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1951-52 Syracuse Nationals Roster and Stats

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Record: 40-26, Finished 1st in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Al Cervi (40-26)

PTS/G: 86.7 (2nd of 10) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 82.2 (4th of 10)
SRS: 3.94 (2nd of 10) ▪ Pace: 96.1 (5th of 10)
Off Rtg: 89.2 (4th of 10) ▪ Def Rtg: 84.6 (2nd of 10)
Expected W-L: 45-21 (2nd of 10)

Arena: Onondaga War Memorial ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1952 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Division Finals (3-1) versus New York Knicks  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Semifinals (2-1) versus Philadelphia Warriors  (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
13 Gerry Calabrese SG 6-1 175 February 4, 1925 1 St. John's University
15 Al Cervi PG 5-11 170 February 12, 1917 2
7 Bill Gabor SG 5-11 170 May 13, 1922 2 Syracuse University
6 Noble Jorgensen C 6-9 228 May 18, 1925 3 University of Iowa
3 George King PG 6-0 175 August 16, 1928 R University of Charleston
8-17 Wally Osterkorn SF 6-5 215 July 6, 1928 R University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10 George Ratkovicz PF 6-6 220 November 13, 1922 2
16 Red Rocha C 6-9 185 September 18, 1923 4 Oregon State University
9 Don Savage F-G 6-3 205 April 9, 1928 R LeMoyne College
4 Dolph Schayes PF 6-7 195 May 19, 1928 2 New York University
5 Paul Seymour SG 6-1 180 January 30, 1928 3 University of Toledo

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 66 1894 5207 .364 1894 5207 .364 1933 2589 .747 3603 1373 1970 5721 86.7
Lg Rank 7 7 7 1 1 4 6 8 1 2 2
Opponent 66 5427 82.2
Lg Rank 4 4

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 45 21 4.45 -0.51 3.94 89.2 84.6 96.1 .497 .364 .371 Onondaga War Memorial
Lg Rank 2 2 2 9 2 4 2 5 1 7 1

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 Red Rocha 28 66 2543 300 749 .401 300 749 .401 254 330 .770 549 128 249 854
2 Paul Seymour 24 66 2209 206 615 .335 206 615 .335 186 245 .759 225 220 165 598
3 Dolph Schayes 23 63 2004 263 740 .355 263 740 .355 342 424 .807 773 182 213 868
4 George King 23 66 1889 235 579 .406 235 579 .406 188 264 .712 274 244 199 658
5 Wally Osterkorn 23 66 1721 145 413 .351 145 413 .351 199 335 .594 444 117 226 489
6 George Ratkovicz 29 66 1356 165 473 .349 165 473 .349 163 242 .674 328 90 235 493
7 Noble Jorgensen 26 66 1318 190 460 .413 190 460 .413 149 187 .797 288 63 190 529
8 Bill Gabor 29 57 1085 173 538 .322 173 538 .322 142 183 .776 93 86 188 488
9 Gerry Calabrese 26 58 937 109 317 .344 109 317 .344 73 103 .709 84 83 107 291
10 Al Cervi 34 55 850 99 280 .354 99 280 .354 219 248 .883 87 148 176 417
11 Don Savage 23 12 118 9 43 .209 9 43 .209 18 28 .643 24 12 22 36

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 Red Rocha 28 66 38.5 4.5 11.3 .401 4.5 11.3 .401 3.8 5.0 .770 8.3 1.9 3.8 12.9
2 Paul Seymour 24 66 33.5 3.1 9.3 .335 3.1 9.3 .335 2.8 3.7 .759 3.4 3.3 2.5 9.1
3 Dolph Schayes 23 63 31.8 4.2 11.7 .355 4.2 11.7 .355 5.4 6.7 .807 12.3 2.9 3.4 13.8
4 George King 23 66 28.6 3.6 8.8 .406 3.6 8.8 .406 2.8 4.0 .712 4.2 3.7 3.0 10.0
5 Wally Osterkorn 23 66 26.1 2.2 6.3 .351 2.2 6.3 .351 3.0 5.1 .594 6.7 1.8 3.4 7.4
6 George Ratkovicz 29 66 20.5 2.5 7.2 .349 2.5 7.2 .349 2.5 3.7 .674 5.0 1.4 3.6 7.5
7 Noble Jorgensen 26 66 20.0 2.9 7.0 .413 2.9 7.0 .413 2.3 2.8 .797 4.4 1.0 2.9 8.0
8 Bill Gabor 29 57 19.0 3.0 9.4 .322 3.0 9.4 .322 2.5 3.2 .776 1.6 1.5 3.3 8.6
9 Gerry Calabrese 26 58 16.2 1.9 5.5 .344 1.9 5.5 .344 1.3 1.8 .709 1.4 1.4 1.8 5.0
10 Al Cervi 34 55 15.5 1.8 5.1 .354 1.8 5.1 .354 4.0 4.5 .883 1.6 2.7 3.2 7.6
11 Don Savage 23 12 9.8 0.8 3.6 .209 0.8 3.6 .209 1.5 2.3 .643 2.0 1.0 1.8 3.0

