New York Knicks Playoff Rosters

1948-1949 New York Knicks Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Carl Braun SG 6-5 180 Sep 25, 1927 21 Colgate 1 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Joe Colone GF 6-5 210 Jan 23, 1924 25 Bloomsburg 0 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Harry Gallatin FC 6-6 210 Apr 26, 1927 21 Truman State 0 1947 NBA Draft, Rnd 4, Pick 10, Baltimore Bullets (BAA)
Gene James SG 6-4 180 Feb 15, 1925 24 Marshall 0 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Lee Knorek SF 6-7 216 Jul 15, 1921 27   2 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Ray Lumpp PG 6-1 178 Jul 11, 1923 25 NYU 0 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 2, Indianapolis Jets
Mel McGaha PG 6-1 190 Sep 26, 1926 22 Arkansas 0 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 3, Pick 4, New York Knicks
Paul Noel GF 6-4 185 Aug 17, 1924 24 Kentucky 1 1947 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Bud Palmer GF 6-4 190 Sep 14, 1921 27 Princeton 2 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Tex Ritter PG 6-2 185 Feb 26, 1924 25 Eastern Kentucky 0 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 7, Pick 4, New York Knicks
Irv Rothenberg SF 6-7 215 Dec 31, 1921 27 Long Island 2 1947 NBA Draft, Rnd 6, Pick 7, Washington Capitols
Butch Van Breda Kolff PG 6-3 185 Oct 28, 1922 26 Princeton 2 NBA Draft, Undrafted

1948-1949 Playoff Matchups

DescriptionHomeAwayResult
Second Round #1 Washington Capitols #4 San Francisco Warriors WAS in 2
Second Round #2 New York Knicks #3 Baltimore Bullets (BAA) NYK in 3
Second Round W1 Rochester Royals W4 St. Louis Bombers ROR in 2
Second Round W2 Minneapolis Lakers W3 Chicago Stags MIN in 2
Conference Finals #1 Washington Capitols #2 New York Knicks WAS in 3
Conference Finals W1 Rochester Royals W2 Minneapolis Lakers MIN in 2
NBA Finals W2 Minneapolis Lakers #1 Washington Capitols MIN in 6

1948-1949 New York Playoff Stats

Player GP PTS AST
Carl Braun 6 19.3 3.2
Bud Palmer 6 13.5 1.7
Harry Gallatin 6 12.0 1.7
Ray Lumpp 6 11.5 1.8
Butch Van Breda Kolff 6 8.2 1.2
Lee Knorek 6 6.5 1.7
Tex Ritter 5 6.2 0.4
Joe Colone 4 4.2 0.8
Paul Noel 3 4.7 0.7
Irv Rothenberg 6 1.7 0.3
Gene James 3 0.7 0.7
Mel McGaha 2 0.5 1.0

1948-1949 New York Knicks Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record New York Leaders Baltimore Leaders
Mar 23, 1949
@
Baltimore
L, 82-81 Baltimore Coliseum
Conference Semi Finals
0-1 PTS: 21. Carl Braun
PTS: 21. J. Pelkington
Mar 24, 1949
v.
Baltimore
W, 84-74 Madison Square Garden
Conference Semi Finals
1-1 PTS: 20. Carl Braun
PTS: 14. J. Pelkington
Mar 26, 1949
v.
Baltimore
W, 103-99 Madison Square Garden
Conference Semi Finals
2-1 PTS: 21. H. Gallatin
PTS: 22. C. Simmons

1948-1949 New York Knicks Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record New York Leaders Washington Leaders
Mar 29, 1949
@
Washington
L, 77-71 Washington Coliseum
Conference Finals
0-1 PTS: 17. H. Gallatin
PTS: 16. J. Norlander
Mar 31, 1949
v.
Washington
W, 86-84 Madison Square Garden
Conference Finals
1-1 PTS: 30. Carl Braun
PTS: 25. Jack Nichols
Apr 2, 1949
@
Washington
L, 84-76 Washington Coliseum
Conference Finals
1-2 PTS: 15. H. Gallatin
PTS: 24. S. Hertzberg