1961-62 Basketball Season Roster
- Celtic Sixty: Boston wins record 60 games, fourth straight NBA title
- 100-in-One Chance: Wilt Chamberlain has 100-point game, 50.4 average
- Triple Double: Oscar Robertson averages 30.8 ppg, 12.5 rpg, 11.4 apg
If you like to play the best at their best, check out the 1961-62 NBA, when Wilt Chamberlain averaged 50.4 ppg and 25.7 rpg, and when “The Big O” Oscar Robertson averaged a triple double.
Boston did not have a top-10 scorer, but Bill Russell led the Celtics to a record 60 wins. The playoffs were not that simple: Boston was down three games to two to Chamberlain and his 49-win Philadelphia Warriors before winning in seven games. The Finals against the 54-win Los Angeles went to overtime in a seventh game.
The nine-team NBA had six players who averaged at least 30 points per game. The expansion Chicago Packers won only 18 games, but had Rookie of the Year Walt Bellamy (31.6 ppg, 19 rpg). Others: Los Angeles’ Elgin Baylor (38.3 ppg, 18.6 rpg in only 44 games) and Jerry West (30.8 ppg), St. Louis’ Bob Pettit (31.1 ppg, 18.7 rpg), and Cincinnati’s Robertson (30.8 ppg, 12.5 rpg, 11.4 apg).
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