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1959–60 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Regular season
Season MVP Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia)
Top scorer Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia)
Eastern champions Boston Celtics
  Eastern runners-up Philadelphia Warriors
Western champions St. Louis Hawks
  Western runners-up Minneapolis Lakers
Finals champions Boston Celtics
  Runners-up St. Louis Hawks
NBA seasons
← 1958–59

1960–61 →

The 1959–60 NBA season was the 14th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Boston Celtics winning their 2nd straight NBA Championship, beating the St. Louis Hawks 4 games to 3 in the NBA Finals.

Notable occurrences

Final standings

Eastern Division

Team W L PCT. GB
Boston Celtics C 59 16 .787 -
Philadelphia Warriors 49 26 .653 10
Syracuse Nationals 45 30 .600 14
New York Knicks 27 48 .360 32

Western Division

Team W L PCT. GB
St. Louis Hawks 46 29 .613 -
Detroit Pistons 30 45 .400 16
Minneapolis Lakers 25 50 .333 21
Cincinnati Royals 19 56 .253 27

C - NBA Champions

Statistics leaders

Category Player Team Stat
Points Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia Warriors 2,707
Rebounds Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia Warriors 1,941
Assists Bob Cousy Boston Celtics 715
FG% Kenny Sears New York Knicks 47.7
FT% Dolph Schayes Syracuse Nationals 89.3

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

NBA awards

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