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1954-55 Syracuse Nationals Roster and Stats

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Record: 43-29, Finished 1st in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Al Cervi (43-29)

PTS/G: 91.1 (6th of 8) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 89.7 (1st of 8)
SRS: 1.23 (2nd of 8) ▪ Pace: 103.6 (3rd of 8)
Off Rtg: 87.5 (7th of 8) ▪ Def Rtg: 86.2 (1st of 8)
Expected W-L: 40-32 (2nd of 8)

Arena: Onondaga War Memorial ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1955 Playoffs:
Won NBA Finals (3-4) versus Fort Wayne Pistons  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Finals (1-3) versus Boston Celtics  (Series Stats)

Game Results

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Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
12-14 Dick Farley SG 6-4 190 April 13, 1932 R Indiana University
7 Bill Gabor SG 5-11 170 May 13, 1922 5 Syracuse University
15 Billy Kenville SG 6-2 187 December 1, 1930 1 St. Bonaventure University
10 Red Kerr C 6-9 230 July 17, 1932 R University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
3 George King PG 6-0 175 August 16, 1928 3 University of Charleston
11 Earl Lloyd SF 6-5 200 April 3, 1928 3 West Virginia State University
Jackie Moore SF 6-5 180 September 24, 1932 R La Salle University
8 Wally Osterkorn SF 6-5 215 July 6, 1928 3 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
16 Red Rocha C 6-9 185 September 18, 1923 6 Oregon State University
4 Dolph Schayes PF 6-7 195 May 19, 1928 5 New York University
5 Paul Seymour SG 6-1 180 January 30, 1928 6 University of Toledo
6 Connie Simmons C 6-8 222 March 15, 1925 8
14 Jim Tucker PF 6-7 185 December 11, 1932 R Duquesne University

Team and Opponent Stats

Year/year calculations use per game statistics
G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Team 72 2360 6343 .372 2360 6343 .372 1837 2450 .750 3933 1778 1658 6557
Team/G 32.8 88.1 .372 32.8 88.1 .372 25.5 34.0 .750 54.6 24.7 23.0 91.1
Lg Rank 6 3 7 6 3 7 7 7 2 4 2 2 6
Year/Year 14.9% 13.7% +0.004 14.9% 13.7% +0.004 -3.6% -7.5% +0.031 7.7% 15.4% -10.5% 9.0%
Opponent 72 6457
Opponent/G 89.7
Lg Rank 1
Year/Year 14.1%

Year-by-year: Team Stats Totals / Team Stats Per Game / Opponent Stats Totals / Opponent Stats Per Game

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 40 32 1.39 -0.16 1.23 87.5 86.2 103.6 .386 .372 .290 Onondaga War Memorial
Lg Rank 2 2 2 6 2 7 1 3 8 7 7

Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Paul Seymour 27 72 2950 375 1036 .362 375 1036 .362 .362 300 370 .811 309 483 137 1050
2 Dolph Schayes 26 72 2526 422 1103 .383 422 1103 .383 .383 489 587 .833 887 213 247 1333
3 Red Rocha 31 72 2473 295 801 .368 295 801 .368 .368 222 284 .782 489 178 242 812
4 Earl Lloyd 26 72 2212 286 784 .365 286 784 .365 .365 159 212 .750 553 151 283 731
5 George King 26 67 2015 228 605 .377 228 605 .377 .377 140 229 .611 227 331 148 596
6 Red Kerr 22 72 1529 301 718 .419 301 718 .419 .419 152 223 .682 474 80 165 754
7 Billy Kenville 24 70 1380 172 482 .357 172 482 .357 .357 154 201 .766 247 150 132 498
8 Dick Farley 22 69 1113 136 353 .385 136 353 .385 .385 136 201 .677 167 111 145 408
9 Jim Tucker 22 20 287 39 116 .336 39 116 .336 .336 27 38 .711 97 12 50 105
10 Wally Osterkorn 26 19 286 20 97 .206 20 97 .206 .206 16 32 .500 70 17 32 56
11 Bill Gabor 32 3 47 7 22 .318 7 22 .318 .318 3 5 .600 5 11 6 17
12 Jackie Moore 22
13 Connie Simmons 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 Paul Seymour 27 72 41.0 5.2 14.4 .362 5.2 14.4 .362 4.2 5.1 .811 4.3 6.7 1.9 14.6
2 Dolph Schayes 26 72 35.1 5.9 15.3 .383 5.9 15.3 .383 6.8 8.2 .833 12.3 3.0 3.4 18.5
3 Red Rocha 31 72 34.3 4.1 11.1 .368 4.1 11.1 .368 3.1 3.9 .782 6.8 2.5 3.4 11.3
4 Earl Lloyd 26 72 30.7 4.0 10.9 .365 4.0 10.9 .365 2.2 2.9 .750 7.7 2.1 3.9 10.2
5 George King 26 67 30.1 3.4 9.0 .377 3.4 9.0 .377 2.1 3.4 .611 3.4 4.9 2.2 8.9
6 Red Kerr 22 72 21.2 4.2 10.0 .419 4.2 10.0 .419 2.1 3.1 .682 6.6 1.1 2.3 10.5
7 Billy Kenville 24 70 19.7 2.5 6.9 .357 2.5 6.9 .357 2.2 2.9 .766 3.5 2.1 1.9 7.1
8 Dick Farley 22 69 16.1 2.0 5.1 .385 2.0 5.1 .385 2.0 2.9 .677 2.4 1.6 2.1 5.9
9 Bill Gabor 32 3 15.7 2.3 7.3 .318 2.3 7.3 .318 1.0 1.7 .600 1.7 3.7 2.0 5.7
10 Wally Osterkorn 26 19 15.1 1.1 5.1 .206 1.1 5.1 .206 0.8 1.7 .500 3.7 0.9 1.7 2.9
11 Jim Tucker 22 20 14.4 2.0 5.8 .336 2.0 5.8 .336 1.4 1.9 .711 4.9 0.6 2.5 5.3
12 Jackie Moore 22
13 Connie Simmons 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 Paul Seymour 27 72 2950 4.6 12.6 .362 4.6 12.6 .362 3.7 4.5 .811 3.8 5.9 1.7 12.8
2 Dolph Schayes 26 72 2526 6.0 15.7 .383 6.0 15.7 .383 7.0 8.4 .833 12.6 3.0 3.5 19.0
3 Red Rocha 31 72 2473 4.3 11.7 .368 4.3 11.7 .368 3.2 4.1 .782 7.1 2.6 3.5 11.8
4 Earl Lloyd 26 72 2212 4.7 12.8 .365 4.7 12.8 .365 2.6 3.5 .750 9.0 2.5 4.6 11.9
5 George King 26 67 2015 4.1 10.8 .377 4.1 10.8 .377 2.5 4.1 .611 4.1 5.9 2.6 10.6
6 Red Kerr 22 72 1529 7.1 16.9 .419 7.1 16.9 .419 3.6 5.3 .682 11.2 1.9 3.9 17.8
7 Billy Kenville 24 70 1380 4.5 12.6 .357 4.5 12.6 .357 4.0 5.2 .766 6.4 3.9 3.4 13.0
8 Dick Farley 22 69 1113 4.4 11.4 .385 4.4 11.4 .385 4.4 6.5 .677 5.4 3.6 4.7 13.2
9 Jim Tucker 22 20 287 4.9 14.6 .336 4.9 14.6 .336 3.4 4.8 .711 12.2 1.5 6.3 13.2
10 Wally Osterkorn 26 19 286 2.5 12.2 .206 2.5 12.2 .206 2.0 4.0 .500 8.8 2.1 4.0 7.0
11 Bill Gabor 32 3 47 5.4 16.9 .318 5.4 16.9 .318 2.3 3.8 .600 3.8 8.4 4.6 13.0
12 Jackie Moore 22
13 Connie Simmons 29

