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1952-53 New York Knicks Roster and Stats

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Record: 47-23, Finished 1st in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Lapchick (47-23)

PTS/G: 85.5 (4th of 10) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 80.3 (4th of 10)
SRS: 4.39 (2nd of 10) ▪ Pace: 93.1 (6th of 10)
Off Rtg: 90.5 (3rd of 10) ▪ Def Rtg: 85.0 (2nd of 10)
Expected W-L: 50-20 (2nd of 10)

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

NBA 1953 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Finals (4-1) versus Minneapolis Lakers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Finals (3-1) versus Boston Celtics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Semifinals (2-0) versus Baltimore Bullets  (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 3 University of Denver
4 Carl Braun SG 6-5 180 September 25, 1927 3 Colgate University
Dick Bunt PG 6-0 170 July 13, 1930 R New York University
8 Nathaniel Clifton PF 6-6 220 October 13, 1922 2 Xavier University of Louisiana
11 Harry Gallatin PF 6-6 210 April 26, 1927 4 Truman State University
7 Ray Lumpp G 6-1 178 July 11, 1923 4 New York University
16 Alfred McGuire PG 6-2 180 September 7, 1928 1 St. John's University
15 Dick McGuire PG 6-0 180 January 25, 1926 3 St. John's University
6 Ralph Polson PF 6-7 200 October 26, 1929 R Whitworth
5 Sherwin Raiken G 6-2 185 October 29, 1928 R Villanova University
18 Connie Simmons C 6-8 222 March 15, 1925 6
14-17 Dick Surhoff SF 6-4 210 November 16, 1929 R Long Island University
9 Ernie Vandeweghe SG 6-3 195 September 12, 1928 3 Colgate University
10 Max Zaslofsky SG 6-2 170 December 7, 1925 6 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 70 2059 5339 .386 2059 5339 .386 1867 2652 .704 4007 1575 2053 5985
Team/G 29.4 76.3 .386 29.4 76.3 .386 26.7 37.9 .704 57.2 22.5 29.3 85.5
Lg Rank 4 6 3 4 6 3 4 3 7 1 2 5 4
Year/Year -4.0% -4.7% +0.003 -4.0% -4.7% +0.003 12.5% 14.4% -0.012 -1.5% -5.2% 9.4% 0.6%
Opponent 70 5619
Opponent/G 80.3
Lg Rank 5
Year/Year -4.7%

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 50 20 5.23 -0.84 4.39 90.5 85.0 93.1 .497 .386 .350 Madison Square Garden (III)
Lg Rank 2 2 2 10 2 3 2 6 3 3 4

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 Nathaniel Clifton 30 70 2496 272 794 .343 272 794 .343 200 343 .583 761 231 274 744
2 Harry Gallatin 25 70 2333 282 635 .444 282 635 .444 301 430 .700 916 126 224 865
3 Carl Braun 25 70 2316 323 807 .400 323 807 .400 331 401 .825 233 243 287 977
4 Vince Boryla 25 66 2200 254 686 .370 254 686 .370 165 201 .821 233 166 226 673
5 Dick McGuire 27 61 1783 142 373 .381 142 373 .381 153 269 .569 280 296 172 437
6 Ernie Vandeweghe 24 61 1745 272 625 .435 272 625 .435 187 244 .766 342 144 242 731
7 Connie Simmons 27 65 1707 240 637 .377 240 637 .377 249 340 .732 458 127 252 729
8 Alfred McGuire 24 58 1231 112 287 .390 112 287 .390 128 201 .637 167 145 206 352
9 Max Zaslofsky 27 29 722 123 320 .384 123 320 .384 98 142 .690 75 55 81 344
10 Dick Surhoff 23 26 187 13 61 .213 13 61 .213 19 30 .633 25 9 36 45
11 Dick Bunt 22 14 146 12 53 .226 12 53 .226 17 25 .680 13 10 18 41
12 Ray Lumpp 29 6 99 8 30 .267 8 30 .267 12 12 1.000 22 15 17 28
13 Sherwin Raiken 24 6 63 3 21 .143 3 21 .143 3 8 .375 8 6 10 9
14 Ralph Polson 23 3 37 3 9 .333 3 9 .333 4 6 .667 8 2 8 10

