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1955 NBA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Syracuse Nationals

1955 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Dolph Schayes (209)
TRB: Dolph Schayes (141)
AST: Andy Phillip (78)
WS: Dolph Schayes (1.8)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-3): Syracuse Nationals over Fort Wayne Pistons (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Finals (3-1): Syracuse Nationals over Boston Celtics (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (3-1): Fort Wayne Pistons over Minneapolis Lakers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (2-1): Boston Celtics over New York Knicks (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (2-1): Minneapolis Lakers over Rochester Royals (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 7 1705 272 625 .435 272 625 .435 193 240 .804 398 202 211 737 105.3
2 New York Knicks 3 720 103 262 .393 103 262 .393 106 137 .774 177 76 72 312 104.0
3 Syracuse Nationals 11 2665 356 981 .363 356 981 .363 357 482 .741 611 282 294 1069 97.2
4 Minneapolis Lakers 7 1730 220 632 .348 220 632 .348 224 295 .759 411 103 197 664 94.9
5 Rochester Royals 3 720 99 283 .350 99 283 .350 84 122 .689 171 60 82 282 94.0
6 Fort Wayne Pistons 11 2690 354 905 .391 354 905 .391 322 425 .758 581 278 322 1030 93.6
League Average 7 1705 234 615 .381 234 615 .381 214 284 .756 392 167 196 682 97.5

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 Fort Wayne Pistons 11 2690 1007 91.5
2 Syracuse Nationals 11 2665 1044 94.9
3 Minneapolis Lakers 7 1730 672 96.0
4 Rochester Royals 3 720 293 97.7
5 Boston Celtics 7 1705 745 106.4
6 New York Knicks 3 720 333 111.0
League Average 7 1705 682 97.5

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 Syracuse Nationals 11 7 4 .636 6.4 4.6 .491 .363 .364
2 Fort Wayne Pistons 11 6 5 .545 6.4 4.6 .470 .391 .356
3 Boston Celtics 7 3 4 .429 3.2 3.8 .384 .435 .309
4 Minneapolis Lakers 7 3 4 .429 3.2 3.8 .467 .348 .354
5 New York Knicks 3 1 2 .333 0.9 2.1 .523 .393 .405
6 Rochester Royals 3 1 2 .333 1.1 1.9 .431 .350 .297
League Average 7.0 3.5 3.5 .500 3.5 3.5 .461 .381 .349

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played

1. Andy Phillip*-FTW 445
2. George Yardley*-FTW 420
3. Mel Hutchins-FTW 417
4. Paul Seymour-SYR 410
5. George King-SYR 371
  Red Rocha-SYR 371

Field Goals

1. Larry Foust-FTW 60
  Mel Hutchins-FTW 60
  Dolph Schayes*-SYR 60
4. Red Kerr-SYR 59
5. George Yardley*-FTW 57

Field Goal Attempts

1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 167
2. Larry Foust-FTW 152
3. Red Kerr-SYR 151
4. Paul Seymour-SYR 149
5. Mel Hutchins-FTW 144

Free Throws

1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 89
2. George Yardley*-FTW 60
3. Larry Foust-FTW 52
4. Bob Cousy*-BOS 46
5. Paul Seymour-SYR 45

Free Throw Attempts

1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 106
2. George Yardley*-FTW 79
3. Larry Foust-FTW 73
4. Red Kerr-SYR 61
5. Red Rocha-SYR 58

Total Rebounds

1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 141
2. Red Kerr-SYR 118
3. Larry Foust-FTW 107
4. George Yardley*-FTW 99
5. Mel Hutchins-FTW 89
  Earl Lloyd-SYR 89

Assists

1. Andy Phillip*-FTW 78
2. Paul Seymour-SYR 75
3. Bob Cousy*-BOS 65
4. George King-SYR 62
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 40

Personal Fouls

1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 48
2. Mel Hutchins-FTW 47
3. Red Rocha-SYR 45
4. Larry Foust-FTW 43
5. Earl Lloyd-SYR 41

Points

1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 209
2. George Yardley*-FTW 174
3. Larry Foust-FTW 172
4. Mel Hutchins-FTW 158
5. Red Kerr-SYR 152
  Bob Cousy*-BOS 152

Field Goal Pct

1. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .518
2. Bill Sharman*-BOS .500
3. Ed Macauley*-BOS .462
4. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL .449
5. Bob Brannum-BOS .426

Free Throw Pct

1. Bob Cousy*-BOS .958
2. Jim Baechtold-NYK .933
3. Bill Sharman*-BOS .921
4. Monk Meineke-FTW .920
5. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC .917

Minutes Per Game

1. Slater Martin*-MNL 45.0
2. Bob Cousy*-BOS 42.7
3. Bill Sharman*-BOS 41.4
4. Andy Phillip*-FTW 40.5
5. Ed Macauley*-BOS 40.4

Points Per Game

1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 21.7
2. Bill Sharman*-BOS 20.7
3. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 19.0
4. Ed Macauley*-BOS 18.1
5. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL 16.7

Rebounds Per Game

1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 12.8
2. Bob Brannum-BOS 11.3
3. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 11.1
  Jim Pollard*-MNL 11.1
5. Red Kerr-SYR 10.7

Assists Per Game

1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 9.3
2. Andy Phillip*-FTW 7.1
3. Paul Seymour-SYR 6.8
4. George King-SYR 5.6
5. Bill Sharman*-BOS 5.4

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 24.3
2. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL 22.2
3. Larry Foust-FTW 19.8
4. Bob Cousy*-BOS 19.7
5. Bill Sharman*-BOS 19.6

True Shooting Pct

1. Monk Meineke-FTW .578
2. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .573
3. Bill Sharman*-BOS .572
4. Ed Macauley*-BOS .544
5. Harry Gallatin*-NYK .532

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .519
2. Bill Sharman*-BOS .500
3. Ed Macauley*-BOS .462
4. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL .449
5. Bob Brannum-BOS .426

Assist Pct

1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 35.0
2. Paul Seymour-SYR 32.9
3. George King-SYR 30.7
4. Andy Phillip*-FTW 29.7
5. Dick Rosenthal-FTW 23.5

Offensive Win Shares

1. Bill Sharman*-BOS 1.1
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 0.9
3. Ed Macauley*-BOS 0.8
4. George Yardley*-FTW 0.8
5. Red Rocha-SYR 0.6

Defensive Win Shares

1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 1.0
2. Red Kerr-SYR 0.7
3. Earl Lloyd-SYR 0.7
4. Paul Seymour-SYR 0.7
5. George King-SYR 0.6

Win Shares

1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 1.8
2. George Yardley*-FTW 1.2
3. Red Rocha-SYR 1.2
4. Bill Sharman*-BOS 1.0
5. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL 0.9

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .242
2. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL .227
3. Monk Meineke-FTW .210
4. Bill Sharman*-BOS .170
5. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .161