1952–53 Fort Wayne Pistons season

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1952–53 Fort Wayne Pistons season
Head coach Paul Birch
Arena War Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record 36–33 (.522)
Place Division: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finish West Division Finals
(eliminated 2-3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1951–52 1953–54 >

The 1952-53 NBA season was the Pistons' 5th season in the NBA and 12th season as a franchise.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1952 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Minneapolis Lakers 48 22 .686 - 24-2 16-15 8-5 17-13
x-Rochester Royals 44 26 .629 4 24-8 13-17 7-1 27-13
x-Fort Wayne Pistons 36 33 .522 11.5 25-9 8-19 3-5 18-22
x-Indianapolis Olympians 28 43 .394 20.5 19-14 4-23 5-6 15-26
Milwaukee Hawks 27 44 .380 21.5 14-8 3-24 10-12 15-26
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West Division Semifinals[edit]

(2) Rochester Royals vs. (3) Fort Wayne Pistons: Pistons win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ Rochester: Fort Wayne 84, Rochester 77
  • Game 2 @ Fort Wayne: Rochester 83, Fort Wayne 71
  • Game 3 @ Rochester: Fort Wayne 67, Rochester 65

Last Playoff Meeting: 1952 Western Division Semifinals (Rochester won 2-0)

West Division Finals[edit]

(1) Minneapolis Lakers vs. (3) Fort Wayne Pistons: Lakers win series 3-2

  • Game 1 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 83, Fort Wayne 73
  • Game 2 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 82, Fort Wayne 75
  • Game 3 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 98, Minneapolis 95
  • Game 4 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 85, Minneapolis 82
  • Game 5 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 74, Fort Wayne 58

Last Playoff Meeting: 1950 Central Division Finals (Minneapolis won 2-0)

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]