1950–51 Washington Capitols season

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1950–51 Washington Capitols season
Head coach Bones McKinney
Arena Washington Coliseum
Results
Record 10–25 (.286)
Place Division: 6th (Eastern)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1949–50

The 1950–51 NBA season was the Capitols' fifth season in the NBA.[1] Midway through the season, the franchise ceased operations.

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 4 Dick Schnittker F  United States Ohio State
2 16 Bill Sharman G  United States USC
3 28 Alan Sawyer F  United States UCLA
4 40 Tommy O'Keefe G  United States Georgetown
5 52 Claude Overton G  United States East Central State
9 100 Earl Lloyd F/C  United States West Virginia State

Roster[edit]

Washington Capitols 1950–51 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
F 17 United States Bartels, Edward 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) North Carolina State
G/F United States Byrnes, Tommy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Seton Hall
F/C 11 United States Gilmur, Chuck 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Washington
C 14 United States Halbert, Chick 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) West Texas State
G/F 1823 United States Kudelka, Frank 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Saint Mary's
SF United States Lloyd, Earl 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) West Virginia State
F 12 United States Maughan, Ariel 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Utah State
SF 29 United States McKinney, Bones 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) North Carolina
C 15 United States Mikan, Ed 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) DePaul
F 16 United States Norlander, Johnny 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Hamline
G/F 13 United States O'Keefe, Dick 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Santa Clara
G United States O'Keefe, Tommy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Georgetown
C 15 United States Otten, Don 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Bowling Green
F 1729 United States Sawyer, Alan 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) UCLA
SF 22 United States Schnittker, Dick 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Ohio State
PG 20 United States Scolari, Fred 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) San Francisco
SG 10 United States Sharman, Bill 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Southern California
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


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 October 31 @ Rochester 70–78 0–1
2 November 1 Indianapolis 100–84 1–1
3 November 4 Minneapolis 85–91 1–2
4 November 8 Baltimore 86–81 2–2
5 November 11 Boston 77–78 2–3
6 November 12 @ Fort Wayne 73–87 2–4
7 November 14 New York 87–92 2–5
8 November 15 vs Boston 74–79 2–6
9 November 18 Fort Wayne 118–75 3–6
10 November 19 @ Boston 81–75 4–6
11 November 21 @ Philadelphia 78–83 4–7
12 November 22 Tri-Cities 65–60 5–7
13 November 23 @ New York 78–109 5–8
14 November 25 Syracuse 67–77 5–9
15 November 26 @ Syracuse 76–90 5–10
16 November 28 @ Rochester 71–87 5–11
17 November 29 Rochester 71–72 5–12
18 November 30 @ Boston 85–81 6–12
19 December 2 Boston 75–83 6–13
20 December 6 Indianapolis 79–101 6–14
21 December 9 New York 91–84 7–14
22 December 10 @ Fort Wayne 81–97 7–15
23 December 13 Boston 110–79 8–15
24 December 16 Philadelphia 88–96 8–16
25 December 20 Rochester 76–94 8–17
26 December 23 Indianapolis 79–87 (OT) 8–18
27 December 25 @ Minneapolis 79–93 8–19
28 December 26 @ Indianapolis 88–81 9–19
29 December 28 @ Tri-Cities 80–97 9–20
30 December 30 @ Rochester 77–91 9–21
31 January 1 @ Baltimore 71–83 9–22
32 January 3 Baltimore 92–82 10–22
33 January 6 Fort Wayne 76–91 10–23
34 January 7 @ Boston 86–91 (OT) 10–24
35 January 9 @ Philadelphia 74–102 10–25

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