Index
NBA Finals

1969

BOXSCORE Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers
GAME1 4 3
GAME2 REGULAR SEASON STATS REGULAR SEASON STATS
GAME3 NBA FINALS STATS NBA FINALS STATS
GAME4 MVP: Jerry West
GAME5
GAME6
GAME7

Game #1 4/23/69 @Los Angeles

Jerry West also added 10 assists to his 53 points.

BOSTON     FG FT-FTA PTS
Bryant  7  3-3    17
Nelson  6  4-5    16
Russell  6  4-5    16
Havlicek 14  9-9    37
Howell   4  0-1     8
Jones  9  3-4    21
Siegfried  1  0-1     2
Chaney    0  1-2     1
TOTALS 47 24-30  118
L.A.       FG FT-FTA PTS
Baylor 10  4-8    24
Egan    4  2-2    10
Chamberlain  6  3-9    15
Erickson  2  1-1     5
West  21 11-13   53
Counts  1  1-2     3
Hawkins    0  0-2     0
Crawford  0  0-0     0
Hewitt  5  0-0    10
TOTALS 49 22-37  120
Boston  32 26 26 34 118
L.A.   33 23 26 38 120
Team Fouls- Boston 27, L.A. 26
A- 17,554

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Game #2 4/25/69 @Los Angeles

Elgin Baylor scores L.A.ís last 12 points of the game.

BOSTON     FG FT-FTA PTS
Bryant  3  2-3     8
Nelson  2  1-1     5
Russell    4  1-5     9
Havlicek 15 13-14   43
Howell   8  0-2    16
Jones 10  1-1    21
Siegfried  4  1-1     9
Chaney     0  1-1     1
Sanders  0  0-0     0
TOTALS 46 20-28  112
L.A.       FG FT-FTA PTS
Baylor 11 10-12   32
Egan   10  6-6    26
Chamberlain  1  2-4     4
Erickson  1  0-0     2
West  12 17-20   41
Counts  2  2-3     6
Hawkins    1  0-2     2
Hewitt  2  1-1     5
TOTALS 40 38-48  118
Boston  25 30 30 27 112
L.A.   24 29 35 30 120
Team Fouls- Boston 37, L.A. 25
Fouled Out- Havlicek.
A- 17,559

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Game #3 4/27/69 @ Boston

L.A. fails to rally in the 4th in large part due to Jerry West & Elgin Baylor shooting a combined 1-14 from the floor in the period.

L.A.       FG FT-FTA PTS
Baylor 4  3-4    11
Egan   8  6-9    22
Chamberlain 6  4-11   16
Erickson 5  0-0    10
West  9  6-7    24
Counts 6  6-6    18
Hawkins   1  1-1     3
Hewitt 0  1-2     1
TOTALS 39 27-40  105
BOSTON     FG FT-FTA PTS
Bryant  1  1-1     3
Nelson  2  0-0     4
Russell     5  1-2    11
Havlicek 13  8-9    34
Howell   4  2-3    10
Jones  6  3-4    15
Siegfried 10  8-10   28
Sanders  3  0-0     6
TOTALS 44 23-29  111
L.A.    25 30 30 27 112
Boston  24 29 35 30 120
Team Fouls- L.A 22, Boston 28
Fouled Out- Howell.
A-     14,037

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Game #4 4/29/69 @ Boston

The two teams combined for 50 turnovers in the game. L.A. had the ball leading 88-87 with 15 seconds left. John Egan had the ball stolen by Em Bryant. After a Celtic timeout, they ran their “Ohio” play that John Havlicek & Larry Siegfried knew from the Ohio State days. Sam Jones banked in the game-winner from 18 feet.

L.A.       FG FT-FTA PTS
Baylor  2  1-6     5
Egan    3  3-3     9
Chamberlain  3  2-11    8
Erickson  8  0-0    16
West  15 10-10   40
Counts  2  2-3     6
Hawkins    2  0-0     4
Hewitt  0  0-0     0
TOTALS 35 18-33   88
BOSTON     FG FT-FTA PTS
Bryant 1  2-2     4
Nelson 1  1-1     3
Russell       2  2-4     6
Havlicek 7  7-8    21
Howell  6  4-5    16
Jones 6  4-4    16
Siegfried 7  6-6    20
Sanders 1  1-1     3
TOTALS 31 27-31   89
L.A.    15 26 29 18  88
Boston  16 33 18 22  89
Team Fouls- L.A 26, Boston 25
Fouled Out- Siegfried.
A-    14,037

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Game #5 5/1/69 @Los Angeles

Wilt Chamberlain added 31 rebounds to his 13 points while Bill Russell managed only 7 boards. 

