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1968-69 NBA Season Summary

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1968-69 NBA:

League Standings

Glossary ▪ Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W-L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Eastern Division              
Baltimore Bullets* 57 25 .695 116.4 112.1 4.05
Philadelphia 76ers* 55 27 .671 2.0 118.9 113.8 4.79
New York Knickerbockers* 54 28 .659 3.0 110.8 105.1 5.48
Boston Celtics* 48 34 .585 9.0 111.0 105.4 5.35
Cincinnati Royals 41 41 .500 16.0 114.5 115.6 -0.83
Detroit Pistons 32 50 .390 25.0 114.1 117.3 -2.79
Milwaukee Bucks 27 55 .329 30.0 110.2 115.4 -5.07
Western Division              
Los Angeles Lakers* 55 27 .671 112.2 108.1 3.84
Atlanta Hawks* 48 34 .585 7.0 111.3 109.0 2.06
San Francisco Warriors* 41 41 .500 14.0 109.1 110.7 -1.53
San Diego Rockets* 37 45 .451 18.0 115.3 115.5 -0.30
Chicago Bulls 33 49 .402 22.0 104.7 107.0 -2.11
Seattle Supersonics 30 52 .366 25.0 112.1 116.9 -4.68
Phoenix Suns 16 66 .195 39.0 111.7 120.5 -8.26

League Playoffs

Finals (4-3): Boston Celtics over Los Angeles Lakers
 
Eastern Division Finals (4-2): Boston Celtics over New York Knickerbockers
Western Division Finals (4-1): Los Angeles Lakers over Atlanta Hawks
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (4-1): Boston Celtics over Philadelphia 76ers
Eastern Division Semifinals (4-0): New York Knickerbockers over Baltimore Bullets
Western Division Semifinals (4-2): Atlanta Hawks over San Diego Rockets
Western Division Semifinals (4-2): Los Angeles Lakers over San Francisco Warriors

Team Statistics

Glossary ▪ CSV ▪ PRE ▪ Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Rk Team G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
1 Philadelphia 76ers* 82 19805 3754 8274 .454 2238 3087 .725 4513 1914 2145 9746 118.9
2 Baltimore Bullets* 82 19755 3770 8567 .440 2002 2734 .732 4963 1682 2038 9542 116.4
3 San Diego Rockets* 82 19780 3691 8631 .428 2074 3039 .682 5026 1925 2110 9456 115.3
4 Cincinnati Royals 82 19805 3565 7742 .460 2262 3012 .751 4525 1983 2031 9392 114.5
5 Detroit Pistons 82 19755 3609 7997 .451 2141 3025 .708 4471 1757 2105 9359 114.1
6 Los Angeles Lakers* 82 19905 3574 7620 .469 2056 3161 .650 4749 2068 1773 9204 112.2
7 Seattle Supersonics 82 19830 3543 8149 .435 2105 2979 .707 4498 1927 2281 9191 112.1
8 Phoenix Suns 82 19805 3541 8242 .430 2080 2950 .705 4508 1918 2086 9162 111.7
9 Atlanta Hawks* 82 19730 3605 7844 .460 1913 2785 .687 4599 2069 2082 9123 111.3
10 Boston Celtics* 82 19830 3583 8316 .431 1936 2657 .729 4840 1953 2073 9102 111.0
11 New York Knickerbockers* 82 19730 3588 7813 .459 1911 2596 .736 4246 2071 2175 9087 110.8
12 Milwaukee Bucks 82 19680 3537 8258 .428 1966 2638 .745 4727 1882 2187 9040 110.2
13 San Francisco Warriors* 82 19905 3414 8218 .415 2119 2949 .719 5109 1822 2087 8947 109.1
14 Chicago Bulls 82 19755 3355 8021 .418 1877 2577 .728 4550 1597 2064 8587 104.7
League Average 82 19791 3581 8121 .441 2049 2871 .714 4666 1898 2088 9210 112.3

