Index
NBA Finals

1963

BOXSCORE Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers
GAME1 4 2
GAME2 REGULAR SEASON STATS REGULAR SEASON STATS
GAME3 NBA FINALS STATS NBA FINALS STATS
GAME4 MVP:
GAME5
GAME6
GAME7
 

Game #1 4/14/63 @Boston

Bill Russell led Boston to victory behind his 38 rebounds (2nd most in a Finals game) while Satch Sanders chipped in with 11 boards as Boston outrebounded L.A. 84-64. L.A. was led by Rudy LaRusso with 12 rebounds & Elgin Baylor with 10.

L.A. MN FG-FGA FT-FTA AS PF PTS
Baylor 44 13-27   4-7    4  2  30
Krebs 24  2-5    0-0    0  6   4
LaRusso 38  6-13   4-8    0  5  16
West 44 12-28   4-5    3  2  28
Barnett 28  6-13   8-10   2  3  20
Wiley 24  1-3    0-2    2  4   2
Selvy 20  2-8    0-1    1  2   4
Ellis 9  1-2    0-0    0  2   2
Horn 5  0-2    0-0    0  1   0
Hundley 4  0-0    0-0    0  0   0
TOTALS     240 43-101 20-33  12 27 106
BOSTON MN FG-FGA FT-FTA AS PF PTS
Heinsohn 38 11-25   4-6    0  5  26
Sanders 30  4-9    1-2    1  6   9
Russell 48  6-13   4-9    6  3  16
Cousy 38  8-20   2-2   11  3  18
S. Jones 42 10-24   7-9    3  0  27
Ramsey 24  4-15   5-5    0  5  13
K. Jones 16  0-4    2-2    1  4   2
Lovellette 4  1-1    0-0    0  2   2
TOTALS     240 44-111 25-35  22 28 113
L.A.
Boston 19 31 31 32 113
Fouled Out- Krebs, Sanders.

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Game #2 4/16/63 @Boston

Boston won a close one against the Lakers behind a monster game from Russell and some great passing led by Cousyís 11 assists & Sam Jonesí 7 assists. The Celtics racked up 28 assists while L.A. managed only 12.

L.A. MN FG-FGA FT-FTA RB PF PTS
Baylor 45 12-23   9-10  10  3  33
Wiley 37  1-4    1-2    6  4   3
LaRusso 43  3-17  13-15  14  4  19
West 44 11-30   3-3   10  2  25
Barnett 33  6-15  11-11   5  5  23
Selvy 19  1-4    4-5    4  3   6
Ellis 11  2-6    0-0    4  3   4
Krebs 8  0-4    1-1    2  4   1
Team   18
TOTALS     240 36-103 42-47  73 28 114
BOSTON MN FG-FGA FT-FTA AS PF PTS
Heinsohn 27  7-17   5-7    6  4  19
Sanders 35  5-12   4-4   14  5  14
Russell 47 10-19   5-8   29  3  25
Cousy 33  3-14   2-4    2  2   8
S. Jones 41 12-28   5-6   15  3  29
Ramsey 22  4-12   1-5    3  3   9
K. Jones 18  0-1    1-3    3  2   1
Lovellette 9  1-6    2-2    1  4   4
Loscutoff 4  1-2    0-0    0  4   2
Havlicek 4  3-6    0-0    4  0   6
Team 7
TOTALS     240 46-117 25-39  84 30 117
L.A. 30 24 32 28 114
Boston 21 34 30 32 117

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Game #3 4/17/63 @Los Angeles

The Lakers exploded in the 4th quarter as they turned the passing tables on the Celtics. L.A. finished with 26 assists (led by 8 for Baylor & 7 for Barnett) while Boston finished with only 16 (led by Russellís 5). In this game, Russellís finals streak of 15 consecutive Finals games with 20 or more rebounds. 

BOSTON MN FG-FGA FT-FTA RB PF PTS
Heinsohn 37  6-17   3-4    6  4  15
Sanders 36  7-19   2-2   10  5  16
Russell 48  6-15   9-10  19  0  21
Cousy 27  3-11   1-1    2  6   7
S. Jones 42 12-21   6-6    2  1  30
K. Jones 27  2-8    3-4    0  4   7
Ramsey 13  1-4    1-1    3  3   3
Lovellette 5  0-4    0-0    0  1   0
Loscutoff 5  0-2    0-0    0  3   0
Team 9
TOTALS     240 37-101 25-28  51 27  99
L.A. MN FG-FGA FT-FTA RB PF PTS
Baylor 45 14-27  10-10  23  5  38
Wiley 31  1-4    0-0   11  2   2
LaRusso 25  1-7    3-3   10  5   5
West 46 17-30   8-10   8  1  42
Barnett 21  3-9    8-8    6  1  14
Selvy 30  5-8    0-0    2  4  10
Krebs 17  2-5    1-3    4  2   5
Ellis 25  1-3    1-2    6  3   3
Team 5
TOTALS     240 44-93 31-36   70 23 119
Boston 22 29 29 19  99
L.A. 25 30 28 36 119
Fouled Out- Cousy.

