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1949-50 NBA Season Summary

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League Champion: Minneapolis Lakers

PPG Leader: George Mikan (27.4)
RPG Leader: Joe Dolhon (0.3)
APG Leader: Andy Phillip (5.8)
WS Leader: George Mikan (21.1)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W-L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Central Division              
Minneapolis Lakers* 51 17 .750 84.1 75.7 8.25
Rochester Royals* 51 17 .750 82.4 74.6 7.72
Fort Wayne Pistons* 40 28 .588 11.0 79.3 77.9 1.84
Chicago Stags* 40 28 .588 11.0 78.7 77.1 2.06
St. Louis Bombers 26 42 .382 25.0 73.7 76.5 -2.01
Eastern Division              
Syracuse Nationals* 51 13 .797 84.8 76.7 6.48
New York Knicks* 40 28 .588 13.0 80.7 78.6 2.53
Washington Capitols* 32 36 .471 21.0 76.5 77.4 -0.28
Philadelphia Warriors* 26 42 .382 27.0 73.3 76.4 -2.26
Baltimore Bullets 25 43 .368 28.0 73.1 78.7 -4.55
Boston Celtics 22 46 .324 31.0 79.7 82.2 -1.72
Western Division              
Indianapolis Olympians* 39 25 .609 85.8 82.1 2.59
Anderson Packers* 37 27 .578 2.0 87.3 83.5 2.42
Tri-Cities Blackhawks* 29 35 .453 10.0 83.0 83.6 -1.43
Sheboygan Red Skins* 22 40 .355 16.0 82.4 87.8 -5.84
Waterloo Hawks 19 43 .306 19.0 79.4 84.9 -5.96
Denver Nuggets 11 51 .177 27.0 77.7 89.2 -11.31

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-2): Minneapolis Lakers over Syracuse Nationals (Series Stats)
 
Semifinals (2-0): Minneapolis Lakers over Anderson Packers (Series Stats)
 
Central Division Finals (2-0): Minneapolis Lakers over Fort Wayne Pistons (Series Stats)
Eastern Division Finals (2-1): Syracuse Nationals over New York Knicks (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (2-1): Anderson Packers over Indianapolis Olympians (Series Stats)
 
Central Division Semifinals (2-0): Fort Wayne Pistons over Rochester Royals (Series Stats)
Central Division Semifinals (2-0): Minneapolis Lakers over Chicago Stags (Series Stats)
Eastern Division Semifinals (2-0): New York Knicks over Washington Capitols (Series Stats)
Eastern Division Semifinals (2-0): Syracuse Nationals over Philadelphia Warriors (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (2-1): Anderson Packers over Tri-Cities Blackhawks (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (2-1): Indianapolis Olympians over Sheboygan Red Skins (Series Stats)
 
Central Division First Place Tiebreaker (1-0): Minneapolis Lakers over Rochester Royals (Series Stats)
Central Division Third Place Tiebreaker (1-0): Fort Wayne Pistons over Chicago Stags (Series Stats)

