Minneapolis Lakers Playoff Rosters

1955-1956 Minneapolis Lakers Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Ron Feiereisel PG 6-3 185 Aug 6, 1931 24 DePaul 0 1953 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 9, Minneapolis Lakers
Dick Garmaker GF 6-3 200 Oct 29, 1932 23 Minnesota 0 1955 Territorial Pick, Minneapolis Lakers
Lew Hitch FC 6-8 200 Jul 16, 1929 26 Kansas State 4 1951 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 10, Minneapolis Lakers
Johnny Horan PF 6-8 190 Nov 24, 1932 23 Dayton 0 1955 Rnd 1, Pick 6, Fort Wayne Pistons
Ed Kalafat SF 6-6 245 Oct 13, 1932 23 Minnesota 1 1954 Rnd 1, Pick 9, Minneapolis Lakers
Clyde Lovellette FC 6-10 234 Sep 7, 1929 26 Kansas 2 1952 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 10, Minneapolis Lakers
Slater Martin PG 5-10 170 Oct 22, 1925 30 Texas 6 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 3, Pick 11, Minneapolis Lakers
Chuck Mencel PG 5-11 170 Apr 21, 1933 22 Minnesota 0 1955 Rnd 2, Pick 6, Minneapolis Lakers
George Mikan C 6-10 245 Jun 18, 1924 31 DePaul 6 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Vern Mikkelsen SF 6-7 230 Oct 21, 1928 27 Hamline 6 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 11, Minneapolis Lakers
Dick Schnittker PF 6-5 200 May 27, 1928 27 Ohio State 3 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 5, Washington Capitols
Whitey Skoog PG 5-11 180 Nov 2, 1926 29 Minnesota 4 1951 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 10, Minneapolis Lakers
Bob Williams SF 6-6 230 May 12, 1931 24 Florida A&M 0 1955 NBA Draft, Undrafted

1955-1956 Playoff Matchups

DescriptionHomeAwayResult
Second Round #2 Boston Celtics #3 Syracuse Nationals SYR in 3
Second Round W2 Minneapolis Lakers W3 St. Louis Hawks STH in 3
Conference Finals #1 San Francisco Warriors #3 Syracuse Nationals PHI in 5
Conference Finals W1 Fort Wayne Pistons W3 St. Louis Hawks FWP in 5
NBA Finals #1 San Francisco Warriors W1 Fort Wayne Pistons PHI in 5
Division Tiebreaker #3 Syracuse Nationals #4 New York Knicks SYR in 1
Division Tiebreaker W3 St. Louis Hawks W2 Minneapolis Lakers MIN in 1

1955-1956 Minneapolis Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Clyde Lovellette 3 23.0 19.0 8.3 2.0
Slater Martin 3 40.3 18.0 2.3 5.0
Dick Schnittker 3 29.0 14.3 5.0 1.7
Vern Mikkelsen 3 30.0 13.3 5.7 0.7
George Mikan 3 20.0 12.0 9.3 1.7
Ed Kalafat 3 18.3 11.0 7.0 0.7
Dick Garmaker 3 14.0 10.0 2.7 3.7
Whitey Skoog 3 30.0 9.7 6.0 6.0
Chuck Mencel 3 17.3 8.7 1.7 2.7
Lew Hitch 3 18.0 5.0 5.0 0.7

1955-1956 Minneapolis Lakers Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Minneapolis Leaders St. Louis Leaders
Mar 17, 1956
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St. Louis
L, 116-115 Kiel Auditorium
Conference Semi Finals
0-1 PTS: 19. S. Martin
PTS: 25. Bob Pettit
Mar 19, 1956
v.
St. Louis
W, 133-75 Minneapolis Auditorium
Conference Semi Finals
1-1 PTS: 19. S. Martin
PTS: 14. Bob Pettit
Mar 21, 1956
v.
St. Louis
L, 115-116 Minneapolis Auditorium
Conference Semi Finals
1-2 PTS: 31. C. Lovellette
PTS: 41. Bob Pettit

1955-1956 Minneapolis Lakers Division Tiebreaker Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Minneapolis Leaders St. Louis Leaders
Mar 16, 1956
@
St. Louis
W, 97-103 Kiel Auditorium
Division Tiebreaker
1-0 N/A N/A