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
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 ORtg DRtg
1 Paul Seymour 27 72 2950 .362 .362 .811
2 Dolph Schayes 26 72 2526 .383 .383 .833
3 Red Rocha 31 72 2473 .368 .368 .782
4 Earl Lloyd 26 72 2212 .365 .365 .750
5 George King 26 67 2015 .377 .377 .611
6 Red Kerr 22 72 1529 .419 .419 .682
7 Billy Kenville 24 70 1380 .357 .357 .766
8 Dick Farley 22 69 1113 .385 .385 .677
9 Jim Tucker 22 20 287 .336 .336 .711
10 Wally Osterkorn 26 19 286 .206 .206 .500
11 Bill Gabor 32 3 47 .318 .318 .600
12 Jackie Moore 22
13 Connie Simmons 29

Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48 OBPM DBPM BPM VORP
1 Paul Seymour 27 72 2950 15.1 .438 .357 2.1 4.5 6.7 .108
2 Dolph Schayes 26 72 2526 23.0 .490 .532 6.4 5.7 12.0 .229
3 Red Rocha 31 72 2473 12.0 .438 .355 1.1 3.8 5.0 .096
4 Earl Lloyd 26 72 2212 11.6 .417 .270 -0.3 3.9 3.6 .077
5 George King 26 67 2015 12.8 .422 .379 0.6 3.2 3.8 .090
6 Red Kerr 22 72 1529 18.2 .462 .311 2.0 3.0 5.0 .157
7 Billy Kenville 24 70 1380 13.6 .437 .417 0.8 2.2 3.0 .104
8 Dick Farley 22 69 1113 12.7 .462 .569 1.3 1.6 3.0 .128
9 Jim Tucker 22 20 287 11.2 .396 .328 -0.3 0.6 0.3 .053
10 Wally Osterkorn 26 19 286 2.7 .252 .330 -1.3 0.5 -0.8 -0.133
11 Bill Gabor 32 3 47 11.7 .351 .227 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.012
12 Jackie Moore 22
13 Connie Simmons 29

Playoffs Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Paul Seymour 27 11 410 46 149 .309 46 149 .309 .309 45 50 .900 43 75 21 137
2 Red Rocha 31 11 371 46 110 .418 46 110 .418 .418 44 58 .759 74 14 45 136
3 George King 26 11 371 46 117 .393 46 117 .393 .393 35 55 .636 41 62 33 127
4 Dolph Schayes 26 11 363 60 167 .359 60 167 .359 .359 89 106 .840 141 40 48 209
5 Red Kerr 22 11 363 59 151 .391 59 151 .391 .391 34 61 .557 118 13 27 152
6 Earl Lloyd 26 11 355 44 122 .361 44 122 .361 .361 39 52 .750 89 35 41 127
7 Dick Farley 22 11 168 19 56 .339 19 56 .339 .339 14 25 .560 13 20 29 52
8 Billy Kenville 24 11 130 17 48 .354 17 48 .354 .354 36 49 .735 31 11 23 70
9 Wally Osterkorn 26 11 75 11 34 .324 11 34 .324 .324 13 17 .765 21 11 14 35
10 Jim Tucker 22 9 59 8 27 .296 8 27 .296 .296 8 9 .889 15 1 13 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 Paul Seymour 27 11 37.3 4.2 13.5 .309 4.2 13.5 .309 4.1 4.5 .900 3.9 6.8 1.9 12.5
2 Red Rocha 31 11 33.7 4.2 10.0 .418 4.2 10.0 .418 4.0 5.3 .759 6.7 1.3 4.1 12.4
3 George King 26 11 33.7 4.2 10.6 .393 4.2 10.6 .393 3.2 5.0 .636 3.7 5.6 3.0 11.5
4 Dolph Schayes 26 11 33.0 5.5 15.2 .359 5.5 15.2 .359 8.1 9.6 .840 12.8 3.6 4.4 19.0
5 Red Kerr 22 11 33.0 5.4 13.7 .391 5.4 13.7 .391 3.1 5.5 .557 10.7 1.2 2.5 13.8
6 Earl Lloyd 26 11 32.3 4.0 11.1 .361 4.0 11.1 .361 3.5 4.7 .750 8.1 3.2 3.7 11.5
7 Dick Farley 22 11 15.3 1.7 5.1 .339 1.7 5.1 .339 1.3 2.3 .560 1.2 1.8 2.6 4.7
8 Billy Kenville 24 11 11.8 1.5 4.4 .354 1.5 4.4 .354 3.3 4.5 .735 2.8 1.0 2.1 6.4
9 Wally Osterkorn 26 11 6.8 1.0 3.1 .324 1.0 3.1 .324 1.2 1.5 .765 1.9 1.0 1.3 3.2
10 Jim Tucker 22 9 6.6 0.9 3.0 .296 0.9 3.0 .296 0.9 1.0 .889 1.7 0.1 1.4 2.7