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 Anderson Packers* 64 1943 6254 .311 1943 6254 .311 1703 2343 .727 1240 1806 5589 87.3
2 Indianapolis Olympians* 64 1982 5283 .375 1982 5283 .375 1529 2145 .713 1342 1676 5493 85.8
3 Syracuse Nationals* 64 1869 5276 .354 1869 5276 .354 1691 2396 .706 1473 1833 5429 84.8
4 Minneapolis Lakers* 68 2139 5832 .367 2139 5832 .367 1439 1943 .741 1406 1672 5717 84.1
5 Tri-Cities Blackhawks* 64 1818 5515 .330 1818 5515 .330 1677 2308 .727 1330 2057 5313 83.0
6 Sheboygan Red Skins* 62 1727 5022 .344 1727 5022 .344 1654 2338 .707 1279 1766 5108 82.4
7 Rochester Royals* 68 1956 5247 .373 1956 5247 .373 1690 2319 .729 1383 1585 5602 82.4
8 New York Knicks* 68 1889 5351 .353 1889 5351 .353 1710 2404 .711 1308 1718 5488 80.7
9 Boston Celtics 68 1945 5756 .338 1945 5756 .338 1530 2163 .707 1473 1644 5420 79.7
10 Waterloo Hawks 62 1746 4904 .356 1746 4904 .356 1429 2002 .714 1324 1780 4921 79.4
11 Fort Wayne Pistons* 68 1878 5901 .318 1878 5901 .318 1634 2331 .701 1364 2065 5390 79.3
12 Chicago Stags* 68 2003 5892 .340 2003 5892 .340 1346 1934 .696 1366 1977 5352 78.7
13 Denver Nuggets 62 1731 5182 .334 1731 5182 .334 1355 1999 .678 1044 1692 4817 77.7
14 Washington Capitols* 68 1813 5493 .330 1813 5493 .330 1575 2111 .746 1057 1837 5201 76.5
15 St. Louis Bombers 68 1741 5086 .342 1741 5086 .342 1528 2149 .711 1285 1596 5010 73.7
16 Philadelphia Warriors* 68 1779 5711 .312 1779 5711 .312 1425 2037 .700 1142 1768 4983 73.3
17 Baltimore Bullets 68 1712 5516 .310 1712 5516 .310 1549 2123 .730 1189 1792 4973 73.1
League Average 66 1863 5484 .340 1863 5484 .340 1557 2179 .714 1294 1780 5283 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 Rochester Royals* 68 5074 74.6
2 Minneapolis Lakers* 68 5150 75.7
3 Philadelphia Warriors* 68 5194 76.4
4 St. Louis Bombers 68 5202 76.5
5 Syracuse Nationals* 64 4908 76.7
6 Chicago Stags* 68 5243 77.1
7 Washington Capitols* 68 5265 77.4
8 Fort Wayne Pistons* 68 5297 77.9
9 New York Knicks* 68 5344 78.6
10 Baltimore Bullets 68 5353 78.7
11 Indianapolis Olympians* 64 5256 82.1
12 Boston Celtics 68 5590 82.2
13 Anderson Packers* 64 5346 83.5
14 Tri-Cities Blackhawks* 64 5351 83.6
15 Waterloo Hawks 62 5264 84.9
16 Sheboygan Red Skins* 62 5443 87.8
17 Denver Nuggets 62 5530 89.2
League Average 66 5283 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 eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
1 Minneapolis Lakers* 55 13 8.34 -0.09 8.25 .333 .367 .247 Minneapolis Auditorium
2 Rochester Royals* 54 14 7.76 -0.04 7.72 .442 .373 .322 Edgerton Park Arena
3 Syracuse Nationals* 51 13 8.14 -1.69 6.48 .454 .354 .321 State Fair Coliseum
4 Indianapolis Olympians* 42 22 3.70 -1.15 2.59 .406 .375 .289 Hinkle Fieldhouse
5 New York Knicks* 40 28 2.12 0.42 2.53 .449 .353 .320 Madison Square Garden (III)
6 Anderson Packers* 42 22 3.80 -1.37 2.42 .375 .311 .272 Anderson High School Wigwam
7 Chicago Stags* 39 29 1.60 0.46 2.06 .328 .340 .228 Chicago Stadium
8 Fort Wayne Pistons* 38 30 1.37 0.48 1.84 .395 .318 .277 North Side High School Gym
9 Washington Capitols* 31 37 -0.94 0.66 -0.28 .384 .330 .287 Uline Arena
10 Tri-Cities Blackhawks* 30 34 -0.59 -0.83 -1.43 .418 .330 .304 Wharton Field House
11 Boston Celtics 27 41 -2.50 0.79 -1.72 .376 .338 .266 Boston Garden
