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1953 NBA Playoffs Leaders

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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)

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played
1. George Mikan*-MNL 463
2. Jim Pollard*-MNL 455
3. Slater Martin*-MNL 453
4. Nathaniel Clifton-NYK 405
5. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 400
6. Vince Boryla-NYK 397
7. Carl Braun-NYK 374
8. Dick McGuire*-NYK 360
9. Connie Simmons-NYK 341
10. Ernie Vandeweghe-NYK 340
Field Goals
1. George Mikan*-MNL 78
2. Jim Pollard*-MNL 62
3. Nathaniel Clifton-NYK 51
4. Ernie Vandeweghe-NYK 49
5. Larry Foust-FTW 48
6. Connie Simmons-NYK 47
  Carl Braun-NYK 47
8. Bob Cousy*-BOS 46
9. Vince Boryla-NYK 44
  Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 44
Field Goal Attempts
1. George Mikan*-MNL 213
2. Jim Pollard*-MNL 167
3. Carl Braun-NYK 145
4. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 133
5. Nathaniel Clifton-NYK 129
6. Connie Simmons-NYK 128
7. Larry Foust-FTW 121
8. Bob Cousy*-BOS 120
9. Vince Boryla-NYK 116
10. Ernie Vandeweghe-NYK 112
Free Throws
1. George Mikan*-MNL 82
2. Bob Cousy*-BOS 61
3. Larry Foust-FTW 57
4. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 56
5. Carl Braun-NYK 54
6. Connie Simmons-NYK 51
7. Fred Scolari-FTW 49
8. Jim Pollard*-MNL 48
9. Ernie Vandeweghe-NYK 46
10. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 44
Free Throw Attempts
1. George Mikan*-MNL 112
2. Bob Cousy*-BOS 73
3. Connie Simmons-NYK 70
4. Larry Foust-FTW 68
5. Carl Braun-NYK 67
6. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 66
7. Jim Pollard*-MNL 62
8. Ernie Vandeweghe-NYK 61
  Fred Scolari-FTW 61
10. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 59
Total Rebounds
1. George Mikan*-MNL 185
2. Nathaniel Clifton-NYK 140
3. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 120
4. Larry Foust-FTW 111
5. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 104
6. Jim Pollard*-MNL 86
7. Connie Simmons-NYK 82
8. Lew Hitch-MNL 64
  Ernie Vandeweghe-NYK 64
10. Dick McGuire*-NYK 63
Assists
1. Dick McGuire*-NYK 70
2. Jim Pollard*-MNL 49
3. Slater Martin*-MNL 43
4. Nathaniel Clifton-NYK 39
5. Bob Cousy*-BOS 37
6. Carl Braun-NYK 31
7. Andy Phillip*-FTW 30
8. Ernie Vandeweghe-NYK 27
9. Connie Simmons-NYK 25
10. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 24
Personal Fouls
1. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 59
2. George Mikan*-MNL 56
3. Ernie Vandeweghe-NYK 50
4. Slater Martin*-MNL 49
5. Nathaniel Clifton-NYK 48
  Connie Simmons-NYK 48
7. Carl Braun-NYK 46
8. Chuck Share-FTW 45
9. Fred Schaus-FTW 40
  Pep Saul-MNL 40
Points
1. George Mikan*-MNL 238
2. Jim Pollard*-MNL 172
3. Bob Cousy*-BOS 153
  Larry Foust-FTW 153
5. Carl Braun-NYK 148
6. Connie Simmons-NYK 145
7. Ernie Vandeweghe-NYK 144
  Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 144
9. Nathaniel Clifton-NYK 132
10. Slater Martin*-MNL 121
Field Goal Pct
1. Jim Holstein-MNL .476
2. Ernie Vandeweghe-NYK .438
3. Ed Macauley*-BOS .437
4. Whitey Skoog-MNL .429
5. Pep Saul-MNL .419
6. Harry Gallatin*-NYK .419
7. Dick McGuire*-NYK .407
8. Slater Martin*-MNL .398
9. Larry Foust-FTW .397
10. Nathaniel Clifton-NYK .395
Free Throw Pct
1. Paul Seymour-SYR .947
2. Paul Walther-INO .941
3. Bill Sharman*-BOS .938
4. Vince Boryla-NYK .853
5. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC .852
6. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL .849
7. Larry Foust-FTW .838
8. Bob Cousy*-BOS .836
9. George King-SYR .833
10. Chuck Cooper-BOS .815
Minutes Per Game
1. Ed Macauley*-BOS 46.3
2. Bob Cousy*-BOS 45.0
