Minneapolis Lakers Playoff Rosters

1952-1953 Minneapolis Lakers Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Bob Harrison PG 6-1 190 Aug 12, 1927 25 Michigan 3 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 11, Minneapolis Lakers
Lew Hitch FC 6-8 200 Jul 16, 1929 23 Kansas State 1 1951 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 10, Minneapolis Lakers
Jim Holstein SF 6-3 180 Sep 24, 1930 22 Cincinnati 0 1952 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 10, Minneapolis Lakers
Slater Martin PG 5-10 170 Oct 22, 1925 27 Texas 3 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 3, Pick 11, Minneapolis Lakers
George Mikan C 6-10 245 Jun 18, 1924 28 DePaul 4 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Vern Mikkelsen SF 6-7 230 Oct 21, 1928 24 Hamline 3 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 11, Minneapolis Lakers
Jim Pollard SF 6-4 185 Jul 9, 1922 30 Stanford 4 1947 NBA Draft, Rnd 7, Pick 5, Chicago Stags
Pep Saul GF 6-2 185 Feb 16, 1924 29 Seton Hall 3 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 12, Rochester Royals
Dick Schnittker PF 6-5 200 May 27, 1928 24 Ohio State 1 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 5, Washington Capitols
Howie Schultz GF 6-6 190 Jul 3, 1922 30 Hamline 2 1949 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Whitey Skoog PG 5-11 180 Nov 2, 1926 26 Minnesota 1 1951 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 10, Minneapolis Lakers

1952-1953 Playoff Matchups

DescriptionHomeAwayResult
Second Round #1 New York Knicks #4 Baltimore Bullets (BAA) NYK in 2
Second Round #2 Syracuse Nationals #3 Boston Celtics BOS in 2
Second Round W1 Minneapolis Lakers W4 Indianapolis Olympians MIN in 2
Second Round W2 Rochester Royals W3 Fort Wayne Pistons FWP in 3
Conference Finals #1 New York Knicks #3 Boston Celtics NYK in 4
Conference Finals W1 Minneapolis Lakers W3 Fort Wayne Pistons MIN in 5
NBA Finals W1 Minneapolis Lakers #1 New York Knicks MIN in 5

1952-1953 Minneapolis Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
George Mikan 12 38.6 19.8 15.4 1.9
Jim Pollard 12 37.9 14.3 7.2 4.1
Vern Mikkelsen 12 33.3 12.0 8.7 2.0
Slater Martin 12 37.8 10.1 2.6 3.6
Pep Saul 12 24.8 7.2 2.3 1.5
Whitey Skoog 11 18.0 5.8 2.1 1.2
Bob Harrison 12 17.0 5.0 1.8 1.2
Jim Holstein 12 16.0 4.3 2.5 0.9
Lew Hitch 12 15.8 4.1 5.3 0.9
Dick Schnittker 7 4.1 1.3 0.6 0.0

1952-1953 Minneapolis Lakers Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Minneapolis Leaders Indianapolis Leaders
Mar 22, 1953
v.
Indianapolis
W, 85-69 Minneapolis Auditorium
Conference Semi Finals
1-0 PTS: 18. V. Mikkelsen
PTS: 22. Joe Graboski
Mar 23, 1953
@
Indianapolis
W, 79-81 Hinkle Fieldhouse
Conference Semi Finals
2-0 PTS: 16. Jim Pollard
PTS: 17. Paul Walther

1952-1953 Minneapolis Lakers Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Minneapolis Leaders Fort Wayne Leaders
Mar 26, 1953
v.
Fort Wayne
W, 83-73 Minneapolis Auditorium
Conference Finals
1-0 PTS: 21. George Mikan
PTS: 16. Larry Foust
Mar 28, 1953
v.
Fort Wayne
W, 82-75 Minneapolis Auditorium
Conference Finals
2-0 PTS: 20. George Mikan
PTS: 21. Larry Foust
Mar 30, 1953
@
Fort Wayne
L, 98-95 Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Conference Finals
2-1 PTS: 23. George Mikan
PTS: 27. Fred Scolari
Apr 1, 1953
@
Fort Wayne
L, 85-82 Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Conference Finals
2-2 PTS: 25. George Mikan
PTS: 20. Larry Foust
Apr 2, 1953
v.
Fort Wayne
W, 74-58 Minneapolis Auditorium
Conference Finals
3-2 PTS: 18. George Mikan
PTS: 16. Larry Foust

1952-1953 Minneapolis Lakers NBA Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Minneapolis Leaders New York Leaders
Apr 4, 1953
v.
New York
L, 88-96 Minneapolis Auditorium
NBA Finals
0-1 PTS: 25. George Mikan
PTS: 22. H. Gallatin
Apr 5, 1953
v.
New York
W, 73-71 Minneapolis Auditorium
NBA Finals
1-1 PTS: 18. George Mikan
PTS: 17. C. Simmons
Apr 7, 1953
@
New York
W, 75-90 Madison Square Garden
NBA Finals
2-1 PTS: 20. George Mikan
PTS: 18. C. Simmons
Apr 8, 1953
@
New York
W, 69-71 Madison Square Garden
NBA Finals
3-1 PTS: 27. George Mikan
PTS: 17. C. Simmons
Apr 10, 1953
@
New York
W, 84-91 Madison Square Garden
NBA Finals
4-1 PTS: 17. Jim Pollard
PTS: 19. Carl Braun