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1950 NBA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Minneapolis Lakers

1950 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: George Mikan (376)
AST: Jim Pollard (56)
WS: George Mikan (3.7)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-2): Minneapolis Lakers over Syracuse Nationals (Series Stats)
 
Semifinals (2-0): Minneapolis Lakers over Anderson Packers (Series Stats)
 
Central Division Finals (2-0): Minneapolis Lakers over Fort Wayne Pistons (Series Stats)
Eastern Division Finals (2-1): Syracuse Nationals over New York Knicks (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (2-1): Anderson Packers over Indianapolis Olympians (Series Stats)
 
Central Division Semifinals (2-0): Fort Wayne Pistons over Rochester Royals (Series Stats)
Central Division Semifinals (2-0): Minneapolis Lakers over Chicago Stags (Series Stats)
Eastern Division Semifinals (2-0): New York Knicks over Washington Capitols (Series Stats)
Eastern Division Semifinals (2-0): Syracuse Nationals over Philadelphia Warriors (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (2-1): Anderson Packers over Tri-Cities Blackhawks (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (2-1): Indianapolis Olympians over Sheboygan Red Skins (Series Stats)
 
Central Division First Place Tiebreaker (1-0): Minneapolis Lakers over Rochester Royals (Series Stats)
Central Division Third Place Tiebreaker (1-0): Fort Wayne Pistons over Chicago Stags (Series Stats)

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 Sheboygan Redskins 3 89 231 .385 89 231 .385 86 128 .672 59 94 264 88.0
2 New York Knicks 5 135 355 .380 135 355 .380 166 201 .826 81 173 436 87.2
3 Washington Capitols 2 53 156 .340 53 156 .340 64 79 .810 34 71 170 85.0
4 Minneapolis Lakers 12 354 963 .368 354 963 .368 306 422 .725 215 321 1014 84.5
5 Fort Wayne Pistons 4 108 338 .320 108 338 .320 114 157 .726 65 127 330 82.5
6 Syracuse Nationals 11 300 855 .351 300 855 .351 291 407 .715 219 311 891 81.0
7 Rochester Royals 2 54 141 .383 54 141 .383 54 70 .771 33 68 162 81.0
8 Indianapolis Olympians 6 159 437 .364 159 437 .364 153 210 .729 125 168 471 78.5
9 Anderson Packers 8 198 684 .289 198 684 .289 208 277 .751 126 251 604 75.5
10 Tri-Cities Blackhawks 3 65 230 .283 65 230 .283 94 140 .671 44 111 224 74.7
11 Chicago Stags 2 50 147 .340 50 147 .340 42 55 .764 32 58 142 71.0
12 Philadelphia Warriors 2 49 160 .306 49 160 .306 31 53 .585 32 62 129 64.5
League Average 5 135 391 .344 135 391 .344 134 183 .732 89 151 403 80.6

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 Anderson Packers 8 598 74.8
2 Minneapolis Lakers 12 905 75.4
3 Philadelphia Warriors 2 152 76.0
4 Syracuse Nationals 11 879 79.9
5 Chicago Stags 2 160 80.0
6 Indianapolis Olympians 6 489 81.5
7 Rochester Royals 2 169 84.5
8 New York Knicks 5 428 85.6
9 Fort Wayne Pistons 4 344 86.0
10 Tri-Cities Blackhawks 3 258 86.0
11 Sheboygan Redskins 3 262 87.3
12 Washington Capitols 2 193 96.5
League Average 5 403 80.6

