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1957-58 NBA Season Summary

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1957-58 NBA:

League Standings

Glossary ▪ Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W-L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Eastern Division              
Boston Celtics* 49 23 .681 109.9 104.4 5.03
Syracuse Nationals* 41 31 .569 8.0 107.2 105.1 2.18
Philadelphia Warriors* 37 35 .514 12.0 104.3 104.4 0.21
New York Knickerbockers 35 37 .486 14.0 112.1 110.8 1.35
Western Division              
St. Louis Hawks* 41 31 .569 107.5 106.2 0.82
Cincinnati Royals* 33 39 .458 8.0 101.7 103.1 -1.48
Detroit Pistons* 33 39 .458 8.0 105.3 107.7 -2.33
Minneapolis Lakers 19 53 .264 22.0 105.1 111.5 -5.78

League Playoffs

Finals (4-2): St. Louis Hawks over Boston Celtics
 
Eastern Division Finals (4-1): Boston Celtics over Philadelphia Warriors
Western Division Finals (4-1): St. Louis Hawks over Detroit Pistons
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (2-1): Philadelphia Warriors over Syracuse Nationals
Western Division Semifinals (2-0): Detroit Pistons over Cincinnati Royals

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 New York Knickerbockers 72 2884 7307 .395 2300 3056 .753 5385 1359 1865 8068 112.1
2 Boston Celtics* 72 3006 7759 .387 1904 2585 .737 5402 1508 1723 7916 109.9
3 St. Louis Hawks* 72 2779 7162 .388 2180 3047 .715 5445 1541 1875 7738 107.5
4 Syracuse Nationals* 72 2823 7336 .385 2075 2617 .793 4895 1298 1820 7721 107.2
5 Detroit Pistons* 72 2746 7295 .376 2093 2774 .755 5168 1264 1807 7585 105.3
6 Minneapolis Lakers 72 2660 7192 .370 2246 3007 .747 5189 1322 1982 7566 105.1
7 Philadelphia Warriors* 72 2765 7276 .380 1977 2596 .762 4836 1441 1763 7507 104.3
8 Cincinnati Royals* 72 2817 7339 .384 1688 2372 .712 4959 1578 1835 7322 101.7
League Average 72 2810 7333 .383 2058 2757 .746 5160 1414 1834 7678 106.6

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 Cincinnati Royals* 72 7420 103.1
2 Boston Celtics* 72 7520 104.4
3 Philadelphia Warriors* 72 7516 104.4
4 Syracuse Nationals* 72 7564 105.1
5 St. Louis Hawks* 72 7643 106.2
6 Detroit Pistons* 72 7754 107.7
7 New York Knickerbockers 72 7981 110.8
8 Minneapolis Lakers 72 8025 111.5
League Average 72 7678 106.6

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 Boston Celtics* 48.4 23.6 5.03 .387 .245 Boston Garden 240,943
2 St. Louis Hawks* 39.1 32.9 0.82 .388 .304 Kiel Auditorium 224,512
3 Syracuse Nationals* 41.1 30.9 2.18 .385 .283 Onondaga War Memorial 112,386
4 Philadelphia Warriors* 35.7 36.3 0.21 .380 .272 Philadelphia Civic Center 156,988
5 New York Knickerbockers 38.7 33.3 1.35 .395 .315 Madison Square Garden (III) 247,632
6 Cincinnati Royals* 32.7 39.3 -1.48 .384 .230 Cincinnati Gardens 105,590
7 Detroit Pistons* 30.5 41.5 -2.33 .376 .287 Detroit Olympia 134,411
8 Minneapolis Lakers 21.9 50.1 -5.78 .370 .312 Minneapolis Auditorium 107,874
League Average 36.0 36.0 0.00 .383 .281 166,292

League Awards

Most Valuable Player: Bill Russell*
Rookie of the Year: Woody Sauldsberry

League Leaders

Minutes Played

1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 2918
2. George Yardley*-DET 2843
3. Larry Costello-SYR 2746
4. Kenny Sears-NYK 2685
5. Bill Russell*-BOS 2640

Field Goals

1. Clyde Lovellette*-CIN 679
2. George Yardley*-DET 673
3. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 581
  Bob Pettit*-STL 581
5. Bill Sharman*-BOS 550

Field Goal Attempts

1. George Yardley*-DET 1624
2. Clyde Lovellette*-CIN 1540
3. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 1458
4. Bob Pettit*-STL 1418
5. Bill Sharman*-BOS 1297

