NBA Champion: Boston Celtics
NBA Finals: St. Louis Hawks (W) 3 Boston Celtics (E) 4
Main players: Bill Russell, Tom Heinsohn, Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics), Bob Pettit, Cliff Hagan, Ed Macauley (St. Louis Hawks).
Regular Season MVP: Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics).
All-NBA first team: Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics), Bill Sharman (Boston Celtics), Paul Arizin (Philadelphia Warriors), Bob Pettit (St. Louis Hawks), Dolph Schayes (Syracuse Nationals).
All-NBA second team: Slater Martin (St. Louis Hawks), Dick Garmaker (Minneapolis Lakers), George Yardley (Fort Wayne Pistons), Maurice Stokes (Rochester Royals), Neil Johnston (Philadelphia Warriors).
Rookie of the Year: Tom Heinsohn (Boston Celtics).
* Player was selected but he could not play the game
All-Star Game MVP: Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics).