1953-54 New York Knicks Statistics

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 44-28
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Eastern Division
Postseason: 0-4 Lost division round-robin
Coach: Joe Lapchick (44-28)
Location: New York, New York
Attendance: 221,079, Avg. 8,503 in 26 home dates
1953-54 New York Knicks Roster
1953-54 New York Knicks Results

The New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association ended the 1953-54 season with a record of 44 wins and 28 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Eastern Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-4.

The Knicks netted 5,688 points and conceded 5,697. Carl Braun tossed in a team-leading 1,062 points for New York, while Harry Gallatin scored 13 or more per game also. Harry Gallatin accounted for 1,098 boards. Dick McGuire dished out 354 assists for the squad.

Joe Lapchick coached the team. The 1953-54 New York Knicks lost in the division round-robin.

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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-F722373884354429354002462090002591062
Harry GallatinF-C722690639258552433001098153000208949
Connie SimmonsC-F72200671325530521000484128000234720
Nat CliftonC-F72217969925727717400528176000215688
Dick McGuireG68234349320134522000310354000190622
Jim BaechtoldF-G70162746517017713400183117000195474
Vince BorylaF52152252517581700013077000128420
Fred SchausF4412433521361451150021788000141387
Al McGuireG-F64849177581335800121103000144174
Ernie VandewegheF-G152711033731250020290003899
Don AckermanG28220631428150015230004343
Ed SmithF1212749141370032100001735
Totals64117450516219290025161815003384146700018125673


Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Carl BraunG-F7233.040.082.50.00.03.42.90.00.00.03.614.8
Harry GallatinF-C7237.440.478.40.00.015.32.10.00.00.02.913.2
Connie SimmonsC-F7227.935.868.90.00.06.71.80.00.00.03.310.0
Nat CliftonC-F7230.336.862.80.00.07.32.40.00.00.03.09.6
Dick McGuireG6834.540.863.80.00.04.65.20.00.00.02.89.1
Jim BaechtoldF-G7023.236.675.70.00.02.61.70.00.00.02.86.8
Vince BorylaF5229.333.386.40.00.02.51.50.00.00.02.58.1
Fred SchausF4428.338.679.30.00.04.92.00.00.00.03.28.8
Al McGuireG-F6413.332.843.60.00.01.91.60.00.00.02.32.7
Ernie VandewegheF-G1518.135.980.60.00.01.31.90.00.00.02.56.6
Don AckermanG287.922.253.60.00.00.50.80.00.00.01.51.5
Ed SmithF1210.628.653.80.00.02.70.80.00.00.01.42.9
Averages64127.237.472.10.00.05.32.30.00.00.02.88.9

Postseason - Player Totals:

Player Pos GP Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Carl BraunG-F412552184035001290002271
Harry GallatinF-C415135163122006160001254
Connie SimmonsC-F4111311036250033100001745
Jim BaechtoldF-G4106291213110010110001935
Fred SchausF41192571514001280001828
Vince BorylaF366148131100210001227
Nat CliftonC-F412527817900140390001525
Al McGuireG-F4691889200470001518
Dick McGuireG4681645300450001211
Don AckermanG4203100004100072
Totals3996025092001791320028297000149316

Postseason Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Carl BraunG-F431.334.687.50.00.03.02.30.00.00.05.517.8
Harry GallatinF-C437.845.771.00.00.015.31.50.00.00.03.013.5
Connie SimmonsC-F427.832.369.40.00.08.32.50.00.00.04.311.3
Jim BaechtoldF-G426.541.484.60.00.02.52.80.00.00.04.88.8
Fred SchausF429.828.093.30.00.03.02.00.00.00.04.57.0
Vince BorylaF322.057.184.60.00.00.70.30.00.00.04.09.0
Nat CliftonC-F431.329.652.90.00.035.09.80.00.00.03.86.3
Al McGuireG-F417.344.422.20.00.01.01.80.00.00.03.84.5
Dick McGuireG417.025.060.00.00.01.01.30.00.00.03.02.8
Don AckermanG45.033.30.00.01.00.30.00.00.01.80.5
Averages64124.636.873.70.00.07.22.50.00.00.03.88.1


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