1948–49 Minneapolis Lakers season

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1948–49 Minneapolis Lakers season
NBA Champions
Division Champions
Head coach John Kundla
Arena Minneapolis Auditorium
Results
Record 44–16 (.733)
Place Division: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finish BAA Champions

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1948–49 BAA season was the Lakers' first season in the BAA (which later became the NBA).[1]

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1948 NBA Draft

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1948-49 BAA Records
Team BAL BOS CHI FWP IND MIN NYK PHI PRO ROC STL WAS
Baltimore 4–2 1–4 4–1 5–0 1–4 2–4 4–2 2–4 1–4 2–3 3–3
Boston 2–4 0–5 4–1 3–2 2–3 3–3 3–3 3–3 1–4 3–2 1–5
Chicago 4–1 5–0 4–2 5–1 2–4 3–2 2–3 5–0 2–4 3–3 3–2
Fort Wayne 1–4 1–4 2–4 3–3 2–4 1–4 5–0 4–1 0–6 1–4 2–3
Indianapolis 0–5 2–3 1-5 3–3 0–6 1–4 1–4 4–1 1–5 3–3 2–3
Minneapolis 4–1 3–2 4–2 4–2 6–0 4–1 4–1 5–0 4–2 4–2 2–3
New York 4–2 3–3 2–3 4–1 4–1 1–4 2–4 5–1 1–4 3–2 2–3
Philadelphia 2–4 3–3 3–2 0–5 4–1 1–4 4–2 6–0 0–5 3–2 2–4
Providence 4–2 3–3 0–5 1–4 1–4 0–5 1–5 0–6 2–3 0–5 0–6
Rochester 4–1 4–1 4–2 6–0 5–1 2–4 4–1 5–0 3–2 6–0 2–3
St. Louis 3–2 2–3 3–3 4–1 3–3 2–4 2–3 2–3 5–0 0–6 2–3
Washington 3–3 5–1 2–3 3–2 3–2 3–2 3–2 4–2 6–0 3–2 3–2

Playoffs[edit]

West Division Semifinals[edit]

(2) Minneapolis Lakers vs. (3) Chicago Stags: Lakers win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 84, Chicago 77
  • Game 2 @ Chicago: Minneapolis 101, Chicago 85

Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Lakers and Stags.

West Division Finals[edit]

(1) Rochester Royals vs. (2) Minneapolis Lakers: Lakers win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ Rochester: Minneapolis 80, Rochester 79
  • Game 2 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 67, Rochester 55

Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Royals and Lakers.

BAA Finals[edit]

(E1) Washington Capitols vs. (W2) Minneapolis Lakers: Lakers win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 88, Washington 84
  • Game 2 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 76, Washington 62
  • Game 3 @ Washington: Minneapolis 94, Washington 74
  • Game 4 @ Washington: Washington 83, Minneapolis 71
  • Game 5 @ Washington: Washington 74, Minneapolis 65
  • Game 6 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 77, Washington 56

Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Capitols and Lakers.

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]