Syracuse Nationals Playoff Rosters

1949-1950 Syracuse Nationals Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Al Cervi PG 5-11 170 Feb 12, 1917 33   0 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Leroy Chollet PG 6-2 190 Mar 5, 1925 25 Loyola (NO) 0 1949 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Ray Corley PG 6-0 180 Jan 1, 1928 22 Georgetown 0 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 5, Pick 1, Providence Steamrollers
Bill Gabor SG 5-11 170 May 13, 1922 27 Syracuse 0 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 10, Rochester Royals
Alex Hannum FC 6-7 210 Jul 19, 1923 26 USC 0 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 4, Pick 2, Indianapolis Jets
Andrew Levane PG 6-2 190 Apr 11, 1920 29 St. John's 1 1947 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Johnny Macknowski PG 6-0 180 Jan 7, 1923 27 Seton Hall 0 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 3, Pick 10, Rochester Royals
Ed Peterson FC 6-9 220 Jun 27, 1924 25 Cornell 0 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 4, Pick 4, New York Knicks
George Ratkovicz FC 6-6 220 Nov 13, 1922 27   0 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Dolph Schayes FC 6-7 195 May 19, 1928 21 NYU 0 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 4, New York Knicks
Paul Seymour GF 6-1 180 Jan 30, 1928 22 Toledo 1 NBA Draft, Undrafted

1949-1950 Playoff Matchups

DescriptionHomeAwayResult
NBA Finals Syracuse Nationals Minneapolis Lakers MIN in 6
Division Tiebreaker Fort Wayne Pistons Chicago Stags FWP in 1
Division Tiebreaker Rochester Royals Minneapolis Lakers MIN in 1
Division Semifinals Indianapolis Olympians Sheboygan Red Skins IND in 3
Division Semifinals Minneapolis Lakers Chicago Stags MIN in 2
Division Semifinals Washington Capitols New York Knicks NYK in 2
Division Semifinals Syracuse Nationals San Francisco Warriors SYR in 2
Division Semifinals Rochester Royals Fort Wayne Pistons FWP in 2
Division Semifinals Anderson Packers Tri-Cities Blackhawks AND in 3
Division Finals Syracuse Nationals New York Knicks SYR in 3
Division Finals Indianapolis Olympians Anderson Packers AND in 3
Division Finals Minneapolis Lakers Fort Wayne Pistons MIN in 2
Semifinals Minneapolis Lakers Anderson Packers MIN in 2

1949-1950 Syracuse Playoff Stats

Player GP PTS AST
Dolph Schayes 11 17.1 2.5
George Ratkovicz 11 13.1 1.9
Johnny Macknowski 11 10.6 1.9
Alex Hannum 11 8.5 0.9
Al Cervi 11 7.6 4.7
Paul Seymour 11 7.1 3.1
Bill Gabor 10 7.6 2.5
Ed Peterson 11 4.0 0.1
Andrew Levane 9 3.4 1.4
Leroy Chollet 8 2.4 0.5
Ray Corley 6 2.8 1.7

1949-1950 Syracuse Nationals NBA Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Syracuse Leaders Minneapolis Leaders
Apr 8, 1950
v.
Minneapolis
L, 66-68 State Fair Coliseum
NBA Finals
0-1 PTS: 13. G. Ratkovicz
PTS: 37. George Mikan
Apr 9, 1950
v.
Minneapolis
W, 91-85 State Fair Coliseum
NBA Finals
1-1 PTS: 17. G. Ratkovicz
PTS: 32. George Mikan
Apr 14, 1950
@
Minneapolis
L, 91-77
NBA Finals
1-2 PTS: 25. J. Macknowski
PTS: 28. George Mikan
Apr 16, 1950
@
Minneapolis
L, 77-69
NBA Finals
1-3 PTS: 18. Alex Hannum
PTS: 28. George Mikan
Apr 20, 1950
v.
Minneapolis
W, 83-76 State Fair Coliseum
NBA Finals
2-3 PTS: 12. J. Macknowski
PTS: 28. George Mikan
Apr 23, 1950
@
Minneapolis
L, 110-95 Minneapolis Auditorium
NBA Finals
2-4 PTS: 17. J. Macknowski
PTS: 40. George Mikan

1949-1950 Syracuse Nationals Division Semifinals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Syracuse Leaders Philadelphia Leaders
Mar 22, 1950
v.
Philadelphia
W, 93-76 State Fair Coliseum
Division Semifinals
1-0 PTS: 25. G. Ratkovicz
PTS: 20. C. Crossin
Mar 23, 1950
@
Philadelphia
W, 53-59 Philadelphia Arena
Division Semifinals
2-0 PTS: 10. Alex Hannum
PTS: 17. Vern Gardner

1949-1950 Syracuse Nationals Division Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Syracuse Leaders New York Leaders
Mar 26, 1950
v.
New York
W, 91-83 State Fair Coliseum
Division Finals
1-0 PTS: 14. G. Ratkovicz
PTS: 22. Carl Braun
Mar 30, 1950
@
New York
L, 80-76 Madison Square Garden
Division Finals
1-1 PTS: 17. G. Ratkovicz
PTS: 21. Vince Boryla
Apr 2, 1950
v.
New York
W, 91-80 State Fair Coliseum
Division Finals
2-1 PTS: 18. G. Ratkovicz
PTS: 17. E. Vandeweghe