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1953 NBA Champion Minneapolis Lakers


Minneapolis Lakers 1952-53 Roster

Player Position Height Weight Born College
Frank Saul Guard 6'2" 185 lbs. Feb. 16, 1924  Seton Hall, 1949
Myer Skoog Guard 5'11" 180 lbs. Nov. 2, 1926 Minnesota, 1950
Robert Harrison Guard 6'1" 190 lbs. Jan. 20, 1964 Michigan, 1949
Slater Martin Guard 5'10" 170 lbs. Oct. 22, 1925 Texas
Howie Schultz Forward 6'8" 200 lbs. July 3, 1922 Hamline
James Holstein Forward 6'3" 180 lbs. Sept. 24, 1930 Cincinnati, 1952
James Pollard Forward 6'5" 185 lbs. July 9, 1922 Stanford, 1947
Lew Hitch Forward 6'8" 200 lbs. July 16, 1929 Kansas State, 1951
Vern Mikkelsen Forward 6'7" 230 lbs. Oct. 21, 1928 Hamline, 1949
George Mikan Center 6'10" 245 lbs. June 18, 1924 DePaul, 1946


Lakers Season Program


Minneapolis Lakers 1952-1953 Game Schedule and Results

NBA Regular Season

Gm.
Date
Opponent Score Streak Record
1 Nov 1, 1952 Lakers vs. Boston Celtics W 94 - 91 won 1 1 - 0
2 Nov 2, 1952 Lakers @ Fort Wayne Pistons W 81 - 69 won 2 2 - 0
3 Nov 5, 1952 Lakers @ Baltimore Bullets (1st) W 97 - 75 won 3 3 - 0
4 Nov 8, 1952 Lakers @ Philadelphia Warriors W 93 - 71 won 4 4 - 0
5 Nov 9, 1952 Lakers @ Syracuse Nationals L 89 - 96 lost 1 4 - 1
6 Nov 11, 1952 Lakers @ Boston Celtics W 101 - 92 won 1 5 - 1
7 Nov 13, 1952 Lakers @ New York Knicks L 91 - 100 lost 1 5 - 2
8 Nov 15, 1952 Lakers @ Rochester Royals L 89 - 97 lost 2 5 - 3
9 Nov 16, 1952 Lakers vs. Milwaukee Hawks W 87 - 51 won 1 6 - 3
10 Nov 20, 1952 Lakers @ Fort Wayne Pistons W 89 - 81 won 2 7 - 3
11 Nov 22, 1952 Lakers vs. Fort Wayne Pistons W 96 - 89 won 3 8 - 3
12 Nov 23, 1952 Lakers @ Milwaukee Hawks W 62 - 46 won 4 9 - 3
13 Nov 27, 1952 Lakers vs. Indianapolis Olympians W 90 - 69 won 5 10 - 3
14 Nov 28, 1952 Lakers @ Indianapolis Olympians W 97 - 82 won 6 11 - 3
15 Nov 29, 1952 Lakers @ Rochester Royals L 71 - 83 lost 1 11 - 4
16 Nov 30, 1952 Lakers vs. Philadelphia Warriors W 91 - 66 won 1 12 - 4
17 Dec 1, 1952 Lakers Baltimore Bullets (1st) W 89 - 67 won 2 13 - 4
18 Dec 3, 1952 Lakers @ Boston Celtics W 106 - 102 won 3 14 - 4
19 Dec 4, 1952 Lakers @ New York Knicks W 81 - 71 won 4 15 - 4
20 Dec 6, 1952 Lakers vs. New York Knicks W 85 - 78 won 5 16 - 4
21 Dec 8, 1952 Lakers Indianapolis Olympians L 76 - 81 lost 1 16 - 5
22 Dec 11, 1952 Lakers vs. Syracuse Nationals W 82 - 79 won 1 17 - 5
23 Dec 14, 1952 Lakers vs. Rochester Royals W 95 - 77 won 2 18 - 5
24 Dec 19, 1952 Lakers @ Indianapolis Olympians W 87 - 69 won 3 19 - 5
25 Dec 20, 1952 Lakers @ Milwaukee Hawks L 75 - 86 lost 1 19 - 6
26 Dec 25, 1952 Lakers vs. Indianapolis Olympians W 90 - 73 won 1 20 - 6
27 Dec 27, 1952 Lakers vs. Boston Celtics W 94 - 71 won 2 21 - 6
28 Dec 28, 1952 Lakers vs. Milwaukee Hawks W 86 - 77 won 3 22 - 6
29 Dec 30, 1952 Lakers @ Indianapolis Olympians L 69 - 74 lost 1 22 - 7
30 Dec 31, 1952 Lakers vs. Baltimore Bullets (1st) W 82 - 56 won 1 23 - 7
Gm.
Date
Opponent Score Streak Record
31 Jan 2, 1953 Lakers Milwaukee Hawks W 74 - 66 won 2 24 - 7
32 Jan 3, 1953 Lakers Milwaukee Hawks W 79 - 75 won 3 25 - 7
33 Jan 4, 1953 Lakers vs. Rochester Royals W 83 - 80 won 4 26 - 7
34 Jan 6, 1953 Lakers Rochester Royals L 69 - 85 lost 1 26 - 8
35 Jan 8, 1953 Lakers @ Syracuse Nationals L 67 - 75 lost 2 26 - 9
36 Jan 10, 1953 Lakers Fort Wayne Pistons W 84 - 79 won 1 27 - 9
37 Jan 11, 1953 Lakers vs. New York Knicks W 85 - 79 won 2 28 - 9
38 Jan 14, 1953 Lakers @ Baltimore Bullets (1st) W 112 - 104 won 3 29 - 9
39 Jan 17, 1953 Lakers @ Rochester Royals L 101 - 109 lost 1 29 - 10
40 Jan 18, 1953 Lakers vs. Milwaukee Hawks L 70 - 83 lost 2 29 - 11
41 Jan 23, 1953 Lakers Milwaukee Hawks L 65 - 67 lost 3 29 - 12
42 Jan 25, 1953 Lakers vs. Boston Celtics W 87 - 82 won 1 30 - 12
43 Jan 27, 1953 Lakers Fort Wayne Pistons W 96 - 76 won 2 31 - 12
44 Jan 29, 1953 Lakers vs. Syracuse Nationals L 65 - 83 lost 1 31 - 13
45 Jan 31, 1953 Lakers vs. Fort Wayne Pistons W 87 - 80 won 1 32 - 13
46 Feb 1, 1953 Lakers @ Fort Wayne Pistons W 92 - 76 won 2 33 - 13
47 Feb 3, 1953 Lakers @ Indianapolis Olympians L 93 - 96 3OT lost 1 33 - 14
48 Feb 5, 1953 Lakers vs. New York Knicks W 81 - 73 won 1 34 - 14
49 Feb 7, 1953 Lakers @ Rochester Royals L 72 - 87 lost 1 34 - 15
50 Feb 8, 1953 Lakers vs. Indianapolis Olympians W 71 - 67 won 1 35 - 15
51 Feb 12, 1953 Lakers vs. Syracuse Nationals W 91 - 81 won 2 36 - 15
52 Feb 14, 1953 Lakers vs. Philadelphia Warriors W 92 - 84 won 3 37 - 15
53 Feb 15, 1953 Lakers @ Milwaukee Hawks W 80 - 71 won 4 38 - 15
54 Feb 17, 1953 Lakers Baltimore Bullets (1st) L 70 - 74 lost 1 38 - 16
55 Feb 19, 1953 Lakers vs. Rochester Royals W 107 - 87 won 1 39 - 16
56 Feb 21, 1953 Lakers vs. Fort Wayne Pistons W 85 - 75 won 2 40 - 16
57 Feb 22, 1953 Lakers @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 78 - 90 lost 1 40 - 17
58 Feb 24, 1953 Lakers @ New York Knicks L 63 - 79 lost 2 40 - 18
59 Feb 25, 1953 Lakers @ Baltimore Bullets (1st) W 85 - 72 won 1 41 - 18
60 Feb 26, 1953 Lakers @ Philadelphia Warriors W 85 - 73 won 2 42 - 18
Gm.
Date
Opponent Score Streak Record
61 Feb 27, 1953 Lakers Philadelphia Warriors W 98 - 75 won 3 43 - 18
62 Mar 1, 1953 Lakers Philadelphia Warriors W 102 - 80 won 4 44 - 18
63 Mar 3, 1953 Lakers Fort Wayne Pistons W 86 - 68 won 5 45 - 18
64 Mar 5, 1953 Lakers @ Syracuse Nationals L 91 - 94 lost 1 45 - 19
65 Mar 6, 1953 Lakers @ Boston Celtics L 85 - 100 lost 2 45 - 20
66 Mar 7, 1953 Lakers @ Rochester Royals L 82 - 84 lost 3 45 - 21
67 Mar 8, 1953 Lakers vs. Milwaukee Hawks W 100 - 73 won 1 46 - 21
68 Mar 9, 1953 Lakers Indianapolis Olympians L 83 - 95 lost 1 46 - 22
69 Mar 12, 1953 Lakers vs. Rochester Royals W 89 - 77 won 1 47 - 22
70 Mar 17, 1953 Lakers @ Indianapolis Olympians W 73 - 71 won 2 48 - 22

