1952-53 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1953

NBA Champion: Minneapolis Lakers

NBA Finals:  Minneapolis Lakers (W)  4  New York Knicks (E)  1

Main players: George Mikan, Jim Pollard, Vern Mikkelsen (Minneapolis Lakers), Nat Clifton, Harry Gallatin, Dick McGuire (New York Knicks).

Best players for the 1952-53 season

All-NBA first team: Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics), Dolph Schayes (Syracuse Nationals), Ed Macauley (Boston Celtics), George Mikan (Minneapolis Lakers), Neil Johnston (Philadelphia Warriors).

All-NBA second team: Bill Sharman (Boston Celtics), Bobby Wanzer (Rochester Royals), Bob Davies (Rochester Royals), Andy Phillip (Philadelphia Warriors), Vern Mikkelsen (Minneapolis Lakers).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsNeil JohnstonCPhiladelphia Warriors22.3
ReboundsGeorge MikanCMinneapolis Lakers14.4
AssistsBob CousyPGBoston Celtics7.7
EfficiencyGeorge MikanCMinneapolis Lakers28.4

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1952-53 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Neil Johnston700.67.20/15.9145.3--/----7.94/11.3470.00.20.0------0.3
George Mikan700.57.14/17.8939.9--/----6.31/8.1077.90.20.0------0.3
Dolph Schayes710.55.28/14.3936.7--/----7.21/8.7282.70.20.0------0.3
Ed Macauley690.66.54/14.4545.3--/----7.25/9.6775.00.10.1------0.3
Harry Gallatin700.54.03/9.0744.4--/----4.30/6.1470.00.20.0------0.2
Bob Cousy710.66.54/18.5935.2--/----6.75/8.2781.60.10.1------0.3
Vern Mikkelsen700.55.40/12.4043.5--/----4.16/5.5375.20.10.0------0.2
Jack Coleman700.54.49/10.6942.0--/----1.93/2.9765.00.20.0------0.2
Larry Foust670.54.64/12.9135.9--/----5.01/6.9472.20.20.0------0.2
Mel Hutchins710.64.49/11.8637.9--/----2.72/4.1565.50.20.0------0.2

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 1952-53 season

Rookie of the Year: Don Meineke (Fort Wayne Pistons).

1953 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Slater MartinPGMinneapolis Lakers
Bobby WanzerSG/PGRochester Royals
Andy PhillipSG/SFFort Wayne Pistons
Bob DaviesSG/SFRochester Royals
Leo BarnhorstSFIndianapolis Olympians
Vern MikkelsenPF/SFMinneapolis Lakers
Mel HutchinsPF/CMilwaukee Hawks
Larry FoustPF/CFort Wayne Pistons
George MikanCMinneapolis Lakers
Arnie RisenCRochester Royals

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Billy GaborPGSyracuse Nationals
Bob CousyPGBoston Celtics
Fred Scolari*PGBaltimore Bullets
Bill SharmanSG/PGBoston Celtics
Carl BraunSGNew York Knicks
Paul SeymourSG/SFSyracuse Nationals
Dolph SchayesPF/CSyracuse Nationals
Harry GallatinPF/CNew York Knicks
Don BarksdalePF/CBaltimore Bullets
Ed MacauleyC/PFBoston Celtics
Neil JohnstonCPhiladelphia Warriors

* Player was selected but he could not play the game

All-Star Game MVP: George Mikan (Minneapolis Lakers).