1961–62 Syracuse Nationals season

The 1961–62 NBA season was the Nationals' 13th season in the history NBA.[1]

1961–62 Syracuse Nationals season
Head coachAlex Hannum
ArenaOnondaga War Memorial
Results
Record41–39 (.513)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast Division Semifinals
(eliminated 2–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
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< 1960–61 1962–63 >

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Boston Celtics 60 20 .750 23–5 26–12 11–3 26–10
x-Philadelphia Warriors 49 31 .613 11 18–11 19–19 12–1 18–18
x-Syracuse Nationals 41 39 .513 19 18–10 11–19 12–10 17–19
New York Knicks 29 51 .363 31 19–15 2–23 8–13 11–25
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1961-62 NBA Records
Team BOS CHI CIN DET LAL NYK PHI STL SYR
Boston 9–1 7–1 5–3 6–3 8–4 8–4 7–2 10–2
Chicago 1–9 1–9 3–7 2–8 6–4 0–10 4–6 1–9
Cincinnati 1–7 9–1 6–6 5–7 5–4 3–5 9–3 5–4
Detroit 3–5 7–3 6–6 4–8 5–4 1–7 7–5 4–5
Los Angeles 3–6 8–2 7–5 8–4 6–2 6–3 10–2 6–2
New York 4–8 4–6 4–5 4–5 2–6 4–8 4–4 3–9
Philadelphia 4–8 10–0 5–3 7–1 3–6 8–4 6–3 6–6
St. Louis 2–7 6–4 3–9 5–7 2–10 4–4 3–6 4–4
Syracuse 2–10 9–1 4–5 5–4 2–6 9–3 6–6 4–4

PlayoffsEdit

1962 playoff game log
Division Semifinals: 2–3 (Home: 1–1; Road: 1–2)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 March 16 @ Philadelphia L 103–110 Larry Costello (23) Red Kerr (15) Bianchi, Shaffer (4) Philadelphia Civic Center
6,937
0–1
2 March 18 Philadelphia L 82–97 Red Kerr (18) Lee Shaffer (13) Larry Costello (5) Onondaga War Memorial
5,250
0–2
3 March 19 @ Philadelphia W 101–100 Lee Shaffer (30) Red Kerr (16) Larry Costello (10) Philadelphia Civic Center
5,328
1–2
4 March 20 Philadelphia W 106–99 Red Kerr (27) Red Kerr (22) Larry Costello (7) Onondaga War Memorial 2–2
5 March 22 @ Philadelphia L 104–121 Lee Shaffer (30) Red Kerr (15) Al Bianchi (5) Philadelphia Civic Center
7,829
2–3
1962 schedule

ReferencesEdit