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1946-47 NBL Season Summary

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League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G
Eastern Division           
Rochester Royals* 31 13 .705 62.9 56.5
Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons* 25 19 .568 6.0 58.3 55.6
Toledo Jeeps* 21 23 .477 10.0 57.7 56.8
Syracuse Nationals* 21 23 .477 10.0 55.8 55.5
Tri-Cities Blackhawks (1) 19 25 .432 12.0 49.1 51.8
Youngstown Bears 12 32 .273 19.0 53.5 60.1
Western Division           
Oshkosh All-Stars* 28 16 .636 58.0 55.3
Indianapolis Kautskys* 27 17 .614 1.0 56.9 53.1
Chicago American Gears* 26 18 .591 2.0 58.4 54.3
Sheboygan Redskins* 26 18 .591 2.0 54.5 53.2
Anderson Duffey Packers 24 20 .545 4.0 59.7 58.4
Detroit Gems 4 40 .091 24.0 48.6 63.0

(1) Started the season as the Buffalo Bisons before moving to Moline, IL.

Playoffs

Team & Opponent Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Record Team Opponent
Rk Team G W L W/L% FG FT FTA PTS PPG FG FT FTA PTS PPG
1 Rochester Royals* 44 31 13 .705 1048 672 1004 2768 62.9 2485 56.5
2 Oshkosh All-Stars* 44 28 16 .636 950 654 952 2554 58.0 2433 55.3
3 Indianapolis Kautskys* 44 27 17 .614 980 543 842 2503 56.9 2337 53.1
4 Sheboygan Redskins* 44 26 18 .591 890 620 928 2400 54.5 2339 53.2
5 Anderson Duffey Packers 44 24 20 .545 969 690 1041 2628 59.7 2571 58.4
6 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons* 44 25 19 .568 950 666 1008 2566 58.3 2447 55.6
7 Chicago American Gears* 44 26 18 .591 987 595 886 2569 58.4 2389 54.3
8 Syracuse Nationals* 44 21 23 .477 930 597 922 2457 55.8 2442 55.5
9 Tri-Cities Blackhawks 44 19 25 .432 819 522 846 2160 49.1 2279 51.8
10 Toledo Jeeps* 44 21 23 .477 970 600 929 2540 57.7 2499 56.8
11 Youngstown Bears 44 12 32 .273 925 505 819 2355 53.5 2644 60.1
12 Detroit Gems 44 4 40 .091 825 488 836 2138 48.6 2773 63.0
League Average 44 22 22 .500 937 596 918 2470 56.1 2470 56.1

League Leaders

Games

1. Edmund Lewinski-TOT 45
2. Jule Rivlin-TLJ 44
  George Glamack-RCR 44
  Ernest Andres-INK 44
  Curly Armstrong-FWZ 44
  Charley Shipp-TOT 44
  Paul Herman-YNB 44
  Luther Harris-SHR 44
  Edward Dancker-SHR 44
  Freddie Lewis-SHR 44
  Red Holzman-RCR 44
  Jerry Rizzo-SYN 44
  Chick Reiser-FWZ 44
  Robert Holm-SHR 44
  Robert Calihan-CAG 44
  Bill Closs-INK 44
  Arnie Risen-INK 44
  Don Otten-TCB 44
  Edward Riska-OAS 44
  Clint Wager-OAS 44
  Bob Carpenter-OAS 44
  Herm Schaefer-INK 44
  Leroy Edwards-OAS 44
  Leo Klier-INK 44
  Hal Tidrick-TLJ 44
  Bob Tough-FWZ 44
  Bob Kinney-FWZ 44
  Dick Triptow-CAG 44
  Dale Hamilton-TLJ 44
  Al Cervi-RCR 44
  Ed Stanczak-ADP 44

Field Goals

1. Hal Tidrick-TLJ 232
2. Freddie Lewis-SHR 230
3. Al Cervi-RCR 228
4. Red Holzman-RCR 227
5. Arnie Risen-INK 204
6. Don Otten-TCB 200
7. Bob Carpenter-OAS 199
8. Robert Calihan-CAG 196
9. Gene Englund-OAS 187
10. Chips Sobek-TLJ 186
11. Robert McDermott-TOT 182
12. Milton Ticco-YNB 180
13. Luther Harris-SHR 170
14. Bob Davies-RCR 166
15. Leo Klier-INK 162
16. Edward Dancker-SHR 160
17. Bruce Hale-CAG 156
18. Jerry Rizzo-SYN 155
  Howie Schultz-ADP 155
20. Chick Reiser-FWZ 153
  Mike Novak-TOT 153
22. Robert Gerber-TLJ 151
23. Bernard Mehen-TOT 150
24. Herm Schaefer-INK 147
  George Mikan-CAG 147

Free Throws

1. Chips Sobek-TLJ 179
2. Al Cervi-RCR 176
3. Arnie Risen-INK 174
4. Don Otten-TCB 169
  Jerry Rizzo-SYN 169
6. Howie Schultz-ADP 147
7. Leroy Edwards-OAS 144
8. Curly Armstrong-FWZ 134
9. Edward Dancker-SHR 131
10. Bob Davies-RCR 130
11. Luther Harris-SHR 127
12. Jake Pelkington-FWZ 125
  Freddie Lewis-SHR 125
14. George Mikan-CAG 119
15. Ed Stanczak-ADP 118
16. Bruce Hale-CAG 116
17. Hal Tidrick-TLJ 115
  Bob Carpenter-OAS 115
19. Gene Englund-OAS 105
20. Rollie Seltz-ADP 104
  Chick Reiser-FWZ 104
22. Charles Joachim-YNB 102
23. Robert McDermott-TOT 99
24. Leo Klier-INK 93
25. Robert Calihan-CAG 92

Points

1. Al Cervi-RCR 632
2. Freddie Lewis-SHR 585
3. Arnie Risen-INK 582
4. Hal Tidrick-TLJ 579
5. Don Otten-TCB 569
6. Chips Sobek-TLJ 551
7. Red Holzman-RCR 528
8. Bob Carpenter-OAS 513
9. Robert Calihan-CAG 484
10. Jerry Rizzo-SYN 479
  Gene Englund-OAS 479
12. Luther Harris-SHR 467
13. Robert McDermott-TOT 463
14. Bob Davies-RCR 462
15. Howie Schultz-ADP 457
16. Edward Dancker-SHR 451
17. Bruce Hale-CAG 428
18. Leo Klier-INK 417
19. Leroy Edwards-OAS 414
20. George Mikan-CAG 413
21. Chick Reiser-FWZ 410
22. Milton Ticco-YNB 406
23. Ed Stanczak-ADP 402
24. Curly Armstrong-FWZ 388
25. Jake Pelkington-FWZ 383

League Awards

Most Valuable Player: Bob Davies
Rookie of the Year: Freddie Lewis

All-NBL Teams

1st Team
Al Cervi
Bob Davies
Freddie Lewis
Robert McDermott
George Mikan
2nd Team
Robert Calihan
Bob Carpenter
Red Holzman
Arnie Risen
Hal Tidrick