Fort Wayne Pistons Playoff Rosters

1956-1957 Fort Wayne Pistons Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Corky Devlin SF 6-5 200 Dec 21, 1931 25 George Washington 1 1955 Rnd 2, Pick 3, Philadelphia Warriors
Larry Foust FC 6-9 215 Jun 24, 1928 28 La Salle 6 1950 NBA Draft, Undrafted
1950 Chicago Stags Dispersal Draft, Fort Wayne Pistons
Bob Houbregs FC 6-7 210 Mar 12, 1932 25 Washington 3 1953 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 2, Milwaukee Hawks
Mel Hutchins FC 6-6 200 Nov 22, 1928 28 Brigham Young 5 1951 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 2, Tri-Cities Blackhawks
Billy Kenville PG 6-2 187 Dec 1, 1930 26 St. Bonaventure 3 1953 NBA Draft, Rnd 3, Pick 7, Syracuse Nationals
Chuck Noble SG 6-4 200 Jul 24, 1931 25 Louisville 1 1954 Rnd 4, Pick 3, Philadelphia Warriors
Red Rocha FC 6-9 185 Sep 18, 1923 33 Oregon State 8 1947 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 2, Toronto Huskies
Dick Rosenthal SF 6-5 205 Jan 20, 1930 27 Notre Dame 1 1954 Rnd 1, Pick 4, Fort Wayne Pistons
Gene Shue PG 6-2 170 Dec 18, 1931 25 Maryland 2 1954 Rnd 1, Pick 3, Philadelphia Warriors
Bill Thieben SF 6-6 195 Mar 28, 1935 21 Hofstra 0 1956 Rnd 3, Pick 7, Fort Wayne Pistons
George Yardley GF 6-5 190 Nov 3, 1928 28 Stanford 3 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 8, Fort Wayne Pistons

1956-1957 Playoff Matchups

DescriptionHomeAwayResult
Second Round #2 Syracuse Nationals #3 San Francisco Warriors SYR in 2
Second Round W2 Minneapolis Lakers W3 Fort Wayne Pistons MIN in 2
Conference Finals #1 Boston Celtics #2 Syracuse Nationals BOS in 3
Conference Finals W1 St. Louis Hawks W2 Minneapolis Lakers STH in 3
NBA Finals #1 Boston Celtics W1 St. Louis Hawks BOS in 7
Division Tiebreaker W1 St. Louis Hawks W3 Fort Wayne Pistons -
Division Tiebreaker W2 Minneapolis Lakers W1 St. Louis Hawks STH in 1

1956-1957 Fort Wayne Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
George Yardley 2 42.5 28.5 9.5 4.0
Larry Foust 2 32.0 22.5 12.5 3.0
Gene Shue 2 39.5 16.0 3.5 4.0
Mel Hutchins 2 34.0 11.5 11.5 5.0
Bob Houbregs 2 19.0 11.0 3.0 1.5
Chuck Noble 2 22.5 10.5 1.5 2.0
Bill Thieben 2 14.0 7.0 3.0 1.5
Corky Devlin 1 25.0 13.0 5.0 5.0
Billy Kenville 2 15.0 2.0 0.5 2.5
Red Rocha 2 9.0 2.0 3.0 0.0

1956-1957 Fort Wayne Pistons Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Fort Wayne Leaders Minneapolis Leaders
Mar 17, 1957
@
Minneapolis
L, 131-127 Minneapolis Auditorium
Conference Semi Finals
0-1 PTS: 34. G. Yardley
PTS: 30. C. Lovellette
Mar 19, 1957
v.
Minneapolis
L, 108-110 Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Conference Semi Finals
0-2 PTS: 30. Larry Foust
PTS: 19. S. Leonard

1956-1957 Fort Wayne Pistons Division Tiebreaker Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Fort Wayne Leaders Minneapolis Leaders
Mar 14, 1957
@
St. Louis
L, 115-103 Kiel Auditorium
Division Tiebreaker
0-1 N/A N/A