1953 NBA Finals
|Radio network||WLOL (MNL)|
|Eastern Finals||Knicks defeated Celtics, 3–1|
|Western Finals||Lakers defeated Pistons, 3–1|
The 1953 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the 1953 NBA Playoffs, which concluded the National Basketball Association 1952–53 season. The Western Division champion Minneapolis Lakers faced the Eastern Division champion New York Knicks in a best-of-seven series with Minneapolis having home-court advantage. By winning four games to one, the Lakers won their fifth title in six years dating from 1948, the club's final season in the National Basketball League.
The five games were played in seven days, beginning Saturday and Sunday, April 4 and 5, in Minneapolis and concluding there on the following Friday. Meanwhile, two mid-week games were played in New York City. The entire postseason tournament spanned 25 days in which Minneapolis played 12 games, New York 11.
|Game||Date||Home Team||Result||Road Team|
|Game 1||April 4||Minneapolis Lakers||88–96 (0–1)||New York Knicks|
|Game 2||April 5||Minneapolis Lakers||73–71 (1–1)||New York Knicks|
|Game 3||April 7||New York Knicks||75–90 (1–2)||Minneapolis Lakers|
|Game 4||April 8||New York Knicks||69–72 (1–3)||Minneapolis Lakers|
|Game 5||April 10||New York Knicks||84–91 (1–4)||Minneapolis Lakers|
Lakers win series 4–1
New York Knicks
"1952–53 NBA Season Summary". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-04-10.
Select "Previous Season" from the heading for 1951–52, and so on. Select "Finals" from League Playoffs for the daily schedule of the final series, and so on.