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1958-59 Syracuse Nationals Roster and Stats

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Record: 35-37, Finished 3rd in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Paul Seymour (35-37)

PTS/G: 113.1 (2nd of 8) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 109.1 (5th of 8)
SRS: 3.74 (2nd of 8) ▪ Pace: 121.0 (2nd of 8)
Off Rtg: 92.5 (3rd of 8) ▪ Def Rtg: 89.2 (2nd of 8)
Expected W-L: 45-27 (2nd of 8)

Arena: Onondaga War Memorial ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1959 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Division Finals (4-3) versus Boston Celtics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Semifinals (2-0) versus New York Knicks  (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
16 Al Bianchi PG 6-3 185 March 26, 1932 2 Bowling Green State University
11 Ed Conlin F-G 6-5 200 September 2, 1933 3 Fordham University
6 Larry Costello PG 6-1 186 July 2, 1931 3 Niagara University
3 George Dempsey PG 6-2 190 July 19, 1929 4 King's College
8 Connie Dierking C 6-9 222 October 2, 1936 R University of Cincinnati
15 Hal Greer SG 6-2 175 June 26, 1936 R Marshall University
9 Bob Hopkins PF 6-8 205 November 3, 1934 2 Grambling State University
3 Tommy Kearns G 5-11 185 October 6, 1936 R University of North Carolina
10 Red Kerr C 6-9 230 July 17, 1932 4 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
17 Togo Palazzi SF 6-4 205 August 8, 1932 4 College of the Holy Cross
4 Dolph Schayes PF 6-7 195 May 19, 1928 9 New York University
5 Paul Seymour SG 6-1 180 January 30, 1928 10 University of Toledo
12 George Yardley SF 6-5 190 November 3, 1928 5 Stanford University

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 72 3050 7490 .407 3050 7490 .407 2046 2642 .774 4900 1340 1961 8146 113.1
Lg Rank 2 2 2 4 4 2 6 7 1 2 2
Opponent 72 7855 109.1
Lg Rank 5 5

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 27 4.04 -0.30 3.74 92.5 89.2 121.0 .353 .407 .273 Onondaga War Memorial
Lg Rank 2 2 2 6 2 3 2 2 5 2 4

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 Larry Costello 27 70 2750 414 948 .437 414 948 .437 280 349 .802 365 379 263 1108
2 Red Kerr 26 72 2671 502 1139 .441 502 1139 .441 281 367 .766 1008 142 183 1285
3 Dolph Schayes 30 72 2645 504 1304 .387 504 1304 .387 526 609 .864 962 178 280 1534
4 Al Bianchi 26 72 1779 285 756 .377 285 756 .377 149 206 .723 199 159 260 719
5 Hal Greer 22 68 1625 308 679 .454 308 679 .454 137 176 .778 196 101 189 753
6 Ed Conlin 25 57 1601 261 716 .365 261 716 .365 156 211 .739 303 115 156 678
7 Bob Hopkins 24 67 1518 246 611 .403 246 611 .403 176 234 .752 436 67 181 668
8 Togo Palazzi 26 71 1053 240 612 .392 240 612 .392 115 158 .728 266 67 174 595
9 Connie Dierking 22 64 726 105 290 .362 105 290 .362 83 140 .593 233 34 148 293
10 George Yardley 30 15 420 96 199 .482 96 199 .482 59 91 .648 104 25 37 251
11 George Dempsey 29 34 410 56 140 .400 56 140 .400 58 73 .795 100 36 64 170
12 Paul Seymour 31 21 266 32 98 .327 32 98 .327 26 29 .897 39 36 25 90
13 Tommy Kearns 22 1 7 1 1 1.000 1 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 1 2

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 Larry Costello 27 70 39.3 5.9 13.5 .437 5.9 13.5 .437 4.0 5.0 .802 5.2 5.4 3.8 15.8
2 Red Kerr 26 72 37.1 7.0 15.8 .441 7.0 15.8 .441 3.9 5.1 .766 14.0 2.0 2.5 17.8
3 Dolph Schayes 30 72 36.7 7.0 18.1 .387 7.0 18.1 .387 7.3 8.5 .864 13.4 2.5 3.9 21.3
4 Ed Conlin 25 57 28.1 4.6 12.6 .365 4.6 12.6 .365 2.7 3.7 .739 5.3 2.0 2.7 11.9
5 George Yardley 30 15 28.0 6.4 13.3 .482 6.4 13.3 .482 3.9 6.1 .648 6.9 1.7 2.5 16.7
6 Al Bianchi 26 72 24.7 4.0 10.5 .377 4.0 10.5 .377 2.1 2.9 .723 2.8 2.2 3.6 10.0
7 Hal Greer 22 68 23.9 4.5 10.0 .454 4.5 10.0 .454 2.0 2.6 .778 2.9 1.5 2.8 11.1
8 Bob Hopkins 24 67 22.7 3.7 9.1 .403 3.7 9.1 .403 2.6 3.5 .752 6.5 1.0 2.7 10.0
9 Togo Palazzi 26 71 14.8 3.4 8.6 .392 3.4 8.6 .392 1.6 2.2 .728 3.7 0.9 2.5 8.4
10 Paul Seymour 31 21 12.7 1.5 4.7 .327 1.5 4.7 .327 1.2 1.4 .897 1.9 1.7 1.2 4.3
11 George Dempsey 29 34 12.1 1.6 4.1 .400 1.6 4.1 .400 1.7 2.1 .795 2.9 1.1 1.9 5.0
12 Connie Dierking 22 64 11.3 1.6 4.5 .362 1.6 4.5 .362 1.3 2.2 .593 3.6 0.5 2.3 4.6
13 Tommy Kearns 22 1 7.0 1.0 1.0 1.000 1.0 1.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0

