1954–55 Minneapolis Lakers season

The 1954–55 NBA season was the Lakers' seventh season in the NBA.[1]

1954–55 Minneapolis Lakers season
Head coachJohn Kundla
ArenaMinneapolis Auditorium
Results
Record40–32 (.556)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finishDivision Finals
(Lost to Pistons 1–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Fort Wayne Pistons 43 29 .597 21–6 9–14 13–9 28–8
x-Minneapolis Lakers 40 32 .556 3 18–6 10–14 12–12 18–18
x-Rochester Royals 29 43 .403 14 17–11 4–19 8–13 14–22
Milwaukee Hawks 26 46 .361 17 6–11 9–16 11–19 14–22
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1954-55 NBA Records
Team BOS FWP MIL MIN NYK PHI ROC SYR
Boston 4–5 6–3 3–6 6–6 7–5 4–5 6–6
Fort Wayne 5–4 11–1 9–3 2–7 6–3 8–4 2–7
Milwaukee 3–6 1–11 5–7 3–6 4–5 6–6 4–5
Minneapolis 6–3 3–9 7–5 4–5 6–3 8–4 6–3
New York 6–6 7–2 6–3 5–4 5–7 5–4 4–8
Philadelphia 5–7 3–6 5–4 3–6 7–5 5–4 5–7
Rochester 5–4 4–8 6–6 4–8 4–5 4–5 2–7
Syracuse 6–6 7–2 5–4 3–6 8–4 7–5 7–2

PlayoffsEdit

West Division SemifinalsEdit

(2) Minneapolis Lakers vs. (3) Rochester Royals: Lakers win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 82, Rochester 78
  • Game 2 @ Rochester: Rochester 94, Minneapolis 92
  • Game 3 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 119, Rochester 110

West Division FinalsEdit

(1) Fort Wayne Pistons vs. (2) Minneapolis Lakers: Pistons win series 3-1

  • Game 1 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 96, Minneapolis 79
  • Game 2 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 98, Minneapolis 97 (OT)
  • Game 3 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 99, Fort Wayne 91 (OT)
  • Game 4 @ Minneapolis: Fort Wayne 105, Minneapolis 96

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit