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1953 NBA Finals

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League Champion: Minneapolis Lakers

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


#1.Minneapolis Lakers (4) vs. #1.New York Knicks (1)

Game 1
NYK
MNL
96
88
Game 2
NYK
MNL
71
73
Game 3
MNL
NYK
90
75
Game 4
MNL
NYK
71
69
Game 5
MNL
NYK
91
84

Minneapolis Lakers (4-1)

Totals Shooting Per Game
Rk Player Age G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK
1 George Mikan 28 5 30 97 44 57 27 104 .309 .772 20.8
2 Jim Pollard 30 5 25 55 22 28 12 72 .455 .786 14.4
3 Vern Mikkelsen 24 5 21 63 19 20 23 61 .333 .950 12.2
4 Slater Martin 27 5 19 37 13 19 17 51 .514 .684 10.2
5 Pep Saul 28 5 17 40 9 15 15 43 .425 .600 8.6
6 Whitey Skoog 26 4 12 26 3 5 12 27 .462 .600 6.8
7 Jim Holstein 22 5 8 14 5 10 9 21 .571 .500 4.2
8 Lew Hitch 23 5 6 18 5 7 9 17 .333 .714 3.4
9 Bob Harrison 25 5 7 25 2 8 16 16 .280 .250 3.2
10 Dick Schnittker 24 4 0 6 1 1 2 1 .000 1.000 0.3
Team Totals 5 145 381 123 170 142 413 .381 .724 82.6

New York Knicks (1-4)

Totals Shooting Per Game
Rk Player Age G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK
1 Carl Braun 25 5 24 73 26 32 19 74 .329 .813 14.8
2 Connie Simmons 27 5 22 69 30 40 24 74 .319 .750 14.8
3 Ernie Vandeweghe 24 5 25 59 20 25 22 70 .424 .800 14.0
4 Nathaniel Clifton 30 5 18 52 15 25 24 51 .346 .600 10.2
5 Harry Gallatin 25 5 12 33 21 24 13 45 .364 .875 9.0
6 Vince Boryla 25 5 15 51 13 16 15 43 .294 .813 8.6
7 Dick McGuire 27 5 7 18 14 21 14 28 .389 .667 5.6
8 Jerry Fleishman 30 2 2 3 6 13 7 10 .667 .462 5.0
9 Alfred McGuire 24 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0
10 Sherwin Raiken 24 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.0
11 Dick Surhoff 23 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.0
Team Totals 5 125 360 145 196 139 395 .347 .740 79.0