3. Larry Foust-FTW 41.5
4. Andy Phillip*-FTW 41.1
5. George Mikan*-MNL 38.6
6. Jim Pollard*-MNL 37.9
7. Slater Martin*-MNL 37.8
8. Nathaniel Clifton-NYK 36.8
9. Vince Boryla-NYK 36.1
10. Carl Braun-NYK 34.0
Points Per Game
1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 25.5
2. George Mikan*-MNL 19.8
3. Larry Foust-FTW 19.1
4. Ed Macauley*-BOS 16.8
5. Jim Pollard*-MNL 14.3
6. Carl Braun-NYK 13.5
7. Fred Scolari-FTW 13.4
8. Connie Simmons-NYK 13.2
9. Ernie Vandeweghe-NYK 13.1
10. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 12.0
  Nathaniel Clifton-NYK 12.0
Rebounds Per Game
1. George Mikan*-MNL 15.4
2. Larry Foust-FTW 13.9
3. Nathaniel Clifton-NYK 12.7
4. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 10.9
5. Ed Macauley*-BOS 9.7
6. Bob Harris-BOS 9.3
7. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 8.7
8. Connie Simmons-NYK 7.5
9. Jim Pollard*-MNL 7.2
10. Chuck Share-FTW 6.5
Assists Per Game
1. Dick McGuire*-NYK 6.4
2. Bob Cousy*-BOS 6.2
3. Jim Pollard*-MNL 4.1
4. Andy Phillip*-FTW 3.8
5. Slater Martin*-MNL 3.6
6. Nathaniel Clifton-NYK 3.5
7. Carl Braun-NYK 2.8
8. Ernie Vandeweghe-NYK 2.5
9. Connie Simmons-NYK 2.3
Player Efficiency Rating
1. George Mikan*-MNL 26.2
2. Larry Foust-FTW 25.0
3. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 23.8
4. Bob Cousy*-BOS 22.7
5. Nathaniel Clifton-NYK 19.4
6. Ernie Vandeweghe-NYK 19.4
7. Jim Pollard*-MNL 19.3
8. Dick McGuire*-NYK 19.2
9. Connie Simmons-NYK 18.1
10. Ed Macauley*-BOS 18.0
True Shooting Pct
1. Ed Macauley*-BOS .533
2. Ernie Vandeweghe-NYK .519
3. Harry Gallatin*-NYK .518
4. Larry Foust-FTW .507
5. Monk Meineke-FTW .505
6. Bob Cousy*-BOS .503
7. Chuck Cooper-BOS .501
8. Jim Holstein-MNL .499
  Dick McGuire*-NYK .499
10. Whitey Skoog-MNL .494
Effective Field Goal Pct
1. Jim Holstein-MNL .476
2. Ernie Vandeweghe-NYK .438
3. Ed Macauley*-BOS .437
4. Whitey Skoog-MNL .429
5. Pep Saul-MNL .419
6. Harry Gallatin*-NYK .419
7. Dick McGuire*-NYK .407
8. Slater Martin*-MNL .398
9. Larry Foust-FTW .397
10. Nathaniel Clifton-NYK .395
Assist Pct
1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 37.8
2. Dick McGuire*-NYK 37.5
3. Andy Phillip*-FTW 24.0
4. Jim Pollard*-MNL 23.5
5. Fred Scolari-FTW 22.7
6. Nathaniel Clifton-NYK 21.0
7. Slater Martin*-MNL 18.9
8. Carl Braun-NYK 18.0
9. Ernie Vandeweghe-NYK 18.0
10. Ed Macauley*-BOS 17.9
Offensive Win Shares
1. Ernie Vandeweghe-NYK 1.0
2. Larry Foust-FTW 1.0
3. Bob Cousy*-BOS 0.9
4. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 0.8
5. Ed Macauley*-BOS 0.7
6. Slater Martin*-MNL 0.7
7. Dick McGuire*-NYK 0.7
8. George Mikan*-MNL 0.6
9. Chuck Share-FTW 0.5
10. Pep Saul-MNL 0.4
Defensive Win Shares
1. George Mikan*-MNL 1.4
2. Jim Pollard*-MNL 1.0
3. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 0.9
4. Slater Martin*-MNL 0.7
5. Nathaniel Clifton-NYK 0.6
6. Lew Hitch-MNL 0.5
7. Dick McGuire*-NYK 0.5
8. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 0.5
9. Pep Saul-MNL 0.4
10. Connie Simmons-NYK 0.4
Win Shares
1. George Mikan*-MNL 2.0
2. Jim Pollard*-MNL 1.4
3. Ernie Vandeweghe-NYK 1.4
4. Slater Martin*-MNL 1.4
5. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 1.3
6. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 1.2
7. Dick McGuire*-NYK 1.1
8. Larry Foust-FTW 1.1
9. Bob Cousy*-BOS 0.9
10. Pep Saul-MNL 0.9
Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1. George Mikan*-MNL .205
2. Harry Gallatin*-NYK .199
3. Ernie Vandeweghe-NYK .192
4. Bob Cousy*-BOS .166
5. Whitey Skoog-MNL .165
6. Jim Holstein-MNL .162
7. Larry Foust-FTW .158
8. Dick McGuire*-NYK .153
9. Jim Pollard*-MNL .148
10. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL .145