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1952-53 Fort Wayne Pistons Schedule and Results

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Record: 36-33, Finished 3rd in NBA Western Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Paul Birch (36-33)

PTS/G: 81.0 (7th of 10) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 81.1 (5th of 10)
SRS: 0.17 (6th of 10) ▪ Pace: 91.1 (8th of 10)
Off Rtg: 87.6 (6th of 10) ▪ Def Rtg: 87.7 (6th of 10)
Expected W-L: 34-35 (6th of 10)

Arena: War Memorial Coliseum ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1953 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Division Finals (3-2) versus Minneapolis Lakers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Division Semifinals (2-1) versus Rochester Royals  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Sat, Nov 1, 1952 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 82 94 0 1 L 1
2 Sun, Nov 2, 1952 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers L 69 81 0 2 L 2
3 Thu, Nov 6, 1952 Box Score Rochester Royals L 64 84 0 3 L 3
4 Sun, Nov 9, 1952 Box Score Indianapolis Olympians W 74 71 1 3 W 1
5 Tue, Nov 11, 1952 Box Score @ Indianapolis Olympians L 63 78 1 4 L 1
6 Sat, Nov 15, 1952 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks L 68 71 1 5 L 2
7 Sun, Nov 16, 1952 Box Score New York Knicks W 112 83 2 5 W 1
8 Thu, Nov 20, 1952 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers L 81 89 2 6 L 1
9 Sat, Nov 22, 1952 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 89 96 2 7 L 2
10 Sun, Nov 23, 1952 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 92 80 3 7 W 1
11 Wed, Nov 26, 1952 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks W 80 72 4 7 W 2
12 Thu, Nov 27, 1952 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W OT 95 87 5 7 W 3
13 Sat, Nov 29, 1952 Box Score N Boston Celtics L 71 78 5 8 L 1 at New York, NY
14 Sun, Nov 30, 1952 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 2OT 100 95 6 8 W 1
15 Thu, Dec 4, 1952 Box Score Syracuse Nationals L 70 78 6 9 L 1
16 Fri, Dec 5, 1952 Box Score @ Indianapolis Olympians L 74 84 6 10 L 2
17 Sat, Dec 6, 1952 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 103 91 7 10 W 1
18 Sun, Dec 7, 1952 Box Score New York Knicks W 102 91 8 10 W 2
19 Thu, Dec 11, 1952 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W OT 71 70 9 10 W 3
20 Sun, Dec 14, 1952 Box Score Indianapolis Olympians W 86 71 10 10 W 4
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Tue, Dec 16, 1952 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors W 95 64 11 10 W 5 at New York, NY
22 Thu, Dec 18, 1952 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors W 86 79 12 10 W 6
23 Sat, Dec 20, 1952 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 89 92 12 11 L 1
24 Sun, Dec 21, 1952 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 74 71 13 11 W 1
25 Tue, Dec 23, 1952 Box Score @ Indianapolis Olympians L 59 72 13 12 L 1
26 Thu, Dec 25, 1952 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 2OT 71 69 14 12 W 1
27 Sat, Dec 27, 1952 Box Score N New York Knicks W 92 91 15 12 W 2 at Baltimore, MD
28 Sun, Dec 28, 1952 Box Score Boston Celtics L 66 89 15 13 L 1
29 Wed, Dec 31, 1952 Box Score Indianapolis Olympians W 91 85 16 13 W 1
30 Thu, Jan 1, 1953 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 78 92 16 14 L 1
31 Sat, Jan 3, 1953 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 101 106 16 15 L 2
32 Sun, Jan 4, 1953 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 79 68 17 15 W 1
33 Tue, Jan 6, 1953 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks L 71 73 17 16 L 1
34 Sat, Jan 10, 1953 Box Score N Minneapolis Lakers L 79 84 17 17 L 2 at Saint Paul, MN
