Index
NBA Finals

1959

BOXSCORE Boston Celtics Minneapolis Lakers
GAME1 4 0
GAME2 REGULAR SEASON STATS REGULAR SEASON STATS
GAME3 NBA FINALS STATS NBA FINALS STATS
GAME4 MVP:
GAME5
GAME6
GAME7
 

Game #1 4/459 @Boston

MINN. FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Baylor 14  6-13   5  34
Mikkelsen  9  5-7    4  22
Foust  6  2-3    5  14
Garmaker 10  2-3    3  22
Leonard 4  0-0    2   8
Krebs 4  0-0    2   8
Ellis 1  0-1    2   2
Fleming 2  0-0    4   4
Hundley 0  0-0    0   0
TOTALS 50 15-27  27 115
BOSTON FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Heinsohn 9  6-6    4  24
Loscutoff 6  2-4    3  14
Russell 2  1-2    3   5
Cousy 6  0-2    0  12
Sharman 6  1-1    0  13
Ramsey 8 13-14   3  29
Conley 4  1-3    5   9
S. Jones 6  0-0    0  12
K. Jones 0  0-0    0   0
Swain 0  0-0    1   0
TOTALS 47 24-32  19 118
Minneapolis 29 24 31 31  115
Boston 29 36 19 34  118

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Game#2 4/5/59 @Boston

MINN. FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Baylor 2  9-11   5  13
Mikkelsen 7 10-11   3  24
Foust 2  2-3    0   6
Garmaker 8  2-3    4  18
Leonard 2  0-1    3   4
Krebs 8  1-1    5  17
Ellis 4  0-2    2   8
Fleming 2  2-2    3   6
Hundley 0  0-0    1   0
Hamilton 6  0-0    3  12
TOTALS 41 26-34  29 108
BOSTON FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Heinsohn 9  6-7    2  24
Loscutoff 5  1-2    4  11
Russell 2  5-8    3   9
Cousy 9  3-6    2  21
Sharman 10  8-8    4  28
Ramsey 6  8-8    5  20
Conley 2  0-1    3   4
S. Jones 4  3-3    0  11
Swain 0  0-0    1   0
TOTALS 47 34-43  24 128
Minneapolis 17 31 37 23  108
Boston 32 40 28 28  128

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Game #3 4/7/59 @Minneapolis

BOSTON FG-FGA FT-FTA PF PTS
Heinsohn 11-22   4-7    3  26
Loscutoff 4-13   1-3    4   9
Russell 3-8    2-8    2   8
Cousy 6-18  11-15   2  23
Sharman 7-8    6-6    4  20
Ramsey 8-17   1-2    5  17
S. Jones 6-12   2-2    2  14
Conley 3-8    0-0    1   6
TOTALS 48-106 27-43  23 123
MINNEAPOLIS FG-FGA FT-FTA PF PTS
Baylor 6-23   2-3    4  14
Mikkelsen 8-14   1-4    2  17
Foust 11-19   4-4    4  26
Garmaker 9-20   3-3    4  21
Leonard 8-21   6-8    3  22
Ellis 1-3    0-0    3   2
Hamilton 0-1    0-0    1   0
Krebs 2-9    1-1    4   5
Fleming 0-4    3-3    1   3
Hundley 0-0    0-0    1   0
TOTALS 45-114 20-26  27 110
Boston 35 34 32 22  122
Minneapolis 27 26 32 25  110
Rebounds- Boston 74, Minneapolis 77

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Game #4 4/9/59 @Minneapolis

The Celtics completed the 1st Finals sweep as they held off the Lakers. Boston led 47-41 in the 2nd period before Minneapolis took the lead at 56-53 with 3:00 left. Boston, powered by Tom Heinsohnís 8 points, closed the half on an 11-6 run. Boston maintained a lead of 2 to 8 points throughout the 3rd period. Bill Sharman missed a free throw in 3rd quarter ended a streak of 56 in a row. Elgin Baylor put Minneapolis up 95-93 in the 4th period. A Bob Leonard hoop answered a 3-point play by Frank Ramsey that made it 97-96 Lakers. Bill Sharman though would put Boston ahead to stay with 2 hoops in less than 30 seconds. A Ramsey lay-up with 30 seconds to play clinched the game.

Bill Russell set a Finals record by grabbing 30 or more rebounds in his 3rd straight game. He grabbed 20+ rebounds in all 4 games of the series with 118 for the series (the high for a 4-game series). Boston also won its 22nd straight game vs. the Lakers in the series clincher. Russell & Bob Cousy set the standard by playing 186 minutes in the 4-game series. Elgin Baylorís 102 field goal attempts are still the 4-game standard as well. Other marks were Bostonís 487 points & 188 field goals made in the series & the Lakersí frigid 38.8 field goal shooting for the series. Bostonís 111-159 from the line are both highs as well. The Lakers 464 FGA & Bostonís 463 are 1-2 in 4-games series totals. 

BOSTON FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Heinsohn 9  5-6    4  23
Loscutoff 2  0-0    5   4
Russell 5  5-10   1  15
Cousy 3  5-8    2  11
Sharman 14  1-2    3  29
Ramsey 10  4-6    4  24
Conley 3  4-6    5  10
S. Jones 0  2-2    0   2
K. Jones 0  0-0    0   0
TOTALS 46 26-40  24 118
MINNEAPOLIS FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Baylor 12  6-8    4  30
Mikkelsen 7  6-9    3  20
Foust 2  0-0    4   4
Garmaker 6  4-4    4  16
Leonard 9  5-6    2  23
Krebs 6  1-1    5  13
Ellis 1  0-0    1   2
Hamilton 0  2-2    1   2
Fleming 1  1-1    2   3
Hundley 0  0-0    2   0
TOTALS 44 25-31  28 113
Boston 34 30 24 30  118
Minneapolis 34 28 25 26  113

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COMPOSITE BOX SCORE

BOSTON G  FG  FT-FTA  PF  PTS
Heinsohn 4  38  21-26   13   97
Ramsey 4  32  26-30   17   90
Sharman 4  37  16-17   11   90
Cousy 4  24  19-31    6   67
S. Jones 4  16   7-7     2   39
Loscutoff 4  17   4-9    16   38
Russell 4  12  13-28    9   37
Conley 4  12   5-10   14   29
Swain 2   0   0-0     2    0
K. Jones 2   0   0-0     0    0
MINNEAPOLIS G  FG  FT-FTA  PF  PTS
Baylor 4  34  23-35   18   91
Mikkelsen 4  31  22-31   12   84
Garmaker 4  33  11-13   15   77
Leonard 4  23  11-15   10   57
Foust 4  21   8-10   13   50
Krebs 4  20   3-3    16   43
Fleming 4   5   6-6    10   16
Hamilton 3   6   2-2     5   14
Ellis 4   7   0-3     8   14
Hundley 4   0   0-0     4    0

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