1954–55 New York Knicks season

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1954–55 New York Knicks season
Head coach Joe Lapchick
Arena Madison Square Garden
Results
Record 38–34 (.528)
Place Division: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Division Semifinals
(Eliminated 1–2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Radio WMGM
< 1953–54 1955–56 >

The 1954–55 New York Knicks season was the ninth season for the team in the National Basketball Association (NBA). In the regular season, the Knicks posted a 38–34 record and finished in second place in the Atlantic Division.[1] Though New York qualified for its ninth consecutive NBA Playoffs,[2] the team lost in the best-of-three first round to the Boston Celtics, 2–1.[1]

Offseason[edit]

NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 1954 NBA Draft

Note: This is not an extensive list; it only covers the first and second rounds, and any other players picked by the franchise that played at least one game in the league.[3]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 8 Jack Turner G/F  United States Western Kentucky
2 17 Richie Guerin G  United States Iona
3 26 Don Anielak F  United States SW Missouri State

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Syracuse Nationals 43 29 .597 25–7 10–17 8–5 21–15
x-New York Knicks 38 34 .528 5 17–9 8–17 13–8 15–21
x-Boston Celtics 36 36 .500 7 21–5 4–22 11–9 19–17
Philadelphia Warriors 33 39 .458 10 14–5 6–20 13–14 17–19


Playoffs[edit]

East Division Semifinals[edit]

(2) New York Knicks vs. (3) Boston Celtics: Celtics win series 2–1

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 122, New York 101
  • Game 2 @ New York: New York 102, Boston 95
  • Game 3 @ New York: Boston 116, New York 109

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1954–55 New York Knickerbockers Roster and Statistics". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved March 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ "New York Knickerbockers Franchise Index". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved March 7, 2010. 
  3. ^ "1954 NBA Draft". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ "All-NBA & All-ABA Teams". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved June 15, 2013.