1950–51 Minneapolis Lakers season

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1950–51 Minneapolis Lakers season
Head coach John Kundla
Arena Minneapolis Auditorium
Results
Record 44–24 (.647)
Place Division: 1st (Western)
Playoff finish Division Finals
(Eliminated 1–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Radio WLOL
< 1949–50 1951–52 >

The 1950-51 NBA season was the franchise's third season in the NBA. In 1950–51, the NBA reduced the number of teams to 11. The Lakers continued to dominate by winning the Western Division with a 44–24 record. In the playoffs, the Lakers needed 3 games to eliminate the Indianapolis Olympians in the first round. In the Western Finals, the Lakers took Game 1, but were defeated by the Rochester Royals, who came back to win the next 3 games.[1]

Off-season[edit]

NBA Draft[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Minneapolis Lakers 44 24 .647 29–3 12–21 3–0 24–12
x-Rochester Royals 41 27 .603 3 29–5 12–22 18–15
x-Fort Wayne Pistons 32 36 .471 12 27–7 5–27 0–2 18–6
x-Indianapolis Olympians 31 37 .456 13 19–12 10–24 2–1 15–20
Tri-Cities Blackhawks 25 43 .368 19 22–13 2–28 1–2 12–24


Season Schedule[edit]

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1950-51 NBA Records
Team BAL BOS FWP IND MIN NYK PHI ROC SYR TCB WAS
Baltimore 3–6 4–2 2–4 2–4 2–5 3–6 1–5 3–5 3–3 1–2
Boston 6–3 5–1 4–1 3–3 4–4 4–4 2–4 2–5 4–2 4–3
Fort Wayne 2–4 1–5 5–3 5–3 2–4 3–3 3–5 3–3 5–5 3–1
Indianapolis 4–2 1–4 3–5 3–7 5–1 1–5 5–4 3–3 4–4 2–2
Minneapolis 4–2 3–3 3–5 7–3 3–3 4–2 4–4 4–2 10–0 2–0
New York 5–2 4–4 4–2 1–5 3–3 5–3 3–3 5–5 4–2 2–1
Philadelphia 6–3 4–4 3–3 5–1 2–4 3–5 4–2 6–2 4–2 3–0
Rochester 5–3 5–2 3–3 3–3 2–4 5–5 2–6 4–2 5–3 5–0
Syracuse 5–3 5–2 3–3 3–3 2–4 5–5 2–6 2–4 3–3 2–0
Tri-Cities 3–3 2–4 5–5 4–4 0–10 2–4 2–4 3–5 3–3 1–1
Washington 2–1 3–4 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–2 0–3 0–5 0–2 1–1

Player stats[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; REB= Rebounds; AST= Assists; STL = Steals; BLK = Blocks; PTS = Points; AVG = Average

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS AVG

Playoffs[edit]

West Division Semifinals[edit]

(1) Minneapolis Lakers vs. (4) Indianapolis Olympians: Lakers win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 95, Indianapolis 81
  • Game 2 @ Indianapolis: Indianapolis 108, Minneapolis 88
  • Game 3 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 85, Indianapolis 80

West Division Finals[edit]

(1) Minneapolis Lakers vs. (2) Rochester Royals: Royals win series 3-1

  • Game 1 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 76, Rochester 73
  • Game 2 @ Minneapolis: Rochester 70, Minneapolis 66
  • Game 3 @ Rochester: Rochester 83, Minneapolis 70
  • Game 3 @ Rochester: Rochester 80, Minneapolis 75

Awards and honors[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

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