Syracuse Nationals Playoff Rosters

1951-1952 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 27 St. John's 1 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 12, Syracuse Nationals
Al Cervi PG 5-11 170 Feb 12, 1917 35   2 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Bill Gabor SG 5-11 170 May 13, 1922 29 Syracuse 2 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 10, Rochester Royals
Noble Jorgensen FC 6-9 228 May 18, 1925 26 Iowa 3 NBA Draft, Undrafted
George King PG 6-0 175 Aug 16, 1928 23 Charleston 0 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 8, Pick 6, Chicago Stags
Wally Osterkorn FC 6-5 215 Jul 6, 1928 23 Illinois 0 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 6, Chicago Stags
George Ratkovicz FC 6-6 220 Nov 13, 1922 29   2 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Red Rocha FC 6-9 185 Sep 18, 1923 28 Oregon State 4 1947 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 2, Toronto Huskies
Don Savage SF 6-3 205 Apr 9, 1928 23 Le Moyne 0 1951 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 5, Syracuse Nationals
Dolph Schayes FC 6-7 195 May 19, 1928 23 NYU 2 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 4, New York Knicks
Paul Seymour GF 6-1 180 Jan 30, 1928 24 Toledo 3 NBA Draft, Undrafted

1951-1952 Playoff Matchups

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

1951-1952 Syracuse Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Dolph Schayes 7 35.4 20.3 12.9 2.1
Red Rocha 7 39.4 17.0 6.9 1.4
Paul Seymour 7 38.6 12.1 3.7 3.6
Wally Osterkorn 7 35.6 10.6 8.1 2.9
Noble Jorgensen 7 21.4 8.7 3.9 0.7
George King 6 34.5 9.5 4.8 3.5
Al Cervi 7 12.6 5.1 1.4 2.1
Bill Gabor 7 11.4 4.9 0.9 1.4
Gerry Calabrese 6 8.8 4.0 1.3 0.7
George Ratkovicz 6 9.8 3.0 3.7 0.5

1951-1952 Syracuse Nationals Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Syracuse Leaders Philadelphia Leaders
Mar 20, 1952
v.
Philadelphia
W, 102-83 Oncenter War Memorial Arena
Conference Semi Finals
1-0 PTS: 31. D. Schayes
PTS: 22. Paul Arizin
Mar 22, 1952
@
Philadelphia
L, 100-95 Philadelphia Arena
Conference Semi Finals
1-1 PTS: 16. Paul Seymour
PTS: 29. Paul Arizin
Mar 23, 1952
v.
Philadelphia
W, 84-73 Oncenter War Memorial Arena
Conference Semi Finals
2-1 PTS: 20. Red Rocha
PTS: 26. Paul Arizin

1951-1952 Syracuse Nationals Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Syracuse Leaders New York Leaders
Apr 2, 1952
v.
New York
L, 85-87 Oncenter War Memorial Arena
Conference Finals
0-1 PTS: 25. D. Schayes
PTS: 26. M. Zaslofsky
Apr 3, 1952
v.
New York
W, 102-92 Oncenter War Memorial Arena
Conference Finals
1-1 PTS: 21. Paul Seymour
PTS: 16. H. Gallatin
Apr 5, 1952
@
New York
L, 99-92 Madison Square Garden
Conference Finals
1-2 PTS: 22. Red Rocha
PTS: 20. M. Zaslofsky
Apr 8, 1952
@
New York
L, 100-93 Madison Square Garden
Conference Finals
1-3 PTS: 22. D. Schayes
PTS: 20. M. Zaslofsky