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Game #4 4/19/63 @Los Angeles

BOSTON MN FG-FGA FT-FTA RB PF PTS
Heinsohn 40 12-30  11-14  14  3  35
Sanders 31  3-4    1-4    8  5   7
Russell 48  8-18   6-7   19  3  22
Cousy 26  4-15   2-3    1  5  10
S. Jones 40  8-19   5-5    7  4  21
Havlicek 19  1-3    3-4    4  0   5
K. Jones 21  1-4    1-2    1  4   3
Ramsey    15  2-6    1-2    0  4   5
TOTALS     240 39-99  30-41  54 28 108
L.A. MN FG-FGA FT-FTA RB PF PTS
Baylor 48 11-28   9-11  19  5  31
Wiley 31  3-5    0-0    7  3   6
LaRusso 30  2-5    8-9    9  3  12
West 43  8-17   2-2    3  4  18
Barnett 38  9-17   8-10   3  4  26
Selvy 17  1-4    6-6    2  0   8
Krebs 17  2-4    0-1    6  5   4
Ellis 6  0-0    0-1    2  1   0
Horn 10  0-1    0-0    3  4   0
TOTALS     240 36-81 33-40   54 29 105
Boston 31 27 27 23 108
L.A. 20 32 18 35 105

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Game #5 4/21/63 @Boston

In the game, the two teams combined for 138 2nd half points which is the 2nd highest 2nd half total ever in a Finals game. Also 2nd highest was the combined 75 points in the 3rd period. 

L.A. MN FG-FGA FT-FTA AS PF PTS
Baylor 45 15-34  13-17   1  3  43
Wiley 29  1-5    0-2    2  6   2
LaRusso 42  7-18   3-3    2  4  17
West 43 15-26   2-3    6  2  32
Barnett 27  5-12   2-5    1  5  12
Selvy 26  4-7    6-6    1  1  14
Ellis 9  0-0    0-1    0  3   0
Krebs 19  3-6    0-0    0  6   6
TOTALS     240 50-108 26-37  13 30 126
BOSTON MN FG-FGA FT-FTA AS PF PTS
Heinsohn 30 10-24   3-3    0  4  23
Sanders 41  6-12   5-7    0  6  17
Russell 48  7-13  10-13   5  4  24
Cousy 35  5-17   2-2   14  6  12
S. Jones 43 13-24  10-10   2  4  36
Ramsey 4  0-3    0-0    0  0   0
Havlicek 23  1-10   3-4    1  3   5
K. Jones  16  1-5    0-0    0  2   2
TOTALS     240 43-108 33-39  22 29 119
L.A. 22 33 35 36 126
Boston 25 27 40 27 119
Fouled Out- Krebs, Wiley, Sanders, Cousy.

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Game #6 4/24/63 @Los Angeles

In Bob Cousyís final game, in front of a record L.A. Sports Arena, came through by snapping out of his shooting slump. Boston was leading 92-83 when Cousy left with an ankle injury. By the time he returned, the lead was down to 100-99. The Celtics were able to hang on thanks to clutch free throw shooting by Tom Heinsohn. Elgin Baylor led the Laker comeback by scoring 19 points in the 2nd half. He ended up with only 28 points which snapped his Finals streak of 13 straight games with 30 or more points.

In the series, the Lakers dished out only 105 assists; 2nd lowest ever in a 6-game Finals series. The Celtics 640 field goal attempts is the 2nd most in a 6-game Finals series.

BOSTON MN FG-FGA FT-FTA RB AS PF PTS
Heinsohn 33  8-18   6-9    9  2  4  22
Sanders 42  9-14   0-0    7  3  5  18
Russell 48  5-12   2-5   24  9  3  12
Cousy 30  8-16   2-2    3  7  4  18
S. Jones 24  2-10   1-3    3  0  3   5
Havlicek 28  8-20   2-3    2  5  2  18
K. Jones 14  3-6    3-4    2  4  3   9
Ramsey    20  4-8    2-3    1  0  2  10
Loscutoff 1  0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0
Team 10
TOTALS     240 47-104 18-29  61 30 26 112
L.A.  MN FG-FGA FT-FTA RB AS PF PTS
Baylor 47 11-24   6-6    8  8  3  28
Wiley 36  3-6    0-1   14  1  3   6
LaRusso 42  9-14   1-1    5  3  4  19
West 44 13-24   6-10   7  9  0  32
Barnett 24  4-12   4-4    1  1  3  12
Selvy 16  1-3    1-2    3  3  3   3
Krebs 12  0-3    0-0    2  0  3   0
Ellis 19  3-3    3-3    5  1  1   9
Team 13
TOTALS     240 44-89 21-27   58 26 20 109
Boston 33 33 26 20 112
L.A. 35 17 28 29 109
A-    15,521

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COMPOSITE BOX SCORE

BOSTON G MIN  FG-FGA  FT-FTA REB AST PF PTS
S. Jones 6 232  57-126  34-39   44  19 15 148
Heinsohn 6 205  54-131  32-43   55   8 24 140
Russell 6 287  42-90   36-52  156  32 16 120
Sanders 6 215  34-70   13-19   58   8 32  81
Cousy 6 189  31-93   11-14   16  51 26  73
Ramsey 6  98  15-48   10-16   13   0 17  40
Havlicek 4  74  13-39    8-11   16   7  5  34
K. Jones 6 112   7-28   10-15    9  15 19  24
Lovellette 3  18   2-11    2-2     2   1  7   6
Loscutoff 3  10   1-4     0-0     0   0  7   2
L.A.  G MIN  FG-FGA  FT-FTA REB AST PF PTS
Baylor 6 274  76-163  51-61   90  26 21 203
West 6 264  76-155  25-33   41  29 11 177
Barnett 6 171  33-78   41-48   20  13 21 107
LaRusso 6 220  28-74   32-39   59  13 25  88
Selvy 6 128  14-34   17-20   20  13 13  45
Wiley 6 188  10-27    1-7    60   8 22  21
Krebs 6  97   9-27    2-5    20   2 26  20
Ellis 6  79   7-14    4-7    21   2 13  18
Horn 2  15   0-3     0-0     3   2  4   0
Hundley 1   4   0-0     0-0     0   0  0   0

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