BOSTON     FG FT-FTA PTS
Bryant  3  1-1     7
Nelson  5  4-4    14
Russell      3  1-1     7
Havlicek  6  6-8    18
Howell   4  3-4    11
Jones 11  3-5    25
Siegfried  8  4-4    20
Sanders  1  0-0     2
TOTALS 41 22-27  104
L.A.       FG FT-FTA PTS
Baylor  4  0-4     8
Egan    8  7-9    23
Chamberlain  5  3-8    13
Erickson  8  0-1    16
West  16  7-8    39
Counts  6  1-1    13
Hawkins    2  1-2     5
TOTALS 49 19-33  117
Boston  24 21 24 35 104
L.A.       23 26 30 38 117
Team Fouls- Boston 25, L.A. 21
A- 17,553

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Game #6 5/3/69 @Boston

L.A.       FG FT-FTA PTS
Baylor 9  8-10   26
Egan   3  1-1     7
Chamberlain 1  6-10    8
Erickson 2  3-7     7
West  9  8-11   26
Counts 5  4-6    14
Hawkins   1  0-3     2
TOTALS 30 30-48   90
BOSTON     FG FT-FTA PTS
Bryant  7  4-4    18
Nelson 10  5-5    25
Russell        3  3-3     9
Havlicek  8  3-4    19
Howell   1  2-3     6
Jones  4  1-1     9
Siegfried  4  4-4    12
Sanders  1  1-1     3
TOTALS 38 23-25   99
L.A.    22 19 26 25  90
Boston  32 23 27 17  99
Team Fouls- L.A 25, Boston 31
Fouled Out- Howell.
A-    15,129

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Game #7 5/5/69 @Los Angeles

Boston jumped out to a 24-12 lead in the 1st period behind Sam Jones, John Havlicek & Emmette Bryant. Sam Jones closed the half by hitting 2 free throws with 0:00 on the clock after a foul by Tom Hawkins giving Boston 59-56 lead. L.A. tied the score at 60 in the 3rd, but then went more than 5 minutes without a point. The Celtics used an 11-0 run to take a 91-74 and Wilt Chamberlain picked up his 5th foul. Despite entering the final frame down by 15, L.A. looked to be in business after Havlicek & Bill Russell each picked up their 5th foul early in the final period. L.A. had closed to within 103-96 when Chamberlain injured his knee and left the game with 5:19 remaining. L.A. finished off an 8-0 run that closed the gap from 103-94 with 5:46 left to 103-102 with 3:07 to play. After empty trips for both teams, Keith Erickson tipped the ball away from Havlicek, but it went to Don Nelson. Nelson’s jumper put Boston up 105-102 with 1:17 to play. After L.A. couldn’t score, Larry Siegfried hit 2 free throws to make it 107-102 with 0:24 left. A couple of Laker baskets were not enough as Bill Russell & Sam Jones left the game as NBA Champs.

BOSTON     MN FG-FGA FT-FTA RB AS PF PTS
Bryant 42  9-21   2-3    5  3  4  20
Nelson 25  6-12   4-7    6  2  5  16
Russell     48  2-7    2-4   21  6  5   6
Havlicek 48 11-19   4-7    9  5  5  26
Howell  23  4-11   1-2    4  0  4   9
Jones 32 10-16   4-4    7  2  6  24
Siegfried 22  2-9    3-4    2  2  5   7
Team 5
TOTALS    44-95  20-31  59 20 34 108
L.A.       MN FG-FGA FT-FTA RB AS PF PTS
Baylor 43  8-22   4-5   15  7  4  20
Erickson 39  2-11   2-3    7  3  6   6
Chamberlain  43  7-8    4-13  27  3  5  18
West    48 14-29  14-18  13 12  2  42
Egan  27  3-10   3-6    3  4  4   9
Counts 21  4-13   1-2    7  1  4   9
Hawkins  19  1-4    0-0    2  0  4   2
Team 6
TOTALS    39-97  28-47  80 30 29 106
Boston  28 31 32 17 108
L.A.   25 31 20 30 106
Fouled Out- Jones, Erickson
A- 17,568

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COMPOSITE BOX SCORE

 
BOSTON G  FG FT-FTA  PTS PPG
Havlicek 7  74 50-59   198 28,3
S. Jones 7  56 19-23   131 18,7
Siegfried 7  36 26-30    98 14,0
Nelson 7  32 19-23    83 11,9
Bryant 7  31 15-17    77 11,0
Howell 7  31 12-20    74 10,6
Russell 7  25 14-24    64 9,1
Sanders 5   6  2-2     14 2,8
Chaney 2   0  2-3      2 1,0
TOTAL 7 291 159-201 741  
     
L.A.    G  FG FT-FTA  PTS PPG
West    7  96 73-87   265 37,9
Baylor  7  48 30-49   126 18,0
Egan     7  39 28-36   106 15,1
Chamberlain 7  29 24-66    82 11,7
Counts  7  26 17-23    69 9,9
Erickson 7  28  6-12    62 8,9
Hawkins 7   8  2-10    18 2,6
Hewitt 4   7  2-3     16 4,0
Crawford 1   0  0-0      0 0,0
TOTAL 7 281 182-826 744  

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