NBA Playoffs - Western Division Semifinals

Gm.
Date
Opponent Score Series Status Streak
1 Mar 22, 1953 Lakers vs. Indianapolis Olympians W 85 - 69 Lakers lead
1-0
won 1
2 Mar 23, 1953 Lakers @ Indianapolis Olympians W 81 - 79 Lakers win
2-0
won 2

NBA Playoffs - Western Division Finals

Gm.
Date
Opponent Score Series Status Streak
1 Mar 26, 1953 Lakers vs. Fort Wayne Pistons W 83 - 73 Lakers lead
1-0
won 3
2 Mar 28, 1953 Lakers vs. Fort Wayne Pistons W 82 - 75 Lakers lead
2-0
won 4
3 Mar 30, 1953 Lakers @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 95 - 98 Lakers lead
2-1
lost 1
4 Apr 1, 1953 Lakers @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 82 - 85 series tied
2-2
lost 2
5 Apr 2, 1953 Lakers vs. Fort Wayne Pistons W 74 - 58 Lakers win
3-2
won 1

NBA Playoffs - Finals

Gm.
Date
Opponent Score Series Status Streak
1 Apr 4, 1953 Lakers vs. New York Knicks L 88 - 96 Knicks lead
0-1
lost 1
2 Apr 5, 1953 Lakers vs. New York Knicks W 73 - 71 series tied
1-1
won 1
3 Apr 7, 1953 Lakers @ New York Knicks W 90 - 75 Lakers lead
2-1
won 2
4 Apr 8, 1953 Lakers @ New York Knicks W 71 - 69 Lakers lead
3-1
won 3
5 Apr 10, 1953 Lakers @ New York Knicks W 91 - 84 Lakers win
4-1
won 4


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