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1958 NBA Finals
Team Coach Wins
St. Louis Hawks Alex Hannum 4
Boston Celtics Red Auerbach 2
Dates: March 29–April 12
Eastern Finals: Celtics defeat Warriors, 4–1
Western Finals: Hawks defeat Pistons, 4–1

The 1958 NBA World Championship Series was the championship series for the 1957–58 National Basketball Association (NBA) season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs.

It pitted the Western Division champion St. Louis Hawks against the defending NBA champion and Eastern Division champion Boston Celtics. The Hawks won the series in six games to win the franchise's first and only NBA title. This was the last Finals until 1967 that wasn't won by the Celtics.

1958 NBA Playoffs

St. Louis Hawks (Western Conference Champion) Boston Celtics (Eastern Conference Champion)
41–31 (.569)

1st Western Division, 3rd Overall

Regular season 49–23 (.681)

1st Eastern Division, 1st Overall

Earned first-round bye Division Semifinals Earned first-round bye
Defeated the (2) Detroit Pistons, 4–1 Division Finals Defeated the (3) Philadelphia Warriors, 4–1

Series summary


Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 March 29 Boston 102–104 St. Louis
Game 2 March 30 Boston 136–112 St. Louis
Game 3 April 2 St. Louis 111–108 Boston
Game 4 April 5 St. Louis 98–109 Boston
Game 5 April 9 Boston 100–102 St. Louis
Game 6 April 12 St. Louis 110–109 Boston
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NBA Finals
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