1953–54 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Regular season
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
  Runners-up Syracuse Nationals
NBA seasons
← 1952–53

1954–55 →

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.

Notable occurrences

Final standings

Eastern Division

Team W L PCT. GB
New York Knicks 44 28 .611 -
Syracuse Nationals 42 30 .583 2
Boston Celtics 42 30 .583 2
Philadelphia Warriors 29 43 .403 15
Baltimore Bullets 16 56 .222 28

Western Division

Team W L PCT. GB
Minneapolis Lakers C 46 26 .639 -
Rochester Royals 44 28 .611 2
Fort Wayne Pistons 40 32 .556 6
Milwaukee Hawks 21 51 .292 25

C - NBA Champions

Statistics leaders

Category Player Team Stat
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.

NBA awards

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

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