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1951-52 Fort Wayne Pistons Schedule and Results

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Record: 29-37, Finished 4th in NBA Western Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Paul Birch (29-37)

PTS/G: 78.0 (9th of 10) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 80.1 (2nd of 10)
SRS: -1.82 (8th of 10) ▪ Pace: 90.1 (10th of 10)
Off Rtg: 85.6 (6th of 10) ▪ Def Rtg: 87.9 (5th of 10)
Expected W-L: 27-39 (8th of 10)

Arena: North Side High School Gym ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1952 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Division Semifinals (2-0) versus Rochester Royals  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Thu, Nov 1, 1951 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 75 90 0 1 L 1
2 Sat, Nov 3, 1951 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 69 70 0 2 L 2
3 Sun, Nov 4, 1951 Box Score New York Knicks W 84 75 1 2 W 1
4 Tue, Nov 6, 1951 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks L OT 62 65 1 3 L 1
5 Fri, Nov 9, 1951 Box Score @ Indianapolis Olympians L 77 92 1 4 L 2
6 Sun, Nov 11, 1951 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 74 59 2 4 W 1
7 Wed, Nov 14, 1951 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L OT 91 98 2 5 L 1
8 Sat, Nov 17, 1951 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L OT 64 68 2 6 L 2
9 Sun, Nov 18, 1951 Box Score Rochester Royals L OT 71 76 2 7 L 3
10 Thu, Nov 22, 1951 Box Score Syracuse Nationals L 72 96 2 8 L 4
11 Sat, Nov 24, 1951 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 63 74 2 9 L 5
12 Sun, Nov 25, 1951 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 83 66 3 9 W 1
13 Thu, Nov 29, 1951 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 78 82 3 10 L 1
14 Sat, Dec 1, 1951 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 69 89 3 11 L 2
15 Sun, Dec 2, 1951 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 63 61 4 11 W 1
16 Wed, Dec 5, 1951 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 91 88 5 11 W 2
17 Sat, Dec 8, 1951 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks L 71 82 5 12 L 1
18 Sun, Dec 9, 1951 Box Score Rochester Royals W 86 84 6 12 W 1
19 Tue, Dec 11, 1951 Box Score N Syracuse Nationals L 62 80 6 13 L 1 at New York, NY
20 Fri, Dec 14, 1951 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 62 72 6 14 L 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Sat, Dec 15, 1951 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets L 80 90 6 15 L 3
22 Sun, Dec 16, 1951 Box Score New York Knicks L 71 80 6 16 L 4
23 Thu, Dec 20, 1951 Box Score Rochester Royals L 54 69 6 17 L 5
24 Sun, Dec 23, 1951 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 81 79 7 17 W 1
25 Tue, Dec 25, 1951 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 65 72 7 18 L 1
26 Wed, Dec 26, 1951 Box Score Boston Celtics W 94 86 8 18 W 1
27 Sat, Dec 29, 1951 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 61 75 8 19 L 1
28 Sun, Dec 30, 1951 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 77 60 9 19 W 1
29 Mon, Dec 31, 1951 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 95 86 10 19 W 2
30 Tue, Jan 1, 1952 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 89 74 11 19 W 3
31 Fri, Jan 4, 1952 Box Score N Minneapolis Lakers L 64 79 11 20 L 1 at Saint Paul, MN
32 Sun, Jan 6, 1952 Box Score Indianapolis Olympians W 79 75 12 20 W 1
33 Thu, Jan 10, 1952 Box Score Boston Celtics L 85 94 12 21 L 1
34 Sat, Jan 12, 1952 Box Score @ Rochester Royals W 88 76 13 21 W 1
35 Sun, Jan 13, 1952 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 81 71 14 21 W 2
36 Tue, Jan 15, 1952 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks L 63 76 14 22 L 1
37 Thu, Jan 17, 1952 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 82 78 15 22 W 1
38 Sun, Jan 20, 1952 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 83 76 16 22 W 2
39 Thu, Jan 24, 1952 Box Score Rochester Royals W 94 90 17 22 W 3
40 Fri, Jan 25, 1952 Box Score @ Indianapolis Olympians L OT 79 83 17 23 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Sat, Jan 26, 1952 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 71 104 17 24 L 2
42 Sun, Jan 27, 1952 Box Score New York Knicks W 100 92 18 24 W 1
43 Wed, Jan 30, 1952 Box Score @ Indianapolis Olympians W 81 77 19 24 W 2
44 Thu, Jan 31, 1952 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers L 78 85 19 25 L 1
45 Sat, Feb 2, 1952 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 76 63 20 25 W 1
46 Sun, Feb 3, 1952 Box Score Indianapolis Olympians W 85 70 21 25 W 2
47 Tue, Feb 5, 1952 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks L 64 75 21 26 L 1
48 Thu, Feb 7, 1952 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors L 91 105 21 27 L 2
49 Sat, Feb 9, 1952 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers W 70 67 22 27 W 1
50 Sun, Feb 10, 1952 Box Score Baltimore Bullets L 77 82 22 28 L 1
51 Tue, Feb 12, 1952 Box Score @ Indianapolis Olympians L 78 80 22 29 L 2
52 Thu, Feb 14, 1952 Box Score Boston Celtics W 94 90 23 29 W 1
53 Sun, Feb 17, 1952 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 99 87 24 29 W 2
54 Tue, Feb 19, 1952 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 80 98 24 30 L 1
55 Thu, Feb 21, 1952 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 67 88 24 31 L 2
56 Sat, Feb 23, 1952 Box Score @ New York Knicks L OT 77 82 24 32 L 3
57 Sun, Feb 24, 1952 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 83 70 25 32 W 1
58 Thu, Feb 28, 1952 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 83 88 25 33 L 1
59 Sat, Mar 1, 1952 Box Score N Milwaukee Hawks W 66 58 26 33 W 1 at Moline, IL
60 Sun, Mar 2, 1952 Box Score Indianapolis Olympians W 101 88 27 33 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Tue, Mar 4, 1952 Box Score @ Indianapolis Olympians L 68 86 27 34 L 1
62 Thu, Mar 6, 1952 Box Score Syracuse Nationals L 2OT 81 83 27 35 L 2
63 Fri, Mar 7, 1952 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks L 74 75 27 36 L 3
64 Sun, Mar 9, 1952 Box Score New York Knicks W 80 79 28 36 W 1
65 Thu, Mar 13, 1952 Box Score Rochester Royals L 84 86 28 37 L 1
66 Sun, Mar 16, 1952 Box Score Indianapolis Olympians W 111 92 29 37 W 1

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Tue, Mar 18, 1952 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 78 95 0 1 L 1
2 Thu, Mar 20, 1952 Box Score Rochester Royals L 86 92 0 2 L 2