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 Paul Seymour 27 11 410 4.0 13.1 .309 4.0 13.1 .309 4.0 4.4 .900 3.8 6.6 1.8 12.0
2 Red Rocha 31 11 371 4.5 10.7 .418 4.5 10.7 .418 4.3 5.6 .759 7.2 1.4 4.4 13.2
3 George King 26 11 371 4.5 11.4 .393 4.5 11.4 .393 3.4 5.3 .636 4.0 6.0 3.2 12.3
4 Dolph Schayes 26 11 363 6.0 16.6 .359 6.0 16.6 .359 8.8 10.5 .840 14.0 4.0 4.8 20.7
5 Red Kerr 22 11 363 5.9 15.0 .391 5.9 15.0 .391 3.4 6.0 .557 11.7 1.3 2.7 15.1
6 Earl Lloyd 26 11 355 4.5 12.4 .361 4.5 12.4 .361 4.0 5.3 .750 9.0 3.5 4.2 12.9
7 Dick Farley 22 11 168 4.1 12.0 .339 4.1 12.0 .339 3.0 5.4 .560 2.8 4.3 6.2 11.1
8 Billy Kenville 24 11 130 4.7 13.3 .354 4.7 13.3 .354 10.0 13.6 .735 8.6 3.0 6.4 19.4
9 Wally Osterkorn 26 11 75 5.3 16.3 .324 5.3 16.3 .324 6.2 8.2 .765 10.1 5.3 6.7 16.8
10 Jim Tucker 22 9 59 4.9 16.5 .296 4.9 16.5 .296 4.9 5.5 .889 9.2 0.6 7.9 14.6

Playoffs Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
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 ORtg DRtg
1 Paul Seymour 27 11 410 .309 .309 .900
2 Red Rocha 31 11 371 .418 .418 .759
3 George King 26 11 371 .393 .393 .636
4 Dolph Schayes 26 11 363 .359 .359 .840
5 Red Kerr 22 11 363 .391 .391 .557
6 Earl Lloyd 26 11 355 .361 .361 .750
7 Dick Farley 22 11 168 .339 .339 .560
8 Billy Kenville 24 11 130 .354 .354 .735
9 Wally Osterkorn 26 11 75 .324 .324 .765
10 Jim Tucker 22 9 59 .296 .296 .889

Playoffs Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Paul Seymour 27 11 410 13.4 .401 .336 32.9 -0.2 0.7 0.5 .060
2 Red Rocha 31 11 371 12.5 .502 .527 6.9 0.6 0.5 1.2 .152
3 George King 26 11 371 13.8 .450 .470 30.7 0.3 0.6 0.9 .116
4 Dolph Schayes 26 11 363 24.3 .489 .635 21.9 0.9 1.0 1.8 .242
5 Red Kerr 22 11 363 14.9 .427 .404 7.1 0.0 0.7 0.7 .091
6 Earl Lloyd 26 11 355 13.8 .438 .426 18.1 0.1 0.7 0.8 .112
7 Dick Farley 22 11 168 6.1 .388 .446 21.5 -0.1 0.2 0.1 .020
8 Billy Kenville 24 11 130 18.2 .503 1.021 15.8 0.4 0.2 0.6 .218
9 Wally Osterkorn 26 11 75 15.9 .422 .500 28.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 .109
10 Jim Tucker 22 9 59 6.8 .388 .333 3.2 -0.1 0.1 0.0 .007