Field Goal Pct

1. Jack Twyman*-CIN .452
2. Cliff Hagan*-STL .443
3. Bill Russell*-BOS .442
  Ray Felix-NYK .442
5. Clyde Lovellette*-CIN .441

Free Throws

1. George Yardley*-DET 655
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 629
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 557
4. Kenny Sears-NYK 452
5. Neil Johnston*-PHW 442

Free Throw Attempts

1. George Yardley*-DET 808
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 744
3. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 696
4. Larry Foust-MNL 566
5. Kenny Sears-NYK 550

Free Throw Pct

1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .904
2. Bill Sharman*-BOS .893
3. Bob Cousy*-BOS .850
4. Carl Braun-NYK .849
5. Dick Schnittker-MNL .848

Total Rebounds

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 1564
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 1216
3. Maurice Stokes*-CIN 1142
4. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 1022
5. Red Kerr-SYR 963

Assists

1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 463
2. Dick McGuire*-DET 454
3. Maurice Stokes*-CIN 403
4. Carl Braun-NYK 393
5. George King-CIN 337

Personal Fouls

1. Walter Dukes-DET 311
2. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 299
  Larry Foust-MNL 299
4. Ray Felix-NYK 283
5. Chuck Share-STL 279

Points

1. George Yardley*-DET 2001
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 1791
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 1719
4. Clyde Lovellette*-CIN 1659
5. Paul Arizin*-PHW 1406

Minutes Per Game

1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 40.5
2. George Yardley*-DET 39.5
3. Maurice Stokes*-CIN 39.0
4. Bill Russell*-BOS 38.3
5. Larry Costello-SYR 38.1

Points Per Game

1. George Yardley*-DET 27.8
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 24.9
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 24.6
4. Clyde Lovellette*-CIN 23.4
5. Bill Sharman*-BOS 22.3

Rebounds Per Game

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 22.7
2. Maurice Stokes*-CIN 18.1
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 17.4
4. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 14.2
5. Red Kerr-SYR 13.4

Assists Per Game

1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 7.1
2. Dick McGuire*-DET 6.6
3. Maurice Stokes*-CIN 6.4
4. Tom Gola*-PHW 5.5
5. Carl Braun-NYK 5.5

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Bob Pettit*-STL 26.3
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 24.2
3. George Yardley*-DET 23.3
4. Bill Russell*-BOS 22.8
5. Cliff Hagan*-STL 22.6

True Shooting Pct

1. Kenny Sears-NYK .534
2. Neil Johnston*-PHW .518
3. Jack Twyman*-CIN .514
4. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .513
5. Cliff Hagan*-STL .513

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Jack Twyman*-CIN .452
2. Cliff Hagan*-STL .443
3. Bill Russell*-BOS .442
  Ray Felix-NYK .442
5. Clyde Lovellette*-CIN .441

Offensive Win Shares

1. George Yardley*-DET 10.2
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 9.7
3. Kenny Sears-NYK 8.3
4. Neil Johnston*-PHW 8.2
5. Bob Pettit*-STL 7.7

Defensive Win Shares

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 7.7
2. Maurice Stokes*-CIN 5.0
3. Bob Cousy*-BOS 4.6
4. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 4.1
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 4.0

Win Shares

1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 13.7
2. George Yardley*-DET 12.3
3. Bill Russell*-BOS 11.3
4. Neil Johnston*-PHW 11.3
5. Bob Pettit*-STL 11.0

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 0.234
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 0.226
3. Neil Johnston*-PHW 0.225
4. Cliff Hagan*-STL 0.220
5. Bob Pettit*-STL 0.209
   

All-NBA Teams

1st Team
Bob Cousy*
Bob Pettit*
Dolph Schayes*
Bill Sharman*
George Yardley*
2nd Team
Tom Gola*
Cliff Hagan*
Slater Martin*
Bill Russell*
Maurice Stokes*

All-Star Game Rosters

East
Paul Arizin*
Larry Costello
Bob Cousy*
Richie Guerin
Neil Johnston*
Willie Naulls
Bill Russell*
Dolph Schayes*
Kenny Sears
Bill Sharman*
West
Larry Foust
Dick Garmaker
Cliff Hagan*
Slater Martin*
Dick McGuire*
Bob Pettit*
Gene Shue
Maurice Stokes*
Jack Twyman*
George Yardley*