Syracuse Nationals Playoff Rosters

1950-1951 Syracuse Nationals Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Gerry Calabrese SG 6-1 175 Feb 4, 1925 26 St. John's 0 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 12, Syracuse Nationals
Al Cervi PG 5-11 170 Feb 12, 1917 34   1 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Leroy Chollet PG 6-2 190 Mar 5, 1925 26 Loyola (NO) 1 1949 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Bill Gabor SG 5-11 170 May 13, 1922 28 Syracuse 1 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 10, Rochester Royals
Alex Hannum FC 6-7 210 Jul 19, 1923 27 USC 1 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 4, Pick 2, Indianapolis Jets
Noble Jorgensen FC 6-9 228 May 18, 1925 25 Iowa 2 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Earl Lloyd SF 6-5 225 Apr 3, 1928 22 West Virginia State 0 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 9, Pick 5, Washington Capitols
Johnny Macknowski PG 6-0 180 Jan 7, 1923 28 Seton Hall 1 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 3, Pick 10, Rochester Royals
George Ratkovicz FC 6-6 220 Nov 13, 1922 28   1 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Dolph Schayes FC 6-7 195 May 19, 1928 22 NYU 1 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 4, New York Knicks
Fred Scolari PG 5-10 180 Mar 1, 1922 29 San Francisco 4 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Paul Seymour GF 6-1 180 Jan 30, 1928 23 Toledo 2 NBA Draft, Undrafted

1950-1951 Playoff Matchups

DescriptionHomeAwayResult
Second Round #1 San Francisco Warriors #4 Syracuse Nationals SYR in 2
Second Round #2 Boston Celtics #3 New York Knicks NYK in 2
Second Round W1 Minneapolis Lakers W4 Indianapolis Olympians MIN in 3
Second Round W2 Rochester Royals W3 Fort Wayne Pistons ROR in 3
Conference Finals #3 New York Knicks #4 Syracuse Nationals NYK in 5
Conference Finals W1 Minneapolis Lakers W2 Rochester Royals ROR in 4
NBA Finals W2 Rochester Royals #3 New York Knicks ROR in 7

1950-1951 Syracuse Playoff Stats

Player GP PTS REB AST
Dolph Schayes 7 20.4 14.6 2.9
George Ratkovicz 7 13.9 9.0 2.0
Fred Scolari 7 12.6 5.9 2.3
Al Cervi 7 11.1 4.7 5.4
Bill Gabor 7 9.0 2.9 2.6
Noble Jorgensen 7 7.1 3.0 1.0
Alex Hannum 7 6.0 6.7 2.4
Paul Seymour 7 4.9 3.7 3.6
Johnny Macknowski 2 6.5 3.5 2.0
Leroy Chollet 7 1.9 2.3 1.3

1950-1951 Syracuse Nationals Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Syracuse Leaders Philadelphia Leaders
Mar 20, 1951
@
Philadelphia
W, 89-91 Philadelphia Arena
Conference Semi Finals
1-0 PTS: 23. Fred Scolari
PTS: 30. Joe Fulks
Mar 22, 1951
v.
Philadelphia
W, 90-78 State Fair Coliseum
Conference Semi Finals
2-0 PTS: 24. D. Schayes
PTS: 22. Joe Fulks

1950-1951 Syracuse Nationals Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Syracuse Leaders New York Leaders
Mar 28, 1951
@
New York
L, 103-92 Madison Square Garden
Conference Finals
0-1 PTS: 22. G. Ratkovicz
PTS: 30. Vince Boryla
Mar 29, 1951
v.
New York
W, 102-80 State Fair Coliseum
Conference Finals
1-1 PTS: 21. D. Schayes
PTS: 16. Ray Lumpp
Mar 31, 1951
@
New York
L, 77-75 Madison Square Garden
Conference Finals
1-2 PTS: 17. D. Schayes
PTS: 18. H. Gallatin
Apr 1, 1951
v.
New York
W, 90-83 State Fair Coliseum
Conference Finals
2-2 PTS: 34. D. Schayes
PTS: 20. M. Zaslofsky
Apr 4, 1951
@
New York
L, 83-81 Madison Square Garden
Conference Finals
2-3 PTS: 14. D. Schayes
PTS: 23. Vince Boryla