1960-61 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1961

NBA Champion: Boston Celtics

NBA Finals:  St. Louis Hawks (W)  1  Boston Celtics (E)  4

Main players: Bill Russell, Tom Heinsohn, Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics), Bob Pettit, Cliff Hagan, Lenny Wilkens (St. Louis Hawks).

Best players for the 1960-61 NBA season

Regular Season MVP: Bill Russell (Boston Celtics).

All-NBA first team: Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati Royals), Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics), Elgin Baylor (Los Angeles Lakers), Bob Pettit (St. Louis Hawks), Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia Warriors).

All-NBA second team: Larry Costello (Syracuse Nationals), Gene Shue (Detroit Pistons), Dolph Schayes (Syracuse Nationals), Tom Heinsohn (Boston Celtics), Bill Russell (Boston Celtics).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsWilt ChamberlainCPhiladelphia Warriors38.4
ReboundsWilt ChamberlainCPhiladelphia Warriors27.2
AssistsOscar RobertsonPGCincinnati Royals9.7
EfficiencyElgin BaylorSFLos Angeles Lakers28.2

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1960-61 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Wilt Chamberlain790.615.84/31.1050.9--/----6.72/13.3450.40.30.0------0.5
Elgin Baylor730.612.75/29.6743.0--/----9.26/11.8278.30.30.1------0.5
Oscar Robertson710.610.65/22.5447.2--/----9.20/11.1882.30.10.1------0.4
Bob Pettit760.510.12/22.6344.7--/----7.66/10.5872.40.30.0------0.4
Bill Russell780.66.82/16.0342.5--/----3.31/6.0155.10.30.0------0.2
Bailey Howell770.57.88/16.7946.9--/----7.81/10.3675.40.20.0------0.3
Willie Naulls790.59.33/21.8142.8--/----4.71/5.7781.60.20.0------0.3
Dolph Schayes790.57.52/20.1937.2--/----8.61/9.9186.90.20.0------0.3
Cliff Hagan770.58.58/19.3544.3--/----4.97/6.0682.00.10.1------0.3
Jack Twyman790.510.08/20.6648.8--/----5.13/7.0173.20.10.0------0.3

Best rookies for the 1960-61 season

Rookie of the Year: Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati Royals).