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1950–51 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Regular season
Top scorer George Mikan (Minneapolis)
Playoffs
Eastern champions New York Knicks
  Eastern runners-up Syracuse Nationals
Western champions Rochester Royals
  Western runners-up Minneapolis Lakers
Finals
Finals champions Rochester Royals
  Runners-up New York Knicks
NBA seasons
← 1949–50

1951–52 →

The 1950–51 NBA season was the 5th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Rochester Royals winning the NBA Championship, beating the New York Knicks 4 games to 3 in the NBA Finals.

Notable occurrences

Final standings

x - Clinched playoff spot

Eastern Division

Eastern Division v •d •e W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Philadelphia Warriors 40 26 .606 - 28-4 11-21 1-1 22-14
x-Boston Celtics 39 30 .565 1 25-5 10-23 4-2 21-19
x-New York Knicks 36 30 .545 4 22-5 10-25 4-0 21-15
x-Syracuse Nationals 32 34 .485 8 23-10 9–24 - 19-17
Baltimore Bullets 24 42 .364 16 20-12 4–24 0-6 12-24
Washington Capitols 10 25 .286 30 7-12 3–12 0-1 6-12


Western Division

Western Division v •d •e W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Minneapolis Lakers 44 24 .647 - 29-3 12-21 3-0 24-12
x-Rochester Royals 41 27 .603 3 29-5 12-22 - 18-15
x-Fort Wayne Pistons 32 36 .471 12 27-7 5-27 0-2 18-6
x-Indianapolis Olympians 31 37 .456 13 19-12 10–24 2-1 15-20
Tri-Cities Blackhawks 25 43 .368 19 22-13 2–28 1-2 12-24

Statistics leaders

Category Player Team Stat
Points George Mikan Minneapolis Lakers 1,932
Rebounds Dolph Schayes Syracuse Nationals 1,080
Assists Andy Phillip Philadelphia Warriors 414
FG% Alex Groza Indianapolis Olympians 47.0
FT% Joe Fulks Philadelphia Warriors 85.5

Note: Prior to the 1969-70 season, league leaders in points, rebounds, and assists were determined by totals rather than averages.

NBA awards

Note: All information on this page were obtained on the History section on NBA.com

See also

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