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1951-52 Minneapolis Lakers Roster and Stats

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Record: 40-26, Finished 2nd in NBA Western Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: John Kundla (40-26)

PTS/G: 85.6 (5th of 10) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 79.5 (1st of 10)
SRS: 5.28 (1st of 10) ▪ Pace: 97.2 (3rd of 10)
Off Rtg: 85.3 (7th of 10) ▪ Def Rtg: 79.3 (1st of 10)
Expected W-L: 49-17 (1st of 10)

Arena: Minneapolis Auditorium ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1952 Playoffs:
Won NBA Finals (3-4) versus New York Knicks  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Division Finals (1-3) versus Rochester Royals  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Division Semifinals (0-2) versus Indianapolis Olympians  (Series Stats)

Game Results

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Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
16 Bob Harrison SG 6-1 190 August 12, 1927 2 University of Michigan
11 Lew Hitch PF 6-8 200 July 16, 1929 R Kansas State University
4-15 Joe Hutton SG 6-1 170 October 6, 1928 1 Hamline University
22 Slater Martin PG 5-10 170 October 22, 1925 2 University of Texas at Austin
99 George Mikan C 6-10 245 June 18, 1924 3 DePaul University
19 Vern Mikkelsen PF 6-7 230 October 21, 1928 2 Hamline University
John Pilch F 6-3 185 July 11, 1925 R University of Wyoming
17 Jim Pollard SF 6-4 185 July 9, 1922 3 Stanford University
18 Pep Saul SG 6-2 185 February 16, 1924 2 Seton Hall University
12 Howie Schultz PF 6-6 200 July 3, 1922 1 Hamline University
20 Whitey Skoog SG 5-11 180 November 2, 1926 R University of Minnesota

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 66 2106 5733 .367 2106 5733 .367 1436 1921 .748 3543 1389 1763 5648
Team/G 31.9 86.9 .367 31.9 86.9 .367 21.8 29.1 .748 53.7 21.0 26.7 85.6
Lg Rank 2 1 6 2 1 6 9 10 3 7 7 5 5
Year/Year 4.1% 5.7% -0.006 4.1% 5.7% -0.006 1.1% -0.5% +0.012 7.1% 1.6% 0.9% 3.3%
Opponent 66 5250
Opponent/G 79.5
Lg Rank 1
Year/Year 2.8%

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 49 17 6.03 -0.75 5.28 85.3 79.3 97.2 .335 .367 .250 Minneapolis Auditorium
Lg Rank 1 1 1 10 1 7 1 3 10 6 10

Totals

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 George Mikan 27 64 2572 545 1414 .385 545 1414 .385 433 555 .780 866 194 286 1523
2 Jim Pollard 29 65 2545 411 1155 .356 411 1155 .356 183 260 .704 593 234 199 1005
3 Slater Martin 26 66 2480 237 632 .375 237 632 .375 142 190 .747 228 249 226 616
4 Vern Mikkelsen 23 66 2345 363 866 .419 363 866 .419 283 372 .761 681 180 282 1009
5 Bob Harrison 24 65 1712 156 487 .320 156 487 .320 89 124 .718 160 188 203 401
6 Howie Schultz 29 66 1301 89 315 .283 89 315 .283 90 119 .756 246 102 197 268
7 Whitey Skoog 25 35 988 102 296 .345 102 296 .345 30 38 .789 122 60 94 234
8 Lew Hitch 22 61 849 77 215 .358 77 215 .358 63 94 .670 243 50 89 217
9 Joe Hutton 23 60 723 53 158 .335 53 158 .335 49 70 .700 85 62 110 155
10 John Pilch 26 9 41 1 10 .100 1 10 .100 3 6 .500 9 2 10 5
11 Pep Saul 27 25 759 72 185 .389 71 93 .763 68 66 215

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 George Mikan 27 64 40.2 8.5 22.1 .385 8.5 22.1 .385 6.8 8.7 .780 13.5 3.0 4.5 23.8
2 Jim Pollard 29 65 39.2 6.3 17.8 .356 6.3 17.8 .356 2.8 4.0 .704 9.1 3.6 3.1 15.5
3 Slater Martin 26 66 37.6 3.6 9.6 .375 3.6 9.6 .375 2.2 2.9 .747 3.5 3.8 3.4 9.3
4 Vern Mikkelsen 23 66 35.5 5.5 13.1 .419 5.5 13.1 .419 4.3 5.6 .761 10.3 2.7 4.3 15.3
5 Whitey Skoog 25 35 28.2 2.9 8.5 .345 2.9 8.5 .345 0.9 1.1 .789 3.5 1.7 2.7 6.7
6 Bob Harrison 24 65 26.3 2.4 7.5 .320 2.4 7.5 .320 1.4 1.9 .718 2.5 2.9 3.1 6.2
7 Howie Schultz 29 66 19.7 1.3 4.8 .283 1.3 4.8 .283 1.4 1.8 .756 3.7 1.5 3.0 4.1
8 Lew Hitch 22 61 13.9 1.3 3.5 .358 1.3 3.5 .358 1.0 1.5 .670 4.0 0.8 1.5 3.6
9 Joe Hutton 23 60 12.1 0.9 2.6 .335 0.9 2.6 .335 0.8 1.2 .700 1.4 1.0 1.8 2.6
10 John Pilch 26 9 4.6 0.1 1.1 .100 0.1 1.1 .100 0.3 0.7 .500 1.0 0.2 1.1 0.6
11 Pep Saul 27 25 30.4 2.9 7.4 .389 2.8 3.7 .763 2.7 2.6 8.6

