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1960 NBA Finals
Boston Celtics Red Auerbach 4
St. Louis Hawks Ed Macauley 3
Dates March 27–April 9
Eastern Finals Celtics defeat Warriors, 4–2
Western Finals Hawks defeat Lakers, 4–3
NBA Finals

The 1960 NBA World Championship Series was the championship series of the 1960 NBA Playoffs, which concluded the National Basketball Association 1959–60 season. The best-of-seven series was played between the Western Conference champion St. Louis Hawks and the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics. It was Boston's fourth trip to the NBA Finals and St. Louis' third. The Celtics beat the Hawks 4–3. The Finals featured Hall of Famers Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn, Frank Ramsey, Sam Jones, K.C. Jones, Coach Red Auerbach, Bob Pettit, Cliff Hagan, Slater Martin, Clyde Lovellette, and Coach Alex Hannum.

This was the last time the NBA Finals would be played in the month of March.

Series summary[edit]

Game Date Home Team Score Road Team
Game 1 at Bost. Sun. March 27 Boston Celtics 140–122 (1–0) St. Louis Hawks
Game 2 at Bost. Tue. March 29 Boston Celtics 103–113 (1–1) St. Louis Hawks
Game 3 at St.L. Sat. April 2 St. Louis Hawks 86–102 (1–2) Boston Celtics
Game 4 at St.L. Sun. April 3 St. Louis Hawks 106–96 (2–2) Boston Celtics
Game 5 at Bost. Tue. April 5 Boston Celtics 127–102 (3–2) St. Louis Hawks
Game 6 at St.L. Thu. April 7 St. Louis Hawks 105–102 (3–3) Boston Celtics
Game 7 at Bost. Sat. April 9 Boston Celtics 122–103 (4–3) St. Louis Hawks

Boston Celtics win series 4–3

Team rosters[edit]

Boston Celtics[edit]

St. Louis Hawks[edit]

External links[edit]


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