1952-53 New York Knicks Statistics

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 47-23
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Eastern Division
Postseason: 6-5 Lost finals
Division Semifinals - Defeated Baltimore Bullets 2-0
Division Finals - Defeated Boston Celtics 3-1
Finals - Lost to Minneapolis Lakers 4-1
Coach: Joe Lapchick (47-23)
Location: New York, New York
Attendance: 195,240, Avg. 7,810 in 25 home dates
1952-53 New York Knicks Roster
1952-53 New York Knicks Results

The New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association ended the 1952-53 season with a record of 47 wins and 23 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Eastern Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 6-5.

New York tossed in 5,985 points and gave up 5,619. Carl Braun scored a team-leading 977 points for the Knicks, and Harry Gallatin accounted for 916 boards. Dick McGuire dished out 296 assists for the squad.

Joe Lapchick coached the team. The 1952-53 New York Knicks lost in the 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
Carl BraunG-F70231680732340133100233243000287977
Harry GallatinF-C70233363528243030100916126000224865
Nat CliftonC-F70249679427234320000761231000274744
Ernie VandewegheF-G61174562527224418700342144000242731
Connie SimmonsC-F65170763724034024900458127000252729
Vince BorylaF66220068625420116500233166000226673
Dick McGuireG61178337314226915300280296000172437
Al McGuireG-F58123128711220112800167145000206352
Max ZaslofskyG-F297223201231429800755500081344
Dick SurhoffF2618761133019002590003645
Ray LumppG69930812120018120001828
Ralph PolsonF-C33793640082000810
Sherwin RaikenG663213830086000109

Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Carl BraunG-F7033.
Harry GallatinF-C7033.344.470.
Nat CliftonC-F7035.734.358.
Ernie VandewegheF-G6128.643.576.
Connie SimmonsC-F6526.337.773.
Vince BorylaF6633.337.
Dick McGuireG6129.
Al McGuireG-F5821.
Max ZaslofskyG-F2924.938.469.
Dick SurhoffF267.221.363.
Ray LumppG616.526.7100.
Ralph PolsonF-C312.333.366.
Sherwin RaikenG610.514.337.

Postseason - Player Totals:

Player Pos GP Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Carl BraunG-F1137414547675400443100046148
Connie SimmonsC-F1134112847705100822500048145
Ernie VandewegheF-G1134011249614600642700050144
Nat CliftonC-F11405129514730001403900048132
Vince BorylaF1139711644342900352000035117
Harry GallatinF-C1130386365944001201500029116
Dick McGuireG11360592455350063700002583
Jerry FleishmanG-F226321360057000710
Sherwin RaikenG4195410001200038
Al McGuireG-F762143700079000116
Dick SurhoffF4134200002200024

Postseason Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Carl BraunG-F1134.032.480.
Connie SimmonsC-F1131.036.772.
Ernie VandewegheF-G1130.943.875.
Nat CliftonC-F1136.839.563.
Vince BorylaF1136.137.985.
Harry GallatinF-C1127.541.974.
Dick McGuireG1132.740.763.
Jerry FleishmanG-F213.066.746.
Sherwin RaikenG44.880.
Al McGuireG-F78.921.
Dick SurhoffF43.350.