1958–59 Syracuse Nationals season

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1958–59 Syracuse Nationals season
Head coach Paul Seymour
Arena Onondaga War Memorial
Results
Record 35–37 (.486)
Place Division: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Division Finals
(eliminated 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1958–59 NBA season was the Nationals' tenth season in the NBA.[1]

Regular season[edit]

The 1958–59 Syracuse Nationals

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Boston Celtics 52 20 .722 26–4 13–15 13–1 23–13
x-New York Knicks 40 32 .556 12 21–9 15–15 4–8 19–17
x-Syracuse Nationals 35 37 .486 17 17–9 7–24 8–7 14–22
Philadelphia Warriors 32 40 .444 20 17–9 7–24 8–7 14–22
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1958-59 NBA Records
Team BOS CIN DET MIN NYK PHI STL SYR
Boston 8–1 8–1 9–0 7–5 9–3 4–5 7–5
Cincinnati 1–8 3–9 6–6 3–6 2–7 1–11 3–6
Detroit 1–8 9–3 4–8 3–6 5–4 4–8 2–7
Minneapolis 0–9 6–6 8–4 4–5 6–3 4–8 5–4
New York 5–7 6–3 6–3 5–4 5–7 4–5 9–3
Philadelphia 3–9 7–2 4–5 3–6 7–5 4–5 4–8
St. Louis 5–4 11–1 8–4 8–4 5–4 5–4 7–2
Syracuse 5–7 6–3 7–2 4–5 3–9 8–4 2–7

Playoffs[edit]

East Division Semifinals[edit]

(2) New York Knicks vs. (3) Syracuse Nationals: Nationals win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ New York: Syracuse 129, New York 123
  • Game 2 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 131, New York 115

East Division Finals[edit]

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (3) Syracuse Nationals: Celtics win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 131, Syracuse 109
  • Game 2 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 120, Boston 118
  • Game 3 @ Boston: Boston 133, Syracuse 111
  • Game 4 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 119, Boston 107
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 129, Syracuse 108
  • Game 6 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 133, Boston 121
  • Game 7 @ Boston: Boston 130, Syracuse 125

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]