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1954-55 New York Knicks Roster and Stats

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Record: 38-34, Finished 2nd in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Lapchick (38-34)

PTS/G: 92.7 (4th of 8) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 92.6 (5th of 8)
SRS: 0.11 (4th of 8) ▪ Pace: 101.8 (5th of 8)
Off Rtg: 90.2 (4th of 8) ▪ Def Rtg: 90.1 (6th of 8)
Expected W-L: 36-36 (4th of 8)

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

NBA 1955 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Division Semifinals (2-1) 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 Don Anielak F 6-7 190 November 1, 1930 R Missouri State University
10 Jim Baechtold SF 6-4 205 December 9, 1927 2 Eastern Kentucky University
4 Carl Braun SG 6-5 180 September 25, 1927 5 Colgate University
9 Fred Christ G 6-4 210 August 6, 1930 R Fordham University
8 Nathaniel Clifton PF 6-6 220 October 13, 1922 4 Xavier University of Louisiana
5 Bert Cook SG 6-3 185 April 26, 1929 R Utah State University
19 Ray Felix C 6-11 220 December 10, 1930 1 Long Island University
11 Harry Gallatin PF 6-6 210 April 26, 1927 6 Truman State University
17 Chuck Grigsby G 6-5 190 August 15, 1928 R University of Dayton
14 Herm Hedderick G 6-5 170 January 1, 1930 R Canisius College
12 Paul Hoffman G-F 6-2 195 April 12, 1925 5 Purdue University
3 Bob Knight G-F 6-2 185 April 30, 1929 R
15 Dick McGuire PG 6-0 180 January 25, 1926 5 St. John's University
9 Bob Peterson PF 6-5 210 January 25, 1932 1 University of Oregon
6-7 Gene Shue PG 6-2 170 December 18, 1931 R University of Maryland
16 Jack Turner SF 6-4 170 June 29, 1930 R Western Kentucky University

Team and Opponent Stats

G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
Team 72 2392 6149 .389 2392 6149 .389 1887 2593 .728 4379 1744 1587 6671 92.7
Lg Rank 4 5 4 5 5 6 1 3 8 4 4
Opponent 72 6665 92.6
Lg Rank 5 5

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 36 36 0.08 0.03 0.11 90.2 90.1 101.8 .422 .389 .307 Madison Square Garden (III)
Lg Rank 4 4 4 5 4 4 6 5 3 4 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 Harry Gallatin 27 72 2548 330 859 .384 330 859 .384 393 483 .814 995 176 206 1053
2 Jim Baechtold 27 72 2536 362 898 .403 362 898 .403 279 339 .823 307 218 202 1003
3 Carl Braun 27 71 2479 400 1032 .388 400 1032 .388 274 342 .801 295 274 208 1074
4 Nathaniel Clifton 32 72 2390 360 932 .386 360 932 .386 224 328 .683 612 198 221 944
5 Dick McGuire 29 71 2310 226 581 .389 226 581 .389 195 303 .644 322 542 143 647
6 Ray Felix 24 72 2024 364 832 .438 364 832 .438 310 498 .622 818 67 286 1038
7 Jack Turner 24 65 922 111 308 .360 111 308 .360 60 76 .789 154 77 76 282
8 Gene Shue 23 56 882 97 274 .354 97 274 .354 54 72 .750 144 78 60 248
9 Bob Peterson 23 37 503 62 169 .367 62 169 .367 30 45 .667 154 31 80 154
10 Bert Cook 25 37 424 42 133 .316 42 133 .316 34 50 .680 72 33 39 118
11 Fred Christ 24 6 48 5 18 .278 5 18 .278 10 11 .909 8 7 3 20
12 Chuck Grigsby 26 7 45 7 19 .368 7 19 .368 2 8 .250 11 7 9 16
13 Bob Knight 25 2 29 3 7 .429 3 7 .429 1 1 1.000 1 8 6 7
14 Herm Hedderick 25 5 23 2 9 .222 2 9 .222 0 1 .000 4 2 3 4
15 Don Anielak 24 1 10 0 4 .000 0 4 .000 3 4 .750 2 0 0 3
16 Paul Hoffman 29

