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1950-51 New York Knicks Roster and Stats

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Record: 36-30, Finished 3rd in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Lapchick (36-30)

PTS/G: 85.8 (2nd of 11) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 85.4 (6th of 11)
SRS: 0.49 (5th of 11) ▪ Pace: 94.8 (10th of 11)
Off Rtg: 88.0 (2nd of 11) ▪ Def Rtg: 87.6 (9th of 11)
Expected W-L: 34-32 (5th of 11)

Arena: Madison Square Garden (III) ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1951 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Finals (3-4) versus Rochester Royals  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Finals (2-3) versus Syracuse Nationals  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Semifinals (0-2) versus Boston Celtics  (Series Stats)

Game Results

Height of bar is margin of victory up to 20 points  ▪  Mouseover bar for details  ▪  Click for box score  ▪  Grouped by Month

Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
12 Vince Boryla SF 6-5 210 March 11, 1927 1 University of Denver
19 Nathaniel Clifton PF 6-6 220 October 13, 1922 R Xavier University of Louisiana
Ray Ellefson C 6-8 230 November 18, 1922 1 West Texas A&M University
11 Harry Gallatin F-C 6-6 210 April 26, 1927 2 Truman State University
14 Gene James F 6-4 180 February 15, 1925 2 Marshall University
17 George Kaftan SF 6-3 190 February 22, 1928 2 College of the Holy Cross
6-16 Tony Lavelli F 6-3 185 July 11, 1926 1 Yale University
7 Ray Lumpp G 6-1 178 July 11, 1923 2 New York University
15 Dick McGuire PG 6-0 180 January 25, 1926 1 St. John's University
10 Tex Ritter G-F 6-2 185 February 26, 1924 2 Eastern Kentucky University
18 Connie Simmons C-F 6-8 222 March 15, 1925 4
9 Ernie Vandeweghe F-G 6-3 195 September 12, 1928 1 Colgate University
5 Max Zaslofsky SG 6-2 170 December 7, 1925 4 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 66 2037 5380 .379 2037 5380 .379 1592 2231 .714 3421 1551 1810 5666
Team/G 30.9 81.5 .379 30.9 81.5 .379 24.1 33.8 .714 51.8 23.5 27.4 85.8
Lg Rank 4 8 1 4 8 1 7 6 11 5 2 7 6
Year/Year 11.1% 3.6% +0.026 11.1% 3.6% +0.026 -4.1% -4.4% +0.002 22.2% 8.5% 6.4%
Opponent 66 5639
Opponent/G 85.4
Lg Rank 6
Year/Year 8.7%

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 34 32 0.41 0.07 0.49 88.0 87.6 94.8 .415 .379 .296 Madison Square Garden (III)
Lg Rank 5 6 5 7 5 2 9 10 4 1 5

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 Max Zaslofsky 25 66 302 853 .354 302 853 .354 231 298 .775 228 136 150 835
2 Nathaniel Clifton 28 65 211 656 .322 211 656 .322 140 263 .532 491 162 269 562
3 Ray Ellefson 28 3 0 4 .000 0 4 .000 4 4 1.000 8 0 6 4
4 Harry Gallatin 23 66 293 705 .416 293 705 .416 259 354 .732 800 180 244 845
5 Gene James 25 6 1 3 .333 1 3 .333 1 2 .500 4 4 7 3
6 George Kaftan 22 61 111 286 .388 111 286 .388 78 125 .624 153 74 102 300
7 Tony Lavelli 24 30 32 93 .344 32 93 .344 35 41 .854 59 23 56 99
8 Ray Lumpp 27 64 153 379 .404 153 379 .404 124 160 .775 125 115 160 430
9 Dick McGuire 25 64 179 482 .371 179 482 .371 179 276 .649 334 400 154 537
10 Tex Ritter 26 34 39 103 .379 39 103 .379 49 71 .690 65 37 52 127
11 Connie Simmons 25 66 229 613 .374 229 613 .374 146 208 .702 426 117 222 604
12 Ernie Vandeweghe 22 44 135 336 .402 135 336 .402 68 97 .701 195 121 144 338
13 Vince Boryla 23 66 352 867 .406 352 867 .406 278 332 .837 249 182 244 982

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 Max Zaslofsky 25 66 4.6 12.9 .354 4.6 12.9 .354 3.5 4.5 .775 3.5 2.1 2.3 12.7
2 Nathaniel Clifton 28 65 3.2 10.1 .322 3.2 10.1 .322 2.2 4.0 .532 7.6 2.5 4.1 8.6
3 Ray Ellefson 28 3 0.0 1.3 .000 0.0 1.3 .000 1.3 1.3 1.000 2.7 0.0 2.0 1.3
4 Harry Gallatin 23 66 4.4 10.7 .416 4.4 10.7 .416 3.9 5.4 .732 12.1 2.7 3.7 12.8
5 Gene James 25 6 0.2 0.5 .333 0.2 0.5 .333 0.2 0.3 .500 0.7 0.7 1.2 0.5
6 George Kaftan 22 61 1.8 4.7 .388 1.8 4.7 .388 1.3 2.0 .624 2.5 1.2 1.7 4.9
7 Tony Lavelli 24 30 1.1 3.1 .344 1.1 3.1 .344 1.2 1.4 .854 2.0 0.8 1.9 3.3
8 Ray Lumpp 27 64 2.4 5.9 .404 2.4 5.9 .404 1.9 2.5 .775 2.0 1.8 2.5 6.7
9 Dick McGuire 25 64 2.8 7.5 .371 2.8 7.5 .371 2.8 4.3 .649 5.2 6.3 2.4 8.4
10 Tex Ritter 26 34 1.1 3.0 .379 1.1 3.0 .379 1.4 2.1 .690 1.9 1.1 1.5 3.7
11 Connie Simmons 25 66 3.5 9.3 .374 3.5 9.3 .374 2.2 3.2 .702 6.5 1.8 3.4 9.2
12 Ernie Vandeweghe 22 44 3.1 7.6 .402 3.1 7.6 .402 1.5 2.2 .701 4.4 2.8 3.3 7.7
13 Vince Boryla 23 66 5.3 13.1 .406 5.3 13.1 .406 4.2 5.0 .837 3.8 2.8 3.7 14.9

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 Max Zaslofsky 25 66 .354 .354 .775
2 Nathaniel Clifton 28 65 .322 .322 .532
3 Ray Ellefson 28 3 .000 .000 1.000
4 Harry Gallatin 23 66 .416 .416 .732
5 Gene James 25 6 .333 .333 .500
6 George Kaftan 22 61 .388 .388 .624
7 Tony Lavelli 24 30 .344 .344 .854
8 Ray Lumpp 27 64 .404 .404 .775
9 Dick McGuire 25 64 .371 .371 .649
10 Tex Ritter 26 34 .379 .379 .690
11 Connie Simmons 25 66 .374 .374 .702
12 Ernie Vandeweghe 22 44 .402 .402 .701
13 Vince Boryla 23 66 .406 .406 .837

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 Max Zaslofsky 25 66 .354 .354 .775
2 Nathaniel Clifton 28 65 .322 .322 .532
3 Ray Ellefson 28 3 .000 .000 1.000
4 Harry Gallatin 23 66 .416 .416 .732
5 Gene James 25 6 .333 .333 .500
6 George Kaftan 22 61 .388 .388 .624
7 Tony Lavelli 24 30 .344 .344 .854
8 Ray Lumpp 27 64 .404 .404 .775
9 Dick McGuire 25 64 .371 .371 .649
10 Tex Ritter 26 34 .379 .379 .690
11 Connie Simmons 25 66 .374 .374 .702
12 Ernie Vandeweghe 22 44 .402 .402 .701
13 Vince Boryla 23 66 .406 .406 .837

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 Max Zaslofsky 25 66 .424 .354 .349 1.8 0.9 2.7
2 Nathaniel Clifton 28 65 .364 .322 .401 -1.7 1.2 -0.4
3 Ray Ellefson 28 3 .347 .000 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0
4 Harry Gallatin 23 66 .491 .416 .502 5.9 1.7 7.6
5 Gene James 25 6 .387 .333 .667 0.0 0.0 0.0
6 George Kaftan 22 61 .440 .388 .437 1.1 0.4 1.6
7 Tony Lavelli 24 30 .446 .344 .441 0.4 0.2 0.6
8 Ray Lumpp 27 64 .478 .404 .422 2.8 0.5 3.3
9 Dick McGuire 25 64 .445 .371 .573 3.3 1.2 4.5
10 Tex Ritter 26 34 .473 .379 .689 0.8 0.2 1.0
11 Connie Simmons 25 66 .429 .374 .339 1.6 1.0 2.6
12 Ernie Vandeweghe 22 44 .446 .402 .289 1.5 0.6 2.1
13 Vince Boryla 23 66 .485 .406 .383 6.4 1.0 7.4

