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1949 BAA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Minneapolis Lakers

1949 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: George Mikan (303)
AST: Jim Pollard (39)
WS: George Mikan (4.2)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-2): Minneapolis Lakers over Washington Capitols
 
Eastern Division Finals (2-1): Washington Capitols over New York Knicks
Western Division Finals (2-0): Minneapolis Lakers over Rochester Royals
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (2-1): New York Knicks over Baltimore Bullets
Eastern Division Semifinals (2-0): Washington Capitols over Philadelphia Warriors
Western Division Semifinals (2-0): Minneapolis Lakers over Chicago Stags
Western Division Semifinals (2-0): Rochester Royals over St. Louis Bombers

Team Stats

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 Baltimore Bullets 3 73 227 .322 73 227 .322 109 140 .779 41 116 255 85.0
2 New York Knicks 6 157 476 .330 157 476 .330 187 257 .728 80 213 501 83.5
3 Chicago Stags 2 59 215 .274 59 215 .274 44 61 .721 34 58 162 81.0
4 Minneapolis Lakers 10 279 776 .360 279 776 .360 245 333 .736 170 243 803 80.3
5 Washington Capitols 11 291 915 .318 291 915 .318 268 383 .700 153 330 850 77.3
6 Philadelphia Warriors 2 52 196 .265 52 196 .265 44 65 .677 25 56 148 74.0
7 Rochester Royals 4 106 297 .357 106 297 .357 81 113 .717 81 84 293 73.3
8 St. Louis Bombers 2 54 158 .342 54 158 .342 20 39 .513 39 56 128 64.0
League Average 5 134 408 .329 134 408 .329 125 174 .717 78 145 393 78.5

Opponent Stats

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 4 275 68.8
2 Minneapolis Lakers 10 729 72.9
3 Washington Capitols 11 852 77.5
4 St. Louis Bombers 2 159 79.5
5 New York Knicks 6 500 83.3
6 Philadelphia Warriors 2 172 86.0
7 Baltimore Bullets 3 268 89.3
8 Chicago Stags 2 185 92.5
League Average 5 393 78.5

Miscellaneous Stats

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
Rk Team G W L W/L% PW PL ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA
1 Minneapolis Lakers 10 8 2 .800 7.9 2.1 .429 .360 .316
2 Washington Capitols 11 6 5 .545 5.4 5.6 .419 .318 .293
3 New York Knicks 6 3 3 .500 3.0 3.0 .540 .330 .393
4 Rochester Royals 4 2 2 .500 2.8 1.2 .380 .357 .273
5 Baltimore Bullets 3 1 2 .333 1.0 2.0 .617 .322 .480
6 Chicago Stags 2 0 2 .000 0.3 1.7 .284 .274 .205
7 Philadelphia Warriors 2 0 2 .000 0.2 1.8 .332 .265 .224
8 St. Louis Bombers 2 0 2 .000 0.1 1.9 .247 .342 .127
League Average 5.0 2.5 2.5 .500 2.5 2.5 .427 .329 .306

Playoff Leaders

Field Goals

1. George Mikan*-MNL 103
2. Jack Nichols-WSC 62
3. Herm Schaefer-MNL 48
4. Bones McKinney-WSC 45
5. Jim Pollard*-MNL 43

Field Goal Attempts

1. George Mikan*-MNL 227
2. Jack Nichols-WSC 152
3. Kleggie Hermsen-WSC 149
4. Jim Pollard*-MNL 147
5. Bones McKinney-WSC 127

Free Throws

1. George Mikan*-MNL 97
2. Kleggie Hermsen-WSC 55
3. Carl Braun-NYK 50
4. Jim Pollard*-MNL 44
5. Sonny Hertzberg-WSC 40

Free Throw Attempts

1. George Mikan*-MNL 121
2. Kleggie Hermsen-WSC 83
3. Carl Braun-NYK 62
  Jim Pollard*-MNL 62
5. Bones McKinney-WSC 52

Assists

1. Jim Pollard*-MNL 39
2. Herm Schaefer-MNL 31
3. Don Carlson-MNL 28
4. Sonny Hertzberg-WSC 27
  Jack Nichols-WSC 27
  Dick Schulz-WSC 27

Personal Fouls

1. Kleggie Hermsen-WSC 53
2. Jack Nichols-WSC 44
  George Mikan*-MNL 44
4. Arnie Ferrin-MNL 41
5. Dick O'Keefe-WSC 37

Points

1. George Mikan*-MNL 303
2. Jack Nichols-WSC 158
3. Kleggie Hermsen-WSC 135
4. Jim Pollard*-MNL 130
5. Bones McKinney-WSC 128

Field Goal Pct

1. Herm Schaefer-MNL .462
2. George Mikan*-MNL .454
3. Bud Palmer-NYK .422
4. Arnie Risen*-ROC .415
5. Jack Nichols-WSC .408

Free Throw Pct

1. Andy Phillip*-CHS 1.000
2. Chick Reiser-BLB .900
3. Herm Schaefer-MNL .875
4. Sonny Hertzberg-WSC .851
5. Butch Van Breda Kolff-NYK .826

Points Per Game

1. George Mikan*-MNL 30.3
2. Carl Braun-NYK 19.3
3. Jack Nichols-WSC 14.4
4. Jim Pollard*-MNL 13.0
5. Bones McKinney-WSC 12.8

Assists Per Game

1. Jim Pollard*-MNL 3.9
2. Herm Schaefer-MNL 3.1
3. Don Carlson-MNL 2.8
4. Sonny Hertzberg-WSC 2.5
  Jack Nichols-WSC 2.5
  Dick Schulz-WSC 2.5

True Shooting Pct

1. George Mikan*-MNL .541
2. Herm Schaefer-MNL .525
3. Bud Palmer-NYK .510
4. Harry Gallatin*-NYK .492
5. Butch Van Breda Kolff-NYK .489

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Herm Schaefer-MNL .462
2. George Mikan*-MNL .454
3. Bud Palmer-NYK .422
4. Arnie Risen*-ROC .415
5. Jack Nichols-WSC .408

Offensive Win Shares

1. George Mikan*-MNL 3.6
2. Herm Schaefer-MNL 1.5
3. Jack Nichols-WSC 1.1
4. Sonny Hertzberg-WSC 0.8
5. Bud Palmer-NYK 0.8

Defensive Win Shares

1. George Mikan*-MNL 0.6
2. Jack Nichols-WSC 0.6
3. Kleggie Hermsen-WSC 0.6
4. Jim Pollard*-MNL 0.5
5. Sonny Hertzberg-WSC 0.5

Win Shares

1. George Mikan*-MNL 4.2
2. Herm Schaefer-MNL 1.9
3. Jack Nichols-WSC 1.7
4. Sonny Hertzberg-WSC 1.3
5. Bones McKinney-WSC 1.0