The 1958–59 Boston Celtics season was the 13th season for the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Celtics finished the season by winning their second NBA Championship.

1958–59 Boston Celtics season
NBA champions
Head coachRed Auerbach
ArenaBoston Garden
Results
Record52–20 (.722)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finishNBA Champions
(Defeated Lakers 4–0)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
RadioWHDH
< 1957–58 1959–60 >

RosterEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Boston Celtics 52 20 .722 26–4 13–15 13–1 23–13
x-New York Knicks 40 32 .556 12 21–9 15–15 4–8 19–17
x-Syracuse Nationals 35 37 .486 17 17–9 7–24 8–7 14–22
Philadelphia Warriors 32 40 .444 20 17–9 7–24 8–7 14–22


Record vs. opponentsEdit

1958-59 NBA Records
Team BOS CIN DET MIN NYK PHI STL SYR
Boston 8–1 8–1 9–0 7–5 9–3 4–5 7–5
Cincinnati 1–8 3–9 6–6 3–6 2–7 1–11 3–6
Detroit 1–8 9–3 4–8 3–6 5–4 4–8 2–7
Minneapolis 0–9 6–6 8–4 4–5 6–3 4–8 5–4
New York 5–7 6–3 6–3 5–4 5–7 4–5 9–3
Philadelphia 3–9 7–2 4–5 3–6 7–5 4–5 4–8
St. Louis 5–4 11–1 8–4 8–4 5–4 5–4 7–2
Syracuse 5–7 6–3 7–2 4–5 3–9 8–4 2–7

PlayoffsEdit

East Division SemifinalsEdit

The Celtics had a division semifinal bye.

East Division FinalsEdit

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (3) Syracuse Nationals: Celtics win series 4–3

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 131, Syracuse 109
  • Game 2 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 120, Boston 118
  • Game 3 @ Boston: Boston 133, Syracuse 111
  • Game 4 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 119, Boston 107
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 129, Syracuse 108
  • Game 6 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 133, Boston 121
  • Game 7 @ Boston: Boston 130, Syracuse 125

NBA FinalsEdit

(E1) Boston Celtics vs. (W2) Minneapolis Lakers: Celtics win series 4–0

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 118, Minneapolis 115
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Boston 128, Minneapolis 108
  • Game 3 @ Minneapolis: Boston 123, Minneapolis 110
  • Game 4 @ Minneapolis: Boston 118, Minneapolis 113

RosterEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Bob Cousy, All-NBA First Team
  • Bill Russell, All-NBA First Team
  • Bill Sharman, All-NBA First Team

ReferencesEdit