1953–54 Syracuse Nationals season

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1953–54 Syracuse Nationals season
Division Champions
Head coach Al Cervi
Arena Onondaga War Memorial
Results
Record 42–30 (.583)
Place Division: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finish NBA Finals
(eliminated 3–4)

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

The 1953-54 NBA season was the Nationals' fifth season in the NBA.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-New York Knicks 44 28 .611 18–8 15–13 11–7 24–16
x-Boston Celtics 42 30 .583 2 17–6 10–19 15–5 25–15
x-Syracuse Nationals 42 30 .583 2 26–6 11–17 5–7 21–19
Philadelphia Warriors 29 43 .403 15 10–9 6–16 13–18 19–21
Baltimore Bullets 16 56 .222 28 12–18 0–22 4–16 11–29
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]

East Division Semifinals[edit]

Team W L
Syracuse Nationals 4 0
Boston Celtics 2 2
New York Knicks 0 4

East Division Finals[edit]

(1) Syracuse Nationals vs. (2) Boston Celtics: Nationals win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 109, Boston 94
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Syracuse 83, Boston 76

NBA Finals[edit]

(W1) Minneapolis Lakers vs. (E1) Syracuse Nationals: Lakers win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 79, Syracuse 68
  • Game 2 @ Minneapolis: Syracuse 62, Minneapolis 60
  • Game 3 @ Syracuse: Minneapolis 81, Syracuse 67
  • Game 4 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 80, Minneapolis 69
  • Game 5 @ Syracuse: Minneapolis 84, Syracuse 73
  • Game 6 @ Minneapolis: Syracuse 65, Minneapolis 63
  • Game 7 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 87, Syracuse 80

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]