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1947-48 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* 44 16 .733 64.6 58.2
Anderson Duffey Packers* 42 18 .700 2.0 65.0 59.4
Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons* 40 20 .667 4.0 59.9 56.9
Syracuse Nationals* 24 36 .400 20.0 59.3 62.5
Toledo Jeeps 22 37 .373 21.5 55.8 57.1
Flint Dow A.C.'s 8 52 .133 36.0 58.4 69.4
Western Division           
Minneapolis Lakers* 43 17 .717 64.1 56.6
Tri-Cities Blackhawks* 30 30 .500 13.0 60.9 61.1
Oshkosh All-Stars* 29 31 .483 14.0 59.7 59.6
Indianapolis Kautskys* 24 35 .407 18.5 60.3 63.2
Sheboygan Redskins 23 37 .383 20.0 56.8 60.9

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* 60 44 16 .733 1452 973 1408 3877 64.6 3491 58.2
2 Minneapolis Lakers* 60 43 17 .717 1462 919 1325 3843 64.1 3395 56.6
3 Anderson Duffey Packers* 60 42 18 .700 1451 996 1589 3898 65.0 3562 59.4
4 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons* 60 40 20 .667 1287 1017 1503 3591 59.9 3413 56.9
5 Tri-Cities Blackhawks* 60 30 30 .500 1340 976 1491 3656 60.9 3665 61.1
6 Oshkosh All-Stars* 60 29 31 .483 1328 926 1376 3582 59.7 3575 59.6
7 Indianapolis Kautskys* 59 24 35 .407 1321 913 1388 3555 60.3 3728 63.2
8 Syracuse Nationals* 60 24 36 .400 1311 936 1416 3558 59.3 3749 62.5
9 Sheboygan Redskins 60 23 37 .383 1252 903 1414 3407 56.8 3653 60.9
10 Toledo Jeeps 59 22 37 .373 1240 811 1154 3291 55.8 3368 57.1
11 Flint Dow A.C.'s 60 8 52 .133 1265 973 1507 3503 58.4 4162 69.4
League Average 60 30 30 .500 1337 940 1416 3615 60.4 3615 60.4

League Leaders

Games
1. Frankie Brian-ADP 69
2. Arnie Risen-TOT 61
3. Walt Lautenbach-OAS 60
  Don Otten-TCB 60
  Jack Maddox-OAS 60
  Mike Novak-SYN 60
  Joe Camic-TCB 60
  Jerry Rizzo-SYN 60
  Howie Schultz-ADP 60
  Stephen Sharkey-SYN 60
  Bob Tough-FWZ 60
  Mike Todorovich-SHR 60
  Bob Carpenter-OAS 60
  Paul Cloyd-SHR 60
  Red Holzman-RCR 60
  Andy Duncan-RCR 60
  Whitey Von Nieda-TCB 60
  Jack Smiley-FWZ 60
  Milton Ticco-TOT 60
20. Clint Wager-OAS 59
  Hal Tidrick-TLJ 59
  John Hargis-ADP 59
  Harry Boykoff-TLJ 59
  Blackie Towery-FWZ 59
  Richie Niemiera-FWZ 59
  Rollie Seltz-ADP 59
  Glen Selbo-OAS 59
  Jim Pollard-MNN 59
Field Goals
1. George Mikan-MNN 406
2. Jim Pollard-MNN 310
3. Arnie Risen-TOT 282
  Don Otten-TCB 282
5. Mike Todorovich-SHR 277
6. Whitey Von Nieda-TCB 276
7. Robert Calihan-FDA 273
8. Hal Tidrick-TLJ 267
9. James Homer-SYN 250
10. Frankie Brian-ADP 248
11. Gene Englund-OAS 246
  Red Holzman-RCR 246
13. Robert McDermott-TOT 245
14. John Hargis-ADP 235
15. Al Cervi-RCR 234
16. Leo Klier-INK 227
17. Harry Boykoff-TLJ 225
18. George Glamack-INK 215
19. Howie Schultz-ADP 213
  Paul Cloyd-SHR 213
21. Bob Carpenter-OAS 211
  Mike Novak-SYN 211
23. Don Carlson-MNN 205
24. Andy Duncan-RCR 200
25. Billy Hassett-TCB 199
Free Throws
1. George Mikan-MNN 383
2. Robert Calihan-FDA 260
  Don Otten-TCB 260
4. Gene Englund-OAS 242
5. Arnie Risen-TOT 241
6. Mike Todorovich-SHR 223
7. Jerry Rizzo-SYN 217
8. Billy Hassett-TCB 203
9. James Homer-SYN 198
10. Hal Tidrick-TLJ 189
11. Al Cervi-RCR 187
12. Howie Schultz-ADP 179
13. Whitey Von Nieda-TCB 174
14. John Hargis-ADP 172
15. George Glamack-INK 162
16. Bob Carpenter-OAS 160
17. Jake Pelkington-FWZ 156
18. Bruce Hale-INK 155
  Frankie Brian-ADP 155
20. Leo Klier-INK 152
21. Charlie Black-ADP 149
22. Leroy Edwards-OAS 142
23. Jim Pollard-MNN 140
24. Curly Armstrong-FWZ 139
25. Max Morris-SHR 132
Points
1. George Mikan-MNN 1195
2. Don Otten-TCB 824
3. Robert Calihan-FDA 806
4. Arnie Risen-TOT 805
5. Mike Todorovich-SHR 777
6. Jim Pollard-MNN 760
7. Gene Englund-OAS 734
8. Whitey Von Nieda-TCB 726
9. Hal Tidrick-TLJ 723
10. James Homer-SYN 698
11. Al Cervi-RCR 655
12. Frankie Brian-ADP 651
13. John Hargis-ADP 642
14. Red Holzman-RCR 609
15. Leo Klier-INK 606
16. Howie Schultz-ADP 605
17. Billy Hassett-TCB 601
18. George Glamack-INK 592
19. Robert McDermott-TOT 587
20. Bob Carpenter-OAS 582
21. Harry Boykoff-TLJ 574
22. Paul Cloyd-SHR 555
23. Bruce Hale-INK 547
24. Mike Novak-SYN 546
25. Jerry Rizzo-SYN 537

League Awards

Most Valuable Player: George Mikan
Rookie of the Year: Mike Todorovich

All-NBL Teams

1st Team
Al Cervi
Red Holzman
George Mikan
Jim Pollard
Mike Todorovich
2nd Team
Frankie Brian
Robert Calihan
Bob Davies
Robert McDermott
Don Otten