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1952-53 New York Knicks Schedule and Results

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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 (1-4) versus Minneapolis Lakers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Finals (1-3) versus Boston Celtics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Semifinals (0-2) versus Baltimore Bullets  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Sat, Nov 1, 1952 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 69 53 1 0 W 1
2 Sat, Nov 8, 1952 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 92 62 2 0 W 2
3 Tue, Nov 11, 1952 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 94 104 2 1 L 1
4 Thu, Nov 13, 1952 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 100 91 3 1 W 1
5 Sat, Nov 15, 1952 Box Score Boston Celtics W 79 68 4 1 W 2
6 Sun, Nov 16, 1952 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 83 112 4 2 L 1
7 Tue, Nov 18, 1952 Box Score @ Indianapolis Olympians L 90 100 4 3 L 2
8 Thu, Nov 20, 1952 Box Score N Indianapolis Olympians W 72 67 5 3 W 1 at Philadelphia, PA
9 Sat, Nov 22, 1952 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 98 68 6 3 W 2
10 Sun, Nov 23, 1952 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 73 76 6 4 L 1
11 Wed, Nov 26, 1952 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 94 92 7 4 W 1
12 Thu, Nov 27, 1952 Box Score N Baltimore Bullets W 104 92 8 4 W 2 at Philadelphia, PA
13 Sat, Nov 29, 1952 Box Score Indianapolis Olympians W 94 72 9 4 W 3
14 Tue, Dec 2, 1952 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors W OT 89 82 10 4 W 4
15 Wed, Dec 3, 1952 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors W 100 75 11 4 W 5 at Boston, MA
16 Thu, Dec 4, 1952 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers L 71 81 11 5 L 1
17 Sat, Dec 6, 1952 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L OT 78 85 11 6 L 2
18 Sun, Dec 7, 1952 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 91 102 11 7 L 3
19 Tue, Dec 9, 1952 Box Score Rochester Royals L 75 77 11 8 L 4
20 Sat, Dec 13, 1952 Box Score @ Rochester Royals W OT 99 97 12 8 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Sun, Dec 14, 1952 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks W 74 69 13 8 W 2
22 Tue, Dec 16, 1952 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W OT 98 93 14 8 W 3
23 Sat, Dec 20, 1952 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W OT 102 99 15 8 W 4
24 Sun, Dec 21, 1952 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 102 77 16 8 W 5
25 Mon, Dec 22, 1952 Box Score N Milwaukee Hawks W 80 75 17 8 W 6 at Buffalo, NY
26 Thu, Dec 25, 1952 Box Score Boston Celtics W 97 84 18 8 W 7
27 Sat, Dec 27, 1952 Box Score N Fort Wayne Pistons L 91 92 18 9 L 1 at Baltimore, MD
28 Sun, Dec 28, 1952 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 72 54 19 9 W 1
29 Thu, Jan 1, 1953 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors W 108 82 20 9 W 2
30 Sat, Jan 3, 1953 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W OT 85 77 21 9 W 3
31 Sun, Jan 4, 1953 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 100 103 21 10 L 1
32 Wed, Jan 7, 1953 Box Score N Syracuse Nationals L 93 114 21 11 L 2 at Philadelphia, PA
33 Thu, Jan 8, 1953 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 81 68 22 11 W 1
34 Fri, Jan 9, 1953 Box Score @ Indianapolis Olympians W 58 54 23 11 W 2
35 Sun, Jan 11, 1953 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 79 85 23 12 L 1
36 Sat, Jan 17, 1953 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 84 76 24 12 W 1
37 Sun, Jan 18, 1953 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 83 99 24 13 L 1
38 Wed, Jan 21, 1953 Box Score N Milwaukee Hawks L 70 72 24 14 L 2 at Boston, MA
39 Thu, Jan 22, 1953 Box Score N Boston Celtics W 112 89 25 14 W 1 at Philadelphia, PA