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 Red Rocha 28 66 2543 4.2 10.6 .401 4.2 10.6 .401 3.6 4.7 .770 7.8 1.8 3.5 12.1
2 Paul Seymour 24 66 2209 3.4 10.0 .335 3.4 10.0 .335 3.0 4.0 .759 3.7 3.6 2.7 9.7
3 Dolph Schayes 23 63 2004 4.7 13.3 .355 4.7 13.3 .355 6.1 7.6 .807 13.9 3.3 3.8 15.6
4 George King 23 66 1889 4.5 11.0 .406 4.5 11.0 .406 3.6 5.0 .712 5.2 4.7 3.8 12.5
5 Wally Osterkorn 23 66 1721 3.0 8.6 .351 3.0 8.6 .351 4.2 7.0 .594 9.3 2.4 4.7 10.2
6 George Ratkovicz 29 66 1356 4.4 12.6 .349 4.4 12.6 .349 4.3 6.4 .674 8.7 2.4 6.2 13.1
7 Noble Jorgensen 26 66 1318 5.2 12.6 .413 5.2 12.6 .413 4.1 5.1 .797 7.9 1.7 5.2 14.4
8 Bill Gabor 29 57 1085 5.7 17.9 .322 5.7 17.9 .322 4.7 6.1 .776 3.1 2.9 6.2 16.2
9 Gerry Calabrese 26 58 937 4.2 12.2 .344 4.2 12.2 .344 2.8 4.0 .709 3.2 3.2 4.1 11.2
10 Al Cervi 34 55 850 4.2 11.9 .354 4.2 11.9 .354 9.3 10.5 .883 3.7 6.3 7.5 17.7
11 Don Savage 23 12 118 2.7 13.1 .209 2.7 13.1 .209 5.5 8.5 .643 7.3 3.7 6.7 11.0

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 Red Rocha 28 66 2543 15.2 .478 .401 .441 4.6 3.2 7.8 .148
2 Paul Seymour 24 66 2209 10.9 .414 .335 .398 0.8 2.4 3.2 .069
3 Dolph Schayes 23 63 2004 23.7 .468 .355 .573 4.4 4.0 8.5 .203
4 George King 23 66 1889 16.6 .473 .406 .456 3.9 2.5 6.4 .162
5 Wally Osterkorn 23 66 1721 13.4 .436 .351 .811 1.4 2.6 4.0 .111
6 George Ratkovicz 29 66 1356 13.4 .425 .349 .512 0.8 1.9 2.8 .098
7 Noble Jorgensen 26 66 1318 16.3 .488 .413 .407 3.1 1.7 4.8 .175
8 Bill Gabor 29 57 1085 9.8 .394 .322 .340 -0.5 1.0 0.5 .021
9 Gerry Calabrese 26 58 937 9.4 .402 .344 .325 0.0 0.9 0.9 .046
10 Al Cervi 34 55 850 21.9 .536 .354 .886 4.1 1.2 5.3 .297
11 Don Savage 23 12 118 7.2 .325 .209 .651 -0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.053

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 Red Rocha 28 7 276 41 95 .432 41 95 .432 37 51 .725 48 10 36 119
2 Paul Seymour 24 7 270 25 60 .417 25 60 .417 35 43 .814 26 25 33 85
3 Wally Osterkorn 23 7 249 23 67 .343 23 67 .343 28 47 .596 57 20 32 74
4 Dolph Schayes 23 7 248 41 91 .451 41 91 .451 60 78 .769 90 15 34 142
5 George King 23 6 207 19 54 .352 19 54 .352 19 28 .679 29 21 17 57
6 Noble Jorgensen 26 7 150 19 52 .365 19 52 .365 23 31 .742 27 5 30 61
7 Al Cervi 34 7 88 7 30 .233 7 30 .233 22 23 .957 10 15 23 36
8 Bill Gabor 29 7 80 11 33 .333 11 33 .333 12 16 .750 6 10 16 34
9 George Ratkovicz 29 6 59 5 15 .333 5 15 .333 8 20 .400 22 3 16 18
10 Gerry Calabrese 26 6 53 10 24 .417 10 24 .417 4 4 1.000 8 4 18 24

