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1952-53 NBA Standings

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League Champion: Minneapolis Lakers

Rookie of the Year: Monk Meineke (10.7/6.9/2.2)

PPG Leader: Neil Johnston (22.3)
RPG Leader: George Mikan (14.4)
APG Leader: Bob Cousy (7.7)
WS Leader: Neil Johnston (15.3)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Eastern Division              
New York Knicks* 47 23 .671 85.5 80.3 4.39
Syracuse Nationals* 47 24 .662 0.5 85.6 81.3 3.62
Boston Celtics* 46 25 .648 1.5 88.1 85.8 1.93
Baltimore Bullets* 16 54 .229 31.0 84.4 90.9 -5.80
Philadelphia Warriors 12 57 .174 34.5 80.2 87.4 -7.75
Western Division              
Minneapolis Lakers* 48 22 .686 85.3 79.2 5.53
Rochester Royals* 44 26 .629 4.0 86.3 83.5 2.62
Fort Wayne Pistons* 36 33 .522 11.5 81.0 81.1 0.17
Indianapolis Olympians* 28 43 .394 20.5 74.6 77.4 -2.31
Milwaukee Hawks 27 44 .380 21.5 75.9 77.4 -2.49

Expanded Standings

Place Division All-Star Margin Month
Rk Team Overall Home Road Neutral E W Pre Post ≤3 ≥10 Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
1 Minneapolis Lakers 48-22 24-2 16-15 8-5 22-8 26-14 28-9 20-13 4-4 27-10 12-4 11-3 9-6 11-5 5-4
2 New York Knicks 47-23 22-4 15-14 10-5 30-10 17-13 23-12 24-11 4-6 25-11 9-4 10-5 11-5 12-5 5-4
3 Syracuse Nationals 47-24 32-2 10-20 5-2 26-15 21-9 24-12 23-12 4-4 29-12 9-4 9-7 11-4 10-6 8-3
4 Boston Celtics 46-25 21-3 11-18 14-4 28-13 18-12 25-13 21-12 11-2 21-13 1-0 8-5 10-6 10-8 10-4 7-2
5 Rochester Royals 44-26 24-8 13-17 7-1 17-13 27-13 25-12 19-14 13-9 20-10 11-4 11-4 7-9 10-5 5-4
6 Fort Wayne Pistons 36-33 25-9 8-19 3-5 18-11 18-22 18-17 18-16 9-6 16-18 6-8 10-5 7-10 8-5 5-5
7 Indianapolis Olympians 28-43 19-14 4-23 5-6 13-17 15-26 13-26 15-17 7-10 10-19 0-1 5-11 7-10 6-8 5-9 5-4
8 Milwaukee Hawks 27-44 14-8 3-24 10-12 12-18 15-26 10-26 17-18 13-12 9-15 5-11 3-10 9-9 7-8 3-6
9 Baltimore Bullets 16-54 11-20 1-19 4-15 10-30 6-24 9-24 7-30 4-11 7-27 4-11 1-10 7-8 2-17 2-8
10 Philadelphia Warriors 12-57 5-12 1-28 6-17 7-33 5-24 6-30 6-27 6-11 2-31 4-11 1-13 1-11 3-14 3-8

Team vs. Team

Rk Team BLB BOS FTW INO MLH MNL NYK PHW ROC SYR
1 Baltimore Bullets 2-8 0-6 2-4 3-3 1-5 0-10 6-4 0-6 2-8
2 Boston Celtics 8-2 4-2 4-2 5-1 1-5 6-4 9-1 4-2 5-6
3 Fort Wayne Pistons 6-0 2-4 7-3 7-3 1-9 4-2 5-0 3-7 1-5
4 Indianapolis Olympians 4-2 2-4 3-7 5-6 4-6 1-5 5-1 3-7 1-5
5 Milwaukee Hawks 3-3 1-5 3-7 6-5 3-7 1-5 4-2 3-7 3-3
6 Minneapolis Lakers 5-1 5-1 9-1 6-4 7-3 4-2 6-0 4-6 2-4
7 New York Knicks 10-0 4-6 2-4 5-1 5-1 2-4 10-0 3-3 6-4
8 Philadelphia Warriors 4-6 1-9 0-5 1-5 2-4 0-6 0-10 2-4 2-8
9 Rochester Royals 6-0 2-4 7-3 7-3 7-3 6-4 3-3 4-2 2-4
10 Syracuse Nationals 8-2 6-5 5-1 5-1 3-3 4-2 4-6 8-2 4-2