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 George Mikan 27 64 2572 7.6 19.8 .385 7.6 19.8 .385 6.1 7.8 .780 12.1 2.7 4.0 21.3
2 Jim Pollard 29 65 2545 5.8 16.3 .356 5.8 16.3 .356 2.6 3.7 .704 8.4 3.3 2.8 14.2
3 Slater Martin 26 66 2480 3.4 9.2 .375 3.4 9.2 .375 2.1 2.8 .747 3.3 3.6 3.3 8.9
4 Vern Mikkelsen 23 66 2345 5.6 13.3 .419 5.6 13.3 .419 4.3 5.7 .761 10.5 2.8 4.3 15.5
5 Bob Harrison 24 65 1712 3.3 10.2 .320 3.3 10.2 .320 1.9 2.6 .718 3.4 4.0 4.3 8.4
6 Howie Schultz 29 66 1301 2.5 8.7 .283 2.5 8.7 .283 2.5 3.3 .756 6.8 2.8 5.5 7.4
7 Whitey Skoog 25 35 988 3.7 10.8 .345 3.7 10.8 .345 1.1 1.4 .789 4.4 2.2 3.4 8.5
8 Lew Hitch 22 61 849 3.3 9.1 .358 3.3 9.1 .358 2.7 4.0 .670 10.3 2.1 3.8 9.2
9 Joe Hutton 23 60 723 2.6 7.9 .335 2.6 7.9 .335 2.4 3.5 .700 4.2 3.1 5.5 7.7
10 John Pilch 26 9 41 0.9 8.8 .100 0.9 8.8 .100 2.6 5.3 .500 7.9 1.8 8.8 4.4
11 Pep Saul 27 25 759 3.4 8.8 .389 3.4 4.4 .763 3.2 3.1 10.2

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
1 George Mikan 27 64 2572 .385 .385 .780
2 Jim Pollard 29 65 2545 .356 .356 .704
3 Slater Martin 26 66 2480 .375 .375 .747
4 Vern Mikkelsen 23 66 2345 .419 .419 .761
5 Bob Harrison 24 65 1712 .320 .320 .718
6 Howie Schultz 29 66 1301 .283 .283 .756
7 Whitey Skoog 25 35 988 .345 .345 .789
8 Lew Hitch 22 61 849 .358 .358 .670
9 Joe Hutton 23 60 723 .335 .335 .700
10 John Pilch 26 9 41 .100 .100 .500
11 Pep Saul 27 25 759 .389 .763

Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 George Mikan 27 64 2572 26.5 .459 .385 .393 6.4 8.0 14.4 .268
2 Jim Pollard 29 65 2545 16.4 .396 .356 .225 -0.9 6.6 5.7 .108
3 Slater Martin 26 66 2480 10.8 .430 .375 .301 1.8 4.5 6.3 .121
4 Vern Mikkelsen 23 66 2345 21.9 .490 .419 .430 6.5 6.6 13.2 .270
5 Bob Harrison 24 65 1712 8.2 .370 .320 .255 -1.0 3.2 2.2 .061
6 Howie Schultz 29 66 1301 8.1 .365 .283 .378 -0.9 2.9 2.0 .074
7 Whitey Skoog 25 35 988 7.7 .374 .345 .128 -0.7 1.7 1.0 .048
8 Lew Hitch 22 61 849 14.0 .423 .358 .437 0.4 2.3 2.7 .151
9 Joe Hutton 23 60 723 8.0 .410 .335 .443 0.2 1.3 1.5 .102
10 John Pilch 26 9 41 -2.6 .198 .100 .600 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.118
11 Pep Saul 27 25 759 .476 .389

Playoffs Totals

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 George Mikan 27 13 553 99 261 .379 99 261 .379 109 138 .790 207 36 63 307
2 Pep Saul 27 13 530 56 121 .463 56 121 .463 35 48 .729 36 45 42 147
3 Slater Martin 26 13 523 38 110 .345 38 110 .345 41 56 .732 37 56 64 117
4 Vern Mikkelsen 23 13 495 60 139 .432 60 139 .432 53 64 .828 110 20 66 173
5 Jim Pollard 29 11 469 70 173 .405 70 173 .405 37 50 .740 71 33 34 177
6 Bob Harrison 24 12 235 30 68 .441 30 68 .441 14 17 .824 20 24 39 74
7 Lew Hitch 22 13 152 9 25 .360 9 25 .360 6 21 .286 44 9 16 24
8 Joe Hutton 23 12 139 12 29 .414 12 29 .414 9 14 .643 13 12 17 33
9 Howie Schultz 29 12 99 6 18 .333 6 18 .333 6 10 .600 19 5 18 18

