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1954-55 Fort Wayne Pistons Roster and Stats

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Record: 43-29, Finished 1st in NBA Western Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Charles Eckman (43-29)

PTS/G: 92.4 (5th of 8) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 90.0 (2nd of 8)
SRS: 2.01 (1st of 8) ▪ Pace: 100.7 (6th of 8)
Off Rtg: 91.2 (2nd of 8) ▪ Def Rtg: 88.9 (3rd of 8)
Expected W-L: 43-29 (1st of 8)

Arena: War Memorial Coliseum ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1955 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Finals (3-4) versus Syracuse Nationals  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Division Finals (1-3) versus Minneapolis Lakers  (Series Stats)

Game Results

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Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
7 Frankie Brian SG 6-1 180 May 1, 1923 5 Louisiana State University
16 Larry Foust C 6-9 215 June 24, 1928 4 La Salle University
8 Jim Fritsche PF 6-8 210 December 10, 1931 1 Hamline University
8 Bob Houbregs C 6-7 210 March 12, 1932 1 University of Washington
9 Mel Hutchins PF 6-6 200 November 22, 1928 3 Brigham Young University
17 Monk Meineke PF 6-7 208 October 30, 1930 2 University of Dayton
14 Andy Phillip PG 6-2 195 March 7, 1922 7 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
18 Al Roges SG 6-4 195 October 25, 1930 1 Long Island University
15 Dick Rosenthal SF 6-5 205 January 20, 1930 R University of Notre Dame
5 Paul Walther SG 6-2 160 March 23, 1927 5 University of Tennessee
12 George Yardley SF 6-5 190 November 3, 1928 1 Stanford University
10 Max Zaslofsky SG 6-2 170 December 7, 1925 8 St. John's University

Team and Opponent Stats

Year/year calculations use per game statistics
G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Team 72 2333 5980 .390 2333 5980 .390 1986 2710 .733 3826 1737 1753 6652
Team/G 32.4 83.1 .390 32.4 83.1 .390 27.6 37.6 .733 53.1 24.1 24.3 92.4
Lg Rank 7 8 3 7 8 3 2 1 5 8 5 4 5
Year/Year 19.5% 15.3% +0.014 19.5% 15.3% +0.014 17.6% 17.1% +0.003 1.1% 17.8% 5.0% 18.9%
Opponent 72 6480
Opponent/G 90.0
Lg Rank 2
Year/Year 18.3%

Year-by-year: Team Stats Totals / Team Stats Per Game / Opponent Stats Totals / Opponent Stats Per Game

Team Miscellaneous

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
Team 43 29 2.39 -0.38 2.01 91.2 88.9 100.7 .453 .390 .332 War Memorial Coliseum
Lg Rank 1 1 1 8 1 2 3 6 1 3 1

Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Mel Hutchins 26 72 2860 341 903 .378 341 903 .378 .378 182 257 .708 665 247 232 864
2 Andy Phillip 32 64 2332 202 545 .371 202 545 .371 .371 213 308 .692 290 491 166 617
3 Larry Foust 26 70 2264 398 818 .487 398 818 .487 .487 393 513 .766 700 118 264 1189
4 George Yardley 26 60 2150 363 869 .418 363 869 .418 .418 310 416 .745 594 126 205 1036
5 Max Zaslofsky 29 70 1862 269 821 .328 269 821 .328 .328 247 352 .702 191 203 130 785
6 Dick Rosenthal 25 67 1406 197 523 .377 197 523 .377 .377 130 181 .718 300 153 179 524
7 Frankie Brian 31 71 1381 237 623 .380 237 623 .380 .380 217 255 .851 127 142 133 691
8 Monk Meineke 24 68 1026 136 366 .372 136 366 .372 .372 119 170 .700 246 64 153 391
9 Paul Walther 27 68 820 56 161 .348 56 161 .348 .348 54 88 .614 155 131 115 166
10 Jim Fritsche 23 16 151 16 48 .333 16 48 .333 .333 13 16 .813 32 4 28 45
11 Bob Houbregs* 22
12 Al Roges 24

Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Mel Hutchins 26 72 39.7 4.7 12.5 .378 4.7 12.5 .378 2.5 3.6 .708 9.2 3.4 3.2 12.0
2 Andy Phillip 32 64 36.4 3.2 8.5 .371 3.2 8.5 .371 3.3 4.8 .692 4.5 7.7 2.6 9.6
3 George Yardley 26 60 35.8 6.1 14.5 .418 6.1 14.5 .418 5.2 6.9 .745 9.9 2.1 3.4 17.3
4 Larry Foust 26 70 32.3 5.7 11.7 .487 5.7 11.7 .487 5.6 7.3 .766 10.0 1.7 3.8 17.0
5 Max Zaslofsky 29 70 26.6 3.8 11.7 .328 3.8 11.7 .328 3.5 5.0 .702 2.7 2.9 1.9 11.2
6 Dick Rosenthal 25 67 21.0 2.9 7.8 .377 2.9 7.8 .377 1.9 2.7 .718 4.5 2.3 2.7 7.8
7 Frankie Brian 31 71 19.5 3.3 8.8 .380 3.3 8.8 .380 3.1 3.6 .851 1.8 2.0 1.9 9.7
8 Monk Meineke 24 68 15.1 2.0 5.4 .372 2.0 5.4 .372 1.8 2.5 .700 3.6 0.9 2.3 5.8
9 Paul Walther 27 68 12.1 0.8 2.4 .348 0.8 2.4 .348 0.8 1.3 .614 2.3 1.9 1.7 2.4
10 Jim Fritsche 23 16 9.4 1.0 3.0 .333 1.0 3.0 .333 0.8 1.0 .813 2.0 0.3 1.8 2.8
11 Bob Houbregs* 22
12 Al Roges 24

Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Mel Hutchins 26 72 2860 4.3 11.4 .378 4.3 11.4 .378 2.3 3.2 .708 8.4 3.1 2.9 10.9
2 Andy Phillip 32 64 2332 3.1 8.4 .371 3.1 8.4 .371 3.3 4.8 .692 4.5 7.6 2.6 9.5
3 Larry Foust 26 70 2264 6.3 13.0 .487 6.3 13.0 .487 6.2 8.2 .766 11.1 1.9 4.2 18.9
4 George Yardley 26 60 2150 6.1 14.6 .418 6.1 14.6 .418 5.2 7.0 .745 9.9 2.1 3.4 17.3
5 Max Zaslofsky 29 70 1862 5.2 15.9 .328 5.2 15.9 .328 4.8 6.8 .702 3.7 3.9 2.5 15.2
6 Dick Rosenthal 25 67 1406 5.0 13.4 .377 5.0 13.4 .377 3.3 4.6 .718 7.7 3.9 4.6 13.4
7 Frankie Brian 31 71 1381 6.2 16.2 .380 6.2 16.2 .380 5.7 6.6 .851 3.3 3.7 3.5 18.0
8 Monk Meineke 24 68 1026 4.8 12.8 .372 4.8 12.8 .372 4.2 6.0 .700 8.6 2.2 5.4 13.7
9 Paul Walther 27 68 820 2.5 7.1 .348 2.5 7.1 .348 2.4 3.9 .614 6.8 5.8 5.0 7.3
10 Jim Fritsche 23 16 151 3.8 11.4 .333 3.8 11.4 .333 3.1 3.8 .813 7.6 1.0 6.7 10.7
11 Bob Houbregs* 22
12 Al Roges 24

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS ORtg DRtg
1 Mel Hutchins 26 72 2860 .378 .378 .708
2 Andy Phillip 32 64 2332 .371 .371 .692
3 Larry Foust 26 70 2264 .487 .487 .766
4 George Yardley 26 60 2150 .418 .418 .745
5 Max Zaslofsky 29 70 1862 .328 .328 .702
6 Dick Rosenthal 25 67 1406 .377 .377 .718
7 Frankie Brian 31 71 1381 .380 .380 .851
8 Monk Meineke 24 68 1026 .372 .372 .700
9 Paul Walther 27 68 820 .348 .348 .614
10 Jim Fritsche 23 16 151 .333 .333 .813
11 Bob Houbregs* 22
12 Al Roges 24

Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48 OBPM DBPM BPM VORP
1 Mel Hutchins 26 72 2860 12.7 .425 .285 0.4 3.5 3.9 .065
2 Andy Phillip 32 64 2332 15.2 .453 .565 2.6 2.9 5.5 .112
3 Larry Foust 26 70 2264 23.0 .570 .627 10.3 3.0 13.3 .282
4 George Yardley 26 60 2150 18.9 .492 .479 4.9 2.7 7.6 .170
5 Max Zaslofsky 29 70 1862 11.9 .402 .429 -1.1 1.7 0.6 .014
6 Dick Rosenthal 25 67 1406 13.7 .435 .346 0.7 1.7 2.4 .081
7 Frankie Brian 31 71 1381 15.7 .470 .409 2.5 1.2 3.6 .127
8 Monk Meineke 24 68 1026 12.5 .444 .464 0.6 1.2 1.8 .086
9 Paul Walther 27 68 820 10.8 .416 .547 0.2 1.1 1.3 .074
10 Jim Fritsche 23 16 151 6.7 .409 .333 -0.1 0.1 0.1 .028
11 Bob Houbregs* 22
12 Al Roges 24

Playoffs Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Andy Phillip 32 11 445 30 93 .323 30 93 .323 .323 34 40 .850 60 78 37 94
2 George Yardley 26 11 420 57 143 .399 57 143 .399 .399 60 79 .759 99 36 37 174
3 Mel Hutchins 26 11 417 60 144 .417 60 144 .417 .417 38 56 .679 89 31 47 158
4 Larry Foust 26 11 331 60 152 .395 60 152 .395 .395 52 73 .712 107 26 43 172
5 Frankie Brian 31 11 269 48 120 .400 48 120 .400 .400 31 38 .816 22 27 26 127
6 Bob Houbregs 22 11 213 24 63 .381 24 63 .381 .381 29 37 .784 62 19 31 77
7 Dick Rosenthal 25 11 209 27 84 .321 27 84 .321 .321 28 39 .718 48 26 39 82
8 Monk Meineke 24 11 162 18 40 .450 18 40 .450 .450 23 25 .920 48 9 22 59
9 Max Zaslofsky 29 11 129 18 44 .409 18 44 .409 .409 16 20 .800 16 18 20 52
10 Paul Walther 27 10 95 12 22 .545 12 22 .545 .545 11 18 .611 20 8 20 35

Playoffs Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Andy Phillip 32 11 40.5 2.7 8.5 .323 2.7 8.5 .323 3.1 3.6 .850 5.5 7.1 3.4 8.5
2 George Yardley 26 11 38.2 5.2 13.0 .399 5.2 13.0 .399 5.5 7.2 .759 9.0 3.3 3.4 15.8
3 Mel Hutchins 26 11 37.9 5.5 13.1 .417 5.5 13.1 .417 3.5 5.1 .679 8.1 2.8 4.3 14.4
4 Larry Foust 26 11 30.1 5.5 13.8 .395 5.5 13.8 .395 4.7 6.6 .712 9.7 2.4 3.9 15.6
5 Frankie Brian 31 11 24.5 4.4 10.9 .400 4.4 10.9 .400 2.8 3.5 .816 2.0 2.5 2.4 11.5
6 Bob Houbregs 22 11 19.4 2.2 5.7 .381 2.2 5.7 .381 2.6 3.4 .784 5.6 1.7 2.8 7.0
7 Dick Rosenthal 25 11 19.0 2.5 7.6 .321 2.5 7.6 .321 2.5 3.5 .718 4.4 2.4 3.5 7.5
8 Monk Meineke 24 11 14.7 1.6 3.6 .450 1.6 3.6 .450 2.1 2.3 .920 4.4 0.8 2.0 5.4
9 Max Zaslofsky 29 11 11.7 1.6 4.0 .409 1.6 4.0 .409 1.5 1.8 .800 1.5 1.6 1.8 4.7
10 Paul Walther 27 10 9.5 1.2 2.2 .545 1.2 2.2 .545 1.1 1.8 .611 2.0 0.8 2.0 3.5

