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1960 NBA Finals
Team Coach Wins
Boston Celtics Red Auerbach 4
St. Louis Hawks Ed Macauley 3
Dates: March 27–April 9
Eastern Finals: Celtics defeated Warriors, 4–2
Western Finals: Hawks defeated Lakers, 4–3

The 1960 NBA World Championship Series was the championship series of the 1960 NBA Playoffs, which concluded the National Basketball Association 1959–60 season.

The best-of-seven series was played between the Western Conference champion St. Louis Hawks and the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics. It was Boston's fourth trip to the NBA Finals and St. Louis' third. The Celtics beat the Hawks 4–3. The Finals featured Hall of Famers Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn, Bill Sharman, Frank Ramsey, Sam Jones, K.C. Jones, Coach Red Auerbach, Bob Pettit, Cliff Hagan, Slater Martin, Clyde Lovellette, and Coach Alex Hannum.

This was the last time the NBA Finals would be played in March.

1960 NBA Playoffs

St. Louis Hawks (Western Division Champion) Boston Celtics (Eastern Division Champion)
46–29 (.613)

1st Western, 2nd Overall

Regular season 59–16 (.787)

1st Eastern, 1st Overall

Earned first-round bye Division Semifinals Earned first-round bye
Defeated the (3) Minneapolis Lakers, 4–3 Division Finals Defeated the (2) Philadelphia Warriors, 4–2

Series summary

Game Date Away Team Result Home Team
Game 1 March 27 St. Louis 122–140 Boston
Game 2 March 29 St. Louis 113–103 Boston
Game 3 April 2 Boston 102–86 St. Louis
Game 4 April 3 Boston 96–106 St. Louis
Game 5 April 5 St. Louis 102–127 Boston
Game 6 April 7 Boston 102–105 St. Louis
Game 7 April 9 St. Louis 103–122 Boston
Preceded by
1959
NBA Finals
1960
Succeeded by
1961
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