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 Nathaniel Clifton 30 70 35.7 3.9 11.3 .343 3.9 11.3 .343 2.9 4.9 .583 10.9 3.3 3.9 10.6
2 Vince Boryla 25 66 33.3 3.8 10.4 .370 3.8 10.4 .370 2.5 3.0 .821 3.5 2.5 3.4 10.2
3 Harry Gallatin 25 70 33.3 4.0 9.1 .444 4.0 9.1 .444 4.3 6.1 .700 13.1 1.8 3.2 12.4
4 Carl Braun 25 70 33.1 4.6 11.5 .400 4.6 11.5 .400 4.7 5.7 .825 3.3 3.5 4.1 14.0
5 Dick McGuire 27 61 29.2 2.3 6.1 .381 2.3 6.1 .381 2.5 4.4 .569 4.6 4.9 2.8 7.2
6 Ernie Vandeweghe 24 61 28.6 4.5 10.2 .435 4.5 10.2 .435 3.1 4.0 .766 5.6 2.4 4.0 12.0
7 Connie Simmons 27 65 26.3 3.7 9.8 .377 3.7 9.8 .377 3.8 5.2 .732 7.0 2.0 3.9 11.2
8 Max Zaslofsky 27 29 24.9 4.2 11.0 .384 4.2 11.0 .384 3.4 4.9 .690 2.6 1.9 2.8 11.9
9 Alfred McGuire 24 58 21.2 1.9 4.9 .390 1.9 4.9 .390 2.2 3.5 .637 2.9 2.5 3.6 6.1
10 Ray Lumpp 29 6 16.5 1.3 5.0 .267 1.3 5.0 .267 2.0 2.0 1.000 3.7 2.5 2.8 4.7
11 Ralph Polson 23 3 12.3 1.0 3.0 .333 1.0 3.0 .333 1.3 2.0 .667 2.7 0.7 2.7 3.3
12 Sherwin Raiken 24 6 10.5 0.5 3.5 .143 0.5 3.5 .143 0.5 1.3 .375 1.3 1.0 1.7 1.5
13 Dick Bunt 22 14 10.4 0.9 3.8 .226 0.9 3.8 .226 1.2 1.8 .680 0.9 0.7 1.3 2.9
14 Dick Surhoff 23 26 7.2 0.5 2.3 .213 0.5 2.3 .213 0.7 1.2 .633 1.0 0.3 1.4 1.7

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 Nathaniel Clifton 30 70 2496 3.9 11.5 .343 3.9 11.5 .343 2.9 4.9 .583 11.0 3.3 4.0 10.7
2 Harry Gallatin 25 70 2333 4.4 9.8 .444 4.4 9.8 .444 4.6 6.6 .700 14.1 1.9 3.5 13.3
3 Carl Braun 25 70 2316 5.0 12.5 .400 5.0 12.5 .400 5.1 6.2 .825 3.6 3.8 4.5 15.2
4 Vince Boryla 25 66 2200 4.2 11.2 .370 4.2 11.2 .370 2.7 3.3 .821 3.8 2.7 3.7 11.0
5 Dick McGuire 27 61 1783 2.9 7.5 .381 2.9 7.5 .381 3.1 5.4 .569 5.7 6.0 3.5 8.8
6 Ernie Vandeweghe 24 61 1745 5.6 12.9 .435 5.6 12.9 .435 3.9 5.0 .766 7.1 3.0 5.0 15.1
7 Connie Simmons 27 65 1707 5.1 13.4 .377 5.1 13.4 .377 5.3 7.2 .732 9.7 2.7 5.3 15.4
8 Alfred McGuire 24 58 1231 3.3 8.4 .390 3.3 8.4 .390 3.7 5.9 .637 4.9 4.2 6.0 10.3
9 Max Zaslofsky 27 29 722 6.1 16.0 .384 6.1 16.0 .384 4.9 7.1 .690 3.7 2.7 4.0 17.2
10 Dick Surhoff 23 26 187 2.5 11.7 .213 2.5 11.7 .213 3.7 5.8 .633 4.8 1.7 6.9 8.7
11 Dick Bunt 22 14 146 3.0 13.1 .226 3.0 13.1 .226 4.2 6.2 .680 3.2 2.5 4.4 10.1
12 Ray Lumpp 29 6 99 2.9 10.9 .267 2.9 10.9 .267 4.4 4.4 1.000 8.0 5.5 6.2 10.2
13 Sherwin Raiken 24 6 63 1.7 12.0 .143 1.7 12.0 .143 1.7 4.6 .375 4.6 3.4 5.7 5.1
14 Ralph Polson 23 3 37 2.9 8.8 .333 2.9 8.8 .333 3.9 5.8 .667 7.8 1.9 7.8 9.7

