NBA 1959 Final: Boston Celtics begin the longest tirade in history

por Roberto Anidos publicado en 1959 Boston Celtics Decade 50 Minneapolis Lakers NBA

In the 1959 NBA, the Boston Celtics beat the Minneapolis Lakers in the final, sweeping aside their opponents 4-0. A first ring of many for the Greens, as this would be the first of up to eight in a row, and ten over the next eleven seasons

Boston Celtics
*Cousy – 16.8p, 12.8a, 8.0a
*Sharman – 22.5p, 1.8r, 1.3a
*Ramsey – 22.5p, 5.8r, 2.5a
*Heinsohn – 24.3p, 8.8r, 3.0a
*Russell – 9.3p, 29.5r, 5.3r
S.Jones – 9.8p, 4.8r, 1.5a
Loscutoff – 9.5p, 5.5r, 1.8a
Conley – 7.3p, 9.0r
KC Jones – 0.0p, 0.5r. (2)
Swain – 0.0p, 1.0r. (2)

Minneapolis Lakers
*Leonard – 14.3p, 9.0a, 3.5r
*Garmaker – 19.3p, 4.3r
*Mikkelsen – 21.0p, 12.3r
*Baylor – 22.8p, 11.8r
*Foust – 12.5p, 15.0r
Krebs – 10.8p, 8.3r
Fleming – 4.0p, 2.8r
Ellis – 3.5p, 3.5r
Rod Hundley – 0.0p, 1.3r.
Hamilton – 4.6p, 6.0r. (3)

To get to the final they beat…
Boston Celtics – Syracuse Nationals (4-3)
Minneapolis Lakers – Detroit Pistons (2-1); St. Louis Hawks (4-2)