1954-55 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1955

NBA Champion: Syracuse Nationals

NBA Finals:  Fort Wayne Pistons (W)  3  Syracuse Nationals (E)  4

Main players: Dolph Schayes, Johnny Kerr, Earl Lloyd (Syracuse Nationals), George Yardley, Larry Foust, Mel Hutchins (Fort Wayne Pistons).

Best players for the 1954-55 season

All-NBA first team: Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics), Dolph Schayes (Syracuse Nationals), Larry Foust (Fort Wayne Pistons), Bob Pettit (Milwaukee Hawks), Neil Johnston (Philadelphia Warriors).

All-NBA second team: Slater Martin (Minneapolis Lakers), Bill Sharman (Boston Celtics), Paul Seymour (Syracuse Nationals), Vern Mikkelsen (Minneapolis Lakers), Harry Gallatin (New York Knicks).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsNeil JohnstonCPhiladelphia Warriors22.7
ReboundsNeil JohnstonCPhiladelphia Warriors15.1
AssistsBob CousyPGBoston Celtics7.9
EfficiencyNeil JohnstonCPhiladelphia Warriors25.4

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1954-55 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Neil Johnston720.67.24/16.4444.0--/----8.18/10.6876.60.20.0------0.3
Bob Pettit720.57.22/17.7640.7--/----5.92/7.8875.10.20.0------0.3
Dolph Schayes720.55.86/15.3238.3--/----6.79/8.1583.30.20.0------0.3
Harry Gallatin720.54.58/11.9338.4--/----5.46/6.7181.40.20.0------0.2
Bob Cousy710.57.35/18.5439.6--/----6.48/8.0380.70.10.1------0.3
Larry Foust700.55.69/11.6948.7--/----5.61/7.3376.50.10.0------0.2
Ed Macauley710.55.68/13.3942.4--/----6.23/7.8679.30.10.1------0.2
Paul Arizin720.67.35/18.4039.9--/----6.31/8.1377.60.10.0------0.3
Vern Mikkelsen710.56.20/14.6942.2--/----6.30/8.4274.80.10.0------0.3
Clyde Lovellette700.57.41/17.0343.5--/----3.90/5.6968.50.20.0------0.3

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 1954-55 season

Rookie of the Year: Bob Pettit (Milwaukee Hawks).

1955 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Slater MartinPGMinneapolis Lakers
Bobby WanzerSG/PGRochester Royals
Andy PhillipSG/SFFort Wayne Pistons
Frank SelvySG/SFMilwaukee Hawks
George YardleySF/SGFort Wayne Pistons
Vern MikkelsenPF/SFMinneapolis Lakers
Jack ColemanPF/CRochester Royals
Bob PettitPF/CMilwaukee Hawks
Jim PollardPF/CMinneapolis Lakers
Larry FoustPF/CFort Wayne Pistons
Arnie Risen*CRochester Royals

EASTERN CONFERENCE

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

* Player was selected but he could not play the game

All-Star Game MVP: Bill Sharman (Boston Celtics).