35 Sun, Jan 11, 1953 Box Score Indianapolis Olympians W 72 68 18 17 W 1
36 Thu, Jan 15, 1953 Box Score Boston Celtics W 91 85 19 17 W 2
37 Fri, Jan 16, 1953 Box Score N Indianapolis Olympians W 75 68 20 17 W 3 at Milwaukee, WI
38 Sun, Jan 18, 1953 Box Score Rochester Royals W 90 87 21 17 W 4
39 Wed, Jan 21, 1953 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 84 94 21 18 L 1
40 Thu, Jan 22, 1953 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 75 87 21 19 L 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Sat, Jan 24, 1953 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 76 82 21 20 L 3
42 Sun, Jan 25, 1953 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 65 62 22 20 W 1
43 Tue, Jan 27, 1953 Box Score N Minneapolis Lakers L 76 96 22 21 L 1 at Grand Forks, ND
44 Thu, Jan 29, 1953 Box Score Boston Celtics W 111 98 23 21 W 1
45 Fri, Jan 30, 1953 Box Score N Rochester Royals L OT 68 70 23 22 L 1 at Milwaukee, WI
46 Sat, Jan 31, 1953 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 80 87 23 23 L 2
47 Sun, Feb 1, 1953 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers L 76 92 23 24 L 3
48 Thu, Feb 5, 1953 Box Score Indianapolis Olympians W 68 63 24 24 W 1
49 Sun, Feb 8, 1953 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 89 78 25 24 W 2
50 Wed, Feb 11, 1953 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 96 78 26 24 W 3
51 Sat, Feb 14, 1953 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 102 88 27 24 W 4
52 Sun, Feb 15, 1953 Box Score Rochester Royals L 72 84 27 25 L 1
53 Tue, Feb 17, 1953 Box Score @ Rochester Royals W 88 78 28 25 W 1
54 Thu, Feb 19, 1953 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W OT 83 79 29 25 W 2
55 Sat, Feb 21, 1953 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 75 85 29 26 L 1
56 Sun, Feb 22, 1953 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 90 78 30 26 W 1
57 Tue, Feb 24, 1953 Box Score @ Rochester Royals W 91 80 31 26 W 2
58 Thu, Feb 26, 1953 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 77 89 31 27 L 1
59 Sat, Feb 28, 1953 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 74 85 31 28 L 2
60 Sun, Mar 1, 1953 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 76 74 32 28 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Tue, Mar 3, 1953 Box Score N Minneapolis Lakers L 68 86 32 29 L 1 at Milwaukee, WI
62 Wed, Mar 4, 1953 Box Score Syracuse Nationals L 2OT 73 75 32 30 L 2
63 Fri, Mar 6, 1953 Box Score @ Indianapolis Olympians W 73 64 33 30 W 1
64 Sat, Mar 7, 1953 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W OT 83 81 34 30 W 2
65 Sun, Mar 8, 1953 Box Score Rochester Royals L 69 71 34 31 L 1
66 Mon, Mar 9, 1953 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 94 74 35 31 W 1
67 Wed, Mar 11, 1953 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 92 98 35 32 L 1
68 Sun, Mar 15, 1953 Box Score New York Knicks W 81 69 36 32 W 1
69 Tue, Mar 17, 1953 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks L 61 87 36 33 L 1

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Mar 20, 1953 Box Score @ Rochester Royals W 84 77 1 0 W 1
2 Sun, Mar 22, 1953 Box Score Rochester Royals L 71 83 1 1 L 1
3 Tue, Mar 24, 1953 Box Score @ Rochester Royals W 67 65 2 1 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
4 Thu, Mar 26, 1953 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 73 83 2 2 L 1
5 Sat, Mar 28, 1953 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 75 82 2 3 L 2
6 Mon, Mar 30, 1953 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 98 95 3 3 W 1
7 Wed, Apr 1, 1953 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 85 82 4 3 W 2
8 Thu, Apr 2, 1953 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 58 74 4 4 L 1