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 Nathaniel Clifton 30 70 2496 15.4 .394 .343 .432 -1.1 4.4 3.3 .064
2 Harry Gallatin 25 70 2333 23.3 .525 .444 .677 6.9 4.4 11.3 .232
3 Carl Braun 25 70 2316 17.5 .497 .400 .497 6.5 2.5 9.0 .186
4 Vince Boryla 25 66 2200 11.2 .435 .370 .293 1.4 2.2 3.6 .078
5 Dick McGuire 27 61 1783 15.5 .445 .381 .721 1.9 2.7 4.7 .125
6 Ernie Vandeweghe 24 61 1745 18.8 .499 .435 .390 4.7 2.3 7.1 .194
7 Connie Simmons 27 65 1707 18.9 .463 .377 .534 3.0 2.7 5.7 .159
8 Alfred McGuire 24 58 1231 13.0 .469 .390 .700 1.9 1.6 3.4 .134
9 Max Zaslofsky 27 29 722 15.8 .450 .384 .444 1.0 0.7 1.7 .116
10 Dick Surhoff 23 26 187 1.5 .303 .213 .492 -0.6 0.2 -0.4 -0.106
11 Dick Bunt 22 14 146 3.9 .320 .226 .472 -0.4 0.1 -0.3 -0.096
12 Ray Lumpp 29 6 99 14.4 .397 .267 .400 0.0 0.2 0.2 .080
13 Sherwin Raiken 24 6 63 -3.2 .184 .143 .381 -0.4 0.1 -0.3 -0.253
14 Ralph Polson 23 3 37 9.6 .430 .333 .667 0.0 0.0 0.1 .084

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 Nathaniel Clifton 30 11 405 51 129 .395 51 129 .395 30 47 .638 140 39 48 132
2 Vince Boryla 25 11 397 44 116 .379 44 116 .379 29 34 .853 35 20 35 117
3 Carl Braun 25 11 374 47 145 .324 47 145 .324 54 67 .806 44 31 46 148
4 Dick McGuire 27 11 360 24 59 .407 24 59 .407 35 55 .636 63 70 25 83
5 Connie Simmons 27 11 341 47 128 .367 47 128 .367 51 70 .729 82 25 48 145
6 Ernie Vandeweghe 24 11 340 49 112 .438 49 112 .438 46 61 .754 64 27 50 144
7 Harry Gallatin 25 11 303 36 86 .419 36 86 .419 44 59 .746 120 15 29 116
8 Alfred McGuire 24 7 62 3 14 .214 3 14 .214 0 7 .000 7 9 11 6
9 Jerry Fleishman 30 2 26 2 3 .667 2 3 .667 6 13 .462 5 7 7 10
10 Sherwin Raiken 24 4 19 4 5 .800 4 5 .800 0 1 .000 1 2 3 8
11 Dick Surhoff 23 4 13 2 4 .500 2 4 .500 0 0 2 2 2 4

