1952-53 Minneapolis Lakers Statistics

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 48-22
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Western Division
Postseason: 9-3 Won NBA championship
Division Semifinals - Defeated Indianapolis Olympians 2-0
Division Finals - Defeated Fort Wayne Pistons 3-2
Finals - Defeated New York Knicks 4-1
Coach: John Kundla (48-22)
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
1952-53 Minneapolis Lakers Roster
1952-53 Minneapolis Lakers Results

The Minneapolis Lakers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1952-53 season with a record of 48 wins and 22 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Western Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 9-3.

The Lakers scored 5,973 points and surrendered 5,544. George Mikan scored a team-leading 1,442 points for Minneapolis, while Vern Mikkelsen netted 14 or more per game also. George Mikan contributed 1,007 rebounds. Slater Martin dished out 250 assists for the squad.

John Kundla coached the team. The 1952-53 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 MikanC70265112525005674420010072010002901442
Vern MikkelsenF-C702465868378387291006541480002891047
Jim PollardF-C-G66240393333325119300452231000194859
Slater MartinG70255663426028722400186250000246744
Pep SaulG-F70179647118720014200141110000174516
Bob HarrisonG70164351819516510700153160000264497
Jim HolsteinF-G6698927498105700017374000128266
Lew HitchF-C70102725589136830027566000122261
Whitey SkoogG6899626410261460012182000137250
Howie SchultzC-F40474902462430080290007391
Totals66017000555921660022211641003242135100019175973


Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
George MikanC7037.939.978.00.00.014.42.90.00.00.04.120.6
Vern MikkelsenF-C7035.243.575.20.00.09.32.10.00.00.04.115.0
Jim PollardF-C-G6636.435.776.90.00.06.83.50.00.00.02.913.0
Slater MartinG7036.541.078.00.00.02.73.60.00.00.03.510.6
Pep SaulG-F7025.739.771.00.00.02.01.60.00.00.02.57.4
Bob HarrisonG7023.537.664.80.00.02.22.30.00.00.03.87.1
Jim HolsteinF-G6615.035.866.70.00.02.61.10.00.00.01.94.0
Lew HitchF-C7014.734.961.00.00.03.90.90.00.00.01.73.7
Whitey SkoogG6814.638.675.40.00.01.81.20.00.00.02.03.7
Howie SchultzC-F4011.926.769.40.00.02.00.70.00.00.01.82.3
Averages66025.839.073.90.00.04.92.00.00.00.02.99.1

Postseason - Player Totals:

Player Pos GP Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
George MikanC124632137811282001852300056238
Jim PollardF-C-G1245516762624800864900037172
Vern MikkelsenF-C12400133446656001042400059144
Slater MartinG1245310341513900314300049121
Pep SaulG-F12297743133240028180004086
Whitey SkoogG11198562420160023130002964
Bob HarrisonG12204652520100022140003260
Jim HolsteinF-G12192422023120030110003052
Lew HitchF-C12189461632170064110003249
Dick SchnittkerF72981117004000089
Totals11428809073420043031100577206000372995

Postseason Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
George MikanC1238.636.673.20.00.015.41.90.00.00.04.719.8
Jim PollardF-C-G1237.937.177.40.00.07.24.10.00.00.03.114.3
Vern MikkelsenF-C1233.333.184.80.00.08.72.00.00.00.04.912.0
Slater MartinG1237.839.876.50.00.02.63.60.00.00.04.110.1
Pep SaulG-F1224.841.972.70.00.02.31.50.00.00.03.37.2
Whitey SkoogG1118.042.980.00.00.02.11.20.00.00.02.65.8
Bob HarrisonG1217.038.550.00.00.01.81.20.00.00.02.75.0
Jim HolsteinF-G1216.047.652.20.00.02.50.90.00.00.02.54.3
Lew HitchF-C1215.834.853.10.00.05.30.90.00.00.02.74.1
Dick SchnittkerF74.112.563.60.00.00.60.00.00.00.01.11.3
Averages66025.337.772.30.00.05.11.80.00.00.03.38.7


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