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1956-57 Syracuse Nationals Schedule and Results

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Record: 38-34, Finished 2nd in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Al Cervi (4-8), Paul Seymour (34-26)

PTS/G: 99.7 (5th of 8) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 101.1 (7th of 8)
SRS: -1.02 (6th of 8) ▪ Pace: 112.3 (3rd of 8)
Off Rtg: 88.3 (7th of 8) ▪ Def Rtg: 89.5 (5th of 8)
Expected W-L: 32-40 (6th of 8)

Arena: Onondaga War Memorial ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1957 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Division Finals (0-3) versus Boston Celtics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Semifinals (0-2) versus Philadelphia Warriors  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Sat, Oct 27, 1956 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors W 2OT 109 103 1 0 W 1 at New York, NY
2 Sun, Oct 28, 1956 Box Score Rochester Royals W 91 75 2 0 W 2
3 Sat, Nov 3, 1956 Box Score N St. Louis Hawks W 75 73 3 0 W 3 at Buffalo, NY
4 Sun, Nov 4, 1956 Box Score St. Louis Hawks L 76 78 3 1 L 1
5 Sat, Nov 10, 1956 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 76 90 3 2 L 2
6 Sun, Nov 11, 1956 Box Score Boston Celtics L 83 94 3 3 L 3
7 Thu, Nov 15, 1956 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers L 96 103 3 4 L 4
8 Sat, Nov 17, 1956 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors L 96 109 3 5 L 5 at Camden, NJ
9 Sun, Nov 18, 1956 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 99 97 4 5 W 1
10 Tue, Nov 20, 1956 Box Score @ St. Louis Hawks L 81 104 4 6 L 1
11 Thu, Nov 22, 1956 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 78 111 4 7 L 2
12 Sat, Nov 24, 1956 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 99 114 4 8 L 3
13 Tue, Nov 27, 1956 Box Score N Rochester Royals L 82 90 4 9 L 4 at New York, NY
14 Thu, Nov 29, 1956 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons L 87 92 4 10 L 5
15 Sat, Dec 1, 1956 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 100 117 4 11 L 6
16 Sun, Dec 2, 1956 Box Score New York Knicks W 110 100 5 11 W 1
17 Tue, Dec 4, 1956 Box Score N Fort Wayne Pistons W OT 97 96 6 11 W 2 at Albany, NY
18 Thu, Dec 6, 1956 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 92 104 6 12 L 1
19 Fri, Dec 7, 1956 Box Score N Fort Wayne Pistons L 97 105 6 13 L 2 at St. Louis, MO
20 Sun, Dec 9, 1956 Box Score Boston Celtics W 116 110 7 13 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Sat, Dec 15, 1956 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors L 108 117 7 14 L 1
22 Sun, Dec 16, 1956 Box Score St. Louis Hawks W 101 91 8 14 W 1
23 Sun, Dec 23, 1956 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 107 97 9 14 W 2
24 Tue, Dec 25, 1956 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 93 98 9 15 L 1
25 Thu, Dec 27, 1956 Box Score @ St. Louis Hawks L 95 102 9 16 L 2
26 Sat, Dec 29, 1956 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors W OT 104 103 10 16 W 1
27 Sun, Dec 30, 1956 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 92 105 10 17 L 1 at Providence, RI
28 Tue, Jan 1, 1957 Box Score New York Knicks W 106 102 11 17 W 1
29 Thu, Jan 3, 1957 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 111 126 11 18 L 1
30 Fri, Jan 4, 1957 Box Score N Boston Celtics W 116 106 12 18 W 1 at Philadelphia, PA
31 Sun, Jan 6, 1957 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 128 123 13 18 W 2
32 Wed, Jan 9, 1957 Box Score N Minneapolis Lakers L 86 93 13 19 L 1 at Moorhead, MN
33 Thu, Jan 10, 1957 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers L 110 118 13 20 L 2
34 Sat, Jan 12, 1957 Box Score @ Rochester Royals W 97 88 14 20 W 1
