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1958–59 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Regular season
Season MVP Bob Pettit (St. Louis)
Top scorer Bob Pettit (St. Louis)
Eastern champions Boston Celtics
  Eastern runners-up Syracuse Nationals
Western champions Minneapolis Lakers
  Western runners-up St. Louis Hawks
Finals champions Boston Celtics
  Runners-up Minneapolis Lakers
NBA seasons
← 1957–58

1959–60 →

The 1958–59 NBA Season was the 13th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Boston Celtics winning the NBA Championship (the first of what would be 8 straight), beating the Minneapolis Lakers 4 games to 0 in the NBA Finals.

Notable occurrences

Final standings

Eastern Division

Team W L PCT. GB
Boston Celtics C 52 20 .722 -
New York Knicks 40 32 .556 12
Syracuse Nationals 35 37 .486 17
Philadelphia Warriors 32 40 .444 20

Western Division

Team W L PCT. GB
St. Louis Hawks 49 23 .681 -
Minneapolis Lakers 33 39 .458 16
Detroit Pistons 28 44 .389 21
Cincinnati Royals 19 53 .264 30

C - NBA Champions

Statistics leaders

Category Player Team Stat
Points Bob Pettit St. Louis Hawks 2,105
Rebounds Bill Russell Boston Celtics 1,612
Assists Bob Cousy Boston Celtics 557
FG% Kenny Sears New York Knicks 49.0
FT% Bill Sharman Boston Celtics 93.2

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