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 for 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 Chamberlain730.614.56/28.5351.0--/----5.59/12.0546.40.30.0------0.5
Oscar Robertson750.610.76/22.4148.0--/----8.87/10.5783.90.10.2------0.4
Jerry Lucas660.78.45/16.9849.8--/----4.52/5.5581.40.30.0------0.3
Bill Russell780.65.50/12.5643.8--/----3.13/5.4657.30.30.1------0.2
Walt Bellamy800.59.16/18.0150.9--/----6.44/9.4068.50.20.0------0.3
Jerry West740.611.11/22.3649.7--/----8.76/10.6682.20.10.1------0.4
Elgin Baylor740.610.31/25.7240.1--/----6.53/8.2479.20.20.1------0.4
Nate Thurmond770.56.74/16.1041.9--/----3.05/4.6465.70.20.0------0.2
Bailey Howell800.56.44/13.0049.5--/----6.30/7.8680.20.10.0------0.2
Willis Reed800.57.86/18.2143.2--/----3.78/5.0974.30.20.0------0.2

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 1964-65 season

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

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

1965 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

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

EASTERN CONFERENCE

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

* Player was selected but he could not play the game

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