1949–50 Minneapolis Lakers season

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1949–50 Minneapolis Lakers season
Second NBA Championship
Head coach John Kundla
Arena Minneapolis Auditorium
Results
Record 51–17 (.750)
Place Division: 1st (Central)
Playoff finish NBA Champions
(won 4–2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Radio WLOL
< 1948–49 1950–51 >

The 1949–50 NBA season was the franchise's second season in the NBA. The Minneapolis Lakers repeated as NBA Champions, making it (to date) the only franchise to win the Championship in each of its first two NBA seasons.

NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 1949 BAA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
T Vern Mikkelsen F/C  United States Hamline
Bob Harrison G  United States Michigan
Paul Walther F/G  United States Tennessee

Roster[edit]

The team.
Minneapolis Lakers 1949–50 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
G/F 15 United States Carlson, Don 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Minnesota
G/F 18 United States Ferrin, Arnie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Utah
F 20 United States Glick, Normie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Loyola Marymount
F 14/20 United States Grant, Bud 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Minnesota
G 16 United States Harrison, Bob 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Michigan
G 11 United States Hassett, Billy 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Notre Dame
G/F 13 United States Jaros, Tony 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Minnesota
G 22 United States Martin, Slater 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Texas
C 99 United States Mikan, George 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) DePaul
F/C 19 United States Mikkelsen, Vern 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Hamline
F/C 17 United States Pollard, Jim 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Stanford
G/F 10 United States Schaefer, Herm 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Indiana
G/F 12 United States Stump, Gene 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) DePaul
G/F 14 United States Walther, Paul 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Tennessee
Head coach




Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Minneapolis Lakers 51 17 .750 - 30-1 18-16 3-0 16-8
x-Rochester Royals 51 17 .750 - 33-1 17-6 1-0 15-9
x-Fort Wayne Pistons 40 28 .588 11 28-6 12-22 - 14-10
x-Chicago Stags 40 28 .588 11 18-6 14–21 8-1 11-13
St. Louis Bombers 26 42 .382 25 17-14 7–26 2-2 4-20


Playoffs[edit]

Central Division First Place Tiebreaker[edit]

Rochester Royals vs. Minneapolis Lakers: Lakers win series 1–0

  • Game 1 @ Rochester: Minneapolis 78, Rochester 76

Central Division Semifinals[edit]

  • (1) Minneapolis Lakers vs. (4) Chicago Stags: Lakers win series 2–0
  • Game 1 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 85, Chicago 75
  • Game 2 @ Chicago: Minneapolis 75, Chicago 67

Central Division Finals[edit]

  • Central Division: (1) Minneapolis Lakers vs. (3) Fort Wayne Pistons: Lakers win series 2–0
  • Game 1 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 93, Fort Wayne 79
  • Game 2 @ Fort Wayne: Minneapolis 89, Fort Wayne 82

NBA Semifinals[edit]

  • (1) Minneapolis Lakers vs. (1) Anderson Packers: Lakers win series 2–0
  • Game 1 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 75, Anderson 50
  • Game 2 @ Anderson: Minneapolis 90, Anderson 71

NBA Finals[edit]

  • (E1) Syracuse Nationals vs. (C1) Minneapolis Lakers: Lakers win series 4–2
  • Game 1 @ Syracuse: Minneapolis 68, Syracuse 66
  • Game 2 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 91, Minneapolis 85
  • Game 3 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 91, Syracuse 77
  • Game 4 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 77, Syracuse 69
  • Game 5 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 83, Minneapolis 76
  • Game 6 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 110, Syracuse 95

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]