40 Sat, Jan 24, 1953 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 82 76 26 14 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Sun, Jan 25, 1953 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals W 97 62 27 14 W 3
42 Tue, Jan 27, 1953 Box Score @ Rochester Royals W 74 72 28 14 W 4
43 Thu, Jan 29, 1953 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors W 72 61 29 14 W 5
44 Sat, Jan 31, 1953 Box Score Boston Celtics W 76 69 30 14 W 6
45 Sun, Feb 1, 1953 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors W 90 85 31 14 W 7 at Boston, MA
46 Tue, Feb 3, 1953 Box Score N Milwaukee Hawks W 76 69 32 14 W 8 at Indianapolis, IN
47 Thu, Feb 5, 1953 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 73 81 32 15 L 1
48 Fri, Feb 6, 1953 Box Score @ Indianapolis Olympians W 84 73 33 15 W 1
49 Sat, Feb 7, 1953 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 86 63 34 15 W 2
50 Sun, Feb 8, 1953 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 79 87 34 16 L 1
51 Wed, Feb 11, 1953 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 86 80 35 16 W 1
52 Fri, Feb 13, 1953 Box Score N Baltimore Bullets W 106 96 36 16 W 2 at Boston, MA
53 Sat, Feb 14, 1953 Box Score Indianapolis Olympians W 91 79 37 16 W 3
54 Sun, Feb 15, 1953 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals W 85 81 38 16 W 4
55 Tue, Feb 17, 1953 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 86 67 39 16 W 5
56 Wed, Feb 18, 1953 Box Score N Boston Celtics L 66 69 39 17 L 1 at Providence, RI
57 Sat, Feb 21, 1953 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 85 69 40 17 W 1
58 Sun, Feb 22, 1953 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L OT 83 87 40 18 L 1
59 Tue, Feb 24, 1953 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 79 63 41 18 W 1
60 Wed, Feb 25, 1953 Box Score N Rochester Royals L OT 71 79 41 19 L 1 at Boston, MA
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Sat, Feb 28, 1953 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 85 74 42 19 W 1
62 Sun, Mar 1, 1953 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 64 79 42 20 L 1
63 Tue, Mar 3, 1953 Box Score Rochester Royals W 109 88 43 20 W 1
64 Thu, Mar 5, 1953 Box Score N Baltimore Bullets W 80 69 44 20 W 2 at Trenton, NJ
65 Fri, Mar 6, 1953 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 75 66 45 20 W 3
66 Sun, Mar 8, 1953 Box Score Boston Celtics L 78 89 45 21 L 1
67 Wed, Mar 11, 1953 Box Score N Baltimore Bullets W 3OT 113 107 46 21 W 1 at Boston, MA
68 Thu, Mar 12, 1953 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors W 90 85 47 21 W 2
69 Sat, Mar 14, 1953 Box Score Syracuse Nationals L 81 95 47 22 L 1
70 Sun, Mar 15, 1953 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 69 81 47 23 L 2

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Tue, Mar 17, 1953 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 80 62 1 0 W 1
2 Fri, Mar 20, 1953 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 90 81 2 0 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
3 Wed, Mar 25, 1953 Box Score Boston Celtics W 95 91 3 0 W 3
4 Thu, Mar 26, 1953 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 70 86 3 1 L 1
5 Sat, Mar 28, 1953 Box Score Boston Celtics W 101 82 4 1 W 1
6 Sun, Mar 29, 1953 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 82 75 5 1 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
7 Sat, Apr 4, 1953 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers W 96 88 6 1 W 3
8 Sun, Apr 5, 1953 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 71 73 6 2 L 1
9 Tue, Apr 7, 1953 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers L 75 90 6 3 L 2
10 Wed, Apr 8, 1953 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers L 69 71 6 4 L 3
11 Fri, Apr 10, 1953 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers L 84 91 6 5 L 4