Opponent Statistics

Glossary ▪ CSV ▪ PRE ▪ Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Rk Team G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
1 New York Knickerbockers* 82 19730 8616 105.1
2 Boston Celtics* 82 19830 8645 105.4
3 Chicago Bulls 82 19755 8772 107.0
4 Los Angeles Lakers* 82 19905 8864 108.1
5 Atlanta Hawks* 82 19730 8942 109.0
6 San Francisco Warriors* 82 19905 9081 110.7
7 Baltimore Bullets* 82 19755 9193 112.1
8 Philadelphia 76ers* 82 19805 9332 113.8
9 Milwaukee Bucks 82 19680 9460 115.4
10 San Diego Rockets* 82 19780 9472 115.5
11 Cincinnati Royals 82 19805 9476 115.6
12 Seattle Supersonics 82 19830 9589 116.9
13 Detroit Pistons 82 19755 9618 117.3
14 Phoenix Suns 82 19805 9878 120.5
League Average 82 19791 9210 112.3

Miscellaneous Statistics

Glossary ▪ CSV ▪ PRE ▪ Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
Rk Team W Pyth L Pyth SRS ORtg DRtg Pace eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
1 Baltimore Bullets* 51.5 30.5 4.05 .440 .234 Baltimore Civic Center 290,147
2 Los Angeles Lakers* 51.6 30.4 3.84 .469 .270 The Forum 483,262
3 Philadelphia 76ers* 53.1 28.9 4.79 .454 .270 The Spectrum 361,161
4 New York Knickerbockers* 55.6 26.4 5.48 .459 .245 Madison Square Garden (IV) 569,153
5 Atlanta Hawks* 46.7 35.3 2.06 .460 .244 Alexander Memorial Coliseum 178,979
6 Boston Celtics* 55.2 26.8 5.35 .431 .233 Boston Garden 322,130
7 Cincinnati Royals 38.4 43.6 -0.83 .460 .292 Cincinnati Gardens 113,822
8 San Francisco Warriors* 36.7 45.3 -1.53 .415 .258 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena 194,683
9 San Diego Rockets* 40.5 41.5 -0.30 .428 .240 San Diego Sports Arena 248,217
10 Chicago Bulls 34.9 47.1 -2.11 .418 .234 Chicago Stadium 151,608
11 Detroit Pistons 33.3 48.7 -2.79 .451 .268 Cobo Arena 201,433
12 Seattle Supersonics 29.2 52.8 -4.68 .435 .258 Seattle Center Coliseum 210,232
13 Milwaukee Bucks 28.4 53.6 -5.07 .428 .238 Milwaukee Arena 212,362
14 Phoenix Suns 21.2 60.8 -8.26 .430 .252 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum 160,565
League Average 41.0 41.0 0.00 .441 .252 264,125

League Awards

Most Valuable Player: Wes Unseld*
Rookie of the Year: Wes Unseld*

League Leaders

Minutes Played

1. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 3695
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-LAL 3669
3. Lenny Wilkens*-SEA 3463
4. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 3461
5. Dick Van Arsdale-PHO 3388

Field Goals

1. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 930
2. Earl Monroe*-BAL 809
3. Bob Rule-SEA 776
4. Billy Cunningham*-PHI 739
5. Hal Greer*-PHI 732

Field Goal Attempts

1. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 2082
2. Earl Monroe*-BAL 1837
3. Gail Goodrich*-PHO 1746
4. Billy Cunningham*-PHI 1736
5. John Havlicek*-BOS 1709

Field Goal Pct

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-LAL .583
2. Jerry Lucas*-CIN .551
3. Willis Reed*-NYK .521
4. Terry Dischinger-DET .515
5. Walt Bellamy*-TOT .510

Free Throws

1. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 643
2. Billy Cunningham*-PHI 556
3. Lenny Wilkens*-SEA 547
4. Gail Goodrich*-PHO 495
5. Jerry West*-LAL 490

Free Throw Attempts

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-LAL 857
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 767
3. Billy Cunningham*-PHI 754
4. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 746
5. Lenny Wilkens*-SEA 710

Free Throw Pct

1. Larry Siegfried-BOS .864
2. Jeff Mullins-SFW .843
3. Jon McGlocklin-MIL .843
4. Flynn Robinson-TOT .839
5. Oscar Robertson*-CIN .838

Total Rebounds

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-LAL 1712
2. Wes Unseld*-BAL 1491
3. Bill Russell*-BOS 1484
4. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 1406
5. Nate Thurmond*-SFW 1402