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Andy Phillip 32 11 445 2.4 7.5 .323 2.4 7.5 .323 2.8 3.2 .850 4.9 6.3 3.0 7.6
2 George Yardley 26 11 420 4.9 12.3 .399 4.9 12.3 .399 5.1 6.8 .759 8.5 3.1 3.2 14.9
3 Mel Hutchins 26 11 417 5.2 12.4 .417 5.2 12.4 .417 3.3 4.8 .679 7.7 2.7 4.1 13.6
4 Larry Foust 26 11 331 6.5 16.5 .395 6.5 16.5 .395 5.7 7.9 .712 11.6 2.8 4.7 18.7
5 Frankie Brian 31 11 269 6.4 16.1 .400 6.4 16.1 .400 4.1 5.1 .816 2.9 3.6 3.5 17.0
6 Bob Houbregs 22 11 213 4.1 10.6 .381 4.1 10.6 .381 4.9 6.3 .784 10.5 3.2 5.2 13.0
7 Dick Rosenthal 25 11 209 4.7 14.5 .321 4.7 14.5 .321 4.8 6.7 .718 8.3 4.5 6.7 14.1
8 Monk Meineke 24 11 162 4.0 8.9 .450 4.0 8.9 .450 5.1 5.6 .920 10.7 2.0 4.9 13.1
9 Max Zaslofsky 29 11 129 5.0 12.3 .409 5.0 12.3 .409 4.5 5.6 .800 4.5 5.0 5.6 14.5
10 Paul Walther 27 10 95 4.5 8.3 .545 4.5 8.3 .545 4.2 6.8 .611 7.6 3.0 7.6 13.3

Playoffs Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS ORtg DRtg
1 Andy Phillip 32 11 445 .323 .323 .850
2 George Yardley 26 11 420 .399 .399 .759
3 Mel Hutchins 26 11 417 .417 .417 .679
4 Larry Foust 26 11 331 .395 .395 .712
5 Frankie Brian 31 11 269 .400 .400 .816
6 Bob Houbregs 22 11 213 .381 .381 .784
7 Dick Rosenthal 25 11 209 .321 .321 .718
8 Monk Meineke 24 11 162 .450 .450 .920
9 Max Zaslofsky 29 11 129 .409 .409 .800
10 Paul Walther 27 10 95 .545 .545 .611

Playoffs Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Andy Phillip 32 11 445 12.1 .425 .430 29.7 0.1 0.5 0.6 .066
2 George Yardley 26 11 420 17.5 .489 .552 16.4 0.8 0.5 1.2 .139
3 Mel Hutchins 26 11 417 14.1 .468 .389 14.5 0.5 0.4 0.9 .102
4 Larry Foust 26 11 331 19.8 .467 .480 16.5 0.5 0.4 0.9 .132
5 Frankie Brian 31 11 269 14.5 .464 .317 20.9 0.3 0.2 0.5 .096
6 Bob Houbregs 22 11 213 16.0 .486 .587 16.4 0.3 0.3 0.6 .134
7 Dick Rosenthal 25 11 209 12.2 .405 .464 23.5 -0.1 0.2 0.1 .029
8 Monk Meineke 24 11 162 17.7 .578 .625 10.2 0.5 0.2 0.7 .210
9 Max Zaslofsky 29 11 129 14.9 .492 .455 26.9 0.3 0.1 0.4 .139
10 Paul Walther 27 10 95 14.7 .585 .818 15.8 0.3 0.1 0.4 .211