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1953-54 Minneapolis Lakers Schedule and Results

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Record: 46-26, Finished 1st in NBA Western Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: John Kundla (46-26)

PTS/G: 81.7 (3rd of 9) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 78.6 (4th of 9)
SRS: 2.70 (2nd of 9) ▪ Pace: 93.5 (2nd of 9)
Off Rtg: 86.8 (5th of 9) ▪ Def Rtg: 83.5 (2nd of 9)
Expected W-L: 45-27 (2nd of 9)

Arena: Minneapolis Auditorium ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1954 Playoffs:
Won NBA Finals (3-4) versus Syracuse Nationals  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Division Finals (1-2) versus Rochester Royals  (Series Stats)
Advanced from Western Division Round Robin

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Oct 30, 1953 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks L 59 69 0 1 L 1
2 Sat, Oct 31, 1953 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 67 91 0 2 L 2
3 Sun, Nov 1, 1953 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 84 79 1 2 W 1
4 Wed, Nov 4, 1953 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 77 75 2 2 W 2
5 Thu, Nov 5, 1953 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals W 77 65 3 2 W 3
6 Sat, Nov 7, 1953 Box Score New York Knicks W 70 62 4 2 W 4
7 Tue, Nov 10, 1953 Box Score N Fort Wayne Pistons L 62 78 4 3 L 1 at Milwaukee, WI
8 Fri, Nov 13, 1953 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks W 92 84 5 3 W 1
9 Sat, Nov 14, 1953 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 3OT 91 98 5 4 L 1
10 Sun, Nov 15, 1953 Box Score N Boston Celtics W 89 74 6 4 W 1 at New York, NY
11 Tue, Nov 17, 1953 Box Score N Fort Wayne Pistons W 83 66 7 4 W 2 at Buffalo, NY
12 Thu, Nov 19, 1953 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors W 107 79 8 4 W 3
13 Sat, Nov 21, 1953 Box Score Rochester Royals W 76 70 9 4 W 4
14 Sun, Nov 22, 1953 Box Score N Milwaukee Hawks W 57 55 10 4 W 5 at Fort Wayne, IN
15 Thu, Nov 26, 1953 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 88 80 11 4 W 6
16 Sun, Nov 29, 1953 Box Score Boston Celtics W 95 82 12 4 W 7
17 Thu, Dec 3, 1953 Box Score N Syracuse Nationals W 87 74 13 4 W 8 at Moorhead, MN
18 Sat, Dec 5, 1953 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 90 80 14 4 W 9
19 Sat, Dec 12, 1953 Box Score New York Knicks W 71 67 15 4 W 10
20 Sun, Dec 13, 1953 Box Score N Rochester Royals L 70 87 15 5 L 1 at Fort Wayne, IN
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Tue, Dec 15, 1953 Box Score @ New York Knicks L OT 79 80 15 6 L 2
22 Wed, Dec 16, 1953 Box Score N Milwaukee Hawks W OT 69 63 16 6 W 1 at Boston, MA
23 Thu, Dec 17, 1953 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets L 64 75 16 7 L 1
24 Sat, Dec 19, 1953 Box Score @ Rochester Royals W 91 78 17 7 W 1
25 Sun, Dec 20, 1953 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 76 81 17 8 L 1
26 Fri, Dec 25, 1953 Box Score N Baltimore Bullets L 78 88 17 9 L 2 at Saint Paul, MN
27 Sat, Dec 26, 1953 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 77 71 18 9 W 1
28 Sun, Dec 27, 1953 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons W 79 75 19 9 W 2
29 Wed, Dec 30, 1953 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons L 80 97 19 10 L 1
30 Sat, Jan 2, 1954 Box Score New York Knicks W 78 74 20 10 W 1
31 Mon, Jan 4, 1954 Box Score N Rochester Royals L 84 85 20 11 L 1 at Chicago, IL
32 Thu, Jan 7, 1954 Box Score Rochester Royals W 89 71 21 11 W 1
33 Sat, Jan 9, 1954 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks W 78 67 22 11 W 2
34 Sun, Jan 10, 1954 Box Score Boston Celtics W 99 85 23 11 W 3
35 Wed, Jan 13, 1954 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 84 88 23 12 L 1
36 Thu, Jan 14, 1954 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 71 96 23 13 L 2
37 Sat, Jan 16, 1954 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks L 58 64 23 14 L 3
38 Sun, Jan 17, 1954 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 83 86 23 15 L 4
39 Mon, Jan 18, 1954 Box Score N Milwaukee Hawks W 91 72 24 15 W 1 at Kansas City, MO
