1965 NBA playoffs

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The 1965 NBA playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association's 1964–65 season. The tournament concluded with the Eastern Division champion Boston Celtics defeating the Western Division champion Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 1 in the NBA Finals.

1965 NBA playoffs
DatesMarch 24–April 15, 1965
Season1964–65
Teams6
ChampionsBoston Celtics (8th title)
Runners-upLos Angeles Lakers (9th finals appearance)
Semifinalists

Boston won its seventh consecutive NBA title and eighth overall while handing the Lakers their fourth straight Finals loss in the process.

This was the first playoff appearance for the Baltimore Bullets, who had begun play in the 1961–62 season as the Chicago Packers.

BracketEdit

  Division Semifinals Division Finals NBA Finals
                           
E3 Philadelphia 3     E1 Boston 4
E2 Cincinnati 1     E3 Philadelphia 3  
Eastern Division
  E1 Boston 4
  W1 Los Angeles 1
W3 Baltimore 3     W1 Los Angeles 4
W2 St. Louis 1     W3 Baltimore 2
Western Division

Bold Series winner
Italic Team with home-court advantage in NBA Finals


Division SemifinalsEdit

Eastern Division SemifinalsEdit

(2) Cincinnati Royals vs. (3) Philadelphia 76ersEdit

March 24
Philadelphia 76ers 119, Cincinnati Royals 117 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 27–36, 27–28, 30–24, 24–20, Overtime: 11–9
Pts: Hal Greer 37
Rebs: Wilt Chamberlain 23
Asts: Greer, Kerr 6 each
Pts: Jack Twyman 25
Rebs: Jerry Lucas 27
Asts: Oscar Robertson 13
Philadelphia leads series, 1–0
March 26
Cincinnati Royals 121, Philadelphia 76ers 120
Scoring by quarter: 32–32, 28–33, 28–26, 33–29
Pts: Oscar Robertson 40
Rebs: Jerry Lucas 21
Asts: Oscar Robertson 13
Pts: Wilt Chamberlain 30
Rebs: Wilt Chamberlain 15
Asts: Wilt Chamberlain 10
Series tied, 1–1
March 28
Philadelphia 76ers 108, Cincinnati Royals 94
Scoring by quarter: 35–28, 22–25, 22–21, 29–20
Pts: Hal Greer 30
Rebs: Wilt Chamberlain 15
Asts: Wilt Chamberlain 6
Pts: Oscar Robertson 27
Rebs: Jerry Lucas 17
Asts: Oscar Robertson 12
Philadelphia leads series, 2–1
March 31
Cincinnati Royals 112, Philadelphia 76ers 119
Scoring by quarter: 18–28, 30–25, 24–36, 40–30
Pts: Jerry Lucas 35
Rebs: Jerry Lucas 19
Asts: Oscar Robertson 10
Pts: Wilt Chamberlain 38
Rebs: Wilt Chamberlain 26
Asts: Hal Greer 7
Philadelphia wins series, 3–1


This was the third playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Royals winning the first two meetings.

Western Division SemifinalsEdit

(2) St. Louis Hawks vs. (3) Baltimore BulletsEdit

March 24
Baltimore Bullets 108, St. Louis Hawks 105
Scoring by quarter: 26–23, 24–22, 22–30, 36–30
Pts: Bailey Howell 25
Rebs: Walt Bellamy 20
Asts: three players 4 each
Pts: Lenny Wilkens 25
Rebs: Bill Bridges 23
Asts: Richie Guerin 6
Baltimore leads series, 1–0
March 26
Baltimore Bullets 105, St. Louis Hawks 129
Scoring by quarter: 26–37, 19–28, 32–18, 28–46
Pts: Don Ohl 23
Rebs: Walt Bellamy 12
Asts: Gus Johnson 7
Pts: Richie Guerin 28
Rebs: Zelmo Beaty 12
Asts: Richie Guerin 10
Series tied, 1–1
March 27
St. Louis Hawks 99, Baltimore Bullets 131
Scoring by quarter: 23–26, 26–28, 24–36, 26–41
Pts: Zelmo Beaty 18
Rebs: Zelmo Beaty 17
Asts: four players 3 each
Pts: Bellamy, Ohl 23 each
Rebs: Walt Bellamy 18
Asts: Johnson, Green 3 each
Baltimore leads series, 2–1
March 30
St. Louis Hawks 103, Baltimore Bullets 109
Scoring by quarter: 30–25, 24–26, 27–29, 22–29
Pts: Cliff Hagan 24
Rebs: Bill Bridges 20
Asts: Lenny Wilkens 4
Pts: Kevin Loughery 31
Rebs: Walt Bellamy 10
Asts: Kevin Loughery 6
Baltimore wins series, 3–1


