1954–55 New York Knicks season

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1954–55 New York Knicks season
Head coach Joe Lapchick
General manager Ned Irish
Arena Madison Square Garden
Results
Record 38–34 (.528)
Place Division: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Division Semifinals
(Eliminated 1–2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Radio WMGM
< 1953–54 1955–56 >

The 1954–55 New York Knicks season was the ninth season for the team in the National Basketball Association (NBA). In the regular season, the Knicks posted a 38–34 record and finished in second place in the Atlantic Division.[1] Though New York qualified for its ninth consecutive NBA Playoffs,[2] the team lost in the best-of-three first round to the Boston Celtics, 2–1.[1]

Offseason[edit]

NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 1954 NBA Draft

Note: This is not an extensive list; it only covers the first and second rounds, and any other players picked by the franchise that played at least one game in the league.[3]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 8 Jack Turner G/F  United States Western Kentucky
2 17 Richie Guerin G  United States Iona
3 26 Don Anielak F  United States SW Missouri State

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Syracuse Nationals 43 29 .597 25–7 10–17 8–5 21–15
x-New York Knicks 38 34 .528 5 17–9 8–17 13–8 15–21
x-Boston Celtics 36 36 .500 7 21–5 4–22 11–9 19–17
Philadelphia Warriors 33 39 .458 10 14–5 6–20 13–14 17–19


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1954-55 NBA Records
Team BOS FWP MIL MIN NYK PHI ROC SYR
Boston 4–5 6–3 3–6 6–6 7–5 4–5 6–6
Fort Wayne 5–4 11–1 9–3 2–7 6–3 8–4 2–7
Milwaukee 3–6 1–11 5–7 3–6 4–5 6–6 4–5
Minneapolis 6–3 3–9 7–5 4–5 6–3 8–4 6–3
New York 6–6 7–2 6–3 5–4 5–7 5–4 4–8
Philadelphia 5–7 3–6 5–4 3–6 7–5 5–4 5–7
Rochester 5–4 4–8 6–6 4–8 4–5 4–5 2–7
Syracuse 6–6 7–2 5–4 3–6 8–4 7–5 7–2

Playoffs[edit]

East Division Semifinals[edit]

(2) New York Knicks vs. (3) Boston Celtics: Celtics win series 2–1

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 122, New York 101
  • Game 2 @ New York: New York 102, Boston 95
  • Game 3 @ New York: Boston 116, New York 109

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1954–55 New York Knickerbockers Roster and Statistics". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved March 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ "New York Knickerbockers Franchise Index". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved March 7, 2010. 
  3. ^ "1954 NBA Draft". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ "All-NBA & All-ABA Teams". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved June 15, 2013.