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1948-49 BAA Season Summary

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League Champion: Minneapolis Lakers

PPG Leader: George Mikan (28.3)
APG Leader: Bob Davies (5.4)
WS Leader: George Mikan (20.9)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Eastern Division              
Washington Capitols* 38 22 .633 81.8 79.4 2.11
New York Knicks* 32 28 .533 6.0 79.2 77.7 1.25
Baltimore Bullets* 29 31 .483 9.0 83.6 82.2 1.16
Philadelphia Warriors* 28 32 .467 10.0 83.7 83.4 0.22
Boston Celtics 25 35 .417 13.0 76.6 79.5 -2.75
Providence Steam Rollers 12 48 .200 26.0 78.5 87.6 -8.43
Western Division              
Rochester Royals* 45 15 .750 84.0 77.4 6.13
Minneapolis Lakers* 44 16 .733 1.0 84.0 76.7 6.81
Chicago Stags* 38 22 .633 7.0 84.0 80.0 3.73
St. Louis Bombers* 29 31 .483 16.0 75.8 79.4 -3.21
Fort Wayne Pistons 22 38 .367 23.0 74.3 77.5 -2.84
Indianapolis Jets 18 42 .300 27.0 74.7 79.4 -4.19

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-2): Minneapolis Lakers over Washington Capitols
 
Eastern Division Finals (2-1): Washington Capitols over New York Knicks
Western Division Finals (2-0): Minneapolis Lakers over Rochester Royals
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (2-1): New York Knicks over Baltimore Bullets
Eastern Division Semifinals (2-0): Washington Capitols over Philadelphia Warriors
Western Division Semifinals (2-0): Minneapolis Lakers over Chicago Stags
Western Division Semifinals (2-0): Rochester Royals over St. Louis Bombers

Team Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Rk Team G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
1 Rochester Royals* 60 1811 4869 .372 1811 4869 .372 1420 2060 .689 1259 1539 5042 84.0
2 Chicago Stags* 60 1905 5750 .331 1905 5750 .331 1228 1775 .692 1220 1731 5038 84.0
3 Minneapolis Lakers* 60 1885 5146 .366 1885 5146 .366 1272 1759 .723 1134 1386 5042 84.0
4 Philadelphia Warriors* 60 1831 5695 .322 1831 5695 .322 1360 1897 .717 1043 1459 5022 83.7
5 Baltimore Bullets* 60 1736 5162 .336 1736 5162 .336 1545 2053 .753 1000 1730 5017 83.6
6 Washington Capitols* 60 1751 5472 .320 1751 5472 .320 1408 1914 .736 972 1710 4910 81.8
7 New York Knicks* 60 1688 5237 .322 1688 5237 .322 1376 1959 .702 1017 1559 4752 79.2
8 Providence Steam Rollers 60 1750 5427 .322 1750 5427 .322 1207 1742 .693 1026 1349 4707 78.5
9 Boston Celtics 60 1706 5483 .311 1706 5483 .311 1181 1856 .636 1135 1382 4593 76.6
10 St. Louis Bombers* 60 1659 4858 .341 1659 4858 .341 1229 1770 .694 1269 1480 4547 75.8
11 Indianapolis Jets 60 1621 5367 .302 1621 5367 .302 1240 1798 .690 1225 1393 4482 74.7
12 Fort Wayne Pistons 60 1536 5370 .286 1536 5370 .286 1385 1979 .700 1082 1722 4457 74.3
League Average 60 1740 5320 .327 1740 5320 .327 1321 1880 .703 1115 1537 4801 80.0

Opponent Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Rk Team G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
1 Minneapolis Lakers* 60 4599 76.7
2 Rochester Royals* 60 4644 77.4
3 Fort Wayne Pistons 60 4651 77.5
4 New York Knicks* 60 4663 77.7
5 St. Louis Bombers* 60 4765 79.4
6 Washington Capitols* 60 4764 79.4
7 Indianapolis Jets 60 4765 79.4
8 Boston Celtics 60 4768 79.5
9 Chicago Stags* 60 4798 80.0
10 Baltimore Bullets* 60 4934 82.2
11 Philadelphia Warriors* 60 5001 83.4
12 Providence Steam Rollers 60 5255 87.6
League Average 60 4801 80.0

