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1953-54 Rochester Royals Schedule and Results

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Record: 44-28, Finished 2nd in NBA Western Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Les Harrison (44-28)

PTS/G: 79.8 (4th of 9) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 77.3 (3rd of 9)
SRS: 2.23 (3rd of 9) ▪ Pace: 90.9 (5th of 9)
Off Rtg: 86.6 (7th of 9) ▪ Def Rtg: 84.0 (3rd of 9)
Expected W-L: 44-28 (3rd of 9)

Arena: Edgerton Park Arena ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1954 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Division Finals (2-1) versus Minneapolis Lakers  (Series Stats)
Advanced from Western Division Round Robin

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Sat, Oct 31, 1953 Box Score N Baltimore Bullets W 72 68 1 0 W 1 at New York, NY
2 Sun, Nov 1, 1953 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 80 72 2 0 W 2
3 Sat, Nov 7, 1953 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 91 76 3 0 W 3
4 Sun, Nov 8, 1953 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 66 85 3 1 L 1
5 Tue, Nov 10, 1953 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors L 64 66 3 2 L 2
6 Sat, Nov 14, 1953 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 3OT 98 91 4 2 W 1
7 Sun, Nov 15, 1953 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 65 68 4 3 L 1
8 Tue, Nov 17, 1953 Box Score N Boston Celtics W 92 73 5 3 W 1 at Buffalo, NY
9 Thu, Nov 19, 1953 Box Score N Milwaukee Hawks W 79 69 6 3 W 2 at Syracuse, NY
10 Fri, Nov 20, 1953 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks W 81 63 7 3 W 3
11 Sat, Nov 21, 1953 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 70 76 7 4 L 1
12 Sun, Nov 22, 1953 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 82 83 7 5 L 2
13 Tue, Nov 24, 1953 Box Score Syracuse Nationals L 80 89 7 6 L 3
14 Thu, Nov 26, 1953 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W OT 80 75 8 6 W 1
15 Sat, Nov 28, 1953 Box Score @ New York Knicks L OT 90 95 8 7 L 1
16 Sun, Nov 29, 1953 Box Score New York Knicks L 64 69 8 8 L 2
17 Tue, Dec 1, 1953 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 92 69 9 8 W 1
18 Sat, Dec 5, 1953 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 72 65 10 8 W 2
19 Tue, Dec 8, 1953 Box Score Boston Celtics W 97 79 11 8 W 3
20 Sat, Dec 12, 1953 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 90 85 12 8 W 4
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Sun, Dec 13, 1953 Box Score N Minneapolis Lakers W 87 70 13 8 W 5 at Fort Wayne, IN
22 Tue, Dec 15, 1953 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 76 64 14 8 W 6
23 Thu, Dec 17, 1953 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors W 91 79 15 8 W 7 at Cleveland, OH
24 Sat, Dec 19, 1953 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers L 78 91 15 9 L 1
25 Fri, Dec 25, 1953 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors W 73 65 16 9 W 1
26 Sat, Dec 26, 1953 Box Score New York Knicks L 77 78 16 10 L 1
27 Sun, Dec 27, 1953 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 72 98 16 11 L 2
28 Tue, Dec 29, 1953 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 96 77 17 11 W 1
29 Thu, Dec 31, 1953 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 81 86 17 12 L 1
30 Fri, Jan 1, 1954 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 79 76 18 12 W 1
31 Sat, Jan 2, 1954 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W OT 77 76 19 12 W 2
32 Mon, Jan 4, 1954 Box Score N Minneapolis Lakers W 85 84 20 12 W 3 at Chicago, IL
33 Thu, Jan 7, 1954 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 71 89 20 13 L 1
34 Sat, Jan 9, 1954 Box Score New York Knicks L 87 88 20 14 L 2
35 Sun, Jan 10, 1954 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 69 81 20 15 L 3
36 Tue, Jan 12, 1954 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 78 73 21 15 W 1
37 Sat, Jan 16, 1954 Box Score Syracuse Nationals L 3OT 93 95 21 16 L 1
38 Sun, Jan 17, 1954 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 81 84 21 17 L 2
39 Tue, Jan 19, 1954 Box Score N Fort Wayne Pistons W 73 67 22 17 W 1 at Milwaukee, WI
40 Sat, Jan 23, 1954 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 71 61 23 17 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Sun, Jan 24, 1954 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 93 85 24 17 W 3
42 Tue, Jan 26, 1954 Box Score N New York Knicks L 71 74 24 18 L 1 at Buffalo, NY
43 Thu, Jan 28, 1954 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors W OT 82 79 25 18 W 1
44 Sat, Jan 30, 1954 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 95 70 26 18 W 2
45 Sun, Jan 31, 1954 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 69 83 26 19 L 1
46 Tue, Feb 2, 1954 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers L 78 87 26 20 L 2
47 Wed, Feb 3, 1954 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 81 88 26 21 L 3
48 Fri, Feb 5, 1954 Box Score N Fort Wayne Pistons W 89 70 27 21 W 1 at Milwaukee, WI
49 Sat, Feb 6, 1954 Box Score Boston Celtics L 81 104 27 22 L 1
50 Sun, Feb 7, 1954 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets L 73 75 27 23 L 2
51 Tue, Feb 9, 1954 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 81 70 28 23 W 1
52 Wed, Feb 10, 1954 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks W 62 61 29 23 W 2
53 Thu, Feb 11, 1954 Box Score N Milwaukee Hawks W 79 68 30 23 W 3 at Minneapolis, MN
54 Sat, Feb 13, 1954 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 81 78 31 23 W 4
55 Sun, Feb 14, 1954 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 77 105 31 24 L 1
56 Tue, Feb 16, 1954 Box Score N Minneapolis Lakers L 79 85 31 25 L 2 at Hibbing, MN
57 Sat, Feb 20, 1954 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 66 64 32 25 W 1
58 Tue, Feb 23, 1954 Box Score N Boston Celtics W 93 77 33 25 W 2 at New York, NY
59 Wed, Feb 24, 1954 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 79 64 34 25 W 3
60 Thu, Feb 25, 1954 Box Score N Baltimore Bullets W 102 86 35 25 W 4 at Philadelphia, PA
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Sat, Feb 27, 1954 Box Score Boston Celtics L 74 75 35 26 L 1
62 Sun, Feb 28, 1954 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals W 91 85 36 26 W 1
63 Tue, Mar 2, 1954 Box Score N Fort Wayne Pistons W 71 64 37 26 W 2 at New York, NY
64 Thu, Mar 4, 1954 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors W 85 78 38 26 W 3
65 Fri, Mar 5, 1954 Box Score N New York Knicks L 66 70 38 27 L 1 at Boston, MA
66 Sat, Mar 6, 1954 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 74 59 39 27 W 1
67 Sun, Mar 7, 1954 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 91 88 40 27 W 2
68 Tue, Mar 9, 1954 Box Score N Minneapolis Lakers W 70 61 41 27 W 3 at Indianapolis, IN
69 Wed, Mar 10, 1954 Box Score N Milwaukee Hawks W 84 69 42 27 W 4 at Omaha, NE
70 Thu, Mar 11, 1954 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons W 95 80 43 27 W 5
71 Sat, Mar 13, 1954 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 77 76 44 27 W 6
72 Sun, Mar 14, 1954 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks L 53 91 44 28 L 1

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Tue, Mar 16, 1954 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 82 75 1 0 W 1 Round Robin
2 Wed, Mar 17, 1954 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 88 109 1 1 L 1 Round Robin
3 Sun, Mar 21, 1954 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons W 89 71 2 1 W 1 Round Robin
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
4 Wed, Mar 24, 1954 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 76 89 2 2 L 1
5 Sat, Mar 27, 1954 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 74 73 3 2 W 1
6 Sun, Mar 28, 1954 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 72 82 3 3 L 1