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The 1952-53 NBA season was the Royals fifth season in the NBA.[1]

1952–53 Rochester Royals season
Head coachLes Harrison
ArenaEdgerton Park Arena
Results
Record44–26 (.629)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finishWest Division Semifinals
(eliminated 1–2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
RadioWHAM
< 1951–52 1953–54 >

Contents

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College

RosterEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Minneapolis Lakers 48 22 .686 - 24-2 16-15 8-5 17-13
x-Rochester Royals 44 26 .629 4 24-8 13-17 7-1 27-13
x-Fort Wayne Pistons 36 33 .522 11.5 25-9 8-19 3-5 18-22
x-Indianapolis Olympians 28 43 .394 20.5 19-14 4-23 5-6 15-26
Milwaukee Hawks 27 44 .380 21.5 14-8 3-24 10-12 15-26


x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1952-53 NBA Records
Team BAL BOS FWP IND MIL MIN NYK PHI ROC SYR
Baltimore 2–8 0–6 2–4 3–3 1–5 0–10 6–4 0–6 2–8
Boston 8–2 4–2 4–2 5–1 1–5 6–4 9–1 4–2 5–6
Fort Wayne 6–0 2–4 7–3 7–3 1–9 4–2 5–0 3–7 1–5
Indianapolis 4–2 2–4 3–7 5–6 4–6 1–5 5–1 3–7 1–5
Milwaukee 3–3 1–5 3–7 6–5 3–7 1–5 4–2 3–7 3–3
Minneapolis 5–1 5–1 9–1 6–4 7–3 4–2 6–0 4–6 2–4
New York 10–0 4–6 2–4 5–1 5–1 2–4 10–0 3–3 6–4
Philadelphia 4–6 1–9 0–5 1–5 2–4 0–6 0–10 2–4 2–8
Rochester 6–0 2–4 7–3 7–3 7–3 6–4 3–3 4–2 2–4
Syracuse 8–2 6–5 5–1 5–1 3–3 4–2 4–6 8–2 4–2

Game logEdit

PlayoffsEdit

West Division SemifinalsEdit

(2) Rochester Royals vs. (3) Fort Wayne Pistons: Pistons win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ Rochester: Fort Wayne 84, Rochester 77
  • Game 2 @ Fort Wayne: Rochester 83, Fort Wayne 71
  • Game 3 @ Rochester: Fort Wayne 67, Rochester 65

Last Playoff Meeting: 1952 Western Division Semifinals (Rochester won 2–0)

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

SeasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Cal Christensen
Jack Coleman
Bob Davies
Alex Hannum
Red Holzman
Arnie Johnson
Jack McMahon
Arnie Risen
Odie Spears
Bobby Wanzer

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Cal Christensen
Jack Coleman
Bob Davies
Alex Hannum
Red Holzman
Arnie Johnson
Jack McMahon
Arnie Risen
Odie Spears
Bobby Wanzer

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

ReferencesEdit