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1951 NBA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Rochester Royals

1951 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Arnie Risen (273)
TRB: Arnie Risen (196)
AST: Dick McGuire (78)
WS: Bobby Wanzer (2.7)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-3): Rochester Royals over New York Knicks (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Finals (3-2): New York Knicks over Syracuse Nationals (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (3-1): Rochester Royals over Minneapolis Lakers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (2-0): New York Knicks over Boston Celtics (Series Stats)
Eastern Division Semifinals (2-0): Syracuse Nationals over Philadelphia Warriors (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (2-1): Minneapolis Lakers over Indianapolis Olympians (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (2-1): Rochester Royals over Fort Wayne Pistons (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 Indianapolis Olympians 3 104 259 .402 104 259 .402 61 88 .693 113 70 73 269 89.7
2 Syracuse Nationals 7 207 551 .376 207 551 .376 207 274 .755 410 168 238 621 88.7
3 Rochester Royals 14 406 1035 .392 406 1035 .392 362 484 .748 753 329 338 1174 83.9
4 Philadelphia Warriors 2 54 158 .342 54 158 .342 59 77 .766 99 43 56 167 83.5
5 New York Knicks 14 410 1085 .378 410 1085 .378 327 476 .687 743 309 424 1147 81.9
6 Fort Wayne Pistons 3 97 291 .333 97 291 .333 48 69 .696 150 66 102 242 80.7
7 Minneapolis Lakers 7 201 536 .375 201 536 .375 153 207 .739 325 121 194 555 79.3
8 Boston Celtics 2 53 164 .323 53 164 .323 41 66 .621 89 42 62 147 73.5
League Average 7 192 510 .376 192 510 .376 157 218 .723 335 144 186 540 83.1

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 14 1075 76.8
2 Minneapolis Lakers 7 575 82.1
3 New York Knicks 14 1170 83.6
4 Syracuse Nationals 7 593 84.7
5 Boston Celtics 2 175 87.5
6 Indianapolis Olympians 3 268 89.3
7 Philadelphia Warriors 2 181 90.5
8 Fort Wayne Pistons 3 285 95.0
League Average 7 540 83.1

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 Rochester Royals 14 9 5 .643 10.8 3.2 .468 .392 .350
2 New York Knicks 14 8 6 .571 6.0 8.0 .439 .378 .301
3 Syracuse Nationals 7 4 3 .571 4.6 2.4 .497 .376 .376
4 Minneapolis Lakers 7 3 4 .429 2.6 4.4 .386 .375 .285
5 Fort Wayne Pistons 3 1 2 .333 0.3 2.7 .237 .333 .165
6 Indianapolis Olympians 3 1 2 .333 1.5 1.5 .340 .402 .236
7 Boston Celtics 2 0 2 .000 0.2 1.8 .402 .323 .250
8 Philadelphia Warriors 2 0 2 .000 0.5 1.5 .487 .342 .373
League Average 6.5 3.3 3.3 .500 3.2 3.3 .427 .376 .308

Playoff Leaders

Field Goals

1. Arnie Risen*-ROC 93
2. Max Zaslofsky-NYK 88
3. Vince Boryla-NYK 83
4. Bob Davies*-ROC 79
5. George Mikan*-MNL 62

Field Goal Attempts

1. Arnie Risen*-ROC 239
2. Bob Davies*-ROC 234
3. Max Zaslofsky-NYK 217
4. Vince Boryla-NYK 193
5. George Mikan*-MNL 152

Free Throws

1. Arnie Risen*-ROC 87
2. Max Zaslofsky-NYK 74
3. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 67
4. Bob Davies*-ROC 64
5. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC 61
  Arnie Johnson-ROC 61

Free Throw Attempts

1. Arnie Risen*-ROC 135
2. Max Zaslofsky-NYK 100
3. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 87
4. Bob Davies*-ROC 80
5. Arnie Johnson-ROC 78

Total Rebounds

1. Arnie Risen*-ROC 196
2. Jack Coleman-ROC 179
3. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 163
4. Nathaniel Clifton*-NYK 137
5. Arnie Johnson-ROC 126

Assists

1. Dick McGuire*-NYK 78
2. Bob Davies*-ROC 75
3. Jack Coleman-ROC 66
4. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC 59
5. Nathaniel Clifton*-NYK 46

Personal Fouls

1. Arnie Johnson-ROC 68
2. Nathaniel Clifton*-NYK 62
3. Connie Simmons-NYK 61
4. Arnie Risen*-ROC 59
5. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 57

Points

1. Arnie Risen*-ROC 273
2. Max Zaslofsky-NYK 250
3. Bob Davies*-ROC 222
4. Vince Boryla-NYK 217
5. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC 175

Field Goal Pct

1. Alex Groza-INO .493
2. George Ratkovicz-SYR .475
3. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC .471
4. Bob Harrison-MNL .462
5. Arnie Johnson-ROC .449

Free Throw Pct

1. Arnie Ferrin-MNL .944
2. Vince Boryla-NYK .911
3. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC .910
4. Ed Mikan-PHW .909
5. Al Cervi*-SYR .880

Points Per Game

1. George Mikan*-MNL 24.0
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 20.4
3. Arnie Risen*-ROC 19.5
4. Max Zaslofsky-NYK 17.9
5. Bob Davies*-ROC 15.9

Rebounds Per Game

1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 14.6
2. Arnie Risen*-ROC 14.0
3. Jack Coleman-ROC 12.8
4. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 11.6
5. George Mikan*-MNL 10.6

Assists Per Game

1. Dick McGuire*-NYK 5.6
2. Al Cervi*-SYR 5.4
3. Bob Davies*-ROC 5.4
4. Jack Coleman-ROC 4.7
5. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC 4.2

True Shooting Pct

1. George Ratkovicz-SYR .583
2. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC .582
3. Arnie Johnson-ROC .555
4. Alex Groza-INO .554
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .537

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Alex Groza-INO .493
2. George Ratkovicz-SYR .475
3. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC .471
4. Bob Harrison-MNL .462
5. Arnie Johnson-ROC .449

Offensive Win Shares

1. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC 2.0
2. Arnie Johnson-ROC 1.6
3. Vince Boryla-NYK 1.4
4. Max Zaslofsky-NYK 1.3
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 1.2

Defensive Win Shares

1. Arnie Risen*-ROC 1.1
2. Jack Coleman-ROC 1.1
3. Arnie Johnson-ROC 0.8
4. Bob Davies*-ROC 0.7
5. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC 0.6

Win Shares

1. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC 2.7
2. Arnie Johnson-ROC 2.4
3. Arnie Risen*-ROC 2.1
4. Vince Boryla-NYK 1.7
5. Max Zaslofsky-NYK 1.6