This was the first playoff meeting between these two teams.[2]

Division FinalsEdit

Eastern Division FinalsEdit

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (3) Philadelphia 76ersEdit

April 4
Philadelphia 76ers 98, Boston Celtics 108
Scoring by quarter: 23–26, 20–27, 21–24, 34–31
Pts: Wilt Chamberlain 33
Rebs: Wilt Chamberlain 31
Asts: three players 3 each
Pts: Tom Heinsohn 23
Rebs: Bill Russell 32
Asts: Bill Russell 6
Boston leads series, 1–0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 13,909
April 6
Boston Celtics 103, Philadelphia 76ers 109
Scoring by quarter: 29–28, 19–25, 25–31, 30–25
Pts: Sam Jones 40
Rebs: Bill Russell 16
Asts: Bill Russell 5
Pts: Wilt Chamberlain 30
Rebs: Wilt Chamberlain 39
Asts: Wilt Chamberlain 8
Series tied, 1–1
April 8
Philadelphia 76ers 94, Boston Celtics 112
Scoring by quarter: 27–34, 20–27, 18–17, 29–34
Pts: Wilt Chamberlain 24
Rebs: Wilt Chamberlain 37
Asts: Hal Greer 4
Pts: S. Jones, Havlicek 24 each
Rebs: Bill Russell 26
Asts: Bill Russell 8
Boston leads series, 2–1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 13,909
April 9
Boston Celtics 131, Philadelphia 76ers 134 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 21–32, 35–19, 29–40, 33–27, Overtime: 13–16
Pts: Sam Jones 36
Rebs: Bill Russell 25
Asts: K. C. Jones 10
Pts: Wilt Chamberlain 34
Rebs: Wilt Chamberlain 34
Asts: Costello, Kerr 5 each
Series tied, 2–2
April 11
Philadelphia 76ers 108, Boston Celtics 114
Scoring by quarter: 28–34, 25–30, 22–26, 33–24
Pts: Wilt Chamberlain 30
Rebs: Wilt Chamberlain 21
Asts: Hal Greer 4
Pts: Sam Jones 29
Rebs: Bill Russell 28
Asts: K. C. Jones 9
Boston leads series, 3–2
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 13,909
April 13
Boston Celtics 106, Philadelphia 76ers 112
Scoring by quarter: 27–39, 23–26, 31–25, 25–22
Pts: Tom Sanders 25
Rebs: Bill Russell 21
Asts: Russell, K. C. Jones 5 each
Pts: Wilt Chamberlain 30
Rebs: Wilt Chamberlain 26
Asts: Larry Costello 6
Series tied, 3–3
April 15
Philadelphia 76ers 109, Boston Celtics 110
Scoring by quarter: 26–35, 36–26, 20–29, 27–20
Pts: Wilt Chamberlain 30
Rebs: Wilt Chamberlain 32
Asts: Hal Greer 9
Pts: Sam Jones 37
Rebs: Bill Russell 8
Asts: K. C. Jones 10
Boston wins series, 4–3
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 13,909


This was the ninth playoff meeting between these two teams, with both teams splitting the first eight meetings when the 76ers were the Syracuse Nationals.

