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1954 NBA Champion Minneapolis Lakers



Minneapolis Lakers 1953-54 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
Slater Martin Guard 5'10" 170 lbs. Oct. 22, 1925 Texas
Dick Schnittker Forward 6'5" 200 lbs. May 27, 1928 Ohio State, 1950
James Holstein Forward 6'3" 180 lbs. Sept. 24, 1930 Cincinnati, 1952
James Pollard Forward 6'5" 185 lbs. July 9, 1922 Stanford, 1947
Vern Mikkelsen Forward 6'7" 230 lbs. Oct. 21, 1928 Hamline, 1949
Clyde Lovellette Center 6'9" 234 lbs. Sept. 7, 1929 Kansas, 1952
George Mikan Center 6'10" 245 lbs. June 18, 1924 DePaul, 1946


Minneapolis Lakers 1953-1954 Game Schedule and Results

NBA Regular Season

Gm.
Date
Opponent Score Streak Record
1 Oct 30, 1953 Lakers @ Milwaukee Hawks L 59 - 69 lost 1 0 - 1
2 Oct 31, 1953 Lakers @ New York Knicks L 67 - 91 lost 2 0 - 2
3 Nov 1, 1953 Lakers @ Boston Celtics W 84 - 79 won 1 1 - 2
4 Nov 4, 1953 Lakers @ Baltimore Bullets (1st) W 77 - 75 won 2 2 - 2
5 Nov 5, 1953 Lakers @ Syracuse Nationals W 77 - 65 won 3 3 - 2
6 Nov 7, 1953 Lakers vs. New York Knicks W 70 - 62 won 4 4 - 2
7 Nov 10, 1953 Lakers Fort Wayne Pistons L 62 - 78 lost 1 4 - 3
8 Nov 13, 1953 Lakers @ Milwaukee Hawks W 92 - 84 won 1 5 - 3
9 Nov 14, 1953 Lakers @ Rochester Royals L 91 - 98 lost 1 5 - 4
10 Nov 15, 1953 Lakers Boston Celtics W 89 - 74 won 1 6 - 4
11 Nov 17, 1953 Lakers Fort Wayne Pistons W 83 - 66 won 2 7 - 4
12 Nov 19, 1953 Lakers @ Philadelphia Warriors W 107 - 79 won 3 8 - 4
13 Nov 21, 1953 Lakers vs. Rochester Royals W 76 - 70 won 4 9 - 4
14 Nov 22, 1953 Lakers Milwaukee Hawks W 57 - 55 won 5 10 - 4
15 Nov 26, 1953 Lakers vs. Philadelphia Warriors W 88 - 80 won 6 11 - 4
16 Nov 29, 1953 Lakers vs. Boston Celtics W 95 - 82 won 7 12 - 4
17 Dec 3, 1953 Lakers Syracuse Nationals W 87 - 74 won 8 13 - 4
18 Dec 5, 1953 Lakers vs. Syracuse Nationals W 90 - 80 won 9 14 - 4
19 Dec 12, 1953 Lakers vs. New York Knicks W 71 - 67 won 10 15 - 4
20 Dec 13, 1953 Lakers Rochester Royals L 70 - 87 lost 1 15 - 5
21 Dec 15, 1953 Lakers @ New York Knicks L 79 - 80 lost 2 15 - 6
22 Dec 16, 1953 Lakers Milwaukee Hawks W 69 - 63 won 1 16 - 6
23 Dec 17, 1953 Lakers @ Baltimore Bullets (1st) L 64 - 75 lost 1 16 - 7
24 Dec 19, 1953 Lakers @ Rochester Royals W 91 - 78 won 1 17 - 7
25 Dec 20, 1953 Lakers @ Syracuse Nationals L 76 - 81 lost 1 17 - 8
26 Dec 25, 1953 Lakers Baltimore Bullets (1st) L 78 - 88 lost 2 17 - 9
27 Dec 26, 1953 Lakers vs. Fort Wayne Pistons W 77 - 71 won 1 18 - 9
28 Dec 27, 1953 Lakers @ Fort Wayne Pistons W 79 - 75 won 2 19 - 9
29 Dec 30, 1953 Lakers vs. Fort Wayne Pistons L 80 - 97 lost 1 19 - 10
30 Jan 2, 1954 Lakers vs. New York Knicks W 78 - 74 won 1 20 - 10
Gm.
Date
Opponent Score Streak Record
31 Jan 4, 1954 Lakers Rochester Royals L 84 - 85 lost 1 20 - 11
32 Jan 7, 1954 Lakers vs. Rochester Royals W 89 - 71 won 1 21 - 11
33 Jan 9, 1954 Lakers @ Milwaukee Hawks W 78 - 67 won 2 22 - 11
34 Jan 10, 1954 Lakers vs. Boston Celtics W 99 - 85 won 3 23 - 11
35 Jan 13, 1954 Lakers @ Boston Celtics L 84 - 88 lost 1 23 - 12
36 Jan 14, 1954 Lakers @ Syracuse Nationals L 71 - 96 lost 2 23 - 13
37 Jan 16, 1954 Lakers vs. Milwaukee Hawks L 58 - 64 lost 3 23 - 14
38 Jan 17, 1954 Lakers @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 83 - 86 lost 4 23 - 15
39 Jan 18, 1954 Lakers Milwaukee Hawks W 91 - 72 won 1 24 - 15
40 Jan 23, 1954 Lakers vs. Fort Wayne Pistons W 75 - 72 won 2 25 - 15
41 Jan 26, 1954 Lakers @ Milwaukee Hawks W 84 - 69 won 3 26 - 15
42 Jan 27, 1954 Lakers vs. Baltimore Bullets (1st) W 76 - 73 won 4 27 - 15
43 Jan 28, 1954 Lakers Baltimore Bullets (1st) W 104 - 82 won 5 28 - 15
44 Jan 30, 1954 Lakers vs. Milwaukee Hawks W 80 - 64 won 6 29 - 15
45 Jan 31, 1954 Lakers vs. Boston Celtics W 82 - 67 won 7 30 - 15
46 Feb 2, 1954 Lakers @ Rochester Royals W 87 - 78 won 8 31 - 15
47 Feb 3, 1954 Lakers New York Knicks W 91 - 79 won 9 32 - 15
48 Feb 4, 1954 Lakers @ Baltimore Bullets (1st) W 82 - 70 won 10 33 - 15
49 Feb 6, 1954 Lakers vs. Philadelphia Warriors W 97 - 94 won 11 34 - 15
50 Feb 7, 1954 Lakers @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 83 - 90 lost 1 34 - 16
51 Feb 8, 1954 Lakers Philadelphia Warriors W 106 - 91 won 1 35 - 16
52 Feb 9, 1954 Lakers Philadelphia Warriors W 70 - 67 won 2 36 - 16
53 Feb 11, 1954 Lakers vs. Baltimore Bullets (1st) W 110 - 82 won 3 37 - 16
54 Feb 12, 1954 Lakers Milwaukee Hawks L 62 - 71 lost 1 37 - 17
55 Feb 13, 1954 Lakers Philadelphia Warriors W 86 - 77 won 1 38 - 17
56 Feb 14, 1954 Lakers vs. Rochester Royals W 105 - 77 won 2 39 - 17
57 Feb 16, 1954 Lakers Rochester Royals W 85 - 79 won 3 40 - 17
58 Feb 18, 1954 Lakers vs. Boston Celtics L 92 - 105 lost 1 40 - 18
59 Feb 20, 1954 Lakers vs. Syracuse Nationals W 83 - 68 won 1 41 - 18
60 Feb 21, 1954 Lakers @ Syracuse Nationals L 73 - 100 lost 1 41 - 19
Gm.
Date
Opponent Score Streak Record
61 Feb 22, 1954 Lakers Philadelphia Warriors L 72 - 79 lost 2 41 - 20
62 Feb 23, 1954 Lakers @ New York Knicks W 100 - 82 won 1 42 - 20
63 Feb 25, 1954 Lakers @ Philadelphia Warriors L 72 - 81 lost 1 42 - 21
64 Feb 27, 1954 Lakers @ Baltimore Bullets (1st) W 95 - 85 won 1 43 - 21
65 Feb 28, 1954 Lakers @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 77 - 94 lost 1 43 - 22
66 Mar 2, 1954 Lakers Syracuse Nationals W 91 - 87 won 1 44 - 22
67 Mar 5, 1954 Lakers @ Boston Celtics L 106 - 128 lost 1 44 - 23
68 Mar 6, 1954 Lakers @ Rochester Royals L 59 - 74 lost 2 44 - 24
69 Mar 7, 1954 Lakers vs. Milwaukee Hawks W 65 - 63 won 1 45 - 24
70 Mar 9, 1954 Lakers Rochester Royals L 61 - 70 lost 1 45 - 25
71 Mar 10, 1954 Lakers vs. New York Knicks L 76 - 85 lost 2 45 - 26
72 Mar 13, 1954 Lakers vs. Fort Wayne Pistons W 93 - 66 won 1 46 - 26