40 Sat, Jan 23, 1954 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 75 72 25 15 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Tue, Jan 26, 1954 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks W 84 69 26 15 W 3
42 Wed, Jan 27, 1954 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 76 73 27 15 W 4
43 Thu, Jan 28, 1954 Box Score N Baltimore Bullets W 104 82 28 15 W 5 at Grand Forks, ND
44 Sat, Jan 30, 1954 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 80 64 29 15 W 6
45 Sun, Jan 31, 1954 Box Score Boston Celtics W 82 67 30 15 W 7
46 Tue, Feb 2, 1954 Box Score @ Rochester Royals W 87 78 31 15 W 8
47 Wed, Feb 3, 1954 Box Score N New York Knicks W 91 79 32 15 W 9 at Boston, MA
48 Thu, Feb 4, 1954 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 82 70 33 15 W 10
49 Sat, Feb 6, 1954 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 97 94 34 15 W 11
50 Sun, Feb 7, 1954 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 83 90 34 16 L 1
51 Mon, Feb 8, 1954 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors W 106 91 35 16 W 1 at Spencer, IA
52 Tue, Feb 9, 1954 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors W 70 67 36 16 W 2 at Huron, SD
53 Thu, Feb 11, 1954 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 110 82 37 16 W 3
54 Fri, Feb 12, 1954 Box Score N Milwaukee Hawks L 62 71 37 17 L 1 at Toledo, OH
55 Sat, Feb 13, 1954 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors W 86 77 38 17 W 1 at Grand Rapids, MI
56 Sun, Feb 14, 1954 Box Score Rochester Royals W 105 77 39 17 W 2
57 Tue, Feb 16, 1954 Box Score N Rochester Royals W 85 79 40 17 W 3 at Hibbing, MN
58 Thu, Feb 18, 1954 Box Score Boston Celtics L 92 105 40 18 L 1
59 Sat, Feb 20, 1954 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 83 68 41 18 W 1
60 Sun, Feb 21, 1954 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 73 100 41 19 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Mon, Feb 22, 1954 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors L 72 79 41 20 L 2 at New Haven, CT
62 Tue, Feb 23, 1954 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 100 82 42 20 W 1
63 Thu, Feb 25, 1954 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 72 81 42 21 L 1
64 Sat, Feb 27, 1954 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 95 85 43 21 W 1
65 Sun, Feb 28, 1954 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 77 94 43 22 L 1
66 Tue, Mar 2, 1954 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 91 87 44 22 W 1 at Saint Paul, MN
67 Fri, Mar 5, 1954 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 106 128 44 23 L 1
68 Sat, Mar 6, 1954 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 59 74 44 24 L 2
69 Sun, Mar 7, 1954 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 65 63 45 24 W 1
70 Tue, Mar 9, 1954 Box Score N Rochester Royals L 61 70 45 25 L 1 at Indianapolis, IN
71 Wed, Mar 10, 1954 Box Score New York Knicks L 76 85 45 26 L 2
72 Sat, Mar 13, 1954 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 93 66 46 26 W 1

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Wed, Mar 17, 1954 Box Score Rochester Royals W 109 88 1 0 W 1 Round Robin
2 Thu, Mar 18, 1954 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons W 90 85 2 0 W 2 Round Robin
3 Sat, Mar 20, 1954 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 78 73 3 0 W 3 Round Robin
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
4 Wed, Mar 24, 1954 Box Score Rochester Royals W 89 76 4 0 W 4
5 Sat, Mar 27, 1954 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 73 74 4 1 L 1
6 Sun, Mar 28, 1954 Box Score Rochester Royals W 82 72 5 1 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
7 Wed, Mar 31, 1954 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 79 68 6 1 W 2
8 Sat, Apr 3, 1954 Box Score Syracuse Nationals L 60 62 6 2 L 1
9 Sun, Apr 4, 1954 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals W 81 67 7 2 W 1
10 Thu, Apr 8, 1954 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 69 80 7 3 L 1
11 Sat, Apr 10, 1954 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals W 84 73 8 3 W 1
12 Sun, Apr 11, 1954 Box Score Syracuse Nationals L 63 65 8 4 L 1
13 Mon, Apr 12, 1954 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 87 80 9 4 W 1