Assists

1. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 772
2. Lenny Wilkens*-SEA 674
3. Walt Frazier*-NYK 635
4. Guy Rodgers-MIL 561
5. Dave Bing*-DET 546

Personal Fouls

1. Billy Cunningham*-PHI 329
2. Art Harris-SEA 326
3. Bob Rule-SEA 322
4. Walt Bellamy*-TOT 320
5. Tom Boerwinkle-CHI 317

Points

1. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 2327
2. Earl Monroe*-BAL 2065
3. Billy Cunningham*-PHI 2034
4. Bob Rule-SEA 1965
5. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 1955

Minutes Per Game

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-LAL 45.3
2. Nate Thurmond*-SFW 45.2
3. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 45.1
4. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 43.8
5. Bill Russell*-BOS 42.7

Points Per Game

1. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 28.4
2. Earl Monroe*-BAL 25.8
3. Billy Cunningham*-PHI 24.8
4. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 24.8
5. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 24.7

Rebounds Per Game

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-LAL 21.1
2. Nate Thurmond*-SFW 19.7
3. Bill Russell*-BOS 19.3
4. Jerry Lucas*-CIN 18.4
5. Wes Unseld*-BAL 18.2

Assists Per Game

1. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 9.8
2. Lenny Wilkens*-SEA 8.2
3. Walt Frazier*-NYK 7.9
4. Dave Bing*-DET 7.1
5. Guy Rodgers-MIL 6.9

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Jerry West*-LAL 22.3
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-LAL 21.9
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 21.8
4. Willis Reed*-NYK 21.4
5. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 20.7

True Shooting Pct

1. Jerry Lucas*-CIN .590
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN .579
3. Wilt Chamberlain*-LAL .564
4. Willis Reed*-NYK .562
5. Walt Frazier*-NYK .560

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-LAL .583
2. Jerry Lucas*-CIN .551
3. Willis Reed*-NYK .521
4. Terry Dischinger-DET .515
5. Walt Bellamy*-TOT .510

Assist Pct

1. Guy Rodgers-MIL 34.8
2. Art Williams-SDR 32.2
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 31.4
4. Walt Frazier*-NYK 29.5
5. Lenny Wilkens*-SEA 27.5

Offensive Win Shares

1. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 12.2
2. Willis Reed*-NYK 9.5
3. Wilt Chamberlain*-LAL 9.4
4. Jerry West*-LAL 8.6
5. Jerry Lucas*-CIN 8.6

Defensive Win Shares

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 9.9
2. Wes Unseld*-BAL 7.0
3. John Havlicek*-BOS 6.3
4. Nate Thurmond*-SFW 6.1
5. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 6.0

Win Shares

1. Willis Reed*-NYK 14.7
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-LAL 14.7
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 12.9
4. Walt Frazier*-NYK 12.7
5. Bob Boozer-CHI 11.6
   

All-NBA Teams

1st Team
Elgin Baylor*
Billy Cunningham*
Earl Monroe*
Oscar Robertson*
Wes Unseld*
2nd Team
Dave DeBusschere*
Hal Greer*
John Havlicek*
Willis Reed*
Jerry West*

All-Defensive Teams

1st Team
Dave DeBusschere*
Walt Frazier*
Bill Russell*
Jerry Sloan*
Nate Thurmond*
2nd Team
Bill Bridges
John Havlicek*
Rudy LaRusso
Tom Sanders
Jerry West*

All-Rookie Teams

1st Team
Gary Gregor
Art Harris
Elvin Hayes*
Bill Hewitt
Wes Unseld*

All-Star Game Rosters

East
Dave Bing*
Billy Cunningham*
Hal Greer*
John Havlicek*
Gus Johnson
Jerry Lucas*
Jon McGlocklin
Earl Monroe*
Willis Reed*
Oscar Robertson*
Bill Russell*
Wes Unseld*
West
Elgin Baylor*
Joe Caldwell
Wilt Chamberlain*
Gail Goodrich*
Elvin Hayes*
Lou Hudson
Don Kojis
Rudy LaRusso
Jeff Mullins
Jerry Sloan*
Dick Van Arsdale
Jerry West*
Lenny Wilkens*