1951-52 Minneapolis Lakers Statistics

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 40-26
Finishing 2nd in the NBA's Western Division
Postseason: 9-4 Won NBA championship
Division Semifinals - Defeated Indianapolis Olympians 2-0
Division Finals - Defeated Rochester Royals 3-1
Finals - Defeated New York Knicks 4-3
Coach: John Kundla (40-26)
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
1951-52 Minneapolis Lakers Roster
1951-52 Minneapolis Lakers Results

The Minneapolis Lakers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1951-52 season with a record of 40 wins and 26 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Western Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 9-4.

The Lakers allowed 5,250 points, least in the league. Minneapolis netted 5,648 points. George Mikan scored a team-leading 1,523 points for the squad, while Vern Mikkelsen and Jim Pollard averaged 14 or more per game, too. George Mikan contributed 866 rebounds. Slater Martin dished out 249 assists for the team.

John Kundla coached the team. The 1951-52 Minneapolis Lakers won the NBA championship.

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Player Totals:

Player Pos GP Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
George MikanC6425721414545555433008661940002861523
Vern MikkelsenF-C662345866363372283006811800002821009
Jim PollardF-C-G6525451155411260183005932340001991005
Slater MartinG66248063223719014200228249000226616
Bob HarrisonG6517124871561248900160188000203401
Howie SchultzC-F661301315891199000246102000197268
Whitey SkoogG359882961023830001226000094234
Lew HitchF-C61849215779463002435000089217
Pep SaulG-F257591857293710006800066215
Joe HuttonG60723158537049008562000110155
John PilchF941101630092000105
Totals58216315573321060019211436003233138900017625648


Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
George MikanC6440.238.578.00.00.013.53.00.00.00.04.523.8
Vern MikkelsenF-C6635.541.976.10.00.010.32.70.00.00.04.315.3
Jim PollardF-C-G6539.235.670.40.00.09.13.60.00.00.03.115.5
Slater MartinG6637.637.574.70.00.03.53.80.00.00.03.49.3
Bob HarrisonG6526.332.071.80.00.02.52.90.00.00.03.16.2
Howie SchultzC-F6619.728.375.60.00.03.71.50.00.00.03.04.1
Whitey SkoogG3528.234.578.90.00.03.51.70.00.00.02.76.7
Lew HitchF-C6113.935.867.00.00.04.00.80.00.00.01.53.6
Pep SaulG-F2530.438.976.30.00.00.02.70.00.00.02.68.6
Joe HuttonG6012.133.570.00.00.01.41.00.00.00.01.82.6
John PilchF94.610.050.00.00.01.00.20.00.00.01.10.6
Averages58228.036.774.80.00.05.62.40.00.00.03.09.7

Postseason - Player Totals:

Player Pos GP Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
George MikanC1355326199138109002073600063307
Jim PollardF-C-G1146917370503700713300034177
Vern MikkelsenF-C13495139606453001102000066173
Pep SaulG-F1353012156483500364500042147
Slater MartinG1352311038564100375600064117
Bob HarrisonG12235683017140020240003974
Joe HuttonG1213929121490013120001733
Lew HitchF-C13152259216004490001624
Howie SchultzC-F1299186106001950001818
Totals112319594438000418310005572400003591070

Postseason Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
George MikanC1342.537.979.00.00.015.92.80.00.00.04.823.6
Jim PollardF-C-G1142.640.574.00.00.06.53.00.00.00.03.116.1
Vern MikkelsenF-C1338.143.282.80.00.08.51.50.00.00.05.113.3
Pep SaulG-F1340.846.372.90.00.02.83.50.00.00.03.211.3
Slater MartinG1340.234.573.20.00.02.84.30.00.00.04.99.0
Bob HarrisonG1219.644.182.40.00.01.72.00.00.00.03.36.2
Joe HuttonG1211.641.464.30.00.01.11.00.00.00.01.42.8
Lew HitchF-C1311.736.028.60.00.03.40.70.00.00.01.21.8
Howie SchultzC-F128.333.360.00.00.01.60.40.00.00.01.51.5
Averages58228.540.374.20.00.05.02.10.00.00.03.29.6


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