Western Division FinalsEdit

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (3) Baltimore BulletsEdit

April 3
Baltimore Bullets 115, Los Angeles Lakers 121
Scoring by quarter: 28–29, 23–39, 26–24, 38–29
Pts: Don Ohl 29
Rebs: Bailey Howell 20
Asts: Walt Bellamy 5
Pts: Jerry West 49
Rebs: LeRoy Ellis 15
Asts: Jerry West 8
Los Angeles leads series, 1–0
April 5
Baltimore Bullets 115, Los Angeles Lakers 118
Scoring by quarter: 29–36, 24–24, 30–30, 32–28
Pts: Don Ohl 30
Rebs: Walt Bellamy 20
Asts: Johnson, Bellamy 5 each
Pts: Jerry West 52
Rebs: Gene Wiley 12
Asts: Jerry West 9
Los Angeles leads series, 2–0
April 7
Los Angeles Lakers 115, Baltimore Bullets 122
Scoring by quarter: 28–24, 28–39, 25–25, 34–34
Pts: Jerry West 44
Rebs: Gene Wiley 13
Asts: Jerry West 4
Pts: Bailey Howell 29
Rebs: Bailey Howell 17
Asts: Johnson, Loughery 4 each
Los Angeles leads series, 2–1
April 9
Los Angeles Lakers 112, Baltimore Bullets 114
Scoring by quarter: 26–24, 35–36, 25–22, 26–32
Pts: Jerry West 48
Rebs: Rudy LaRusso 14
Asts: Jerry West 5
Pts: Don Ohl 28
Rebs: Walt Bellamy 16
Asts: four players 3 each
Series tied, 2–2
April 11
Baltimore Bullets 112, Los Angeles Lakers 120
Scoring by quarter: 29–27, 23–26, 25–33, 35–34
Pts: Walt Bellamy 29
Rebs: Gus Johnson 16
Asts: Bellamy, Howell 5 each
Pts: Jerry West 43
Rebs: LeRoy Ellis 18
Asts: Jerry West 7
Los Angeles leads series, 3–2
April 13
Los Angeles Lakers 117, Baltimore Bullets 115
Scoring by quarter: 20–30, 32–18, 35–33, 30–34
Pts: Jerry West 42
Rebs: LeRoy Ellis 10
Asts: Jerry West 8
Pts: Don Ohl 34
Rebs: Walt Bellamy 15
Asts: Walt Bellamy 5
Los Angeles wins series, 4–2


This was the first playoff meeting between these two teams.[4]

NBA Finals: (E1) Boston Celtics vs. (W1) Los Angeles LakersEdit

April 18
Los Angeles Lakers 110, Boston Celtics 142
Scoring by quarter: 23–32, 26–32, 34–39, 27–39
Pts: Jerry West 26
Rebs: Gene Wiley 14
Asts: Walt Hazzard 5
Pts: Sam Jones 25
Rebs: Bill Russell 28
Asts: K. C. Jones 8
Boston leads series, 1–0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 10,180
April 19
Los Angeles Lakers 123, Boston Celtics 129
Scoring by quarter: 29–35, 31–27, 29–39, 34–28
Pts: Jerry West 45
Rebs: Gene Wiley 15
Asts: Jerry West 5
Pts: John Havlicek 24
Rebs: Bill Russell 25
Asts: Bill Russell 10
Boston leads series, 2–0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 13,909
April 21
Boston Celtics 105, Los Angeles Lakers 126
Scoring by quarter: 17–35, 31–33, 26–24, 31–34
Pts: Sam Jones 35
Rebs: Bill Russell 19
Asts: Larry Siegfried 5
Pts: Jerry West 43
Rebs: Gene Wiley 28
Asts: Jerry West 7
Boston leads series, 2–1
April 23
Boston Celtics 112, Los Angeles Lakers 99
Scoring by quarter: 32–24, 23–37, 33–21, 24–17
Pts: Sam Jones 37
Rebs: Bill Russell 23
Asts: Russell, K. C. Jones 5 each
Pts: LeRoy Ellis 24
Rebs: Gene Wiley 19
Asts: Wiley, Hazzard 5 each
Boston leads series, 3–1
April 25
Los Angeles Lakers 96, Boston Celtics 129
Scoring by quarter: 26–33, 22–24, 23–30, 25–42
Pts: Jerry West 33
Rebs: Gene Wiley 13
Asts: Walt Hazzard 10
Pts: S. Jones, Russell 22 each
Rebs: Bill Russell 30
Asts: K. C. Jones 9
Boston wins series, 4–1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 13,909


This was the fourth playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Celtics winning the first three meetings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Team Rivalry Finder — Philadelphia 76ers versus Sacramento Kings (Playoffs)". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  2. ^ "Team Rivalry Finder — Atlanta Hawks versus Washington Wizards (Playoffs)". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  3. ^ "Team Rivalry Finder — Boston Celtics versus Philadelphia 76ers (Playoffs)". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  4. ^ "Team Rivalry Finder — Los Angeles Lakers versus Washington Wizards (Playoffs)". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  5. ^ "Team Rivalry Finder — Boston Celtics versus Los Angeles Lakers (Playoffs)". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved February 19, 2021.

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