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1959–60 Philadelphia Warriors season

Overbrook High School phenom Wilt Chamberlain joined the Warriors. Chamberlain would have an immediate impact as he won the Rookie of the Year Award and the NBA Most Valuable Player. He led the league in scoring and rebounds. He averaged 37.6 points per game and 27.0 rebounds per game. The Warriors finished in 2nd place with a 49–26 record. In the playoffs, the Warriors played the Syracuse Nationals. The Warriors beat them 2 games to 1. In the Eastern Finals, Chamberlain was matched against Bill Russell. In the end, the Boston Celtics would emerge victorious in 6 games.

                                     

1. Playoffs

East Division Semifinals

2 Philadelphia Warriors vs. 3 Syracuse Nationals: Warriors win series 2-1

  • Game 2 Syracuse: Syracuse 125, Philadelphia 119
  • Game 3 Philadelphia: Philadelphia 132, Syracuse 112
  • Game 1 Philadelphia: Philadelphia 115, Syracuse 92

East Division Finals

1 Boston Celtics vs. 2 Philadelphia Warriors: Celtics win series 4-2

  • Game 2 Philadelphia: Philadelphia 115, Boston 110
  • Game 4 Philadelphia: Boston 112, Philadelphia 104
  • Game 3 Boston: Boston 120, Philadelphia 99
  • Game 6 Philadelphia: Boston 119, Philadelphia 117
  • Game 5 Boston: Philadelphia 128, Boston 107
  • Game 1 Boston: Boston 111, Philadelphia 105
                                     

2. Awards and honors

  • Wilt Chamberlain, NBA Most Valuable Player Award
  • Wilt Chamberlain, NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award
  • Paul Arizin, NBA All-Star Game
  • Wilt Chamberlain, NBA Scoring Champion
  • Wilt Chamberlain, NBA Rookie of the Year Award
  • Tom Gola, NBA All-Star Game
  • Wilt Chamberlain, NBA All-Star Game
  • Wilt Chamberlain, All-NBA First Team
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