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 Larry Costello 27 70 2750 5.4 12.4 .437 5.4 12.4 .437 3.7 4.6 .802 4.8 5.0 3.4 14.5
2 Red Kerr 26 72 2671 6.8 15.4 .441 6.8 15.4 .441 3.8 4.9 .766 13.6 1.9 2.5 17.3
3 Dolph Schayes 30 72 2645 6.9 17.7 .387 6.9 17.7 .387 7.2 8.3 .864 13.1 2.4 3.8 20.9
4 Al Bianchi 26 72 1779 5.8 15.3 .377 5.8 15.3 .377 3.0 4.2 .723 4.0 3.2 5.3 14.5
5 Hal Greer 22 68 1625 6.8 15.0 .454 6.8 15.0 .454 3.0 3.9 .778 4.3 2.2 4.2 16.7
6 Ed Conlin 25 57 1601 5.9 16.1 .365 5.9 16.1 .365 3.5 4.7 .739 6.8 2.6 3.5 15.2
7 Bob Hopkins 24 67 1518 5.8 14.5 .403 5.8 14.5 .403 4.2 5.5 .752 10.3 1.6 4.3 15.8
8 Togo Palazzi 26 71 1053 8.2 20.9 .392 8.2 20.9 .392 3.9 5.4 .728 9.1 2.3 5.9 20.3
9 Connie Dierking 22 64 726 5.2 14.4 .362 5.2 14.4 .362 4.1 6.9 .593 11.6 1.7 7.3 14.5
10 George Yardley 30 15 420 8.2 17.1 .482 8.2 17.1 .482 5.1 7.8 .648 8.9 2.1 3.2 21.5
11 George Dempsey 29 34 410 4.9 12.3 .400 4.9 12.3 .400 5.1 6.4 .795 8.8 3.2 5.6 14.9
12 Paul Seymour 31 21 266 4.3 13.3 .327 4.3 13.3 .327 3.5 3.9 .897 5.3 4.9 3.4 12.2
13 Tommy Kearns 22 1 7 5.1 5.1 1.000 5.1 5.1 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.1 10.3

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 Larry Costello 27 70 2750 15.0 .503 .437 .368 5.5 3.0 8.5 .149
2 Red Kerr 26 72 2671 19.4 .494 .441 .322 5.2 3.6 8.7 .157
3 Dolph Schayes 30 72 2645 21.0 .488 .387 .467 5.8 3.6 9.4 .171
4 Al Bianchi 26 72 1779 9.5 .425 .377 .272 0.3 1.5 1.8 .048
5 Hal Greer 22 68 1625 13.3 .498 .454 .259 3.2 1.3 4.5 .132
6 Ed Conlin 25 57 1601 11.7 .419 .365 .295 -0.1 1.6 1.5 .044
7 Bob Hopkins 24 67 1518 14.4 .468 .403 .383 1.8 1.7 3.5 .109
8 Togo Palazzi 26 71 1053 14.7 .437 .392 .258 0.5 1.1 1.7 .076
9 Connie Dierking 22 64 726 10.7 .417 .362 .483 -0.1 0.9 0.7 .049
10 George Yardley 30 15 420 20.5 .525 .482 .457 1.4 0.4 1.8 .207
11 George Dempsey 29 34 410 14.4 .494 .400 .521 0.7 0.5 1.2 .141
12 Paul Seymour 31 21 266 11.0 .406 .327 .296 0.0 0.3 0.3 .046
13 Tommy Kearns 22 1 7 8.8 1.000 1.000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .230

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 Larry Costello 27 9 361 54 121 .446 54 121 .446 51 61 .836 53 54 40 159
2 Dolph Schayes 30 9 351 78 195 .400 78 195 .400 98 107 .916 117 41 36 254
3 George Yardley 30 9 333 83 189 .439 83 189 .439 60 70 .857 87 21 29 226
4 Red Kerr 26 9 312 50 142 .352 50 142 .352 30 33 .909 108 24 20 130
5 Hal Greer 22 9 277 39 93 .419 39 93 .419 26 32 .813 47 20 35 104
6 Bob Hopkins 24 9 203 23 68 .338 23 68 .338 28 34 .824 60 9 33 74
7 Al Bianchi 26 9 192 34 74 .459 34 74 .459 14 22 .636 29 25 41 82
8 Togo Palazzi 26 8 67 13 44 .295 13 44 .295 10 14 .714 21 6 10 36
9 Connie Dierking 22 4 34 2 12 .167 2 12 .167 7 9 .778 17 2 5 11
10 George Dempsey 29 5 30 3 8 .375 3 8 .375 3 4 .750 6 4 8 9

