1958–59 Syracuse Nationals season

The 1958–59 NBA season was the Nationals' 10th season in the NBA.[1]

1958–59 Syracuse Nationals season
Head coachPaul Seymour
ArenaOnondaga War Memorial
Results
Record35–37 (.486)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast Division Finals
(eliminated 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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Regular seasonEdit

 
The 1958–59 Syracuse Nationals

Season standingsEdit

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Boston Celtics 52 20 .722 26–4 13–15 13–1 23–13
x-New York Knicks 40 32 .556 12 21–9 15–15 4–8 19–17
x-Syracuse Nationals 35 37 .486 17 17–9 7–24 8–7 14–22
Philadelphia Warriors 32 40 .444 20 17–9 7–24 8–7 14–22
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1958-59 NBA Records
Team BOS CIN DET MIN NYK PHI STL SYR
Boston 8–1 8–1 9–0 7–5 9–3 4–5 7–5
Cincinnati 1–8 3–9 6–6 3–6 2–7 1–11 3–6
Detroit 1–8 9–3 4–8 3–6 5–4 4–8 2–7
Minneapolis 0–9 6–6 8–4 4–5 6–3 4–8 5–4
New York 5–7 6–3 6–3 5–4 5–7 4–5 9–3
Philadelphia 3–9 7–2 4–5 3–6 7–5 4–5 4–8
St. Louis 5–4 11–1 8–4 8–4 5–4 5–4 7–2
Syracuse 5–7 6–3 7–2 4–5 3–9 8–4 2–7

PlayoffsEdit

1959 playoff game log
Division Semifinals: 2–0 (Home: 1–0; Road: 1–0)
Game Date Team Score High points Location Series
1 March 13 @ New York W 129–123 Dolph Schayes (35) Madison Square Garden III 1–0
2 March 15 New York W 131–115 Red Kerr (34) Onondaga War Memorial 2–0
Division Finals: 3–4 (Home: 3–0; Road: 0–4)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location Series
1 March 18 @ Boston L 109–131 George Yardley (30) George Yardley (17) Boston Garden 0–1
2 March 21 Boston W 120–118 Dolph Schayes (34) Schayes, Kerr (17) Onondaga War Memorial 1–1
3 March 22 @ Boston L 111–133 Dolph Schayes (21) Connie Dierking (11) Boston Garden 1–2
4 March 25 Boston W 119–107 Dolph Schayes (28) Dolph Schayes (18) Onondaga War Memorial 2–2
5 March 28 @ Boston L 108–129 George Yardley (23) Schayes, Kerr (11) Boston Garden 2–3
6 March 29 Boston W 133–121 Dolph Schayes (39) Dolph Schayes (12) Onondaga War Memorial 3–3
7 April 1 @ Boston L 125–130 Dolph Schayes (35) Dolph Schayes (16) Schayes, Costello (9) Boston Garden 3–4
1959 schedule

Awards and recordsEdit

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