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 Red Rocha 28 7 39.4 5.9 13.6 .432 5.9 13.6 .432 5.3 7.3 .725 6.9 1.4 5.1 17.0
2 Paul Seymour 24 7 38.6 3.6 8.6 .417 3.6 8.6 .417 5.0 6.1 .814 3.7 3.6 4.7 12.1
3 Wally Osterkorn 23 7 35.6 3.3 9.6 .343 3.3 9.6 .343 4.0 6.7 .596 8.1 2.9 4.6 10.6
4 Dolph Schayes 23 7 35.4 5.9 13.0 .451 5.9 13.0 .451 8.6 11.1 .769 12.9 2.1 4.9 20.3
5 George King 23 6 34.5 3.2 9.0 .352 3.2 9.0 .352 3.2 4.7 .679 4.8 3.5 2.8 9.5
6 Noble Jorgensen 26 7 21.4 2.7 7.4 .365 2.7 7.4 .365 3.3 4.4 .742 3.9 0.7 4.3 8.7
7 Al Cervi 34 7 12.6 1.0 4.3 .233 1.0 4.3 .233 3.1 3.3 .957 1.4 2.1 3.3 5.1
8 Bill Gabor 29 7 11.4 1.6 4.7 .333 1.6 4.7 .333 1.7 2.3 .750 0.9 1.4 2.3 4.9
9 George Ratkovicz 29 6 9.8 0.8 2.5 .333 0.8 2.5 .333 1.3 3.3 .400 3.7 0.5 2.7 3.0
10 Gerry Calabrese 26 6 8.8 1.7 4.0 .417 1.7 4.0 .417 0.7 0.7 1.000 1.3 0.7 3.0 4.0

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 Red Rocha 28 7 276 5.3 12.4 .432 5.3 12.4 .432 4.8 6.7 .725 6.3 1.3 4.7 15.5
2 Paul Seymour 24 7 270 3.3 8.0 .417 3.3 8.0 .417 4.7 5.7 .814 3.5 3.3 4.4 11.3
3 Wally Osterkorn 23 7 249 3.3 9.7 .343 3.3 9.7 .343 4.0 6.8 .596 8.2 2.9 4.6 10.7
4 Dolph Schayes 23 7 248 6.0 13.2 .451 6.0 13.2 .451 8.7 11.3 .769 13.1 2.2 4.9 20.6
5 George King 23 6 207 3.3 9.4 .352 3.3 9.4 .352 3.3 4.9 .679 5.0 3.7 3.0 9.9
6 Noble Jorgensen 26 7 150 4.6 12.5 .365 4.6 12.5 .365 5.5 7.4 .742 6.5 1.2 7.2 14.6
7 Al Cervi 34 7 88 2.9 12.3 .233 2.9 12.3 .233 9.0 9.4 .957 4.1 6.1 9.4 14.7
8 Bill Gabor 29 7 80 5.0 14.9 .333 5.0 14.9 .333 5.4 7.2 .750 2.7 4.5 7.2 15.3
9 George Ratkovicz 29 6 59 3.1 9.2 .333 3.1 9.2 .333 4.9 12.2 .400 13.4 1.8 9.8 11.0
10 Gerry Calabrese 26 6 53 6.8 16.3 .417 6.8 16.3 .417 2.7 2.7 1.000 5.4 2.7 12.2 16.3

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 Red Rocha 28 7 276 15.5 .507 .432 .537 8.1 0.5 0.3 0.8 .134
2 Paul Seymour 24 7 270 13.3 .539 .417 .717 18.3 0.5 0.3 0.8 .144
3 Wally Osterkorn 23 7 249 12.1 .422 .343 .701 15.9 -0.1 0.3 0.2 .045
4 Dolph Schayes 23 7 248 27.6 .567 .451 .857 14.0 1.1 0.4 1.5 .284
5 George King 23 6 207 11.7 .430 .352 .519 20.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 .048
6 Noble Jorgensen 26 7 150 11.8 .465 .365 .596 7.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 .078
7 Al Cervi 34 7 88 13.8 .449 .233 .767 32.9 0.0 0.1 0.2 .088
8 Bill Gabor 29 7 80 11.5 .425 .333 .485 27.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 .028
9 George Ratkovicz 29 6 59 9.4 .378 .333 1.333 9.9 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.003
10 Gerry Calabrese 26 6 53 11.0 .466 .417 .167 18.4 0.0 0.1 0.1 .088