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1952 NBA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Minneapolis Lakers

1952 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: George Mikan (307)
TRB: George Mikan (207)
AST: Dick McGuire (90)
WS: George Mikan (2.4)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-3): Minneapolis Lakers over New York Knicks (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Finals (3-1): New York Knicks over Syracuse Nationals (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (3-1): Minneapolis Lakers over Rochester Royals (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (2-1): New York Knicks over Boston Celtics (Series Stats)
Eastern Division Semifinals (2-1): Syracuse Nationals over Philadelphia Warriors (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (2-0): Minneapolis Lakers over Indianapolis Olympians (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (2-0): 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 Boston Celtics 3 770 95 227 .419 95 227 .419 99 125 .792 158 75 120 289 96.3
2 Syracuse Nationals 7 1680 201 521 .386 201 521 .386 248 341 .727 377 128 255 650 92.9
3 New York Knicks 14 3460 393 1001 .393 393 1001 .393 431 581 .742 744 256 432 1217 86.9
4 Philadelphia Warriors 3 720 82 208 .394 82 208 .394 92 117 .786 150 56 113 256 85.3
5 Rochester Royals 6 1465 164 427 .384 164 427 .384 172 229 .751 292 135 168 500 83.3
6 Minneapolis Lakers 13 3195 380 944 .403 380 944 .403 310 418 .742 597 240 359 1070 82.3
7 Fort Wayne Pistons 2 480 62 165 .376 62 165 .376 40 57 .702 110 57 68 164 82.0
8 Indianapolis Olympians 2 480 58 160 .363 58 160 .363 41 56 .732 77 31 45 157 78.5
League Average 6 1531 179 457 .393 179 457 .393 179 241 .745 313 122 195 538 86.1

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 Minneapolis Lakers 13 3195 1026 78.9
2 Rochester Royals 6 1465 484 80.7
3 Indianapolis Olympians 2 480 172 86.0
4 New York Knicks 14 3460 1239 88.5
5 Syracuse Nationals 7 1680 634 90.6
6 Fort Wayne Pistons 2 480 187 93.5
7 Philadelphia Warriors 3 720 281 93.7
8 Boston Celtics 3 770 283 94.3
League Average 6 1531 538 86.1

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 Minneapolis Lakers 13 9 4 .692 8.4 4.6 .443 .403 .328
2 New York Knicks 14 8 6 .571 6.1 7.9 .580 .393 .431
3 Rochester Royals 6 3 3 .500 3.7 2.3 .536 .384 .403
4 Syracuse Nationals 7 3 4 .429 4.1 2.9 .655 .386 .476
5 Boston Celtics 3 1 2 .333 1.7 1.3 .551 .419 .436
6 Philadelphia Warriors 3 1 2 .333 0.6 2.4 .563 .394 .442
7 Fort Wayne Pistons 2 0 2 .000 0.3 1.7 .345 .376 .242
8 Indianapolis Olympians 2 0 2 .000 0.4 1.6 .350 .363 .256
League Average 6.3 3.1 3.1 .500 3.1 3.2 .527 .393 .392

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played

1. George Mikan*-MNL 553
2. Dick McGuire*-NYK 546
3. Pep Saul-MNL 530
4. Slater Martin*-MNL 523
5. Max Zaslofsky-NYK 506

Field Goals

1. George Mikan*-MNL 99
2. Connie Simmons-NYK 77
3. Jim Pollard*-MNL 70
4. Max Zaslofsky-NYK 69
5. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 60

Field Goal Attempts

1. George Mikan*-MNL 261
2. Max Zaslofsky-NYK 185
3. Jim Pollard*-MNL 173
4. Connie Simmons-NYK 166
5. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 139

Free Throws

1. George Mikan*-MNL 109
2. Max Zaslofsky-NYK 89
3. Connie Simmons-NYK 68
4. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 60
5. Nathaniel Clifton*-NYK 54

Free Throw Attempts

1. George Mikan*-MNL 138
2. Max Zaslofsky-NYK 110
3. Connie Simmons-NYK 89
4. Dick McGuire*-NYK 86
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 78

Total Rebounds

1. George Mikan*-MNL 207
2. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 134
3. Nathaniel Clifton*-NYK 133
4. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 110
5. Connie Simmons-NYK 108

Assists

1. Dick McGuire*-NYK 90
2. Slater Martin*-MNL 56
3. Pep Saul-MNL 45
4. George Mikan*-MNL 36
5. Jack Coleman-ROC 35

Personal Fouls

1. Nathaniel Clifton*-NYK 67
2. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 66
3. Slater Martin*-MNL 64
4. George Mikan*-MNL 63
5. Ernie Vandeweghe-NYK 58

Points

1. George Mikan*-MNL 307
2. Max Zaslofsky-NYK 227
3. Connie Simmons-NYK 222
4. Jim Pollard*-MNL 177
5. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 173

Field Goal Pct

1. Ed Macauley*-BOS .551
2. Connie Simmons-NYK .464
3. Pep Saul-MNL .463
4. Paul Arizin*-PHW .453
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .451

Free Throw Pct

1. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC .959
2. Al Cervi*-SYR .957
3. Bob Cousy*-BOS .932
4. Ray Lumpp-NYK .920
5. Vern Gardner-PHW .909

Minutes Per Game

1. Jim Pollard*-MNL 42.6
2. George Mikan*-MNL 42.5
3. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC 41.5
4. Jack Coleman-ROC 41.2
5. Pep Saul-MNL 40.8

Points Per Game

1. George Mikan*-MNL 23.6
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 20.3
3. Bob Davies*-ROC 19.8
4. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC 18.8
5. Red Rocha-SYR 17.0

Rebounds Per Game

1. George Mikan*-MNL 15.9
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 12.9
3. Arnie Risen*-ROC 12.5
4. Jack Coleman-ROC 12.2
5. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 9.6

Assists Per Game

1. Dick McGuire*-NYK 6.4
2. Jack Coleman-ROC 5.8
3. Bob Davies*-ROC 4.7
4. Slater Martin*-MNL 4.3
5. Paul Seymour-SYR 3.6

Player Efficiency Rating

1. George Mikan*-MNL 27.6
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 27.6
3. Connie Simmons-NYK 22.0
4. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC 21.6
5. Bob Davies*-ROC 20.6

True Shooting Pct

1. Ed Macauley*-BOS .610
2. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC .573
3. Paul Arizin*-PHW .570
4. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .567
5. Bob Cousy*-BOS .551

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Ed Macauley*-BOS .551
2. Connie Simmons-NYK .464
3. Pep Saul-MNL .463
4. Paul Arizin*-PHW .453
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .451

Assist Pct

1. Dick McGuire*-NYK 34.3
2. Jack Coleman-ROC 30.6
3. Bob Davies*-ROC 30.0
4. Arnie Johnson-ROC 28.3
5. Bob Harrison-MNL 21.9

Offensive Win Shares

1. Connie Simmons-NYK 1.4
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 1.1
3. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC 1.0
4. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 1.0
5. Pep Saul-MNL 0.9

Defensive Win Shares

1. George Mikan*-MNL 1.5
2. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 0.9
3. Jim Pollard*-MNL 0.7
4. Slater Martin*-MNL 0.7
5. Pep Saul-MNL 0.7

Win Shares

1. George Mikan*-MNL 2.4
2. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 1.9
3. Connie Simmons-NYK 1.7
4. Pep Saul-MNL 1.5
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 1.5

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .284
2. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC .258
3. George Mikan*-MNL .206
4. Connie Simmons-NYK .187
5. Bob Davies*-ROC .187