The 1960–61 Boston Celtics season was the 15th season for the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Celtics finished the season by winning their fourth NBA Championship.

1960–61 Boston Celtics season
NBA champions
Head coachRed Auerbach
ArenaBoston Garden
Results
Record57–22 (.722)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finishNBA Champions
(Defeated Hawks 4–1)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWHDH-TV
RadioWHDH
< 1959–60 1961–62 >

Draft picksEdit

This table only displays picks through the second round.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 8 Tom Sanders SF/PF   United States New York
2 16 Leroy Wright SF/PF   United States Pacific

RosterEdit

Boston Celtics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F/C 17   Conley, Gene 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Washington State
G 14   Cousy, Bob 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Holy Cross
F 20   Guarilia, Gene 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) George Washington
F 15   Heinsohn, Tom 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Holy Cross
G 25   Jones, K. C. 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) San Francisco
G/F 24   Jones, Sam 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 198 lb (90 kg) North Carolina Central
F 18   Loscutoff, Jim 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Oregon
G/F 23   Ramsey, Frank 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Kentucky
C 6   Russell, Bill 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg) San Francisco
F 16   Sanders, Satch 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) New York
G 21   Sharman, Bill 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Southern California
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Boston Celtics 57 22 .722 21–7 24–11 12–4 28–11
x-Philadelphia Warriors 46 33 .582 11 23–6 12–21 11–6 22–17
x-Syracuse Nationals 38 41 .481 19 19–9 8–21 11–11 18–21
New York Knicks 21 58 .266 36 10–22 7–25 4–11 10–29

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1960-61 NBA Records
Team BOS CIN DET LAL NYK PHI STL SYR
Boston 7–3 8–2 8–2 10–3 8–5 6–4 10–3
Cincinnati 3–7 2–11 8–5 8–2 2–8 6–7 4–6
Detroit 2–8 11–2 4–9 5–5 5–5 3–10 4–6
Los Angeles 2–8 5–8 9–4 7–3 2–8 5–8 6–4
New York 3–10 2–8 5–5 3–7 2–11 1–9 5–8
Philadelphia 5–8 8–2 5–5 8–2 11–2 3–7 6–7
St. Louis 4–6 7–6 10–3 8–5 9–1 7–3 6–4
Syracuse 3–10 6–4 6–4 4–6 8–5 7–6 4–6

PlayoffsEdit

East Division SemifinalsEdit

The Celtics had a division semifinal bye.

East Division FinalsEdit

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

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 128, Syracuse 115
  • Game 2 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 115, Boston 98
  • Game 3 @ Boston: Boston 133, Syracuse 110
  • Game 4 @ Syracuse: Boston 120, Syracuse 107
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 123, Syracuse 101

NBA FinalsEdit

(E1) Boston Celtics vs. (W1) St. Louis Hawks: Celtics win series 4–1

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 129, St. Louis 95
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Boston 116, St. Louis 108
  • Game 3 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 124, Boston 120
  • Game 4 @ St. Louis: Boston 119, St. Louis 104
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 121, St. Louis 112

Awards and honorsEdit

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