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 Ernie Vandeweghe 22 14 37 91 .407 37 91 .407 27 37 .730 66 34 55 101
2 Vince Boryla 23 14 83 193 .430 83 193 .430 51 56 .911 52 37 42 217
3 Nathaniel Clifton 28 14 41 118 .347 41 118 .347 18 46 .391 137 46 62 100
4 Harry Gallatin 23 14 49 140 .350 49 140 .350 67 87 .770 163 26 57 165
5 George Kaftan 22 8 6 18 .333 6 18 .333 1 3 .333 6 2 7 13
6 Tony Lavelli 24 2 1 5 .200 1 5 .200 2 2 1.000 1 1 2 4
7 Ray Lumpp 27 13 24 67 .358 24 67 .358 20 23 .870 20 23 40 68
8 Dick McGuire 25 14 25 80 .313 25 80 .313 24 53 .453 83 78 50 74
9 Tex Ritter 26 3 1 5 .200 1 5 .200 1 1 1.000 2 0 5 3
10 Connie Simmons 25 14 55 151 .364 55 151 .364 42 68 .618 94 24 61 152
11 Max Zaslofsky 25 14 88 217 .406 88 217 .406 74 100 .740 58 38 43 250

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 Ernie Vandeweghe 22 14 2.6 6.5 .407 2.6 6.5 .407 1.9 2.6 .730 4.7 2.4 3.9 7.2
2 Vince Boryla 23 14 5.9 13.8 .430 5.9 13.8 .430 3.6 4.0 .911 3.7 2.6 3.0 15.5
3 Nathaniel Clifton 28 14 2.9 8.4 .347 2.9 8.4 .347 1.3 3.3 .391 9.8 3.3 4.4 7.1
4 Harry Gallatin 23 14 3.5 10.0 .350 3.5 10.0 .350 4.8 6.2 .770 11.6 1.9 4.1 11.8
5 George Kaftan 22 8 0.8 2.3 .333 0.8 2.3 .333 0.1 0.4 .333 0.8 0.3 0.9 1.6
6 Tony Lavelli 24 2 0.5 2.5 .200 0.5 2.5 .200 1.0 1.0 1.000 0.5 0.5 1.0 2.0
7 Ray Lumpp 27 13 1.8 5.2 .358 1.8 5.2 .358 1.5 1.8 .870 1.5 1.8 3.1 5.2
8 Dick McGuire 25 14 1.8 5.7 .313 1.8 5.7 .313 1.7 3.8 .453 5.9 5.6 3.6 5.3
9 Tex Ritter 26 3 0.3 1.7 .200 0.3 1.7 .200 0.3 0.3 1.000 0.7 0.0 1.7 1.0
10 Connie Simmons 25 14 3.9 10.8 .364 3.9 10.8 .364 3.0 4.9 .618 6.7 1.7 4.4 10.9
11 Max Zaslofsky 25 14 6.3 15.5 .406 6.3 15.5 .406 5.3 7.1 .740 4.1 2.7 3.1 17.9

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 Ernie Vandeweghe 22 14 .407 .407 .730
2 Vince Boryla 23 14 .430 .430 .911
3 Nathaniel Clifton 28 14 .347 .347 .391
4 Harry Gallatin 23 14 .350 .350 .770
5 George Kaftan 22 8 .333 .333 .333
6 Tony Lavelli 24 2 .200 .200 1.000
7 Ray Lumpp 27 13 .358 .358 .870
8 Dick McGuire 25 14 .313 .313 .453
9 Tex Ritter 26 3 .200 .200 1.000
10 Connie Simmons 25 14 .364 .364 .618
11 Max Zaslofsky 25 14 .406 .406 .740

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 Ernie Vandeweghe 22 14 .407 .407 .730
2 Vince Boryla 23 14 .430 .430 .911
3 Nathaniel Clifton 28 14 .347 .347 .391
4 Harry Gallatin 23 14 .350 .350 .770
5 George Kaftan 22 8 .333 .333 .333
6 Tony Lavelli 24 2 .200 .200 1.000
7 Ray Lumpp 27 13 .358 .358 .870
8 Dick McGuire 25 14 .313 .313 .453
9 Tex Ritter 26 3 .200 .200 1.000
10 Connie Simmons 25 14 .364 .364 .618
11 Max Zaslofsky 25 14 .406 .406 .740

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 Ernie Vandeweghe 22 14 .471 .407 .407 0.5 0.3 0.8
2 Vince Boryla 23 14 .499 .430 .290 1.4 0.3 1.7
3 Nathaniel Clifton 28 14 .362 .347 .390 -0.5 0.5 0.0
4 Harry Gallatin 23 14 .463 .350 .621 0.7 0.5 1.2
5 George Kaftan 22 8 .336 .333 .167 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
6 Tony Lavelli 24 2 .340 .200 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0
7 Ray Lumpp 27 13 .441 .358 .343 0.2 0.1 0.3
8 Dick McGuire 25 14 .358 .313 .663 -0.2 0.4 0.2
9 Tex Ritter 26 3 .276 .200 .200 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
10 Connie Simmons 25 14 .420 .364 .450 0.1 0.4 0.4
11 Max Zaslofsky 25 14 .479 .406 .461 1.3 0.4 1.6