1949–50 Rochester Royals season

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1949–50 Rochester Royals season
Head coach Lester Harrison
Arena Edgerton Park Arena
Results
Record 51–17 (.750)
Place Division: 2nd (Central)
Playoff finish Central Division Semifinals
(eliminated 0–2)

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

The 1949–50 NBA season was the second season for the Rochester Royals in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1949 BAA draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 10 Frank Saul F/G  United States Seton Hall
2 Jack Coleman F/C  United States Louisville

Roster[edit]

Rochester Royals 1949–50 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
G/F 17 United States Brookfield, Price 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) West Texas A&M
G/F 19 United States Calhoun, Bill 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) City College of San Francisco
F/C 10 United States Coleman, Jack 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Louisville
G 15 United States Curran, Fran 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Notre Dame
G/F 11 United States Davies, Bob 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Seton Hall
F/C 20 United States Duncan, Andy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) The College of William & Mary
G 16 United States Holzman, Red 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) City College of New York
F/C 12 United States Johnson, Arnie 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 236 lb (107 kg) Bemidji State
F/C 18 United States Mikan, Ed 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) DePaul
F/C 18 United States Novak, Mike 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 219 lb (99 kg) Loyola (IL)
F/C 14 United States Risen, Arnie 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Ohio State
G/F 3 United States Saul, Frank 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Seton Hall
G 9 United States Wanzer, Bobby 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Seton Hall
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 1 Sheboygan 108–75 Frank Saul (18) 1–0
2 November 5 Philadelphia 83–53 Arnie Risen (18) 2–0
3 November 9 at Chicago 72–75 (OT) Bob Davies (18) 2–1
4 November 10 at Sheboygan 87–97 Red Holzman (15) 2–2
5 November 12 New York 94–73 Arnie Risen (21) 3–2
6 November 15 Tri-Cities 93–81 Arnie Risen (17) 4–2
7 November 19 Denver 96–64 Curran, Risen, Wanzer (14) 5–2
8 November 20 at St. Louis 74–95 Bob Davies (18) 5–3
9 November 22 at Indianapolis 74–80 Bill Calhoun (18) 5–4
10 November 23 at Waterloo 90–71 Bob Davies (18) 6–4
11 November 26 Waterloo 120–95 Bob Davies (26) 7–4
12 November 30 at Washington 86–84 Bob Davies (21) 8–4
13 December 1 at Baltimore 64–70 Arnie Risen (17) 8–5
14 December 2 at Philadelphia 82–79 Bill Calhoun (19) 9–5
15 December 3 Indianapolis 99–77 Jack Coleman (17) 10–5
16 December 4 at Minneapolis 80–95 Andy Duncan (15) 10–6
17 December 10 Syracuse 69–63 Arnie Risen (20) 11–6
18 December 13 at Denver 81–65 Bob Davies (16) 12–6
19 December 15 at Fort Wayne 66–69 Bob Davies (24) 12–7
20 December 16 at Chicago 71–80 Arnie Risen (15) 12–8
21 December 17 Chicago 85–63 Arnie Risen (22) 13–8
22 December 20 Minneapolis 87–62 Arnie Johnson (15) 14–8
23 December 25 Boston 88–79 Bob Davies (22) 15–8
24 December 26 at New York 83–80 (OT) Bob Davies (32) 16–8
25 December 27 Washington 96–72 Davies, Risen (17) 17–8
26 December 29 Fort Wayne 97–79 Bob Davies (21) 18–8
27 December 31 St. Louis 87–68 Bobby Wanzer (19) 19–8
28 January 3 Washington 83–79 Bob Davies (19) 20–8
29 January 4 at Washington 72–63 Bob Davies (15) 21–8
30 January 5 at Baltimore 71–74 Arnie Risen (15) 21–9
31 January 6 at Philadelphia 73–91 Bill Calhoun (12) 21–10
32 January 7 Philadelphia 85–68 Arnie Risen (15) 22–10
33 January 8 at St. Louis 75–73 (2OT) Bob Davies (18) 23–10
34 January 10 Baltimore 85–67 Arnie Risen (18) 24–10
35 January 14 Minneapolis 83–77 Bobby Wanzer (17) 25–10
36 January 15 at Minneapolis 73–85 Andy Duncan (13) 25–11
37 January 18 at Tri-Cities 70–65 Davies, Wanzer (11) 26–11
38 January 19 at Anderson 81–78 Bob Davies (13) 27–11
39 January 21 Anderson 95–79 Bobby Wanzer (18) 28–11
40 January 22 at New York 71–81 Bobby Wanzer (21) 28–12
41 January 24 Baltimore 70–56 Jack Coleman (16) 29–12
42 January 26 at Syracuse 72–76 Bob Davies (18) 29–13
43 January 28 Boston 82–75 Red Holzman (15) 30–13
44 January 31 at Boston 85–72 Jack Coleman (18) 31–13
45 February 1 at Philadelphia 82–68 Bobby Wanzer (14) 32–13
46 February 2 at Baltimore 69–79 Fran Curran (13) 32–14
47 February 4 Chicago 82–78 Bob Davies (23) 33–14
48 February 5 at New York 73–65 Davies, Johnson (18) 34–14
49 February 7 St. Louis 90–84 Bob Davies (22) 35–14
50 February 11 Fort Wayne 84–92 Bob Davies (29) 35–15
51 February 12 at Fort Wayne 74–76 Bobby Wanzer (11) 35–16
52 February 14 at Chicago 83–74 Bob Davies (23) 36–16
53 February 15 at Minneapolis 70–92 Red Holzman (16) 36–17
54 February 17 at Boston 81–73 Bob Davies (20) 37–17
55 February 18 vs Boston 94–73 Bobby Wanzer (19) 38–17
56 February 19 New York 105–92 Bob Davies (23) 39–17
57 February 21 Washington 84–76 Bob Davies (22) 40–17
58 February 25 Minneapolis 66–64 Calhoun, Holzman (14) 41–17
59 February 26 at St. Louis 81–79 Davies, Johnson (16) 42–17
60 February 28 Chicago 74–69 Bob Davies (21) 43–17
61 March 4 Fort Wayne 73–70 Bob Davies (16) 44–17
62 March 5 at Fort Wayne 65–60 Davies, Wanzer (11) 45–17
63 March 9 Boston 78–59 Arnie Risen (15) 46–17
64 March 11 Philadelphia 90–72 Bobby Wanzer (19) 47–17
65 March 12 St. Louis 99–72 Frank Saul (16) 48–17
66 March 15 at Washington 93–64 Bobby Wanzer (19) 49–17
67 March 18 New York 77–74 Bob Davies (12) 50–17
68 March 19 Baltimore 97–66 Bill Calhoun (17) 51–17

Playoffs[edit]

Central Division Tiebreaker[edit]

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

  • Game 1 @ Rochester: Minneapolis 78, Rochester 76

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)

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]