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 Nathaniel Clifton 30 11 36.8 4.6 11.7 .395 4.6 11.7 .395 2.7 4.3 .638 12.7 3.5 4.4 12.0
2 Vince Boryla 25 11 36.1 4.0 10.5 .379 4.0 10.5 .379 2.6 3.1 .853 3.2 1.8 3.2 10.6
3 Carl Braun 25 11 34.0 4.3 13.2 .324 4.3 13.2 .324 4.9 6.1 .806 4.0 2.8 4.2 13.5
4 Dick McGuire 27 11 32.7 2.2 5.4 .407 2.2 5.4 .407 3.2 5.0 .636 5.7 6.4 2.3 7.5
5 Connie Simmons 27 11 31.0 4.3 11.6 .367 4.3 11.6 .367 4.6 6.4 .729 7.5 2.3 4.4 13.2
6 Ernie Vandeweghe 24 11 30.9 4.5 10.2 .438 4.5 10.2 .438 4.2 5.5 .754 5.8 2.5 4.5 13.1
7 Harry Gallatin 25 11 27.5 3.3 7.8 .419 3.3 7.8 .419 4.0 5.4 .746 10.9 1.4 2.6 10.5
8 Jerry Fleishman 30 2 13.0 1.0 1.5 .667 1.0 1.5 .667 3.0 6.5 .462 2.5 3.5 3.5 5.0
9 Alfred McGuire 24 7 8.9 0.4 2.0 .214 0.4 2.0 .214 0.0 1.0 .000 1.0 1.3 1.6 0.9
10 Sherwin Raiken 24 4 4.8 1.0 1.3 .800 1.0 1.3 .800 0.0 0.3 .000 0.3 0.5 0.8 2.0
11 Dick Surhoff 23 4 3.3 0.5 1.0 .500 0.5 1.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.0

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 Nathaniel Clifton 30 11 405 4.5 11.5 .395 4.5 11.5 .395 2.7 4.2 .638 12.4 3.5 4.3 11.7
2 Vince Boryla 25 11 397 4.0 10.5 .379 4.0 10.5 .379 2.6 3.1 .853 3.2 1.8 3.2 10.6
3 Carl Braun 25 11 374 4.5 14.0 .324 4.5 14.0 .324 5.2 6.4 .806 4.2 3.0 4.4 14.2
4 Dick McGuire 27 11 360 2.4 5.9 .407 2.4 5.9 .407 3.5 5.5 .636 6.3 7.0 2.5 8.3
5 Connie Simmons 27 11 341 5.0 13.5 .367 5.0 13.5 .367 5.4 7.4 .729 8.7 2.6 5.1 15.3
6 Ernie Vandeweghe 24 11 340 5.2 11.9 .438 5.2 11.9 .438 4.9 6.5 .754 6.8 2.9 5.3 15.2
7 Harry Gallatin 25 11 303 4.3 10.2 .419 4.3 10.2 .419 5.2 7.0 .746 14.3 1.8 3.4 13.8
8 Alfred McGuire 24 7 62 1.7 8.1 .214 1.7 8.1 .214 0.0 4.1 .000 4.1 5.2 6.4 3.5
9 Jerry Fleishman 30 2 26 2.8 4.2 .667 2.8 4.2 .667 8.3 18.0 .462 6.9 9.7 9.7 13.8
10 Sherwin Raiken 24 4 19 7.6 9.5 .800 7.6 9.5 .800 0.0 1.9 .000 1.9 3.8 5.7 15.2
11 Dick Surhoff 23 4 13 5.5 11.1 .500 5.5 11.1 .500 0.0 0.0 5.5 5.5 5.5 11.1

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 Nathaniel Clifton 30 11 405 19.4 .441 .395 .364 21.0 0.2 0.6 0.8 .101
2 Vince Boryla 25 11 397 10.3 .447 .379 .293 10.6 0.2 0.3 0.5 .059
3 Carl Braun 25 11 374 13.2 .424 .324 .462 18.0 0.0 0.3 0.4 .046
4 Dick McGuire 27 11 360 19.2 .499 .407 .932 37.5 0.7 0.5 1.1 .153
5 Connie Simmons 27 11 341 18.1 .457 .367 .547 16.4 0.4 0.4 0.8 .113
6 Ernie Vandeweghe 24 11 340 19.4 .519 .438 .545 18.0 1.0 0.4 1.4 .192
7 Harry Gallatin 25 11 303 23.8 .518 .419 .686 10.6 0.8 0.5 1.3 .199
8 Alfred McGuire 24 7 62 -0.3 .176 .214 .500 27.0 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 -0.181
9 Jerry Fleishman 30 2 26 24.8 .573 .667 4.333 53.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 .297
10 Sherwin Raiken 24 4 19 21.9 .735 .800 .200 28.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 .357
11 Dick Surhoff 23 4 13 17.3 .500 .500 .000 35.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 .151