1950–51 NBA season

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1950–51 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 11
Regular season
Top scorer George Mikan (Minneapolis)
Playoffs
Eastern champions New York Knicks
  Eastern runners-up Syracuse Nationals
Western champions Rochester Royals
  Western runners-up Minneapolis Lakers
Finals
Finals champions Rochester Royals
  Runners-up New York Knicks
NBA seasons

The 1950–51 NBA season was the fifth season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Rochester Royals winning the NBA Championship, beating the New York Knicks 4 games to 3 in the NBA Finals.

Notable occurrences[edit]

Final standings[edit]

x - Clinched playoff spot

Eastern Division[edit]

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Philadelphia Warriors 40 26 .606 - 28-4 11-21 1-1 22-14
x-Boston Celtics 39 30 .565 1 25-5 10-23 4-2 21-19
x-New York Knicks 36 30 .545 4 22-5 10-25 4-0 21-15
x-Syracuse Nationals 32 34 .485 8 23-10 9–24 - 19-17
Baltimore Bullets 24 42 .364 16 20-12 4–24 0-6 12-24
Washington Capitols 10 25 .286 30 7-12 3–12 0-1 6-12


Western Division[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Minneapolis Lakers 44 24 .647 - 29-3 12-21 3-0 24-12
x-Rochester Royals 41 27 .603 3 29-5 12-22 - 18-15
x-Fort Wayne Pistons 32 36 .471 12 27-7 5-27 0-2 18-6
x-Indianapolis Olympians 31 37 .456 13 19-12 10–24 2-1 15-20
Tri-Cities Blackhawks 25 43 .368 19 22-13 2–28 1-2 12-24


Statistics leaders[edit]

Category Player Team Stat
Points George Mikan Minneapolis Lakers 1,932
Rebounds Dolph Schayes Syracuse Nationals 1,080
Assists Andy Phillip Philadelphia Warriors 414
FG% Alex Groza Indianapolis Olympians 47.0
FT% Joe Fulks Philadelphia Warriors 85.5

Note: Prior to the 1969-70 season, league leaders in points, rebounds, and assists were determined by totals rather than averages.

NBA awards[edit]

References[edit]