Nationals), Bailey Howell (Detroit Pistons), Tom Heinsohn (Boston Celtics), Wilt Chamberlain (San Francisco Warriors).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsWilt ChamberlainCSan Francisco Warriors44.8
ReboundsWilt ChamberlainCSan Francisco Warriors24.3
AssistsGuy RodgersPGSan Francisco Warriors10.4
EfficiencyWilt ChamberlainCSan Francisco Warriors31.8

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1962-63 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Wilt Chamberlain800.618.29/34.6352.8--/----8.25/13.9159.30.30.0------0.6
Oscar Robertson800.610.31/19.9151.8--/----7.68/9.4881.00.10.1------0.4
Elgin Baylor800.512.86/28.4145.3--/----8.26/9.8883.60.20.1------0.4
Walt Bellamy800.510.50/19.9452.7--/----6.91/10.2667.30.20.0------0.3
Bill Russell780.66.55/15.1543.2--/----3.68/6.6355.50.30.1------0.2
Bob Pettit790.59.85/22.1044.6--/----8.67/11.2077.40.20.0------0.4
Bailey Howell790.58.06/15.6351.6--/----6.57/8.2379.80.10.0------0.3
Johnny Kerr800.46.34/13.3647.5--/----3.01/4.0075.30.20.0------0.2
Wayne Embry760.47.03/15.3345.9--/----4.51/6.7666.70.20.0------0.2
Johnny Green800.47.28/15.7646.2--/----3.50/5.4963.80.20.0------0.2

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 1962-63 season

Rookie of the Year: Terry Dischinger (Chicago Zephyrs).

All-Rookies first team: John Havlicek (Boston Celtics), Terry Dischinger (Chicago Zephyrs), Chet Walker (Syracuse Nationals), Dave DeBusschere (Detroit Pistons), Zelmo Beaty (St. Louis Hawks).

1963 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Guy RodgersPGSan Francisco Warriors
Lenny WilkensPGSt. Louis Hawks
Jerry WestPG/SGLos Angeles Lakers
Don OhlSG/PGDetroit Pistons
Terry DischingerSF/SGChicago Zephyrs
Bailey HowellSFDetroit Pistons
Elgin BaylorSFLos Angeles Lakers
Tom MescheryPFSan Francisco Warriors
Rudy LaRussoPF/CLos Angeles Lakers
Bob PettitPF/CSt. Louis Hawks
Walt BellamyCChicago Zephyrs
Wilt ChamberlainCSan Francisco Warriors

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Bob CousyPGBoston Celtics
Oscar RobertsonPGCincinnati Royals
Richie GuerinPG/SGNew York Knicks
Hal GreerSG/SFSyracuse Nationals
Tom GolaSF/SGNew York Knicks
Johnny GreenSFNew York Knicks
Lee ShafferSFSyracuse Nationals
Jack TwymanSF/PFCincinnati Royals
Tom HeinsohnPF/CBoston Celtics
Johnny KerrC/PFSyracuse Nationals
Wayne Embry*C/PFCincinnati Royals
Bill RussellCBoston Celtics

* Player was selected but he could not play the game

All-Star Game MVP: Bill Russell (Boston Celtics).