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 Harry Gallatin 27 72 35.4 4.6 11.9 .384 4.6 11.9 .384 5.5 6.7 .814 13.8 2.4 2.9 14.6
2 Jim Baechtold 27 72 35.2 5.0 12.5 .403 5.0 12.5 .403 3.9 4.7 .823 4.3 3.0 2.8 13.9
3 Carl Braun 27 71 34.9 5.6 14.5 .388 5.6 14.5 .388 3.9 4.8 .801 4.2 3.9 2.9 15.1
4 Nathaniel Clifton 32 72 33.2 5.0 12.9 .386 5.0 12.9 .386 3.1 4.6 .683 8.5 2.8 3.1 13.1
5 Dick McGuire 29 71 32.5 3.2 8.2 .389 3.2 8.2 .389 2.7 4.3 .644 4.5 7.6 2.0 9.1
6 Ray Felix 24 72 28.1 5.1 11.6 .438 5.1 11.6 .438 4.3 6.9 .622 11.4 0.9 4.0 14.4
7 Gene Shue 23 56 15.8 1.7 4.9 .354 1.7 4.9 .354 1.0 1.3 .750 2.6 1.4 1.1 4.4
8 Bob Knight 25 2 14.5 1.5 3.5 .429 1.5 3.5 .429 0.5 0.5 1.000 0.5 4.0 3.0 3.5
9 Jack Turner 24 65 14.2 1.7 4.7 .360 1.7 4.7 .360 0.9 1.2 .789 2.4 1.2 1.2 4.3
10 Bob Peterson 23 37 13.6 1.7 4.6 .367 1.7 4.6 .367 0.8 1.2 .667 4.2 0.8 2.2 4.2
11 Bert Cook 25 37 11.5 1.1 3.6 .316 1.1 3.6 .316 0.9 1.4 .680 1.9 0.9 1.1 3.2
12 Don Anielak 24 1 10.0 0.0 4.0 .000 0.0 4.0 .000 3.0 4.0 .750 2.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
13 Fred Christ 24 6 8.0 0.8 3.0 .278 0.8 3.0 .278 1.7 1.8 .909 1.3 1.2 0.5 3.3
14 Chuck Grigsby 26 7 6.4 1.0 2.7 .368 1.0 2.7 .368 0.3 1.1 .250 1.6 1.0 1.3 2.3
15 Herm Hedderick 25 5 4.6 0.4 1.8 .222 0.4 1.8 .222 0.0 0.2 .000 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.8
16 Paul Hoffman 29

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 Harry Gallatin 27 72 2548 4.7 12.1 .384 4.7 12.1 .384 5.6 6.8 .814 14.1 2.5 2.9 14.9
2 Jim Baechtold 27 72 2536 5.1 12.7 .403 5.1 12.7 .403 4.0 4.8 .823 4.4 3.1 2.9 14.2
3 Carl Braun 27 71 2479 5.8 15.0 .388 5.8 15.0 .388 4.0 5.0 .801 4.3 4.0 3.0 15.6
4 Nathaniel Clifton 32 72 2390 5.4 14.0 .386 5.4 14.0 .386 3.4 4.9 .683 9.2 3.0 3.3 14.2
5 Dick McGuire 29 71 2310 3.5 9.1 .389 3.5 9.1 .389 3.0 4.7 .644 5.0 8.4 2.2 10.1
6 Ray Felix 24 72 2024 6.5 14.8 .438 6.5 14.8 .438 5.5 8.9 .622 14.5 1.2 5.1 18.5
7 Jack Turner 24 65 922 4.3 12.0 .360 4.3 12.0 .360 2.3 3.0 .789 6.0 3.0 3.0 11.0
8 Gene Shue 23 56 882 4.0 11.2 .354 4.0 11.2 .354 2.2 2.9 .750 5.9 3.2 2.4 10.1
9 Bob Peterson 23 37 503 4.4 12.1 .367 4.4 12.1 .367 2.1 3.2 .667 11.0 2.2 5.7 11.0
10 Bert Cook 25 37 424 3.6 11.3 .316 3.6 11.3 .316 2.9 4.2 .680 6.1 2.8 3.3 10.0
11 Fred Christ 24 6 48 3.7 13.5 .278 3.7 13.5 .278 7.5 8.2 .909 6.0 5.2 2.3 15.0
12 Chuck Grigsby 26 7 45 5.6 15.2 .368 5.6 15.2 .368 1.6 6.4 .250 8.8 5.6 7.2 12.8
13 Bob Knight 25 2 29 3.7 8.7 .429 3.7 8.7 .429 1.2 1.2 1.000 1.2 9.9 7.4 8.7
14 Herm Hedderick 25 5 23 3.1 14.1 .222 3.1 14.1 .222 0.0 1.6 .000 6.3 3.1 4.7 6.3
15 Don Anielak 24 1 10 0.0 14.4 .000 0.0 14.4 .000 10.8 14.4 .750 7.2 0.0 0.0 10.8
16 Paul Hoffman 29

