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1954-55 Syracuse Nationals Schedule and Results

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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)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Sun, Oct 31, 1954 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers L 94 97 0 1 L 1
2 Sat, Nov 6, 1954 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 84 107 0 2 L 2
3 Sun, Nov 7, 1954 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 97 80 1 2 W 1
4 Thu, Nov 11, 1954 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons W 88 86 2 2 W 2
5 Sat, Nov 13, 1954 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks L 72 85 2 3 L 1
6 Sun, Nov 14, 1954 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 92 99 2 4 L 2
7 Tue, Nov 16, 1954 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors W 86 85 3 4 W 1 at New York, NY
8 Thu, Nov 18, 1954 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 91 82 4 4 W 2
9 Sat, Nov 20, 1954 Box Score @ Rochester Royals W 80 79 5 4 W 3
10 Sun, Nov 21, 1954 Box Score Boston Celtics W 110 104 6 4 W 4
11 Thu, Nov 25, 1954 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 91 85 7 4 W 5
12 Sat, Nov 27, 1954 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 80 74 8 4 W 6
13 Sun, Nov 28, 1954 Box Score New York Knicks W 79 77 9 4 W 7
14 Wed, Dec 1, 1954 Box Score N New York Knicks L 86 88 9 5 L 1 at Philadelphia, PA
15 Thu, Dec 2, 1954 Box Score Rochester Royals W 82 78 10 5 W 1
16 Sat, Dec 4, 1954 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 73 79 10 6 L 1
17 Sun, Dec 5, 1954 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 89 72 11 6 W 1
18 Tue, Dec 7, 1954 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors W 88 81 12 6 W 2 at New Haven, CT
19 Wed, Dec 8, 1954 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 78 105 12 7 L 1
20 Thu, Dec 9, 1954 Box Score Boston Celtics W 120 107 13 7 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Sat, Dec 11, 1954 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 90 94 13 8 L 1
22 Sun, Dec 12, 1954 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors L 87 96 13 9 L 2
23 Tue, Dec 14, 1954 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 91 82 14 9 W 1
24 Wed, Dec 15, 1954 Box Score N New York Knicks L 81 88 14 10 L 1 at Boston, MA
25 Sat, Dec 18, 1954 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 83 86 14 11 L 2
26 Sun, Dec 19, 1954 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 108 93 15 11 W 1
27 Sat, Dec 25, 1954 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 101 109 15 12 L 1
28 Sun, Dec 26, 1954 Box Score New York Knicks W OT 97 92 16 12 W 1
29 Tue, Dec 28, 1954 Box Score N Rochester Royals W 84 82 17 12 W 2 at New York, NY
30 Wed, Dec 29, 1954 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 70 72 17 13 L 1
31 Sat, Jan 1, 1955 Box Score Boston Celtics W 108 102 18 13 W 1
32 Sun, Jan 2, 1955 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks L 79 91 18 14 L 1
33 Thu, Jan 6, 1955 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers L 106 117 18 15 L 2
34 Sat, Jan 8, 1955 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers W 100 97 19 15 W 1
35 Sun, Jan 9, 1955 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks L 72 77 19 16 L 1
36 Tue, Jan 11, 1955 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 82 93 19 17 L 2
37 Thu, Jan 13, 1955 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 100 83 20 17 W 1
38 Sun, Jan 16, 1955 Box Score Rochester Royals W 90 85 21 17 W 2
39 Wed, Jan 19, 1955 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors W OT 98 97 22 17 W 3 at Hershey, PA
40 Thu, Jan 20, 1955 Box Score Boston Celtics W 92 87 23 17 W 4
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Sun, Jan 23, 1955 Box Score New York Knicks L 89 98 23 18 L 1
42 Tue, Jan 25, 1955 Box Score N Fort Wayne Pistons L 66 69 23 19 L 2 at Buffalo, NY
43 Wed, Jan 26, 1955 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors W 107 99 24 19 W 1 at Boston, MA
44 Thu, Jan 27, 1955 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 94 79 25 19 W 2
45 Fri, Jan 28, 1955 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 90 101 25 20 L 1
46 Sun, Jan 30, 1955 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors L 83 93 25 21 L 2
47 Thu, Feb 3, 1955 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 85 104 25 22 L 3
48 Fri, Feb 4, 1955 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 88 114 25 23 L 4
49 Sat, Feb 5, 1955 Box Score @ Rochester Royals W 94 88 26 23 W 1
50 Sun, Feb 6, 1955 Box Score New York Knicks W 77 75 27 23 W 2
51 Tue, Feb 8, 1955 Box Score N Boston Celtics W 115 88 28 23 W 3 at New York, NY
52 Wed, Feb 9, 1955 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 94 104 28 24 L 1
53 Thu, Feb 10, 1955 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 85 81 29 24 W 1
54 Sat, Feb 12, 1955 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 92 66 30 24 W 2
55 Sun, Feb 13, 1955 Box Score Rochester Royals W 88 87 31 24 W 3
56 Mon, Feb 14, 1955 Box Score N Milwaukee Hawks W 82 81 32 24 W 4 at Toledo, OH
57 Thu, Feb 17, 1955 Box Score Boston Celtics W 107 93 33 24 W 5
58 Fri, Feb 18, 1955 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 86 110 33 25 L 1
59 Sat, Feb 19, 1955 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 80 78 34 25 W 1
60 Sun, Feb 20, 1955 Box Score New York Knicks W 104 84 35 25 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Tue, Feb 22, 1955 Box Score N Boston Celtics L 95 97 35 26 L 1 at New York, NY
62 Thu, Feb 24, 1955 Box Score Rochester Royals W 97 83 36 26 W 1
63 Sun, Feb 27, 1955 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 105 77 37 26 W 2
64 Tue, Mar 1, 1955 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 105 102 38 26 W 3
65 Wed, Mar 2, 1955 Box Score N Fort Wayne Pistons W 103 90 39 26 W 4 at Elkhart, IN
66 Thu, Mar 3, 1955 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons W 83 81 40 26 W 5
67 Fri, Mar 4, 1955 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks W 99 96 41 26 W 6
68 Sun, Mar 6, 1955 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 107 101 42 26 W 7
69 Wed, Mar 9, 1955 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 97 100 42 27 L 1
70 Thu, Mar 10, 1955 Box Score N Minneapolis Lakers L 93 96 42 28 L 2 at New York, NY
71 Sat, Mar 12, 1955 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 112 92 43 28 W 1
72 Sun, Mar 13, 1955 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks L 76 77 43 29 L 1

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Tue, Mar 22, 1955 Box Score Boston Celtics W 110 100 1 0 W 1
2 Thu, Mar 24, 1955 Box Score Boston Celtics W 116 110 2 0 W 2
3 Sat, Mar 26, 1955 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L OT 97 100 2 1 L 1
4 Sun, Mar 27, 1955 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 110 94 3 1 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
5 Thu, Mar 31, 1955 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 86 82 4 1 W 2
6 Sat, Apr 2, 1955 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 87 84 5 1 W 3
7 Sun, Apr 3, 1955 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 89 96 5 2 L 1 at Indianapolis, IN
8 Tue, Apr 5, 1955 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 102 109 5 3 L 2 at Indianapolis, IN
9 Thu, Apr 7, 1955 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 71 74 5 4 L 3 at Indianapolis, IN
10 Sat, Apr 9, 1955 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 109 104 6 4 W 1
11 Sun, Apr 10, 1955 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 92 91 7 4 W 2