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 Larry Costello 27 9 40.1 6.0 13.4 .446 6.0 13.4 .446 5.7 6.8 .836 5.9 6.0 4.4 17.7
2 Dolph Schayes 30 9 39.0 8.7 21.7 .400 8.7 21.7 .400 10.9 11.9 .916 13.0 4.6 4.0 28.2
3 George Yardley 30 9 37.0 9.2 21.0 .439 9.2 21.0 .439 6.7 7.8 .857 9.7 2.3 3.2 25.1
4 Red Kerr 26 9 34.7 5.6 15.8 .352 5.6 15.8 .352 3.3 3.7 .909 12.0 2.7 2.2 14.4
5 Hal Greer 22 9 30.8 4.3 10.3 .419 4.3 10.3 .419 2.9 3.6 .813 5.2 2.2 3.9 11.6
6 Bob Hopkins 24 9 22.6 2.6 7.6 .338 2.6 7.6 .338 3.1 3.8 .824 6.7 1.0 3.7 8.2
7 Al Bianchi 26 9 21.3 3.8 8.2 .459 3.8 8.2 .459 1.6 2.4 .636 3.2 2.8 4.6 9.1
8 Connie Dierking 22 4 8.5 0.5 3.0 .167 0.5 3.0 .167 1.8 2.3 .778 4.3 0.5 1.3 2.8
9 Togo Palazzi 26 8 8.4 1.6 5.5 .295 1.6 5.5 .295 1.3 1.8 .714 2.6 0.8 1.3 4.5
10 George Dempsey 29 5 6.0 0.6 1.6 .375 0.6 1.6 .375 0.6 0.8 .750 1.2 0.8 1.6 1.8

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 Larry Costello 27 9 361 5.4 12.1 .446 5.4 12.1 .446 5.1 6.1 .836 5.3 5.4 4.0 15.9
2 Dolph Schayes 30 9 351 8.0 20.0 .400 8.0 20.0 .400 10.1 11.0 .916 12.0 4.2 3.7 26.1
3 George Yardley 30 9 333 9.0 20.4 .439 9.0 20.4 .439 6.5 7.6 .857 9.4 2.3 3.1 24.4
4 Red Kerr 26 9 312 5.8 16.4 .352 5.8 16.4 .352 3.5 3.8 .909 12.5 2.8 2.3 15.0
5 Hal Greer 22 9 277 5.1 12.1 .419 5.1 12.1 .419 3.4 4.2 .813 6.1 2.6 4.5 13.5
6 Bob Hopkins 24 9 203 4.1 12.1 .338 4.1 12.1 .338 5.0 6.0 .824 10.6 1.6 5.9 13.1
7 Al Bianchi 26 9 192 6.4 13.9 .459 6.4 13.9 .459 2.6 4.1 .636 5.4 4.7 7.7 15.4
8 Togo Palazzi 26 8 67 7.0 23.6 .295 7.0 23.6 .295 5.4 7.5 .714 11.3 3.2 5.4 19.3
9 Connie Dierking 22 4 34 2.1 12.7 .167 2.1 12.7 .167 7.4 9.5 .778 18.0 2.1 5.3 11.6
10 George Dempsey 29 5 30 3.6 9.6 .375 3.6 9.6 .375 3.6 4.8 .750 7.2 4.8 9.6 10.8

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 Larry Costello 27 9 361 15.0 .538 .446 .504 20.6 0.9 0.1 0.9 .125
2 Dolph Schayes 30 9 351 23.9 .525 .400 .549 17.8 1.2 0.1 1.3 .174
3 George Yardley 30 9 333 19.8 .514 .439 .370 10.0 0.9 0.1 1.0 .141
4 Red Kerr 26 9 312 13.5 .415 .352 .232 10.7 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.007
5 Hal Greer 22 9 277 10.3 .486 .419 .344 9.8 0.3 0.0 0.4 .061
6 Bob Hopkins 24 9 203 9.8 .446 .338 .500 5.8 0.1 0.0 0.1 .025
7 Al Bianchi 26 9 192 10.9 .490 .459 .297 18.6 0.3 0.0 0.3 .077
8 Togo Palazzi 26 8 67 10.3 .359 .295 .318 13.1 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.120
9 Connie Dierking 22 4 34 10.3 .345 .167 .750 7.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.082
10 George Dempsey 29 5 30 7.7 .461 .375 .500 17.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 .042