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1951-52 Minneapolis Lakers Schedule and Results

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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)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Sat, Nov 3, 1951 Box Score @ Rochester Royals W 93 74 1 0 W 1
2 Sun, Nov 4, 1951 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 67 98 1 1 L 1
3 Fri, Nov 9, 1951 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 86 98 1 2 L 2
4 Sat, Nov 10, 1951 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 89 73 2 2 W 1
5 Sun, Nov 11, 1951 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 72 77 2 3 L 1
6 Mon, Nov 12, 1951 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 90 80 3 3 W 1
7 Tue, Nov 13, 1951 Box Score @ Indianapolis Olympians W 77 71 4 3 W 2
8 Sat, Nov 17, 1951 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W OT 68 64 5 3 W 3
9 Thu, Nov 22, 1951 Box Score Rochester Royals W 2OT 70 65 6 3 W 4
10 Sat, Nov 24, 1951 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks W 72 59 7 3 W 5
11 Sun, Nov 25, 1951 Box Score Indianapolis Olympians W 82 73 8 3 W 6
12 Wed, Nov 28, 1951 Box Score Boston Celtics W 90 76 9 3 W 7
13 Sat, Dec 1, 1951 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 89 69 10 3 W 8
14 Sun, Dec 2, 1951 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 61 63 10 4 L 1
15 Wed, Dec 5, 1951 Box Score Syracuse Nationals L OT 81 83 10 5 L 2
16 Sat, Dec 8, 1951 Box Score N Baltimore Bullets W 85 64 11 5 W 1 at Saint Paul, MN
17 Sun, Dec 9, 1951 Box Score Indianapolis Olympians L 78 85 11 6 L 1
18 Tue, Dec 11, 1951 Box Score @ Indianapolis Olympians L 69 85 11 7 L 2
19 Wed, Dec 12, 1951 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 99 79 12 7 W 1
20 Sun, Dec 16, 1951 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 99 52 13 7 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Tue, Dec 18, 1951 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 67 69 13 8 L 1
22 Fri, Dec 21, 1951 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 3OT 103 105 13 9 L 2
23 Sat, Dec 22, 1951 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 3OT 96 90 14 9 W 1
24 Sun, Dec 23, 1951 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 79 81 14 10 L 1
25 Tue, Dec 25, 1951 Box Score Boston Celtics W 100 93 15 10 W 1
26 Sun, Dec 30, 1951 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 93 64 16 10 W 2
27 Tue, Jan 1, 1952 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 82 80 17 10 W 3
28 Fri, Jan 4, 1952 Box Score N Fort Wayne Pistons W 79 64 18 10 W 4 at Saint Paul, MN
29 Sat, Jan 5, 1952 Box Score N Indianapolis Olympians W 86 65 19 10 W 5 at Hibbing, MN
30 Sun, Jan 6, 1952 Box Score New York Knicks W 107 92 20 10 W 6
31 Tue, Jan 8, 1952 Box Score @ Indianapolis Olympians L 75 82 20 11 L 1
32 Wed, Jan 9, 1952 Box Score Indianapolis Olympians W 91 74 21 11 W 1
33 Fri, Jan 11, 1952 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks W 75 63 22 11 W 2
34 Sat, Jan 12, 1952 Box Score N Milwaukee Hawks W 96 84 23 11 W 3 at Kansas City, KS
35 Sun, Jan 13, 1952 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors L 81 88 23 12 L 1
36 Wed, Jan 16, 1952 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 108 94 24 12 W 1
37 Thu, Jan 17, 1952 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 3OT 105 110 24 13 L 1
38 Sat, Jan 19, 1952 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 85 96 24 14 L 2
39 Sun, Jan 20, 1952 Box Score Rochester Royals W 2OT 91 81 25 14 W 1
40 Wed, Jan 23, 1952 Box Score Syracuse Nationals L OT 97 99 25 15 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Sat, Jan 26, 1952 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks W 57 56 26 15 W 1
42 Sun, Jan 27, 1952 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 91 62 27 15 W 2
43 Wed, Jan 30, 1952 Box Score New York Knicks W 77 65 28 15 W 3
44 Thu, Jan 31, 1952 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons W 85 78 29 15 W 4
45 Fri, Feb 1, 1952 Box Score @ Indianapolis Olympians L 77 85 29 16 L 1
46 Sun, Feb 3, 1952 Box Score Rochester Royals W 77 75 30 16 W 1
47 Thu, Feb 7, 1952 Box Score Rochester Royals W 86 75 31 16 W 2
48 Sat, Feb 9, 1952 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons L 67 70 31 17 L 1
49 Sun, Feb 10, 1952 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks L 2OT 69 70 31 18 L 2
50 Thu, Feb 14, 1952 Box Score N Milwaukee Hawks W 109 74 32 18 W 1 at Grand Forks, ND
51 Sat, Feb 16, 1952 Box Score N Boston Celtics L 75 77 32 19 L 1 at Saint Paul, MN
52 Sun, Feb 17, 1952 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 87 99 32 20 L 2
53 Tue, Feb 19, 1952 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 96 98 32 21 L 3
54 Wed, Feb 20, 1952 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 93 78 33 21 W 1
55 Thu, Feb 21, 1952 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 80 88 33 22 L 1
56 Sat, Feb 23, 1952 Box Score @ Rochester Royals W 83 73 34 22 W 1
57 Sun, Feb 24, 1952 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 70 83 34 23 L 1
58 Mon, Feb 25, 1952 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 108 95 35 23 W 1
59 Sat, Mar 1, 1952 Box Score N Indianapolis Olympians W 98 88 36 23 W 2 at Saint Paul, MN
60 Sun, Mar 2, 1952 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks W 96 85 37 23 W 3
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Tue, Mar 4, 1952 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 81 83 37 24 L 1
62 Wed, Mar 5, 1952 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 74 82 37 25 L 2
63 Sat, Mar 8, 1952 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L OT 92 94 37 26 L 3
64 Sun, Mar 9, 1952 Box Score Rochester Royals W 96 90 38 26 W 1
65 Wed, Mar 12, 1952 Box Score New York Knicks W 85 83 39 26 W 2
66 Sun, Mar 16, 1952 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 126 82 40 26 W 3

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Sun, Mar 23, 1952 Box Score Indianapolis Olympians W 78 70 1 0 W 1
2 Tue, Mar 25, 1952 Box Score @ Indianapolis Olympians W 94 87 2 0 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
3 Sat, Mar 29, 1952 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 78 88 2 1 L 1
4 Sun, Mar 30, 1952 Box Score @ Rochester Royals W OT 83 78 3 1 W 1
5 Sat, Apr 5, 1952 Box Score Rochester Royals W 77 67 4 1 W 2
6 Sun, Apr 6, 1952 Box Score Rochester Royals W 82 80 5 1 W 3
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
7 Sat, Apr 12, 1952 Box Score New York Knicks W OT 83 79 6 1 W 4 at Saint Paul, MN
8 Sun, Apr 13, 1952 Box Score New York Knicks L 72 80 6 2 L 1 at Saint Paul, MN
9 Wed, Apr 16, 1952 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 82 77 7 2 W 1
10 Fri, Apr 18, 1952 Box Score @ New York Knicks L OT 89 90 7 3 L 1
11 Sun, Apr 20, 1952 Box Score New York Knicks W 102 89 8 3 W 1 at Saint Paul, MN
12 Wed, Apr 23, 1952 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 68 76 8 4 L 1
13 Fri, Apr 25, 1952 Box Score New York Knicks W 82 65 9 4 W 1