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1957–58 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Regular season
Season MVP Bill Russell (Boston)
Top scorer George Yardley (Detroit)
Eastern champions Boston Celtics
  Eastern runners-up Philadelphia Warriors
Western champions St. Louis Hawks
  Western runners-up Detroit Pistons
Finals champions St. Louis Hawks
  Runners-up Boston Celtics
NBA seasons
← 1956–57

1958–59 →

The 1957–58 NBA Season was the 12th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the St. Louis Hawks winning the NBA Championship, beating the Boston Celtics 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals.

Notable occurrences

  • The Pistons relocate from Fort Wayne, Indiana to Detroit, Michigan.
  • The Royals relocate from Rochester, New York to Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • The 1958 NBA All-Star Game was played in St. Louis, Missouri, with the East beating the West 130-118. Local hero Bob Pettit of the St. Louis Hawks wins the game's MVP award.

Final standings

Eastern Division

Team W L PCT. GB
Boston Celtics 49 23 .681 -
Syracuse Nationals 41 31 .569 8
Philadelphia Warriors 37 35 .514 12
New York Knicks 35 37 .486 14

Western Division

Team W L PCT. GB
St. Louis Hawks C 41 31 .569 -
Cincinnati Royals 33 39 .458 8
Detroit Pistons 33 39 .458 8
Minneapolis Lakers 19 53 .264 22

C - NBA Champions

Statistics leaders

Category Player Team Stat
Points George Yardley Detroit Pistons 2,001
Rebounds Bill Russell Boston Celtics 1,564
Assists Bob Cousy Boston Celtics 463
FG% Jack Twyman Cincinnati Royals 45.2
FT% Dolph Schayes Syracuse Nationals 90.4

Note: Prior to the 1969-70 season, league leaders in points, rebounds, and assists were determined by totals rather than averages.

NBA awards

Note: All information on this page were obtained on the History section on