1960-61 Basketball Season Roster

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  • Going Green Again: Celtics win third of eight straight titles
  • Wilt: Chamberlain leads with 38.4 ppg, 27.2 rpg
  • HOF Defined: Russell, Baylor, Pettit, Robertson among 27 now in Hall
Full Summary

With MVP Bill Russell and fellow future Hall of Famers Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn, Sam Jones, Bill Sharman, K.C. Jones, Frank Ramsey and Tom Sanders, the Boston Celtics cruised to the NBA’s best record of the regular season (57-22), then needed only five games each in the playoffs to dispose of Syracuse (the league’s top-scoring team) and St. Louis (the 51-28 Western Division winners).

Wilt Chamberlain was the league’s most dominant star of stars, leading the league in scoring and rebounding, but his Philadelphia Warriors finished 11 games behind Boston and was swept by 38-41 Syracuse in the first playoff round.

Cincinnati was last in the West, but Rookie of the Year Oscar Robertson averaged 30.5 ppg and led the NBA in assists. He was No. 1 in the modern measure of Offensive Win Shares (13.0)

Other superstars included LA’s Elgin Baylor (second to Chamberlain with 34.8 ppg, fourth with 19.8 rpg and No. 1 in the modern measure of Player Efficiency at 28.2) and St. Louis’s Bob Pettit, who ranked fourth with 27.9 ppg and third with 20.2 rpg.

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