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1953-54 Syracuse Nationals Schedule and Results

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Record: 42-30, Finished 2nd in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Al Cervi (42-30)

PTS/G: 83.5 (2nd of 9) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 78.6 (5th of 9)
SRS: 4.26 (1st of 9) ▪ Pace: 93.5 (1st of 9)
Off Rtg: 88.2 (4th of 9) ▪ Def Rtg: 83.0 (1st of 9)
Expected W-L: 50-22 (1st of 9)

Arena: Onondaga War Memorial ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1954 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Finals (4-3) versus Minneapolis Lakers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Finals (2-0) versus Boston Celtics  (Series Stats)
Advanced from Eastern Division Round Robin

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Sat, Oct 31, 1953 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 73 79 0 1 L 1
2 Sun, Nov 1, 1953 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 85 61 1 1 W 1
3 Thu, Nov 5, 1953 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers L 65 77 1 2 L 1
4 Sat, Nov 7, 1953 Box Score N Baltimore Bullets W 88 77 2 2 W 1 at Philadelphia, PA
5 Sun, Nov 8, 1953 Box Score Rochester Royals W 85 66 3 2 W 2
6 Tue, Nov 10, 1953 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks W 74 59 4 2 W 3
7 Thu, Nov 12, 1953 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 74 78 4 3 L 1
8 Sat, Nov 14, 1953 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 66 77 4 4 L 2
9 Sun, Nov 15, 1953 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 69 61 5 4 W 1
10 Thu, Nov 19, 1953 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 79 76 6 4 W 2
11 Sat, Nov 21, 1953 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 67 68 6 5 L 1
12 Sun, Nov 22, 1953 Box Score New York Knicks L OT 80 84 6 6 L 2
13 Tue, Nov 24, 1953 Box Score @ Rochester Royals W 89 80 7 6 W 1
14 Wed, Nov 25, 1953 Box Score N Baltimore Bullets L 58 66 7 7 L 1 at Boston, MA
15 Thu, Nov 26, 1953 Box Score Boston Celtics W 93 86 8 7 W 1
16 Sat, Nov 28, 1953 Box Score N Boston Celtics L 80 91 8 8 L 1 at New York, NY
17 Sun, Nov 29, 1953 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 101 82 9 8 W 1
18 Tue, Dec 1, 1953 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks W OT 76 69 10 8 W 2
19 Thu, Dec 3, 1953 Box Score N Minneapolis Lakers L 74 87 10 9 L 1 at Moorhead, MN
20 Sat, Dec 5, 1953 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 80 90 10 10 L 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Sun, Dec 6, 1953 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 77 78 10 11 L 3
22 Wed, Dec 9, 1953 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets L 77 92 10 12 L 4
23 Thu, Dec 10, 1953 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 96 76 11 12 W 1
24 Sat, Dec 12, 1953 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 85 90 11 13 L 1
25 Sun, Dec 13, 1953 Box Score Boston Celtics W 108 74 12 13 W 1
26 Sat, Dec 19, 1953 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 90 83 13 13 W 2
27 Sun, Dec 20, 1953 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 81 76 14 13 W 3
28 Wed, Dec 23, 1953 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 76 72 15 13 W 4
29 Fri, Dec 25, 1953 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 80 89 15 14 L 1
30 Sun, Dec 27, 1953 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 96 75 16 14 W 1
31 Wed, Dec 30, 1953 Box Score N Boston Celtics W 96 89 17 14 W 2 at Baltimore, MD
32 Thu, Dec 31, 1953 Box Score Rochester Royals W 86 81 18 14 W 3
33 Fri, Jan 1, 1954 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 92 95 18 15 L 1
34 Sat, Jan 2, 1954 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors W 74 66 19 15 W 1
35 Sun, Jan 3, 1954 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors L 77 90 19 16 L 1
36 Tue, Jan 5, 1954 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons W 72 60 20 16 W 1
37 Thu, Jan 7, 1954 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 79 67 21 16 W 2
38 Sun, Jan 10, 1954 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 77 73 22 16 W 3
39 Wed, Jan 13, 1954 Box Score N New York Knicks W 93 72 23 16 W 4 at Boston, MA