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 12 10 2 .833 10.0 2.0 .438 .368 .318
2 Syracuse Nationals 11 6 5 .545 6.0 5.0 .476 .351 .340
3 Anderson Packers 8 4 4 .500 4.3 3.7 .405 .289 .304
4 Indianapolis Olympians 6 3 3 .500 2.2 3.8 .481 .364 .350
5 New York Knicks 5 3 2 .600 2.8 2.2 .566 .380 .468
6 Fort Wayne Pistons 4 2 2 .500 1.4 2.6 .464 .320 .337
7 Tri-Cities Blackhawks 3 1 2 .333 0.4 2.6 .609 .283 .409
8 Sheboygan Redskins 3 1 2 .333 1.6 1.4 .554 .385 .372
9 Rochester Royals 2 0 2 .000 0.7 1.3 .496 .383 .383
10 Philadelphia Warriors 2 0 2 .000 0.2 1.8 .331 .306 .194
11 Chicago Stags 2 0 2 .000 0.3 1.7 .374 .340 .286
12 Washington Capitols 2 0 2 .000 0.3 1.7 .506 .340 .410
League Average 5.0 2.5 2.5 .500 2.5 2.5 .468 .344 .343

Playoff Leaders

Field Goals

1. George Mikan*-MNL 121
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 57
3. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 55
4. Jim Pollard*-MNL 50
5. George Ratkovicz-SYR 47

Field Goal Attempts

1. George Mikan*-MNL 316
2. Jim Pollard*-MNL 175
3. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 149
4. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 148
5. George Ratkovicz-SYR 121

Free Throws

1. George Mikan*-MNL 134
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 74
3. George Ratkovicz-SYR 50
4. Alex Groza-INO 49
5. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 46

Free Throw Attempts

1. George Mikan*-MNL 170
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 101
3. George Ratkovicz-SYR 73
4. Jim Pollard*-MNL 62
5. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 60

Assists

1. Jim Pollard*-MNL 56
2. Al Cervi*-SYR 52
3. George Mikan*-MNL 36
4. Paul Seymour-SYR 34
5. Arnie Ferrin-MNL 30

Personal Fouls

1. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 52
2. Arnie Ferrin-MNL 51
3. Alex Hannum-SYR 50
4. George Mikan*-MNL 47
5. George Ratkovicz-SYR 45

Points

1. George Mikan*-MNL 376
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 188
3. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 156
4. Jim Pollard*-MNL 144
  George Ratkovicz-SYR 144

Field Goal Pct

1. Alex Groza-INO .595
2. Don Carlson-MNL .568
3. Vince Boryla-NYK .442
4. Alex Hannum-SYR .442
5. Dick McGuire*-NYK .423

Free Throw Pct

1. Dick Schulz-SHE 1.000
  Fred Scolari-WSC 1.000
3. Connie Simmons-NYK .952
4. Don Ray-TRI .909
  Ed Mikan-ROC .909

Points Per Game

1. George Mikan*-MNL 31.3
2. Alex Groza-INO 22.8
3. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 17.1
4. George Ratkovicz-SYR 13.1
5. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 13.0

Assists Per Game

1. Dick McGuire*-NYK 5.4
2. Al Cervi*-SYR 4.7
3. Jim Pollard*-MNL 4.7
4. Paul Seymour-SYR 3.1
5. George Mikan*-MNL 3.0

True Shooting Pct

1. Alex Groza-INO .685
2. Vince Boryla-NYK .568
3. Carl Braun-NYK .502
4. Dick McGuire*-NYK .496
5. Herm Schaefer-MNL .493

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Alex Groza-INO .595
2. Don Carlson-MNL .568
3. Vince Boryla-NYK .442
4. Alex Hannum-SYR .442
5. Dick McGuire*-NYK .423

Offensive Win Shares

1. George Mikan*-MNL 2.5
2. Alex Groza-INO 2.2
3. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 1.4
4. George Ratkovicz-SYR 0.9
5. Vince Boryla-NYK 0.8

Defensive Win Shares

1. George Mikan*-MNL 1.2
2. Jim Pollard*-MNL 1.0
3. Red Owens-AND 0.9
4. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 0.8
5. Arnie Ferrin-MNL 0.8

Win Shares

1. George Mikan*-MNL 3.7
2. Alex Groza-INO 2.2
3. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 1.8
4. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 1.5
5. George Ratkovicz-SYR 1.2