NBA Playoffs - Western Division Round Robin

Gm.
Date
Opponent Score Series Status Streak
1 Mar 17, 1954 Lakers vs. Rochester Royals W 109 - 88 Lakers win
1-0
won 1

NBA Playoffs - Western Division Round Robin

Gm.
Date
Opponent Score Series Status Streak
1 Mar 18, 1954 Lakers @ Fort Wayne Pistons W 90 - 85 Lakers lead
1-0
won 2
2 Mar 20, 1954 Lakers vs. Fort Wayne Pistons W 78 - 73 Lakers win
2-0
won 3

NBA Playoffs - Western Division Finals

Gm.
Date
Opponent Score Series Status Streak
1 Mar 24, 1954 Lakers vs. Rochester Royals W 89 - 76 Lakers lead
1-0
won 4
2 Mar 27, 1954 Lakers @ Rochester Royals L 73 - 74 series tied
1-1
lost 1
3 Mar 28, 1954 Lakers vs. Rochester Royals W 82 - 72 Lakers win
2-1
won 1

NBA Playoffs - Finals

Gm.
Date
Opponent Score Series Status Streak
1 Mar 31, 1954 Lakers vs. Syracuse Nationals W 79 - 68 Lakers lead
1-0
won 2
2 Apr 3, 1954 Lakers vs. Syracuse Nationals L 60 - 62 series tied
1-1
lost 1
3 Apr 4, 1954 Lakers @ Syracuse Nationals W 81 - 67 Lakers lead
2-1
won 1
4 Apr 8, 1954 Lakers @ Syracuse Nationals L 69 - 80 series tied
2-2
lost 1
5 Apr 10, 1954 Lakers @ Syracuse Nationals W 84 - 73 Lakers lead
3-2
won 1
6 Apr 11, 1954 Lakers vs. Syracuse Nationals L 63 - 65 series tied
3-3
lost 1
7 Apr 12, 1954 Lakers vs. Syracuse Nationals W 87 - 80 Lakers win
4-3
won 1


Minneapolis Lakers
NBA Champions

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