1952–53 Fort Wayne Pistons season

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1952–53 Fort Wayne Pistons season
Head coach Paul Birch
Arena War Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record 36–33 (.522)
Place Division: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finish West Division Finals
(eliminated 2–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1952-53 NBA season was the Pistons' fifth season in the NBA and 12th season as a franchise.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1952 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Minneapolis Lakers 48 22 .686 - 24-2 16-15 8-5 17-13
x-Rochester Royals 44 26 .629 4 24-8 13-17 7-1 27-13
x-Fort Wayne Pistons 36 33 .522 11.5 25-9 8-19 3-5 18-22
x-Indianapolis Olympians 28 43 .394 20.5 19-14 4-23 5-6 15-26
Milwaukee Hawks 27 44 .380 21.5 14-8 3-24 10-12 15-26
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1952-53 NBA Records
Team BAL BOS FWP IND MIL MIN NYK PHI ROC SYR
Baltimore 2–8 0–6 2–4 3–3 1–5 0–10 6–4 0–6 2–8
Boston 8–2 4–2 4–2 5–1 1–5 6–4 9–1 4–2 5–6
Fort Wayne 6–0 2–4 7–3 7–3 1–9 4–2 5–0 3–7 1–5
Indianapolis 4–2 2–4 3–7 5–6 4–6 1–5 5–1 3–7 1–5
Milwaukee 3–3 1–5 3–7 6–5 3–7 1–5 4–2 3–7 3–3
Minneapolis 5–1 5–1 9–1 6–4 7–3 4–2 6–0 4–6 2–4
New York 10–0 4–6 2–4 5–1 5–1 2–4 10–0 3–3 6–4
Philadelphia 4–6 1–9 0–5 1–5 2–4 0–6 0–10 2–4 2–8
Rochester 6–0 2–4 7–3 7–3 7–3 6–4 3–3 4–2 2–4
Syracuse 8–2 6–5 5–1 5–1 3–3 4–2 4–6 8–2 4–2

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West Division Semifinals[edit]

(2) Rochester Royals vs. (3) Fort Wayne Pistons: Pistons win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ Rochester: Fort Wayne 84, Rochester 77
  • Game 2 @ Fort Wayne: Rochester 83, Fort Wayne 71
  • Game 3 @ Rochester: Fort Wayne 67, Rochester 65

Last Playoff Meeting: 1952 Western Division Semifinals (Rochester won 2–0)

West Division Finals[edit]

(1) Minneapolis Lakers vs. (3) Fort Wayne Pistons: Lakers win series 3-2

  • Game 1 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 83, Fort Wayne 73
  • Game 2 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 82, Fort Wayne 75
  • Game 3 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 98, Minneapolis 95
  • Game 4 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 85, Minneapolis 82
  • Game 5 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 74, Fort Wayne 58

Last Playoff Meeting: 1950 Central Division Finals (Minneapolis won 2–0)

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]