1950–51 Philadelphia Warriors season

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1950–51 Philadelphia Warriors season
Head coach Edward Gottlieb
Arena Philadelphia Arena
Results
Record 40–26 (.606)
Place Division: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Division Semifinals
(eliminated 0–2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1950–51 NBA season was the Warriors' 5th season in the NBA.[1]

NBA draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
T Paul Arizin G/F  United States Villanova
2 14 Ed Dahler F  United States Duquesne
5 50 Ike Borsavage F/C  United States Temple

Roster[edit]

Philadelphia Warriors 1950–51 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
SF 11 United States Arizin, Paul 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Villanova
PG 5 United States Bobb, Nelson 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Temple
F/C 19 United States Borsavage, Ike 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Temple
SF 16 United States Closs, Bill 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Rice
PF 10 United States Fulks, Joe 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Murray State
SG 12 United States Gardner, Vern 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Utah
C 6 United States Livingstone, Ron 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Wyoming
C 15 United States Mikan, Ed 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) DePaul
F/C 18 United States Mogus, Leo 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Youngstown State
G/F 14 United States Parham, Easy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Texas Wesleyan
G/F 7 United States Phillip, Andy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Illinois
PG 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-Philadelphia Warriors 40 26 .606 28–4 11–21 1–1 22–14
x-Boston Celtics 39 30 .565 1 25–5 10–23 4–2 21–19
x-New York Knicks 36 30 .545 4 22–5 10–25 4–0 21–15
x-Syracuse Nationals 32 34 .485 8 23–10 9–24 19–17
Baltimore Bullets 24 42 .364 16 20–12 4–24 0–6 12–24
Washington Capitols 10 25 .286 30 7–12 3–12 0–1 6–12
x – clinched playoff spot

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

Game log[edit]

1950–51 Game log
# Date Opponent Score Record
1 November 4 Boston 77–68 1–0
2 November 9 Fort Wayne 87–72 2–0
3 November 12 at Minneapolis 70–83 2–1
4 November 14 Baltimore 84–72 3–1
5 November 15 at Baltimore 72–80 3–2
6 November 16 Indianapolis 84–67 4–2
7 November 18 at New York 87–93 4–3
8 November 21 Washington 83–78 5–3
9 November 23 Rochester 89–71 6–3
10 November 28 vs Boston 76–74 7–3
11 November 30 Syracuse 81–78 8–3
12 December 3 at Minneapolis 83–95 8–4
13 December 6 at Fort Wayne 73–92 8–5
14 December 7 Indianapolis 102–73 9–5
15 December 9 at Baltimore 75–76 9–6
16 December 10 at Rochester 84–99 9–7
17 December 12 New York 101–91 10–7
18 December 14 Fort Wayne 94–82 11–7
19 December 16 at Washington 96–88 12–7
20 December 19 Minneapolis 71–67 13–7
21 December 23 at New York 79–83 (2OT) 13–8
22 December 25 New York 84–86 (OT) 13–9
23 December 27 New York 74–79 13–10
24 December 28 Syracuse 91–88 (OT) 14–10
25 December 31 at Minneapolis 73–83 14–11
26 January 1 at Tri-Cities 92–109 14–12
27 January 2 at Indianapolis 87–86 (OT) 15–12
28 January 4 Baltimore 92–69 16–12
29 January 6 at Baltimore 57–64 16–13
30 January 9 Washington 102–74 17–13
31 January 11 Rochester 82–79 18–13
32 January 13 Boston 87–97 18–14
33 January 14 at Boston 73–98 18–15
34 January 18 Indianapolis 114–80 19–15
35 January 20 at Rochester 101–87 20–15
36 January 21 at Syracuse 96–86 21–15
37 January 23 Tri-Cities 88–77 22–15
38 January 25 Minneapolis 71–90 22–16
39 January 26 at Indianapolis 75–78 22–17
40 January 28 at Tri-Cities 96–86 23–17
41 January 31 at Fort Wayne 84–91 23–18
42 February 1 Boston 82–80 (2OT) 24–18
43 February 3 at Rochester 61–65 24–19
44 February 4 at Syracuse 75–78 24–20
45 February 6 Tri-Cities 97–77 25–20
46 February 8 Baltimore 86–75 26–20
47 February 10 at Indianapolis 88–78 27–20
48 February 11 at Tri-Cities 72–76 27–21
49 February 13 Boston 104–98 28–21
50 February 15 New York 93–98 28–22
51 February 16 at Boston 76–81 28–23
52 February 18 at Fort Wayne 70–75 28–24
53 February 20 Tri-Cities 99–69 29–24
54 February 21 at Baltimore 83–81 30–24
55 February 22 Rochester 98–90 31–24
56 February 24 at New York 70–64 32–24
57 February 25 at Boston 83–93 32–25
58 February 27 Syracuse 86–72 33–25
59 March 1 Minneapolis 97–77 34–25
60 March 4 at Syracuse 79–85 34–26
61 March 6 New York 96–76 35–26
62 March 7 at Baltimore 95–84 36–26
63 March 8 Baltimore 94–90 (2OT) 37–26
64 March 11 at Syracuse 95–91 38–26
65 March 15 Fort Wayne 88–78 39–26
66 March 17 Syracuse 100–86 40–26

Playoffs[edit]

East Division Semifinals[edit]

(1) Philadelphia Warriors vs. (4) Syracuse Nationals: Nationals win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia: Syracuse 91, Philadelphia 89 (OT)
  • Game 2 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 90, Philadelphia 78

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]