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1950-51 NBA Season Summary

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League Champion: Rochester Royals

PPG Leader: George Mikan (28.4)
RPG Leader: Dolph Schayes (16.4)
APG Leader: Andy Phillip (6.3)
WS Leader: George Mikan (23.4)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Eastern Division              
Philadelphia Warriors* 40 26 .606 85.4 81.6 3.40
Boston Celtics* 39 30 .565 2.5 85.2 85.5 -0.41
New York Knicks* 36 30 .545 4.0 85.8 85.4 0.49
Syracuse Nationals* 32 34 .485 8.0 86.1 85.5 0.62
Baltimore Bullets 24 42 .364 16.0 82.0 84.3 -1.94
Washington Capitols 10 25 .286 14.5 81.3 86.0 -4.63
Western Division              
Minneapolis Lakers* 44 24 .647 82.8 77.4 4.79
Rochester Royals* 41 27 .603 3.0 84.6 81.7 2.54
Fort Wayne Pistons* 32 36 .471 12.0 84.1 86.0 -1.81
Indianapolis Olympians* 31 37 .456 13.0 81.7 84.1 -2.00
Tri-Cities Blackhawks 25 43 .368 19.0 84.3 88.1 -3.22

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-3): Rochester Royals over New York Knicks (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Finals (3-2): New York Knicks over Syracuse Nationals (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (3-1): Rochester Royals over Minneapolis Lakers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (2-0): New York Knicks over Boston Celtics (Series Stats)
Eastern Division Semifinals (2-0): Syracuse Nationals over Philadelphia Warriors (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (2-1): Minneapolis Lakers over Indianapolis Olympians (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (2-1): Rochester Royals over Fort Wayne Pistons (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 Syracuse Nationals* 66 1884 5365 .351 1884 5365 .351 1912 2634 .726 3259 1493 1995 5680 86.1
2 New York Knicks* 66 2037 5380 .379 2037 5380 .379 1592 2231 .714 3421 1551 1810 5666 85.8
3 Philadelphia Warriors* 66 1985 5665 .350 1985 5665 .350 1664 2181 .763 3586 1432 1710 5634 85.4
4 Boston Celtics* 69 2065 5607 .368 2065 5607 .368 1751 2415 .725 3499 1579 1881 5881 85.2
5 Rochester Royals* 68 2032 5377 .378 2032 5377 .378 1692 2248 .753 3015 1368 1534 5756 84.6
6 Tri-Cities Blackhawks 68 1988 6041 .329 1988 6041 .329 1754 2425 .723 3715 1476 2092 5730 84.3
7 Fort Wayne Pistons* 68 2002 5927 .338 2002 5927 .338 1718 2387 .720 3725 1142 1961 5722 84.1
8 Minneapolis Lakers* 68 2084 5590 .373 2084 5590 .373 1464 1989 .736 3409 1408 1801 5632 82.8
9 Baltimore Bullets 66 1955 5542 .353 1955 5542 .353 1504 2020 .745 3044 1345 1736 5414 82.0
10 Indianapolis Olympians* 68 2096 5779 .363 2096 5779 .363 1363 1902 .717 2779 1455 1569 5555 81.7
11 Washington Capitols 35 965 2893 .334 965 2893 .334 914 1194 .765 1567 584 1050 2844 81.3
League Average 64 1918 5379 .357 1918 5379 .357 1575 2148 .733 3184 1348 1740 5410 84.1

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* 68 5264 77.4
2 Philadelphia Warriors* 66 5386 81.6
3 Rochester Royals* 68 5553 81.7
4 Indianapolis Olympians* 68 5716 84.1
5 Baltimore Bullets 66 5565 84.3
6 New York Knicks* 66 5639 85.4
7 Boston Celtics* 69 5899 85.5
8 Syracuse Nationals* 66 5645 85.5
9 Fort Wayne Pistons* 68 5849 86.0
10 Washington Capitols 35 3011 86.0
11 Tri-Cities Blackhawks 68 5988 88.1
League Average 64 5410 84.1

