1949–50 Fort Wayne Pistons season

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1949–50 Fort Wayne Pistons season
Head coach Murray Mendenhall
Arena North Side High School Gym
Results
Record 40–28 (.588)
Place Division: 3rd (Central)
Playoff finish Central Division Finals
(eliminated 0–2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Radio WGL
< 1948–49 1950–51 >

The 1949–50 NBA season was the second season for the Fort Wayne Pistons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and ninth overall as a franchise.

NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 1949 BAA draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 3 Bob Harris F/C  United States Oklahoma State
2 John Oldham G  United States Western Kentucky
3 Fred Schaus F  United States West Virginia
4 Jerry Nagel G  United States Loyola (IL)

Roster[edit]

Fort Wayne Pistons 1949–50 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
G/F 3 United States Armstrong, Curly 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Indiana
F/C 12 United States Black, Charles B. 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Kansas
F/C 10 United States Carpenter, Bob 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) East Texas State
F/C 14 United States Harris, Bob 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Oklahoma State
C 16 United States Henry, Bill 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Rice
G 5 United States Johnson, Boag 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Huntington
F/C 15 United States Kerris, Jack 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Loyola (IL)
G/F 7 United States Klier, Leo 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Notre Dame
G 6 United States Klueh, Duane 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Indiana State
C 15 United States Mahnken, John 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Georgetown
G 9 United States Nagel, Jerry 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Loyola (IL)
G/F 5 United States Niemiera, Richie 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Notre Dame
G 4 United States Oldham, John 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Western Kentucky
F 8 United States Schaus, Fred 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) West Virginia
F/C 12 United States Schultz, Howie 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Hamline
F/C 17 United States Wager, Clint 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Saint Mary's (MN)
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Minneapolis Lakers 51 17 .750 30–1 18–16 3–0 16–8
x-Rochester Royals 51 17 .750 33–1 17–6 1–0 15–9
x-Fort Wayne Pistons 40 28 .588 11 28–6 12–22 14–10
x-Chicago Stags 40 28 .588 11 18–6 14–21 8–1 11–13
St. Louis Bombers 26 42 .382 25 17–14 7–26 2–2 4–20

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1949–50 NBA records
Team AND BAL BOS CHI DEN FWP IND MIN NYK PHI ROC SHE STL SYR TCB WAS WAT
Anderson 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–3 1–1 2–5 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 5–2 2–0 3–4 7–2 1–1 7–0
Baltimore 1–1 2–4 1–5 1–1 3–3 1–1 1–5 1–5 3–3 3–3 2–0 3–3 0–2 0–2 2–4 1–1
Boston 2–0 4–2 0–6 1–1 2–4 1–1 1–5 1–5 3–3 0–6 1–1 2–4 0–2 0–2 3–3 1–1
Chicago 1–1 5–1 6–0 2–0 2–4 1–1 2–4 2–4 4–2 2–4 2–0 5–1 0–2 1–1 3–3 2–0
Denver 3–4 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–7 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–4 0–2 1–6 0–7 0–2 2–5
Fort Wayne 1–1 3–3 4–2 4–2 2–0 1–1 2–4 4–2 4–2 3–3 2–0 5–1 0–2 2–0 2–4 1–1
Indianapolis 5–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 7–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 5–2 1–1 2–7 4–3 1–1 5–2
Minneapolis 1–1 5–1 5–1 4–2 2–0 4–2 1–1 5–1 4–2 3–3 1–1 5–1 1–1 2–0 6–0 2–0
New York 1–1 5–1 5–1 4–2 2–0 2–4 1–1 1–5 1–5 1–5 1–1 4–2 0–2 1–1 5–1 2–0
Philadelphia 1–1 3–3 3–3 2–4 2–0 2–4 0–2 2–4 1–5 1–5 2–0 2–4 0–2 1–1 2–4 2–0
Rochester 2–0 3–3 6–0 4–2 2–0 3–3 1–1 3–3 5–1 5–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 2–0 6–0 2–0
Sheboygan 2–5 0–2 1–1 0–2 4–3 0–2 2–5 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–6 3–4 2–0 4–3
St. Louis 0–2 3–3 4–2 1–5 2–0 1–5 1–1 1–5 2–4 4–2 1–5 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–6 1–1
Syracuse 4–3 2–0 2–0 2–0 6–1 2–0 7–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 6–1 1–1 6–1 1–1 6–1
Tri-Cities 2–7 2–0 2–0 1–1 7–0 0–2 3–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–3 0–2 1–6 1–1 4–3
Washington 1–1 4–2 3–3 3–3 2–0 4–2 1–1 0–6 1–5 4–2 0–6 0–2 6–0 1–1 1–1 1–1
Waterloo 0–7 1–1 1–1 0–2 5–2 1–1 2–5 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–4 1–1 1–6 3–4 1–1

Game log[edit]

