1964-65 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1965

NBA Champion: Boston Celtics

NBA Finals:  Los Angeles Lakers (W)  1  Boston Celtics (E)  4

Main players: Bill Russell, Sam Jones, Satch Sanders (Boston Celtics), Jerry West, Gene Wiley, LeRoy Ellis (Los Angeles Lakers).

Best players of the 1964-65 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), Jerry Lucas (Cincinnati Royals), Bill Russell (Boston Celtics).

All-NBA second team: Sam Jones (Boston Celtics), Hal Greer (Philadelphia 76ers), Gus Johnson (Baltimore Bullets), Bob Pettit (St. Louis Hawks), Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia 76ers).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsWilt ChamberlainCPhiladelphia 76ers34.7
ReboundsBill RussellCBoston Celtics24.1
AssistsOscar RobertsonPGCincinnati Royals11.5
EfficiencyWilt ChamberlainCPhiladelphia 76ers28.6

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1964-65 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Wilt Chamberlain7345.21063/208351.0--/----408/88046.422.93.4------34.7
Oscar Robertson7545.6807/168148.0--/----665/79383.99.011.5------30.4
Jerry Lucas6643.4558/112149.8--/----298/36681.420.02.4------21.4
Bill Russell7844.4429/98043.8--/----244/42657.324.15.3------14.1
Walt Bellamy8041.3733/144150.9--/----515/75268.514.62.4------24.8
Jerry West7441.4822/165549.7--/----648/78982.16.04.9------31.0
Elgin Baylor7441.3763/190340.1--/----483/61079.212.83.8------27.1
Nate Thurmond7741.2519/124041.9--/----235/35765.818.12.0------16.5
Bob Pettit5035.1396/92342.9--/----332/40582.012.42.6------22.5
Bailey Howell8037.2515/104049.5--/----504/62980.110.92.6------19.2

Best defensive players of the 1964-65 season

Best rookies of the 1964-65 season

Rookie of the Year: Willis Reed (New York Knicks).

All-Rookies first team: Wali Jones (Baltimore Bullets), Howard Komives (New York Knicks), Joe Caldwell (Detroit Pistons), Lucious Jackson (Philadelphia 76ers), Jim Barnes (New York Knicks), Willis Reed (New York Knicks).

1965 NBA All-Star Game

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Lenny WilkensPGSt. Louis Hawks
Jerry WestPG/SGLos Angeles Lakers
Don OhlSG/PGBaltimore Bullets
Terry DischingerSF/SGDetroit Pistons
Gus JohnsonSFBaltimore Bullets
Elgin BaylorSFLos Angeles Lakers
Nate ThurmondPF/CSan Francisco Warriors
Bob PettitPF/CSt. Louis Hawks
Wilt ChamberlainCSan Francisco Warriors
Walt BellamyCBaltimore Bullets

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Larry CostelloPGPhiladelphia 76ers
Oscar RobertsonPGCincinnati Royals
Sam JonesSGBoston Celtics
Hal GreerSG/SFPhiladelphia 76ers
Johnny GreenSFNew York Knicks
Lucious JacksonPF/CPhiladelphia 76ers
Jerry LucasPF/CCincinnati Royals
Tom Heinsohn*PF/CBoston Celtics
Willis ReedC/PFNew York Knicks
Wayne EmbryC/PFCincinnati Royals
Bill RussellCBoston Celtics

* Player was selected but he could not play the game

All-Star Game MVP: Jerry Lucas (Cincinnati Royals).

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