12 St. Louis Bombers 25 43 -2.82 0.82 -2.01 .423 .342 .300 St. Louis Arena
13 Philadelphia Warriors* 24 44 -3.10 0.84 -2.26 .357 .312 .250 Philadelphia Arena
14 Baltimore Bullets 18 50 -5.59 1.04 -4.55 .385 .310 .281 Baltimore Coliseum
15 Sheboygan Red Skins* 18 44 -5.40 -0.44 -5.84 .466 .344 .329 Sheboygan Municipal Auditorium and Armory
16 Waterloo Hawks 17 45 -5.53 -0.43 -5.96 .408 .356 .291 McElroy Auditorium
17 Denver Nuggets 8 54 -11.50 0.18 -11.31 .386 .334 .261 Denver Auditorium Arena
League Average 33 33 0.00 0.00 0.00 .397 .340 .284
Field Goals
1. George Mikan*-MNL 649
2. Alex Groza-INO 521
3. Max Zaslofsky-CHS 397
4. Jim Pollard*-MNL 394
5. Carl Braun-NYK 373
Field Goal Attempts
1. George Mikan*-MNL 1595
2. Joe Fulks*-PHW 1209
3. Frankie Brian-AND 1156
4. Jim Pollard*-MNL 1140
5. Max Zaslofsky-CHS 1132
Free Throws
1. George Mikan*-MNL 567
2. Alex Groza-INO 454
3. Frankie Brian-AND 402
4. Ed Macauley*-STB 379
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 376
Free Throw Attempts
1. George Mikan*-MNL 728
2. Alex Groza-INO 623
3. Ed Macauley*-STB 528
4. Frankie Brian-AND 488
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 486
Total Rebounds
1. Joe Dolhon-BLB 18
Assists
1. Dick McGuire*-NYK 386
2. Andy Phillip*-CHS 377
3. Bob Davies*-ROC 294
4. George Senesky-PHW 264
  Al Cervi*-SYR 264
Personal Fouls
1. George Mikan*-MNL 297
2. Bob Brannum-SHE 279
3. Chuck Gilmur-WSC 275
4. Charlie Black-TOT 273
5. Bob Brown-DNN 269
Points
1. George Mikan*-MNL 1865
2. Alex Groza-INO 1496
3. Frankie Brian-AND 1138
4. Max Zaslofsky-CHS 1115
5. Ed Macauley*-STB 1081
Field Goal Pct
1. Alex Groza-INO .478
2. Dick Mehen-WAT .420
3. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC .414
4. Harry Boykoff-WAT .413
5. George Mikan*-MNL .407
Free Throw Pct
1. Max Zaslofsky-CHS .843
2. Chick Reiser-WSC .835
3. Al Cervi*-SYR .830
4. Belus Smawley-STB .828
5. Fran Curran-ROC .826
Points Per Game
1. George Mikan*-MNL 27.4
2. Alex Groza-INO 23.4
3. Frankie Brian-AND 17.8
4. Kenny Sailors-DNN 17.3
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 16.8
Rebounds Per Game
1. Joe Dolhon-BLB 0.3
Assists Per Game
1. Andy Phillip*-CHS 5.8
2. Dick McGuire*-NYK 5.7
3. Al Cervi*-SYR 4.7
4. Bob Davies*-ROC 4.6
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 4.0
True Shooting Pct
1. Alex Groza-INO .548
2. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC .515
3. Al Cervi*-SYR .491
4. George Mikan*-MNL .487
5. Harry Gallatin*-NYK .487
Effective Field Goal Pct
1. Alex Groza-INO .478
2. Dick Mehen-WAT .420
3. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC .414
4. Harry Boykoff-WAT .413
5. George Mikan*-MNL .407
Offensive Win Shares
1. Alex Groza-INO 16.5
2. George Mikan*-MNL 15.3
3. Ed Macauley*-STB 9.7
4. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 8.8
5. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC 8.6
Defensive Win Shares
1. George Mikan*-MNL 5.8
2. Frankie Brian-AND 5.6
3. Milo Komenich-AND 5.2
4. Charlie Black-TOT 5.0
5. Bill Closs-AND 4.9
Win Shares
1. George Mikan*-MNL 21.1
2. Alex Groza-INO 17.9
3. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 12.8
4. Ed Macauley*-STB 10.6
5. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC 10.5