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1953 NBA Playoffs Summary


League Champion: Minneapolis Lakers

1953 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: George Mikan (238)
TRB: George Mikan (185)
AST: Dick McGuire (70)
WS: George Mikan (2.0)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-1): Minneapolis Lakers over New York Knicks (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Finals (3-1): New York Knicks over Boston Celtics (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (3-2): Minneapolis Lakers over Fort Wayne Pistons (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (2-0): Boston Celtics over Syracuse Nationals (Series Stats)
Eastern Division Semifinals (2-0): New York Knicks over Baltimore Bullets (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (2-1): Fort Wayne Pistons over Rochester Royals (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (2-0): Minneapolis Lakers over Indianapolis Olympians (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 Syracuse Nationals 2 580 52 141 .369 52 141 .369 82 109 .752 87 40 109 186 93.0
2 Boston Celtics 6 1540 164 434 .378 164 434 .378 204 266 .767 300 137 216 532 88.7
3 New York Knicks 11 2640 309 801 .386 309 801 .386 295 414 .713 640 247 304 913 83.0
4 Minneapolis Lakers 12 2880 342 907 .377 342 907 .377 311 430 .723 636 206 372 995 82.9
5 Fort Wayne Pistons 8 1920 174 502 .347 174 502 .347 263 365 .721 342 106 275 611 76.4
6 Rochester Royals 3 720 63 199 .317 63 199 .317 99 137 .723 155 48 119 225 75.0
7 Indianapolis Olympians 2 480 50 160 .313 50 160 .313 48 63 .762 88 20 56 148 74.0
8 Baltimore Bullets 2 480 53 152 .349 53 152 .349 37 63 .587 103 40 54 143 71.5
League Average 6 1405 151 412 .366 151 412 .366 167 231 .725 294 106 188 469 81.6

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 Rochester Royals 3 720 222 74.0
2 Minneapolis Lakers 12 2880 932 77.7
3 Fort Wayne Pistons 8 1920 641 80.1
4 New York Knicks 11 2640 890 80.9
5 Indianapolis Olympians 2 480 166 83.0
6 Baltimore Bullets 2 480 170 85.0
7 Boston Celtics 6 1540 534 89.0
8 Syracuse Nationals 2 580 198 99.0
League Average 6 1405 469 81.6

Miscellaneous Stats

Advanced 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 9 3 .750 8.6 3.4 .474 .377 .343
2 New York Knicks 11 6 5 .545 6.5 4.5 .517 .386 .368
3 Fort Wayne Pistons 8 4 4 .500 2.7 5.3 .727 .347 .524
4 Boston Celtics 6 3 3 .500 2.9 3.1 .613 .378 .470
5 Rochester Royals 3 1 2 .333 1.6 1.4 .688 .317 .497
6 Baltimore Bullets 2 0 2 .000 0.2 1.8 .414 .349 .243
7 Indianapolis Olympians 2 0 2 .000 0.3 1.7 .394 .313 .300
8 Syracuse Nationals 2 0 2 .000 0.6 1.4 .773 .369 .582
League Average 5.8 2.9 2.9 .500 2.9 2.9 .560 .366 .406

Playoff Leaders