1949–50 Game log
# Date Opponent Score High points Record
1 November 3 New York 87–72 John Oldham (15) 1–0
2 November 6 Chicago 87–70 Fred Schaus (21) 2–0
3 November 10 Waterloo 89–59 Armstrong, Schaus (14) 3–0
4 November 12 at Baltimore 75–82 Bob Carpenter (19) 3–1
5 November 13 Denver 90–71 Fred Schaus (19) 4–1
6 November 16 at Chicago 72–85 Charles Black (12) 4–2
7 November 19 at Tri-Cities 88–85 Charles Black (16) 5–2
8 November 20 Boston 99–89 John Oldham (20) 6–2
9 November 24 at Boston 99–85 Fred Schaus (28) 7–2
10 November 26 at Washington 76–93 Fred Schaus (15) 7–3
11 November 27 New York 72–77 Leo Klier (23) 7–4
12 November 30 at Waterloo 71–95 Charles Black (14) 7–5
13 December 1 Philadelphia 74–70 Fred Schaus (16) 8–5
14 December 4 Washington 72–68 Fred Schaus (22) 9–5
15 December 8 Minneapolis 87–66 Fred Schaus (26) 10–5
16 December 10 at Washington 69–75 Fred Schaus (19) 10–6
17 December 11 Indianapolis 90–74 Charles Black (24) 11–6
18 December 12 at Anderson 97–105 Fred Schaus (23) 11–7
19 December 14 at Syracuse 83–96 Jack Kerris (17) 11–8
20 December 15 Rochester 69–66 Bob Carpenter (16) 12–8
21 December 18 Baltimore 106–95 Bob Carpenter (22) 13–8
22 December 22 St. Louis 87–75 Fred Schaus (20) 14–8
23 December 25 at Minneapolis 58–72 Charles Black (13) 14–9
24 December 26 Chicago 76–74 Fred Schaus (24) 15–9
25 December 28 Tri-Cities 81–75 (OT) Leo Klier (14) 16–9
26 December 29 at Rochester 79–97 Bob Carpenter (14) 16–10
27 December 30 at Boston 73–92 Fred Schaus (16) 16–11
28 December 31 at Philadelphia 65–62 Fred Schaus (14) 17–11
29 January 1 Boston 80–72 Curly Armstrong (17) 18–11
30 January 4 at Minneapolis 75–91 Fred Schaus (16) 18–12
31 January 5 St. Louis 87–83 Bob Carpenter (18) 19–12
32 January 7 at New York 88–80 Curly Armstrong (16) 20–12
33 January 8 Sheboygan 83–69 Charles Black (15) 21–12
34 January 12 Syracuse 62–64 Charles Black (12) 21–13
35 January 15 Philadelphia 81–67 Bob Harris (17) 22–13
36 January 18 at Sheboygan 73–72 Fred Schaus (15) 23–13
37 January 19 at St. Louis 64–74 Bob Carpenter (17) 23–14
38 January 21 at Indianapolis 94–112 Fred Schaus (19) 23–15
39 January 22 Washington 82–70 Bob Carpenter (14) 24–15
40 January 24 at Philadelphia 74–87 Fred Schaus (15) 24–16
41 January 25 at New York 66–96 Fred Schaus (17) 24–17
42 January 26 at Boston 68–89 Fred Schaus (14) 24–18
43 January 28 at Baltimore 64–77 Bob Carpenter (12) 24–19
44 January 29 New York 92–70 Fred Schaus (29) 25–19
45 January 31 at Chicago 93–89 Howie Schultz (18) 26–19
46 February 2 Minneapolis 78–79 Bob Harris (16) 26–20
47 February 5 Anderson 95–85 Fred Schaus (22) 27–20
48 February 7 at Denver 83–67 Fred Schaus (20) 28–20
49 February 9 Philadelphia 61–64 Fred Schaus (13) 28–21
50 February 11 at Rochester 92–84 Bob Carpenter (16) 29–21
51 February 12 Rochester 76–74 Johnson, Kerris (16) 30–21
52 February 15 Boston 84–78 Duane Klueh (16) 31–21
53 February 16 at Baltimore 77–83 Fred Schaus (15) 31–22
54 February 17 at Philadelphia 68–67 Fred Schaus (16) 32–22
55 February 18 at New York 84–80 Jack Kerris (13) 33–22
56 February 19 Baltimore 79–71 Jack Kerris (21) 34–22
57 February 23 at St. Louis 74–72 Fred Schaus (17) 35–22
58 February 26 Washington 78–81 Red Rocha (15) 35–23
59 February 28 at Minneapolis 65–71 Fred Schaus (14) 35–24
60 March 1 at St. Louis 75–70 Bob Carpenter (18) 36–24
61 March 2 St. Louis 91–61 Duane Klueh (21) 37–24
62 March 4 at Rochester 70–73 Curly Armstrong (16) 37–25
63 March 5 Rochester 60–65 Fred Schaus (13) 37–26
64 March 9 Chicago 84–71 Duane Klueh (18) 38–26
65 March 11 at Chicago 88–90 Fred Schaus (23) 38–27
66 March 12 Baltimore 86–75 Bob Carpenter (25) 39–27
67 March 18 at Washington 76–82 Fred Schaus (16) 39–28
68 March 19 Minneapolis 69–67 Bob Carpenter (12) 40–28

Playoffs[edit]

Central Division Tiebreaker[edit]

Fort Wayne Pistons vs. Chicago Stags: Pistons win series 1-0

  • Game 1 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 86, Chicago 69

Central Division Semifinals[edit]

  • (2) Rochester Royals vs. (3) Fort Wayne Pistons: Pistons win series 2-0
  • Game 1 @ Rochester: Fort Wayne 90, Rochester 84
  • Game 2 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 79, Rochester 78 (OT)

Central Division Finals[edit]

  • Central Division: (1) Minneapolis Lakers vs. (3) Fort Wayne Pistons: Lakers win series 2-0
  • Game 1 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 93, Fort Wayne 79
  • Game 2 @ Fort Wayne: Minneapolis 89, Fort Wayne 82

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

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]