1953-54 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1954

NBA Champion: Minneapolis Lakers

NBA Finals:  Minneapolis Lakers (W)  4  Syracuse Nationals (E)  3

Main players: George Mikan, Jim Pollard, Clyde Lovellette (Minneapolis Lakers), Dolph Schayes, Paul Seymour, Wally Osterkorn (Syracuse Nationals).

Best players for the 1953-54 season

All-NBA first team: Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics), Harry Gallatin (New York Knicks), Dolph Schayes (Syracuse Nationals), George Mikan (Minneapolis Lakers), Neil Johnston (Philadelphia Warriors).

All-NBA second team: Bobby Wanzer (Rochester Royals), Carl Braun (New York Knicks), Paul Seymour (Syracuse Nationals), Jim Pollard (Minneapolis Lakers), Ed Macauley (Boston Celtics).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsNeil JohnstonCPhiladelphia Warriors24.5
ReboundsHarry GallatinPF/CNew York Knicks15.3
AssistsBob CousyPGBoston Celtics7.2
EfficiencyGeorge MikanCMinneapolis Lakers28.5

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1953-54 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Neil Johnston720.68.21/18.2944.9--/----8.01/10.7274.70.20.0------0.3
Harry Gallatin720.53.58/8.8840.3--/----6.01/7.6778.40.20.0------0.2
George Mikan720.56.13/16.1138.1--/----5.89/7.5877.70.20.0------0.3
Dolph Schayes720.55.14/13.5138.0--/----6.78/8.1982.80.20.0------0.2
Ed Macauley710.66.51/13.3848.7--/----5.92/7.8075.90.10.1------0.3
Larry Foust720.55.22/12.7640.9--/----4.69/6.6071.10.20.0------0.2
Ray Felix720.55.69/13.6541.7--/----6.24/9.7863.80.20.0------0.2
Bob Cousy720.66.75/17.5338.5--/----5.71/7.2578.80.10.1------0.3
Mel Hutchins720.64.10/10.2240.1--/----2.10/3.1067.70.10.0------0.1
Arnie Risen720.54.46/12.1136.8--/----4.26/5.9771.40.10.0------0.2

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 1953-54 season

Rookie of the Year: Ray Felix (Baltimore Bullets).

1954 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Don SunderlagePGMilwaukee Hawks
Slater MartinPGMinneapolis Lakers
Bobby WanzerSG/PGRochester Royals
Bob DaviesSG/SFRochester Royals
Andy PhillipSG/SFFort Wayne Pistons
Jack Molinas*SF/PFFort Wayne Pistons
Jim PollardPF/CMinneapolis Lakers
Larry FoustPF/CFort Wayne Pistons
Mel HutchinsPF/CFort Wayne Pistons
Arnie RisenCRochester Royals
George MikanCMinneapolis Lakers

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Bob CousyPGBoston Celtics
Dick McGuirePG/SGNew York Knicks
Bill SharmanSG/PGBoston Celtics
Carl BraunSGNew York Knicks
Paul SeymourSG/SFSyracuse Nationals
Harry GallatinPF/CNew York Knicks
Dolph SchayesPF/CSyracuse Nationals
Ed MacauleyC/PFBoston Celtics
Neil JohnstonCPhiladelphia Warriors
Ray FelixCBaltimore Bullets

* Player was selected but he could not play the game

All-Star Game MVP: Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics).