1956–57 Minneapolis Lakers season

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1956–57 Minneapolis Lakers season
Head coach John Kundla
Arena Minneapolis Auditorium
Results
Record 34–38 (.472)
Place Division: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finish Division Finals
(Eliminated 0–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1956–57 NBA season was the Lakers' ninth season in the NBA.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-St. Louis Hawks 34 38 .472 - 17-9 10-20 7-9 22-14
x-Minneapolis Lakers 34 38 .472 - 15-9 5-22 14-7 18-18
x-Fort Wayne Pistons 34 38 .472 - 23-5 5-23 6-10 17-19
Rochester Royals 31 41 .431 3 19-10 7-17 5-14 15-21


x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1956-57 NBA Records
Team BOS FWP MIN NYK PHI ROC STL SYR
Boston 6–3 5–4 7–5 8–4 6–3 7–2 5–7
Fort Wayne 3–6 7–5 5–4 4–5 6–6 4–8 5–4
Minneapolis 4–5 5–7 3–6 5–4 9–3 4–8 4–5
New York 5–7 4–5 6–3 4–8 5–4 6–3 6–6
Philadelphia 4–8 5–4 4–5 8–4 4–5 7–2 5–7
Rochester 3–6 6–6 3–9 4–5 5–4 6–6 4–5
St. Louis 2–7 8–4 8–4 3–6 2–7 6–6 5–4
Syracuse 7–5 4–5 5–4 6–6 7–5 5–4 4–5

Playoffs[edit]

West Division First Place Tie Breaker[edit]

St. Louis Hawks vs. Minneapolis Lakers: Hawks win series 1-0

  • Game 1 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 114, Minneapolis 111 (OT)

West Division Semifinals[edit]

(2) Minneapolis Lakers vs. (3) Fort Wayne Pistons: Lakers win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 131, Fort Wayne 127
  • Game 2 @ Fort Wayne: Minneapolis 110, Fort Wayne 108

West Division Finals[edit]

(1) St. Louis Hawks vs. (2) Minneapolis Lakers: Hawks win series 3-0

  • Game 1 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 118, Minneapolis 109
  • Game 2 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 106, Minneapolis 104
  • Game 3 @ Minneapolis: St. Louis 143, Minneapolis 135 (2OT)

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]