35 Sun, Jan 13, 1957 Box Score Rochester Royals W 91 85 15 20 W 2
36 Thu, Jan 17, 1957 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors W 108 103 16 20 W 3
37 Fri, Jan 18, 1957 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors L 94 96 16 21 L 1 at Boston, MA
38 Sat, Jan 19, 1957 Box Score St. Louis Hawks L 96 104 16 22 L 2
39 Sun, Jan 20, 1957 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 101 98 17 22 W 1
40 Tue, Jan 22, 1957 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 88 90 17 23 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Wed, Jan 23, 1957 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 108 140 17 24 L 2
42 Thu, Jan 24, 1957 Box Score New York Knicks W 115 97 18 24 W 1
43 Sat, Jan 26, 1957 Box Score @ Rochester Royals W 99 95 19 24 W 2
44 Sun, Jan 27, 1957 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 94 93 20 24 W 3
45 Mon, Jan 28, 1957 Box Score N Minneapolis Lakers W 112 96 21 24 W 4 at Boston, MA
46 Wed, Jan 30, 1957 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 119 116 22 24 W 5
47 Thu, Jan 31, 1957 Box Score Boston Celtics W 105 104 23 24 W 6
48 Sat, Feb 2, 1957 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 100 107 23 25 L 1
49 Sun, Feb 3, 1957 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 104 95 24 25 W 1
50 Tue, Feb 5, 1957 Box Score N Boston Celtics L 101 105 24 26 L 1 at New York, NY
51 Wed, Feb 6, 1957 Box Score N New York Knicks L 100 119 24 27 L 2 at Boston, MA
52 Thu, Feb 7, 1957 Box Score St. Louis Hawks W 112 110 25 27 W 1
53 Sat, Feb 9, 1957 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 101 89 26 27 W 2
54 Sun, Feb 10, 1957 Box Score New York Knicks W 102 100 27 27 W 3
55 Mon, Feb 11, 1957 Box Score N St. Louis Hawks L 101 107 27 28 L 1 at Houston, TX
56 Thu, Feb 14, 1957 Box Score Rochester Royals L 95 104 27 29 L 2
57 Sun, Feb 17, 1957 Box Score Boston Celtics W 116 106 28 29 W 1
58 Thu, Feb 21, 1957 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 92 86 29 29 W 2
59 Sat, Feb 23, 1957 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers W 103 101 30 29 W 3
60 Sun, Feb 24, 1957 Box Score Rochester Royals W 109 93 31 29 W 4
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Mon, Feb 25, 1957 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 102 108 31 30 L 1
62 Tue, Feb 26, 1957 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 120 108 32 30 W 1
63 Wed, Feb 27, 1957 Box Score N St. Louis Hawks W 108 93 33 30 W 2 at Rochester, NY
64 Thu, Feb 28, 1957 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 123 112 34 30 W 3
65 Sat, Mar 2, 1957 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors L 85 98 34 31 L 1 at Camden, NJ
66 Sun, Mar 3, 1957 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 112 86 35 31 W 1
67 Tue, Mar 5, 1957 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 99 92 36 31 W 2
68 Wed, Mar 6, 1957 Box Score New York Knicks L 93 100 36 32 L 1
69 Thu, Mar 7, 1957 Box Score N New York Knicks L 94 99 36 33 L 2 at Philadelphia, PA
70 Sat, Mar 9, 1957 Box Score Boston Celtics W 104 102 37 33 W 1
71 Sun, Mar 10, 1957 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 94 92 38 33 W 2
72 Wed, Mar 13, 1957 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 81 114 38 34 L 1

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Sat, Mar 16, 1957 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors W 103 96 1 0 W 1
2 Mon, Mar 18, 1957 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 91 80 2 0 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
3 Thu, Mar 21, 1957 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 90 108 2 1 L 1
4 Sat, Mar 23, 1957 Box Score Boston Celtics L 105 120 2 2 L 2
5 Sun, Mar 24, 1957 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 80 83 2 3 L 3