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1952–53 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Regular season
Top scorer Neil Johnston (Philadelphia)
Playoffs
Eastern champions New York Knicks
  Eastern runners-up Boston Celtics
Western champions Minneapolis Lakers
  Western runners-up Fort Wayne Pistons
Finals
Finals champions Minneapolis Lakers
  Runners-up New York Knicks
NBA seasons
← 1951–52

1953–54 →

The 1952–53 NBA Season was the 7th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Minneapolis Lakers winning the NBA Championship, beating the New York Knicks 4 games to 1 in the NBA Finals.

Notable occurrences

Final standings

Eastern Division

Team W L PCT. GB
New York Knicks 47 23 .671 -
Syracuse Nationals 47 24 .662 0.5
Boston Celtics 46 25 .648 1.5
Baltimore Bullets 16 54 .229 31
Philadelphia Warriors 12 57 .174 34.5

Western Division

Team W L PCT. GB
Minneapolis Lakers C 48 22 .686 -
Rochester Royals 44 26 .629 4
Fort Wayne Pistons 36 33 .522 11.5
Indianapolis Olympians 28 43 .394 20.5
Milwaukee Hawks 27 44 .380 21.5

C - NBA Champions

Statistics leaders

Category Player Team Stat
Points Neil Johnston Philadelphia Warriors 1,564
Rebounds George Mikan Minneapolis Lakers 1,007
Assists Bob Cousy Boston Celtics 547
FG% Neil Johnston Philadelphia Warriors 45.2
FT% Bill Sharman Boston Celtics 85.0

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

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