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1954 NBA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Minneapolis Lakers

1954 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: George Mikan (252)
TRB: George Mikan (171)
AST: Slater Martin (60) & Paul Seymour (60)
WS: George Mikan (3.5)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-3): Minneapolis Lakers over Syracuse Nationals (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Finals (2-0): Syracuse Nationals over Boston Celtics (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (2-1): Minneapolis Lakers over Rochester Royals (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Round Robin: Syracuse Nationals (4-0)
Boston Celtics (2-2)
New York Knicks (0-4)
Western Round Robin: Minneapolis Lakers (3-0)
Rochester Royals (2-1)
Fort Wayne Pistons (0-4)

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 6 1465 167 441 .379 167 441 .379 188 253 .743 312 134 231 522 87.0
2 Syracuse Nationals 13 3145 335 847 .396 335 847 .396 389 566 .687 591 235 352 1059 81.5
3 Minneapolis Lakers 13 3120 371 927 .400 371 927 .400 302 418 .722 648 203 371 1044 80.3
4 Rochester Royals 6 1440 162 408 .397 162 408 .397 157 217 .724 278 108 157 481 80.2
5 New York Knicks 4 960 92 250 .368 92 250 .368 132 179 .737 200 64 149 316 79.0
6 Fort Wayne Pistons 4 960 109 306 .356 109 306 .356 86 115 .748 165 67 107 304 76.0
League Average 8 1848 206 530 .389 206 530 .389 209 291 .717 366 135 228 621 81.0

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 3120 963 74.1
2 Syracuse Nationals 13 3145 1040 80.0
3 Rochester Royals 6 1440 499 83.2
4 Fort Wayne Pistons 4 960 339 84.8
5 New York Knicks 4 960 350 87.5
6 Boston Celtics 6 1465 535 89.2
League Average 8 1848 621 81.0

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 9.8 3.2 .451 .400 .326
2 Syracuse Nationals 13 9 4 .692 7.3 5.7 .668 .396 .459
3 Rochester Royals 6 3 3 .500 2.2 3.8 .532 .397 .385
4 Boston Celtics 6 2 4 .333 2.5 3.5 .574 .379 .426
5 Fort Wayne Pistons 4 0 4 .000 0.7 3.3 .376 .356 .281
6 New York Knicks 4 0 4 .000 0.8 3.2 .716 .368 .528
League Average 7.7 3.8 3.8 .500 3.9 3.8 .550 .389 .394

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played

1. Paul Seymour-SYR 559
2. Jim Pollard*-MNL 543
3. Wally Osterkorn-SYR 542
4. Slater Martin*-MNL 533
5. George Mikan*-MNL 424

Field Goals

1. George Mikan*-MNL 87
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 64
3. Paul Seymour-SYR 59
4. Jim Pollard*-MNL 56
5. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL 54

Field Goal Attempts

1. George Mikan*-MNL 190
2. Jim Pollard*-MNL 155
3. Paul Seymour-SYR 143
4. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 140
5. Wally Osterkorn-SYR 122

Free Throws

1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 80
2. George Mikan*-MNL 78
3. Paul Seymour-SYR 76
4. Bob Cousy*-BOS 60
5. Slater Martin*-MNL 52

Free Throw Attempts

1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 108
2. George Mikan*-MNL 96
3. Paul Seymour-SYR 94
4. Wally Osterkorn-SYR 90
5. Bob Cousy*-BOS 75

Total Rebounds

1. George Mikan*-MNL 171
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 136
3. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL 126
4. Wally Osterkorn-SYR 125
5. Jim Pollard*-MNL 110

Assists

1. Paul Seymour-SYR 60
  Slater Martin*-MNL 60
3. Jim Pollard*-MNL 41
4. Bob Cousy*-BOS 38
5. Wally Osterkorn-SYR 37

Personal Fouls

1. Whitey Skoog-MNL 60
2. George Mikan*-MNL 56
3. Slater Martin*-MNL 52
  Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 52
5. Bob Lavoy-SYR 50

Points

1. George Mikan*-MNL 252
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 208
3. Paul Seymour-SYR 194
4. Jim Pollard*-MNL 160
5. Wally Osterkorn-SYR 140

Field Goal Pct

1. Jack Coleman-ROC .500
2. Billy Kenville-SYR .486
3. Jack Nichols-BOS .486
4. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL .460
5. George Mikan*-MNL .458

Free Throw Pct

1. Fred Schaus-NYK .933
2. Jack Coleman-ROC .889
3. Carl Braun-NYK .875
4. Max Zaslofsky-FTW .867
5. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL .861

Minutes Per Game

1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 43.3
2. Paul Seymour-SYR 43.0
3. Jim Pollard*-MNL 41.8
4. Wally Osterkorn-SYR 41.7
5. Slater Martin*-MNL 41.0

Points Per Game

1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 21.0
2. George Mikan*-MNL 19.4
3. Bill Sharman*-BOS 18.8
4. Jack Nichols-BOS 16.7
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 16.0

Rebounds Per Game

1. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 15.2
2. George Mikan*-MNL 13.2
3. Jack Coleman-ROC 12.3
4. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 10.5
5. Jack Nichols-BOS 10.3

Assists Per Game

1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 6.3
2. Jack Nichols-BOS 5.2
3. Slater Martin*-MNL 4.6
  Paul Seymour-SYR 4.6
5. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC 4.3

Player Efficiency Rating

1. George Mikan*-MNL 33.6
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 29.6
3. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL 27.0
4. Jack Nichols-BOS 25.6
5. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 22.6

True Shooting Pct

1. Billy Kenville-SYR .573
2. Jack Coleman-ROC .565
3. Jack Nichols-BOS .564
4. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .555
5. Bill Sharman*-BOS .548

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Jack Coleman-ROC .500
2. Billy Kenville-SYR .486
3. Jack Nichols-BOS .486
4. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL .459
5. George Mikan*-MNL .458

Assist Pct

1. Jack Nichols-BOS 36.4
2. Bob Cousy*-BOS 33.0
3. Jack McMahon-ROC 28.6
4. Paul Seymour-SYR 25.1
5. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC 24.1

Offensive Win Shares

1. George Mikan*-MNL 2.0
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 1.7
3. Paul Seymour-SYR 1.4
4. Billy Kenville-SYR 1.1
5. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 0.9

Defensive Win Shares

1. George Mikan*-MNL 1.5
2. Jim Pollard*-MNL 1.3
3. Slater Martin*-MNL 1.0
4. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL 1.0
5. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 0.8

Win Shares

1. George Mikan*-MNL 3.5
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 2.3
3. Paul Seymour-SYR 1.8
4. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 1.7
5. Jim Pollard*-MNL 1.4

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. George Mikan*-MNL .391
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .289
3. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL .235
4. Jack Nichols-BOS .234
5. Bob Harris-BOS .222