1953–54 Rochester Royals season

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1953–54 Rochester Royals season
Head coach Les Harrison
Arena Edgerton Park Arena
Results
Record 44–28 (.611)
Place Division: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finish West Division Finals
(eliminated 1–2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Radio WHAM
< 1952–53 1954–55 >

The 1953–54 NBA season was the Royals sixth season in the NBA.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Minneapolis Lakers 46 26 .639 20–4 13–15 13–7 19–13
x-Rochester Royals 44 28 .611 2 18–10 12–15 14–3 22–10
x-Fort Wayne Pistons 40 32 .556 6 19–8 11–17 10–7 17–15
Milwaukee Hawks 21 51 .292 25 11–14 5–17 6–20 6–26
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1953–54 NBA records
Team BAL BOS FWP MIL MIN NYK PHI ROC SYR
Baltimore 1–9 0–8 2–6 2–6 3–7 4–6 1–7 3–7
Boston 9–1 4–4 6–2 3–5 5–5 6–4 4–4 5–5
Fort Wayne 8–0 4–4 9–2 5–5 3–5 6–2 3–8 2–6
Milwaukee 6–2 2–6 2–9 3–8 3–5 3–5 1–9 1–7
Minneapolis 6–2 5–3 5–5 8–3 5–3 6–2 6–5 5–3
New York 7–3 5–5 5–3 5–3 3–5 7–3 7–1 5–5
Philadelphia 6–4 4–6 2–6 5–3 2–6 3–7 1–7 6–4
Rochester 7–1 4–4 8–3 9–1 5–6 1–7 7–1 3–5
Syracuse 7–3 5–5 6–2 7–1 3–5 5–5 4–6 5–3

Playoffs[edit]

West Division Semifinals[edit]

Team W L
Minneapolis Lakers 3 0
Rochester Royals 2 1
Fort Wayne Pistons 0 4

West Division Finals[edit]

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

  • Game 1 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 89, Rochester 76
  • Game 2 @ Rochester: Rochester 74, Minneapolis 73
  • Game 3 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 82, Rochester 72

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]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Cal Christensen
Jack Coleman
Bob Davies
Alex Hannum
Al Masino
Jack McMahon
Frank Reddout
Arnie Risen
Odie Spears
Norm Swanson
Bobby Wanzer

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Cal Christensen
Jack Coleman
Bob Davies
Alex Hannum
Jack McMahon
Arnie Risen
Odie Spears
Norm Swanson
Bobby Wanzer

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]