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 Harry Gallatin 27 72 2548 20.5 .491 .384 .562 5.1 3.3 8.3 .157
2 Jim Baechtold 27 72 2536 13.9 .479 .403 .378 4.1 1.8 6.0 .113
3 Carl Braun 27 71 2479 14.6 .454 .388 .331 2.8 1.9 4.7 .091
4 Nathaniel Clifton 32 72 2390 15.0 .439 .386 .352 1.3 2.4 3.7 .074
5 Dick McGuire 29 71 2310 16.8 .453 .389 .522 2.7 2.6 5.3 .110
6 Ray Felix 24 72 2024 20.4 .494 .438 .599 4.8 2.5 7.2 .172
7 Jack Turner 24 65 922 10.5 .413 .360 .247 -0.1 0.8 0.6 .032
8 Gene Shue 23 56 882 10.3 .406 .354 .263 -0.3 0.7 0.5 .026
9 Bob Peterson 23 37 503 10.9 .408 .367 .266 -0.2 0.5 0.4 .034
10 Bert Cook 25 37 424 8.5 .381 .316 .376 -0.4 0.3 0.0 -0.006
11 Fred Christ 24 6 48 16.7 .438 .278 .611 0.0 0.0 0.1 .085
12 Chuck Grigsby 26 7 45 9.9 .355 .368 .421 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.042
13 Bob Knight 25 2 29 11.9 .470 .429 .143 0.0 0.0 0.1 .117
14 Herm Hedderick 25 5 23 -0.8 .212 .222 .111 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.232
15 Don Anielak 24 1 10 1.8 .260 .000 1.000 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.263
16 Paul Hoffman 29

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 Jim Baechtold 27 3 115 17 45 .378 17 45 .378 14 15 .933 14 14 13 48
2 Nathaniel Clifton 32 3 110 20 52 .385 20 52 .385 19 24 .792 23 13 12 59
3 Harry Gallatin 27 3 108 19 42 .452 19 42 .452 17 22 .773 44 7 11 55
4 Carl Braun 27 3 103 18 44 .409 18 44 .409 18 20 .900 14 16 11 54
5 Dick McGuire 29 3 75 6 19 .316 6 19 .316 8 12 .667 9 12 7 20
6 Bob Peterson 23 3 71 7 15 .467 7 15 .467 10 11 .909 16 5 3 24
7 Ray Felix 24 3 63 2 16 .125 2 16 .125 13 21 .619 12 1 6 17
8 Gene Shue 23 3 49 8 17 .471 8 17 .471 6 7 .857 12 4 5 22
9 Bert Cook 25 1 20 4 6 .667 4 6 .667 0 2 .000 0 2 3 8
10 Jack Turner 24 2 16 2 6 .333 2 6 .333 1 3 .333 4 2 1 5