40 Thu, Jan 14, 1954 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 96 71 24 16 W 5
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Sat, Jan 16, 1954 Box Score @ Rochester Royals W 3OT 95 93 25 16 W 6
42 Sun, Jan 17, 1954 Box Score Rochester Royals W 84 81 26 16 W 7
43 Sat, Jan 23, 1954 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets L 91 98 26 17 L 1
44 Sun, Jan 24, 1954 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors L 78 80 26 18 L 2
45 Tue, Jan 26, 1954 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors W 79 75 27 18 W 1 at Buffalo, NY
46 Thu, Jan 28, 1954 Box Score New York Knicks W 79 66 28 18 W 2
47 Sat, Jan 30, 1954 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 65 66 28 19 L 1
48 Sun, Jan 31, 1954 Box Score New York Knicks W 114 70 29 19 W 1
49 Wed, Feb 3, 1954 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors L 79 82 29 20 L 1 at Baltimore, MD
50 Thu, Feb 4, 1954 Box Score N New York Knicks W 90 82 30 20 W 1 at Philadelphia, PA
51 Sat, Feb 6, 1954 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W OT 93 87 31 20 W 2
52 Sun, Feb 7, 1954 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 88 73 32 20 W 3
53 Wed, Feb 10, 1954 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 79 94 32 21 L 1
54 Thu, Feb 11, 1954 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 2OT 74 76 32 22 L 2
55 Sat, Feb 13, 1954 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 78 81 32 23 L 3
56 Sun, Feb 14, 1954 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 111 91 33 23 W 1
57 Tue, Feb 16, 1954 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors L 77 95 33 24 L 1 at New York, NY
58 Thu, Feb 18, 1954 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 91 77 34 24 W 1
59 Sat, Feb 20, 1954 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 68 83 34 25 L 1
60 Sun, Feb 21, 1954 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 100 73 35 25 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Tue, Feb 23, 1954 Box Score N Milwaukee Hawks L 68 70 35 26 L 1 at Cincinnati, OH
62 Thu, Feb 25, 1954 Box Score Boston Celtics L 96 101 35 27 L 2
63 Fri, Feb 26, 1954 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks W 68 62 36 27 W 1
64 Sun, Feb 28, 1954 Box Score Rochester Royals L 85 91 36 28 L 1
65 Tue, Mar 2, 1954 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 87 91 36 29 L 2 at Saint Paul, MN
66 Thu, Mar 4, 1954 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons W 86 63 37 29 W 1
67 Sat, Mar 6, 1954 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 88 77 38 29 W 2
68 Sun, Mar 7, 1954 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 103 77 39 29 W 3
69 Wed, Mar 10, 1954 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 85 77 40 29 W 4
70 Thu, Mar 11, 1954 Box Score Boston Celtics W OT 97 95 41 29 W 5
71 Sat, Mar 13, 1954 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 60 67 41 30 L 1
72 Sun, Mar 14, 1954 Box Score New York Knicks W 113 83 42 30 W 1

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Wed, Mar 17, 1954 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W OT 96 95 1 0 W 1 Round Robin
2 Thu, Mar 18, 1954 Box Score New York Knicks W 75 68 2 0 W 2 Round Robin
3 Sun, Mar 21, 1954 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 103 99 3 0 W 3 Round Robin
4 Mon, Mar 22, 1954 Box Score Boston Celtics W 98 85 4 0 W 4 Round Robin
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
5 Thu, Mar 25, 1954 Box Score Boston Celtics W 109 94 5 0 W 5
6 Sat, Mar 27, 1954 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 83 76 6 0 W 6
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
7 Wed, Mar 31, 1954 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 68 79 6 1 L 1
8 Sat, Apr 3, 1954 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers W 62 60 7 1 W 1
9 Sun, Apr 4, 1954 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers L 67 81 7 2 L 1
10 Thu, Apr 8, 1954 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 80 69 8 2 W 1
11 Sat, Apr 10, 1954 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers L 73 84 8 3 L 1
12 Sun, Apr 11, 1954 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers W 65 63 9 3 W 1
13 Mon, Apr 12, 1954 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 80 87 9 4 L 1