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 Jim Pollard 29 11 42.6 6.4 15.7 .405 6.4 15.7 .405 3.4 4.5 .740 6.5 3.0 3.1 16.1
2 George Mikan 27 13 42.5 7.6 20.1 .379 7.6 20.1 .379 8.4 10.6 .790 15.9 2.8 4.8 23.6
3 Pep Saul 27 13 40.8 4.3 9.3 .463 4.3 9.3 .463 2.7 3.7 .729 2.8 3.5 3.2 11.3
4 Slater Martin 26 13 40.2 2.9 8.5 .345 2.9 8.5 .345 3.2 4.3 .732 2.8 4.3 4.9 9.0
5 Vern Mikkelsen 23 13 38.1 4.6 10.7 .432 4.6 10.7 .432 4.1 4.9 .828 8.5 1.5 5.1 13.3
6 Bob Harrison 24 12 19.6 2.5 5.7 .441 2.5 5.7 .441 1.2 1.4 .824 1.7 2.0 3.3 6.2
7 Lew Hitch 22 13 11.7 0.7 1.9 .360 0.7 1.9 .360 0.5 1.6 .286 3.4 0.7 1.2 1.8
8 Joe Hutton 23 12 11.6 1.0 2.4 .414 1.0 2.4 .414 0.8 1.2 .643 1.1 1.0 1.4 2.8
9 Howie Schultz 29 12 8.3 0.5 1.5 .333 0.5 1.5 .333 0.5 0.8 .600 1.6 0.4 1.5 1.5

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 George Mikan 27 13 553 6.4 17.0 .379 6.4 17.0 .379 7.1 9.0 .790 13.5 2.3 4.1 20.0
2 Pep Saul 27 13 530 3.8 8.2 .463 3.8 8.2 .463 2.4 3.3 .729 2.4 3.1 2.9 10.0
3 Slater Martin 26 13 523 2.6 7.6 .345 2.6 7.6 .345 2.8 3.9 .732 2.5 3.9 4.4 8.1
4 Vern Mikkelsen 23 13 495 4.4 10.1 .432 4.4 10.1 .432 3.9 4.7 .828 8.0 1.5 4.8 12.6
5 Jim Pollard 29 11 469 5.4 13.3 .405 5.4 13.3 .405 2.8 3.8 .740 5.4 2.5 2.6 13.6
6 Bob Harrison 24 12 235 4.6 10.4 .441 4.6 10.4 .441 2.1 2.6 .824 3.1 3.7 6.0 11.3
7 Lew Hitch 22 13 152 2.1 5.9 .360 2.1 5.9 .360 1.4 5.0 .286 10.4 2.1 3.8 5.7
8 Joe Hutton 23 12 139 3.1 7.5 .414 3.1 7.5 .414 2.3 3.6 .643 3.4 3.1 4.4 8.5
9 Howie Schultz 29 12 99 2.2 6.5 .333 2.2 6.5 .333 2.2 3.6 .600 6.9 1.8 6.5 6.5

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
1 George Mikan 27 13 553 .379 .379 .790
2 Pep Saul 27 13 530 .463 .463 .729
3 Slater Martin 26 13 523 .345 .345 .732
4 Vern Mikkelsen 23 13 495 .432 .432 .828
5 Jim Pollard 29 11 469 .405 .405 .740
6 Bob Harrison 24 12 235 .441 .441 .824
7 Lew Hitch 22 13 152 .360 .360 .286
8 Joe Hutton 23 12 139 .414 .414 .643
9 Howie Schultz 29 12 99 .333 .333 .600

Playoffs Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 George Mikan 27 13 553 27.6 .477 .379 .529 15.7 0.9 1.5 2.4 .206
2 Pep Saul 27 13 530 13.3 .517 .463 .397 17.4 0.9 0.7 1.5 .139
3 Slater Martin 26 13 523 9.4 .434 .345 .509 20.5 0.0 0.7 0.7 .068
4 Vern Mikkelsen 23 13 495 16.8 .517 .432 .460 8.5 1.0 0.9 1.9 .180
5 Jim Pollard 29 11 469 16.2 .454 .405 .289 15.8 0.2 0.7 0.9 .096
6 Bob Harrison 24 12 235 12.9 .490 .441 .250 21.9 0.3 0.3 0.6 .131
7 Lew Hitch 22 13 152 9.8 .350 .360 .840 11.1 -0.2 0.3 0.1 .035
8 Joe Hutton 23 12 139 10.4 .469 .414 .483 17.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 .098
9 Howie Schultz 29 12 99 6.9 .402 .333 .556 9.5 -0.1 0.2 0.1 .051