1950 NBA Finals

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1950 NBA Finals
Team Coach Wins
Minneapolis Lakers John Kundla 4
Syracuse Nationals Al Cervi 2
Dates: April 8−23
Radio network: WLOL (MPLS)
WNDR (SYR)
Hall of Famers: George Mikan (1959)
Dolph Schayes (1973)
Eastern Finals: Nationals defeated Knickerbockers, 2−1
Western Finals: Lakers defeated Packers, 2−0
NBA Finals

The 1950 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the National Basketball Association's first season, the 1949–50 season.

In Game 1, The Lakers won on a buzzer beating shot by sub Bob "Tiger" Harrison, the first known case of a buzzer beater in the Finals. 6'8" Dolph Schayes of Syracuse led his team out to the finals after a 16.8 ppg average during the regular season. George Mikan, however, averaged 27.4 ppg and led the league. Mikan would lead the Lakers past Syracuse in six games. This would be the Lakers 2nd of five titles in Minneapolis.

Series summary[edit]

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 April 8 Syracuse Nationals 66−68 (0−1) Minneapolis Lakers
Game 2 April 9 Syracuse Nationals 91−85 (1−1) Minneapolis Lakers
Game 3 April 14 Minneapolis Lakers 91−77 (2−1) Syracuse Nationals
Game 4 April 16 Minneapolis Lakers 77−69 (3−1) Syracuse Nationals
Game 5 April 20 Syracuse Nationals 83−76 (2−3) Minneapolis Lakers
Game 6 April 23 Minneapolis Lakers 110−95 (4−2) Syracuse Nationals

Lakers win series 4−2

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