1959–60 Boston Celtics season

The 1959–60 Boston Celtics season was the 14th season for the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Celtics finished the season by winning their third NBA Championship.

1959–60 Boston Celtics season
NBA champions
Head coachRed Auerbach
ArenaBoston Garden
Results
Record59–16 (.787)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finishNBA Champions
(Defeated Hawks 4–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWHDH-TV
RadioWHDH

Roster

Depth chart

Boston celtics 1960
The complete Celtics roster.
Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Bill Russell Gene Conley
PF Tom Heinsohn John Richter
SF Frank Ramsey Gene Guarilia Jim Loscutoff Injured
SG Bill Sharman Sam Jones Maury King
PG Bob Cousy K. C. Jones

Regular season

Season standings

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Boston Celtics 59 16 .787 25–2 24–9 10–5 28–11
x-Philadelphia Warriors 49 26 .653 10 22–6 12–19 15–1 22–17
x-Syracuse Nationals 45 30 .600 14 25–4 12–19 8–7 21–18
New York Knicks 27 48 .360 32 13–18 9–19 5–11 7–32

Record vs. opponents

1959-60 NBA Records
Team BOS CIN DET MIN NYK PHI STL SYR
Boston 8–1 9–0 8–1 12–1 8–5 6–3 8–5
Cincinnati 1–8 5–8 5–8 2–7 0–9 4–9 2–7
Detroit 0–9 8–5 7–6 4–5 2–7 5–8 4–5
Minneapolis 1–8 8–5 6–7 4–5 2–7 3–10 1–8
New York 1–12 7–2 5–4 5–4 4–9 3–6 2–11
Philadelphia 5–8 9–0 7–2 7–2 9–4 4–5 8–5
St. Louis 3–6 9–4 8–5 10–3 6–3 5–4 5–4
Syracuse 5–8 7–2 5–4 8–1 11–2 5–8 4–5

Playoffs

East Division Semifinals

The Celtics had a division semifinal bye.

East Division Finals

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (2) Philadelphia Warriors: Celtics win series 4–2

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 111, Philadelphia 105
  • Game 2 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 115, Boston 110
  • Game 3 @ Boston: Boston 120, Philadelphia 99
  • Game 4 @ Philadelphia: Boston 112, Philadelphia 104
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Philadelphia 128, Boston 107
  • Game 6 @ Philadelphia: Boston 119, Philadelphia 117

NBA Finals

(E1) Boston Celtics vs. (W1) St. Louis Hawks: Celtics win series 4–3

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 140, St. Louis 122
  • Game 2 @ Boston: St. Louis 113, Boston 103
  • Game 3 @ St. Louis: Boston 102, St. Louis 86
  • Game 4 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 106, Boston 96
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 127, St. Louis 102
  • Game 6 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 105, Boston 102
  • Game 7 @ Boston: Boston 122, St. Louis 103

Roster

Awards and honors

References

Eastern
Western
1940s
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