Miscellaneous Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
Rk Team Age PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr TS% eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
1 Minneapolis Lakers* 47 13 7.38 -0.58 6.81 .342 .426 .366 .247 Minneapolis Auditorium
2 Rochester Royals* 46 14 6.63 -0.51 6.13 .423 .437 .372 .292 Edgerton Park Arena
3 Chicago Stags* 40 20 4.00 -0.27 3.73 .309 .386 .331 .214 Chicago Stadium
4 Washington Capitols* 36 24 2.43 -0.32 2.11 .350 .389 .320 .257 Uline Arena
5 New York Knicks* 34 26 1.48 -0.23 1.25 .374 .390 .322 .263 Madison Square Garden (III)
6 Baltimore Bullets* 33 27 1.38 -0.22 1.16 .398 .414 .336 .299 Baltimore Coliseum
7 Philadelphia Warriors* 31 29 0.35 -0.13 0.22 .333 .385 .322 .239 Philadelphia Arena
8 Boston Celtics 22 38 -2.92 0.17 -2.75 .339 .365 .311 .215 Boston Garden
9 Fort Wayne Pistons 21 39 -3.23 0.39 -2.84 .369 .357 .286 .258 North Side High School Gym
10 St. Louis Bombers* 21 39 -3.63 0.43 -3.21 .364 .403 .341 .253 St. Louis Arena
11 Indianapolis Jets 18 42 -4.72 0.53 -4.19 .335 .364 .302 .231 Hinkle Fieldhouse
12 Providence Steam Rollers 11 49 -9.13 0.74 -8.43 .321 .380 .322 .222 Rhode Island Auditorium
League Average 30 30 0.00 0.00 0.00 .353 .390 .327 .248

Field Goals

1. George Mikan*-MNL 583
2. Joe Fulks*-PHW 529
3. Max Zaslofsky-CHS 425
4. Belus Smawley-STB 352
5. Arnie Risen*-ROC 345

Field Goal Attempts

1. Joe Fulks*-PHW 1689
2. George Mikan*-MNL 1403
3. Max Zaslofsky-CHS 1216
4. Belus Smawley-STB 946
5. Carl Braun-NYK 906
  Kenny Sailors-PRO 906

Free Throws

1. George Mikan*-MNL 532
2. Joe Fulks*-PHW 502
3. Max Zaslofsky-CHS 347
4. Arnie Risen*-ROC 305
5. Kenny Sailors-PRO 281

Free Throw Attempts

1. George Mikan*-MNL 689
2. Joe Fulks*-PHW 638
3. Arnie Risen*-ROC 462
4. Max Zaslofsky-CHS 413
5. Kenny Sailors-PRO 367

Assists

1. Bob Davies*-ROC 321
2. Andy Phillip*-CHS 319
3. John Logan-STB 276
4. Ernie Calverley-PRO 251
5. George Senesky-PHW 233

Personal Fouls

1. Ed Sadowski-PHW 273
2. Joe Fulks*-PHW 262
3. George Mikan*-MNL 260
4. Lee Knorek-NYK 258
5. Kleggie Hermsen-WSC 257

Points

1. George Mikan*-MNL 1698
2. Joe Fulks*-PHW 1560
3. Max Zaslofsky-CHS 1197
4. Arnie Risen*-ROC 995
5. Ed Sadowski-PHW 920

Field Goal Pct

1. Arnie Risen*-ROC .423
2. George Mikan*-MNL .415
3. Ed Sadowski-PHW .405
4. Jim Pollard*-MNL .397
5. Red Rocha-STB .389

Free Throw Pct

1. Bob Feerick-WSC .859
2. Max Zaslofsky-CHS .840
3. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC .823
4. Herm Schaefer-MNL .817
5. Howie Shannon-PRO .804

Points Per Game

1. George Mikan*-MNL 28.3
2. Joe Fulks*-PHW 26.0
3. Max Zaslofsky-CHS 20.6
4. Arnie Risen*-ROC 16.6
5. Kenny Sailors-PRO 15.8

Assists Per Game

1. Bob Davies*-ROC 5.3
2. Andy Phillip*-CHS 5.3
3. John Logan-STB 4.8
4. Ernie Calverley-PRO 4.3
5. Jim Seminoff-BOS 3.9

True Shooting Pct

1. Arnie Johnson-ROC .511
2. Jake Pelkington-TOT .509
3. George Mikan*-MNL .498
4. Arnie Risen*-ROC .488
5. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC .475

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Arnie Risen*-ROC .423
2. George Mikan*-MNL .416
3. Ed Sadowski-PHW .405
4. Jim Pollard*-MNL .396
5. Red Rocha-STB .389

Offensive Win Shares

1. George Mikan*-MNL 17.6
2. Arnie Risen*-ROC 9.4
3. Ed Sadowski-PHW 7.5
4. Bob Davies*-ROC 7.1
5. Jake Pelkington-TOT 6.8

Defensive Win Shares

1. Andy Phillip*-CHS 4.3
2. Max Zaslofsky-CHS 3.5
3. Joe Fulks*-PHW 3.4
4. Gene Vance-CHS 3.4
5. George Mikan*-MNL 3.2

Win Shares

1. George Mikan*-MNL 20.9
2. Ed Sadowski-PHW 10.7
3. Arnie Risen*-ROC 10.6
4. Max Zaslofsky-CHS 10.2
5. Bob Feerick-WSC 8.9