1962–63 Syracuse Nationals season

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1962–63 Syracuse Nationals season
Head coach Alex Hannum
Arena Onondaga War Memorial
Results
Record 48–32 (.600)
Place Division: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Division Semifinals
(eliminated 2–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1962–63 NBA season was the Nationals' 14th season in the NBA.[1] In their final season in Syracuse, the Nationals finished with a record of 48–32, good for second place in the NBA Eastern Division. They qualified for the playoffs, but lost to the Cincinnati Royals, three games to two in the East semifinal.

Following the season, the Nationals relocated to Philadelphia and became the 76ers, filling the void left by the Warriors, who moved to the Bay Area one year earlier.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Boston Celtics 58 22 .725 25–5 21–16 12–1 25–11
x-Syracuse Nationals 48 32 .600 10 23–5 13–19 12–8 21–15
x-Cincinnati Royals 42 38 .525 16 23–10 15–19 4–9 20–16
New York Knicks 21 59 .263 37 12–22 5–28 4–9 6–30
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1962–63 NBA records
Team BOS CHI CIN DET LAL NYK SFW STL SYR
Boston 8–2 9–3 8–0 4–5 10–2 8–1 5–3 6–6
Chicago 2–8 4–6 3–7 3–7 4–6 4–6 3–7 2–8
Cincinnati 3–9 6–4 4–4 3–6 10–2 6–3 3–5 7–5
Detroit 0–8 7–3 4–4 1–11 8–1 7–5 4–8 3–6
Los Angeles 5–4 7–3 6–3 11–1 5–3 8–4 7–5 4–4
New York 2–10 6–4 2–10 1–8 3–5 2–6 3–6 2–10
San Francisco 1–8 6–4 3–6 5–7 4–8 6–2 3–9 3–5
St. Louis 3–5 7–3 5–3 8–4 5–7 6–3 9–3 5–4
Syracuse 6–6 8–2 5–7 6–3 4–4 10–2 5–3 4–5

Playoffs[edit]

East Division Semifinals[edit]

(2) Syracuse Nationals vs. (3) Cincinnati Royals: Royals win series 3-2

  • Game 1 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 123, Cincinnati 120
  • Game 2 @ Cincinnati: Cincinnati 133, Syracuse 115
  • Game 3 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 121, Cincinnati 117
  • Game 4 @ Cincinnati: Cincinnati 125, Syracuse 118
  • Game 5 @ Syracuse: Cincinnati 131, Syracuse 127 (OT)

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]