1965-66 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1966

NBA Champion: Boston Celtics

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

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

Best players for the 1965-66 season

Regular Season MVP: Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia 76ers).

All-NBA first team: Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati Royals), Jerry West (Los Angeles Lakers), Rick Barry (San Francisco Warriors), Jerry Lucas (Cincinnati Royals), Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia 76ers).

All-NBA second team: Sam Jones (Boston Celtics), Hal Greer (Philadelphia 76ers), John Havlicek (Boston Celtics), Gus Johnson (Baltimore Bullets), Bill Russell (Boston Celtics).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsWilt ChamberlainCPhiladelphia 76ers33.5
ReboundsWilt ChamberlainCPhiladelphia 76ers24.6
AssistsOscar RobertsonPGCincinnati Royals11.1
EfficiencyWilt ChamberlainCPhiladelphia 76ers28.3

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1965-66 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Wilt Chamberlain790.613.59/25.1953.9--/----6.34/12.3551.30.30.1------0.4
Oscar Robertson760.610.76/22.6747.5--/----9.76/11.5984.20.10.1------0.4
Jerry Lucas790.68.73/19.2845.3--/----4.01/5.1078.60.30.0------0.3
Jerry West790.510.35/21.9147.2--/----10.63/12.3785.90.10.1------0.4
Bill Russell780.65.01/12.0941.4--/----2.86/5.1955.10.30.1------0.2
Walt Bellamy800.58.69/17.1650.6--/----5.38/8.6162.50.20.0------0.3
Zelmo Beaty800.57.70/16.2647.4--/----5.30/6.9975.80.20.0------0.3
Rick Barry800.59.31/21.2343.9--/----7.11/8.2586.20.10.0------0.3
Nate Thurmond730.56.22/15.3340.6--/----3.84/5.8665.50.20.0------0.2
Hal Greer800.58.79/19.7544.5--/----5.16/6.4380.20.10.1------0.3

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 1965-66 season

Rookie of the Year: Rick Barry (San Francisco Warriors).

All-Rookies first team: Dick Van Arsdale (New York Knicks), Tom Van Arsdale (Detroit Pistons), Rick Barry (San Francisco Warriors), Billy Cunningham (Philadelphia 76ers), Fred Hetzel (San Francisco Warriors).

1966 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Guy RodgersPGSan Francisco Warriors
Jerry WestPG/SGLos Angeles Lakers
Don OhlSG/PGBaltimore Bullets
Eddie MilesSF/SGDetroit Pistons
Bailey HowellSFBaltimore Bullets
Rick BarrySFSan Francisco Warriors
Dave DeBusscherePFDetroit Pistons
Rudy LaRussoPF/CLos Angeles Lakers
Nate ThurmondPF/CSan Francisco Warriors
Zelmo BeatyCSt. Louis Hawks

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Oscar RobertsonPGCincinnati Royals
Adrian SmithPGCincinnati Royals
Sam JonesSGBoston Celtics
Hal GreerSG/SFPhiladelphia 76ers
John HavlicekSF/SGBoston Celtics
Chet WalkerSF/PFPhiladelphia 76ers
Jerry LucasPF/CCincinnati Royals
Willis ReedC/PFNew York Knicks
Bill RussellCBoston Celtics
Wilt ChamberlainCPhiladelphia 76ers

All-Star Game MVP: Adrian Smith (Cincinnati Royals).