|1953–54 NBA season|
|League||National Basketball Association|
|Top scorer||Neil Johnston (Philadelphia)|
|Eastern champions||Syracuse Nationals|
|Eastern runners-up||Boston Celtics|
|Western champions||Minneapolis Lakers|
|Western runners-up||Rochester Royals|
|Finals champions||Minneapolis Lakers|
The 1953–54 NBA season was the 8th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Minneapolis Lakers winning their 5th NBA Championship in 6 years, beating the Syracuse Nationals 4 games to 3 in the NBA Finals.
- The Indianapolis Olympians fold prior to the start of the season.
- The 1954 NBA All-Star Game was played in New York City, with the East beating the West 98-93 in overtime. Bob Cousy of the Boston Celtics won the game's MVP award.
- This marked the first year the NBA had a national television contract. The contract had the DuMont Television Network televising 13 games, paying 39,000 dollars for the rights.
|New York Knicks||44||28||.611||-|
|Minneapolis Lakers C||46||26||.639||-|
|Fort Wayne Pistons||40||32||.556||6|
C - NBA Champions
|Points||Neil Johnston||Philadelphia Warriors||1,759|
|Rebounds||Harry Gallatin||New York Knicks||1,098|
|Assists||Bob Cousy||Boston Celtics||518|
|FG%||Ed Macauley||Boston Celtics||48.6|
|FT%||Bill Sharman||Boston Celtics||84.4|
Note: Prior to the 1969-70 season, league leaders in points, rebounds, and assists were determined by totals rather than averages.
- All-NBA First Team:
Note: All information on this page were obtained on the History section on NBA.com