1956-57 Minneapolis Lakers Statistics

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 34-38
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Western Division
Postseason: 2-4 Lost division finals
Division Tiebreaker - Lost to St. Louis Hawks 1-0
Division Semifinals - Defeated Fort Wayne Pistons 2-0
Division Finals - Lost to St. Louis Hawks 3-0
Coach: John Kundla (34-38)
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Attendance: 82,211, Avg. 2,652 in 31 home dates
1956-57 Minneapolis Lakers Roster
1956-57 Minneapolis Lakers Results

The Minneapolis Lakers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1956-57 season with a record of 34 wins and 38 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Western Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-4.

Minneapolis scored 7,363 points and allowed 7,421, most in the circuit. Clyde Lovellette scored a team-leading 1,434 points for the Lakers, while Dick Garmaker netted 16 or more per game, too. Clyde Lovellette racked up 932 rebounds. Chuck Mencel dished out 201 assists for the squad.

John Kundla coached the team. The 1956-57 Minneapolis Lakers lost in the division finals.

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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
Clyde LovelletteC-F6924921348574399286009321390002511434
Dick GarmakerG-F7224061015406435365003361900001991177
Vern MikkelsenF-C72219885432242434200630121000312986
Slick LeonardG72194386730324118600220169000140792
Walter DukesC7118666262283832640079454000273720
Chuck MencelG7218486882432401790023720100095665
Ed KalafatC-F65161750717829819700425105000243553
Jim PaxsonF-G7112744851382361700026686000163446
Dick SchnittkerF709973511131931600018552000144386
Whitey SkoogG2365622078474400727600065200
Lew HitchF-C30531138525137001161200055141
Bob WilliamsF4204132005000024
Totals69117848710326360029502232004218120500019427504


Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Clyde LovelletteC-F6936.142.671.70.00.013.52.00.00.00.03.620.8
Dick GarmakerG-F7233.440.083.90.00.04.72.60.00.00.02.816.3
Vern MikkelsenF-C7230.537.780.70.00.08.81.70.00.00.04.313.7
Slick LeonardG7227.034.977.20.00.03.12.30.00.00.01.911.0
Walter DukesC7126.336.468.90.00.011.20.80.00.00.03.810.1
Chuck MencelG7225.735.374.60.00.03.32.80.00.00.01.39.2
Ed KalafatC-F6524.935.166.10.00.06.51.60.00.00.03.78.5
Jim PaxsonF-G7117.928.572.00.00.03.71.20.00.00.02.36.3
Dick SchnittkerF7014.232.282.90.00.02.60.70.00.00.02.15.5
Whitey SkoogG2328.535.593.60.00.03.13.30.00.00.02.88.7
Lew HitchF-C3017.737.772.50.00.03.90.40.00.00.01.84.7
Bob WilliamsF45.025.066.70.00.01.30.00.00.00.00.51.0
Averages69125.837.175.70.00.06.11.70.00.00.02.810.9

Postseason - Player Totals:

Player Pos GP Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Clyde LovelletteC-F518111851261900471100021121
Slick LeonardG520410042262300303800015107
Vern MikkelsenF-C5162833334220043170002988
Walter DukesC517757242720007450002668
Dick GarmakerG-F5187691932270035170001965
Ed KalafatC-F510436213121002490002063
Dick SchnittkerF583216171500128000627
Jim PaxsonF-G55427914700143000425
Chuck MencelG5983699700136000725
Totals4512505472140021616100292114000147589

Postseason Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Clyde LovelletteC-F536.243.273.10.00.09.42.20.00.00.04.224.2
Slick LeonardG540.842.088.50.00.06.07.60.00.00.03.021.4
Vern MikkelsenF-C532.439.864.70.00.08.63.40.00.00.05.817.6
Walter DukesC535.442.174.10.00.014.81.00.00.00.05.213.6
Dick GarmakerG-F537.427.584.40.00.07.03.40.00.00.03.813.0
Ed KalafatC-F520.858.367.70.00.04.81.80.00.00.04.012.6
Dick SchnittkerF516.628.688.20.00.02.41.60.00.00.01.25.4
Jim PaxsonF-G510.833.350.00.00.02.80.60.00.00.00.85.0
Chuck MencelG519.625.077.80.00.02.61.20.00.00.01.45.0
Averages69127.839.174.50.00.06.52.50.00.00.03.313.1


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