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 Jim Baechtold 27 3 38.3 5.7 15.0 .378 5.7 15.0 .378 4.7 5.0 .933 4.7 4.7 4.3 16.0
2 Nathaniel Clifton 32 3 36.7 6.7 17.3 .385 6.7 17.3 .385 6.3 8.0 .792 7.7 4.3 4.0 19.7
3 Harry Gallatin 27 3 36.0 6.3 14.0 .452 6.3 14.0 .452 5.7 7.3 .773 14.7 2.3 3.7 18.3
4 Carl Braun 27 3 34.3 6.0 14.7 .409 6.0 14.7 .409 6.0 6.7 .900 4.7 5.3 3.7 18.0
5 Dick McGuire 29 3 25.0 2.0 6.3 .316 2.0 6.3 .316 2.7 4.0 .667 3.0 4.0 2.3 6.7
6 Bob Peterson 23 3 23.7 2.3 5.0 .467 2.3 5.0 .467 3.3 3.7 .909 5.3 1.7 1.0 8.0
7 Ray Felix 24 3 21.0 0.7 5.3 .125 0.7 5.3 .125 4.3 7.0 .619 4.0 0.3 2.0 5.7
8 Bert Cook 25 1 20.0 4.0 6.0 .667 4.0 6.0 .667 0.0 2.0 .000 0.0 2.0 3.0 8.0
9 Gene Shue 23 3 16.3 2.7 5.7 .471 2.7 5.7 .471 2.0 2.3 .857 4.0 1.3 1.7 7.3
10 Jack Turner 24 2 8.0 1.0 3.0 .333 1.0 3.0 .333 0.5 1.5 .333 2.0 1.0 0.5 2.5

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 Jim Baechtold 27 3 115 5.3 14.1 .378 5.3 14.1 .378 4.4 4.7 .933 4.4 4.4 4.1 15.0
2 Nathaniel Clifton 32 3 110 6.5 17.0 .385 6.5 17.0 .385 6.2 7.9 .792 7.5 4.3 3.9 19.3
3 Harry Gallatin 27 3 108 6.3 14.0 .452 6.3 14.0 .452 5.7 7.3 .773 14.7 2.3 3.7 18.3
4 Carl Braun 27 3 103 6.3 15.4 .409 6.3 15.4 .409 6.3 7.0 .900 4.9 5.6 3.8 18.9
5 Dick McGuire 29 3 75 2.9 9.1 .316 2.9 9.1 .316 3.8 5.8 .667 4.3 5.8 3.4 9.6
6 Bob Peterson 23 3 71 3.5 7.6 .467 3.5 7.6 .467 5.1 5.6 .909 8.1 2.5 1.5 12.2
7 Ray Felix 24 3 63 1.1 9.1 .125 1.1 9.1 .125 7.4 12.0 .619 6.9 0.6 3.4 9.7
8 Gene Shue 23 3 49 5.9 12.5 .471 5.9 12.5 .471 4.4 5.1 .857 8.8 2.9 3.7 16.2
9 Bert Cook 25 1 20 7.2 10.8 .667 7.2 10.8 .667 0.0 3.6 .000 0.0 3.6 5.4 14.4
10 Jack Turner 24 2 16 4.5 13.5 .333 4.5 13.5 .333 2.3 6.8 .333 9.0 4.5 2.3 11.3

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 Jim Baechtold 27 3 115 12.9 .465 .378 .333 21.5 0.1 0.0 0.1 .033
2 Nathaniel Clifton 32 3 110 17.4 .472 .385 .462 22.2 0.2 -0.1 0.1 .050
3 Harry Gallatin 27 3 108 21.5 .532 .452 .524 12.0 0.3 -0.1 0.2 .106
4 Carl Braun 27 3 103 18.5 .511 .409 .455 28.7 0.3 0.0 0.2 .106
5 Dick McGuire 29 3 75 10.0 .412 .316 .632 25.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.022
6 Bob Peterson 23 3 71 16.3 .605 .467 .733 11.4 0.2 0.0 0.2 .119
7 Ray Felix 24 3 63 3.9 .337 .125 1.313 2.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.116
8 Gene Shue 23 3 49 17.6 .548 .471 .412 14.8 0.1 0.0 0.1 .114
9 Bert Cook 25 1 20 11.0 .581 .667 .333 19.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 .134
10 Jack Turner 24 2 16 10.0 .342 .333 .500 21.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.128