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* 49 19 5.41 -0.63 4.79 86.4 80.7 94.8 .356 .373 .262 Minneapolis Auditorium
2 Philadelphia Warriors* 43 23 3.76 -0.36 3.40 84.8 81.0 99.3 .385 .350 .294 Philadelphia Arena
3 Rochester Royals* 42 26 2.99 -0.44 2.54 89.3 86.2 92.3 .418 .378 .315 Edgerton Park Arena
4 Syracuse Nationals* 34 32 0.53 0.09 0.62 86.4 85.9 98.1 .491 .351 .356 State Fair Coliseum
5 New York Knicks* 34 32 0.41 0.07 0.49 88.0 87.6 94.8 .415 .379 .296 Madison Square Garden (III)
6 Boston Celtics* 34 35 -0.26 -0.15 -0.41 87.3 87.6 95.9 .431 .368 .312 Boston Garden
7 Fort Wayne Pistons* 29 39 -1.87 0.07 -1.81 82.0 83.8 102.4 .403 .338 .290 North Side High School Gym
8 Baltimore Bullets 27 39 -2.29 0.35 -1.94 83.9 86.3 96.8 .364 .353 .271 Baltimore Coliseum
9 Indianapolis Olympians* 27 41 -2.37 0.37 -2.00 83.6 86.0 96.4 .329 .363 .236 Hinkle Fieldhouse
10 Tri-Cities Blackhawks 24 44 -3.79 0.56 -3.22 80.8 84.4 103.9 .401 .329 .290 Wharton Field House
11 Washington Capitols 11 24 -4.77 0.14 -4.63 83.2 88.1 97.1 .413 .334 .316 Uline Arena
League Average 32 32 0.00 0.00 0.00 85.1 85.1 97.4 .399 .357 .293
Field Goals
1. George Mikan*-MNL 678
2. Alex Groza-INO 492
3. Ed Macauley*-BOS 459
4. Joe Fulks*-PHW 429
5. Ralph Beard-INO 409
Field Goal Attempts
1. George Mikan*-MNL 1584
2. Joe Fulks*-PHW 1358
3. Bob Cousy*-BOS 1138
4. Frankie Brian-TRI 1127
5. Dike Eddleman-TRI 1120
Free Throws
1. George Mikan*-MNL 576
2. Ed Macauley*-BOS 466
3. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 457
4. Alex Groza-INO 445
5. Frankie Brian-TRI 418
Free Throw Attempts
1. George Mikan*-MNL 717
2. Ed Macauley*-BOS 614
3. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 608
4. Alex Groza-INO 566
5. Paul Arizin*-PHW 526
Total Rebounds
1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 1080
2. George Mikan*-MNL 958
3. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 800
4. Arnie Risen*-ROC 795
5. Alex Groza-INO 709
Assists
1. Andy Phillip*-PHW 414
2. Dick McGuire*-NYK 400
3. George Senesky-PHW 342
4. Bob Cousy*-BOS 341
5. Ralph Beard-INO 318
Personal Fouls
1. George Mikan*-MNL 308
2. Arnie Johnson-ROC 290
3. Paul Arizin*-PHW 284
4. Arnie Risen*-ROC 278
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 271
  Alex Hannum-SYR 271
Points
1. George Mikan*-MNL 1932
2. Alex Groza-INO 1429
3. Ed Macauley*-BOS 1384
4. Joe Fulks*-PHW 1236
5. Frankie Brian-TRI 1144
Field Goal Pct
1. Alex Groza-INO .470
2. Ed Macauley*-BOS .466
3. George Mikan*-MNL .428
4. Jack Coleman-ROC .421
5. Harry Gallatin*-NYK .416
Free Throw Pct
1. Joe Fulks*-PHW .855
2. Belus Smawley-TOT .850
3. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC .850
4. Fred Scolari-TOT .843
5. Vince Boryla-NYK .837
Points Per Game
1. George Mikan*-MNL 28.4
2. Alex Groza-INO 21.7
3. Ed Macauley*-BOS 20.4
4. Joe Fulks*-PHW 18.7
5. Paul Arizin*-PHW 17.2
Rebounds Per Game
1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 16.4
2. George Mikan*-MNL 14.1
3. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 12.1
4. Arnie Risen*-ROC 12.0
5. Alex Groza-INO 10.7
Assists Per Game
1. Andy Phillip*-PHW 6.3
2. Dick McGuire*-NYK 6.2
3. George Senesky-PHW 5.3
4. Bob Cousy*-BOS 4.9
5. Ralph Beard-INO 4.8
True Shooting Pct
1. Alex Groza-INO .552
2. Ed Macauley*-BOS .551
3. George Ratkovicz-SYR .512
4. Paul Arizin*-PHW .512
5. George Mikan*-MNL .509
Effective Field Goal Pct
1. Alex Groza-INO .470
2. Ed Macauley*-BOS .466
3. George Mikan*-MNL .428
4. Jack Coleman-ROC .421
5. Harry Gallatin*-NYK .416
Offensive Win Shares
1. George Mikan*-MNL 16.0
2. Alex Groza-INO 14.7
3. Ed Macauley*-BOS 14.1
4. Paul Arizin*-PHW 9.2
5. Arnie Johnson-ROC 7.5
Defensive Win Shares
1. George Mikan*-MNL 7.4
2. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 5.0
3. Andy Phillip*-PHW 4.8
4. Paul Arizin*-PHW 4.5
5. Joe Fulks*-PHW 4.5
Win Shares
1. George Mikan*-MNL 23.4
2. Alex Groza-INO 18.0
3. Ed Macauley*-BOS 15.9
4. Paul Arizin*-PHW 13.7
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 10.3