Fort Wayne Pistons Playoff Rosters

1954-1955 Fort Wayne Pistons Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Frankie Brian PG 6-1 180 May 1, 1923 31 LSU 5 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Larry Foust FC 6-9 215 Jun 24, 1928 26 La Salle 4 1950 NBA Draft, Undrafted
1950 Chicago Stags Dispersal Draft, Fort Wayne Pistons
Jim Fritsche FC 6-8 210 Dec 10, 1931 23 Hamline 1 1953 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 7, Minneapolis Lakers
Bob Houbregs FC 6-7 210 Mar 12, 1932 23 Washington 1 1953 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 2, Milwaukee Hawks
Mel Hutchins FC 6-6 200 Nov 22, 1928 26 Brigham Young 3 1951 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 2, Tri-Cities Blackhawks
Monk Meineke PF 6-7 208 Oct 30, 1930 24 Dayton 2 1952 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 3, Fort Wayne Pistons
Andy Phillip GF 6-2 195 Mar 7, 1922 33 Illinois 7 1947 NBA Draft, Rnd 5, Pick 7, Chicago Stags
1950 Chicago Stags Dispersal Draft, Philadelphia Warriors
Al Roges GF 6-4 195 Oct 25, 1930 24 Long Island 1 1953 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Dick Rosenthal SF 6-5 205 Jan 20, 1930 25 Notre Dame 0 1954 Rnd 1, Pick 4, Fort Wayne Pistons
Paul Walther PG 6-2 160 Mar 23, 1927 27 Tennessee 5 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 4, Pick 9, Minneapolis Lakers
George Yardley GF 6-5 190 Nov 3, 1928 26 Stanford 1 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 8, Fort Wayne Pistons
Max Zaslofsky SG 6-2 170 Dec 7, 1925 29 St. John's 8 1950 NBA Draft, Undrafted
1950 Chicago Stags Dispersal Draft, New York Knicks

1954-1955 Playoff Matchups

DescriptionHomeAwayResult
Second Round #2 New York Knicks #3 Boston Celtics BOS in 3
Second Round W2 Minneapolis Lakers W3 Rochester Royals MIN in 3
Conference Finals #1 Syracuse Nationals #3 Boston Celtics SYR in 4
Conference Finals W1 Fort Wayne Pistons W2 Minneapolis Lakers FWP in 4
NBA Finals #1 Syracuse Nationals W1 Fort Wayne Pistons SYR in 7

1954-1955 Fort Wayne Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
George Yardley 11 38.2 15.8 9.0 3.3
Larry Foust 11 30.1 15.6 9.7 2.4
Mel Hutchins 11 37.9 14.4 8.1 2.8
Frankie Brian 11 24.5 11.5 2.0 2.5
Andy Phillip 11 40.5 8.5 5.5 7.1
Dick Rosenthal 11 19.0 7.5 4.4 2.4
Bob Houbregs 11 19.4 7.0 5.6 1.7
Monk Meineke 11 14.7 5.4 4.4 0.8
Max Zaslofsky 11 11.7 4.7 1.5 1.6
Paul Walther 10 9.5 3.5 2.0 0.8

1954-1955 Fort Wayne Pistons Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Fort Wayne Leaders Minneapolis Leaders
Mar 20, 1955
v.
Minneapolis
W, 96-79
Conference Finals
1-0 PTS: 15. Larry Foust
PTS: 18. C. Lovellette
Mar 22, 1955
v.
Minneapolis
W, 98-97
Conference Finals
2-0 PTS: 20. Mel Hutchins
PTS: 24. Whitey Skoog
Mar 23, 1955
@
Minneapolis
L, 99-91 Minneapolis Auditorium
Conference Finals
2-1 PTS: 25. G. Yardley
PTS: 24. Whitey Skoog
Mar 27, 1955
@
Minneapolis
W, 96-105 Minneapolis Auditorium
Conference Finals
3-1 PTS: 21. Mel Hutchins
PTS: 25. C. Lovellette

1954-1955 Fort Wayne Pistons NBA Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Fort Wayne Leaders Syracuse Leaders
Mar 31, 1955
@
Syracuse
L, 86-82 Oncenter War Memorial Arena
NBA Finals
0-1 PTS: 26. Larry Foust
PTS: 19. Red Rocha
Apr 2, 1955
@
Syracuse
L, 87-84 Oncenter War Memorial Arena
NBA Finals
0-2 PTS: 21. G. Yardley
PTS: 24. D. Schayes
Apr 3, 1955
v.
Syracuse
W, 96-89
NBA Finals
1-2 PTS: 23. Mel Hutchins
PTS: 21. D. Schayes
Apr 5, 1955
v.
Syracuse
W, 109-102
NBA Finals
2-2 PTS: 18. F. Brian
PTS: 28. D. Schayes
Apr 7, 1955
v.
Syracuse
W, 74-71
NBA Finals
3-2 PTS: 16. G. Yardley
PTS: 15. B. Kenville
Apr 9, 1955
@
Syracuse
L, 109-104 Oncenter War Memorial Arena
NBA Finals
3-3 PTS: 31. G. Yardley
PTS: 28. D. Schayes
Apr 10, 1955
@
Syracuse
L, 92-91 Oncenter War Memorial Arena
NBA Finals
3-4 PTS: 24. Larry Foust
PTS: 15. George King