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1959 NBA Finals

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Dates  April 4–9
Start date  April 4, 1959
Champion  Boston Celtics
Television  NBA on NBC
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Hall of Famers  Coaches: Red Auerbach (1969) John Kundla (1995) Lakers: Vern Mikkelsen (1995) Elgin Baylor (1977) Celtics: Bob Cousy (1971) Bill Russell (1975) Bill Sharman (1976, player/2004, coach) Tom Heinsohn (1986, player/2015, coach) Frank Ramsey (1982)
Eastern Finals  Celtics defeat Nationals, 4–3
Western Finals  Lakers defeat Hawks, 4–2
Similar  1964 NBA Finals, 1958 NBA Finals, 1969 NBA Finals, 1962 NBA Finals, 1981 NBA Finals

The 1959 NBA World Championship Series was the championship series of the 1958–59 National Basketball Association season, and was the conclusion of the 1959 NBA Playoffs. The best-of-seven series was played between the Western Division champion Minneapolis Lakers and the Eastern Division champion Boston Celtics. It was Boston's third trip to the NBA Finals and Minneapolis's sixth. The Boston Celtics swept the Lakers 4–0. That was the start of the Celtics' 8 consecutive championships, from 1959–1966. To date, this is the most recent time that an NBA team from Minnesota appeared in an NBA Finals, as well as the first of two times in NBA history that a team with a losing record made the NBA Finals (the other was in 1981).

Series summary

Celtics win series 4–0


1959 NBA Finals Wikipedia