1949–50 Philadelphia Warriors season

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1949–50 Philadelphia Warriors season
Head coach Edward Gottlieb
Arena Philadelphia Arena
Results
Record 26–42 (.382)
Place Division: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Division Semifinals
(eliminated 0–2)

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

The 1949–50 Philadelphia Warriors season was the fourth season for the team in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

NBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 5 Vern Gardner F/C  United States Utah
2 Jim Nolan C  United States Georgia Tech
3 Nelson Bobb G  United States Temple

Roster[edit]

Philadelphia Warriors 1949–50 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
G 5 United States Bobb, Nelson 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Temple
F/C 15 United States Bornheimer, Jake 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Muhlenberg College
G 4 United States Crossin, Francis 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Pennsylvania
G/F 9 United States Fleishman, Jerry 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) New York
F/C 10 United States Fulks, Joe 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Murray State
F/C 12 United States Gardner, Vern 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Utah
G/F 11 United States Guokas, Al 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Saint Joseph's
G/F 11 United States Lewis, Freddie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Eastern Kentucky
C 6 United States Livingstone, Ron 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Wyoming
F/C 18 United States Mogus, Leo 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Youngstown State
C 19 United States Nolan, Jim 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Georgia Tech
F/C 19 United States Novak, Mike 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 219 lb (99 kg) Loyola (IL)
G 7 United States Parsley, Charlie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Western Kentucky
G/F 11 United States Payak, Johnny 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 174 lb (79 kg) Bowling Green
G 7 United States Rullo, Jerry 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Temple
C 14 United States Sadowski, Ed 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Seton Hall
G 8 United States Senesky, George 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 179 lb (81 kg) Saint Joseph's
Head coach

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

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Syracuse Nationals 51 13 .797 31–1 15–12 5–0 9–1
x-New York Knicks 40 28 .588 13 19–10 18–16 3–2 20–6
x-Washington Capitols 32 36 .471 21 21–13 10–20 1–3 13–13
x-Philadelphia Warriors 26 42 .382 25 15–15 8–23 3–4 9–17
Baltimore Bullets 25 43 .368 26 16–15 8–25 1–3 8–18
Boston Celtics 22 46 .324 29 12–14 5–28 5–4 11–15

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 2 Minneapolis 69–81 Joe Fulks (20) 0–1
2 November 4 St. Louis 79–58 Joe Fulks (32) 1–1
3 November 5 at Rochester 53–83 Joe Fulks (14) 1–2
4 November 6 at Syracuse 72–82 Joe Fulks (26) 1–3
5 November 9 Washington 69–84 Vern Gardner (19) 1–4
6 November 11 Indianapolis 84–91 Fulks, Gardner (23) 1–5
7 November 12 vs Denver 81–63 Vern Gardner (18) 2–5
8 November 16 Boston 93–80 Joe Fulks (23) 3–5
9 November 18 Chicago 103–88 George Senesky (19) 4–5
10 November 19 at New York 69–85 George Senesky (18) 4–6
11 November 24 New York 70–75 Joe Fulks (21) 4–7
12 November 26 at Chicago 54–90 Joe Fulks (16) 4–8
13 November 27 at St. Louis 67–80 Joe Fulks (19) 4–9
14 November 29 at Denver 57–56 Joe Fulks (16) 5–9
15 December 1 at Fort Wayne 70–74 Fulks, Sadowski (18) 5–10
16 December 2 Rochester 79–82 Vern Gardner (23) 5–11
17 December 3 at Washington 63–79 Vern Gardner (18) 5–12
18 December 8 at Boston 87–91 Joe Fulks (24) 5–13
19 December 9 Chicago 80–77 Joe Fulks (27) 6–13
20 December 11 at Minneapolis 81–90 Vern Gardner (19) 6–14
21 December 13 at Chicago 65–75 Fulks, Gardner (22) 6–15
22 December 14 at Waterloo 73–70 Joe Fulks (20) 7–15
23 December 16 St. Louis 54–68 Joe Fulks (13) 7–16
24 December 17 vs Waterloo 81–72 Joe Fulks (30) 8–16
25 December 21 Baltimore 70–60 Vern Gardner (17) 9–16
26 December 25 at Baltimore 64–63 Fleishman, Senesky (14) 10–16
27 December 28 New York 72–79 Joe Fulks (20) 10–17
28 December 29 vs Syracuse 62–64 Vern Gardner (15) 10–18
29 December 31 Fort Wayne 62–65 Crossin, Gardner (12) 10–19
30 January 1 at New York 59–81 Vern Gardner (13) 10–20
31 January 6 Rochester 91–73 George Senesky (22) 11–20
32 January 7 at Rochester 68–85 Jake Bornheimer (13) 11–21
33 January 13 Washington 67–77 Fulks, Senesky (14) 11–22
34 January 14 at Washington 70–78 Leo Mogus (16) 11–23
35 January 15 at Fort Wayne 67–81 Joe Fulks (15) 11–24
36 January 16 vs Sheboygan 89–72 Joe Fulks (22) 12–24
37 January 18 Boston 94–86 Joe Fulks (20) 13–24
38 January 19 at Boston 63–86 Joe Fulks (19) 13–25
39 January 20 Minneapolis 90–89 Vern Gardner (21) 14–25
40 January 21 at Baltimore 58–68 Joe Fulks (19) 14–26
41 January 24 Fort Wayne 87–74 Joe Fulks (23) 15–26
42 January 27 Baltimore 71–74 Joe Fulks (17) 15–27
43 January 28 at New York 58–55 Vern Gardner (14) 16–27
44 February 1 Rochester 68–82 Joe Fulks (12) 16–28
45 February 3 Tri-Cities 83–72 Joe Fulks (30) 17–28
46 February 5 at Minneapolis 67–100 Leo Mogus (16) 17–29
47 February 6 at Anderson 75–77 Leo Mogus (18) 17–30
48 February 8 at Tri-Cities 94–99 (OT) George Senesky (20) 17–31
49 February 9 at Fort Wayne 64–61 Leo Mogus (21) 18–31
50 February 10 Chicago 76–83 Vern Gardner (20) 18–32
51 February 12 at St. Louis 70–86 Vern Gardner (15) 18–33
52 February 14 at Indianapolis 67–86 Ron Livingstone (12) 18–34
53 February 15 at Sheboygan 66–61 Leo Mogus (16) 19–34
54 February 17 Fort Wayne 67–68 Joe Fulks (18) 19–35
55 February 18 at Baltimore 100–73 Leo Mogus (23) 20–35
56 February 21 New York 73–84 Vern Gardner (21) 20–36
57 February 23 vs Boston 77–82 Mogus, Senesky (16) 20–37
58 February 24 Baltimore 69–77 Joe Fulks (23) 20–38
59 February 25 at Washington 92–80 Vern Gardner (22) 21–38
60 March 1 Boston 77–64 Leo Mogus (27) 22–38
61 March 3 Minneapolis 66–61 George Senesky (14) 23–38
62 March 5 at St. Louis 67–71 Crossin, Gardner (14) 23–39
63 March 8 at Minneapolis 65–68 Leo Mogus (18) 23–40
64 March 10 St. Louis 78–73 Leo Mogus (22) 24–40
65 March 11 at Rochester 72–90 Leo Mogus (16) 24–41
66 March 12 vs Chicago 67–73 Vern Gardner (24) 24–42
67 March 15 Anderson 83–80 (OT) Chink Crossin (19) 25–42
68 March 17 Washington 85–59 Joe Fulks (24) 26–42

Playoffs[edit]

East Division Semifinals[edit]

References[edit]