Index
NBA Finals

1949

BOXSCORE Minneapolis Lakers Washington Capitols
GAME1 4 2
GAME2 REGULAR SEASON STATS REGULAR SEASON STATS
GAME3 NBA FINALS STATS NBA FINALS STATS
GAME4 MVP:
GAME5
GAME6
GAME7

Game #1 4/4/49 @Minneapolis

WASHINGTON FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Nichols 6  3-3    4  15
McKinney 6  2-2    6  14
Norlander 1  0-1    4   2
OíKeefe 4  1-3    5   9
Hermsen 4  3-7    5  11
Zunic 0  0-0    0   0
Hertzberg 3  4-4    5  10
Scolari 7  6-9    2  20
Schulz 1  1-3    2   3
TOTALS 32 20-32  33  84
MINNEAPOLIS FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Carlson 4  2-3    1  10
Pollard 2  9-11   3  13
Mikan 14 14-16   4  42
Jaros 2  1-1    0   5
Dwan 0  1-2    6   1
Ferrin 1  0-2    5   2
Schaefer 5  3-3    4  13
Forman 1  0-1    3   2
TOTALS 29 30-39  26  88
Halftime- Minneapolis 48 Washington 40
Att- 8,213

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Game #2 4/6/49 @Minneapolis

The Lakers took a 2-0 lead as they held Washington to 21-96 field goal shooting. They also won despite George Mikan scoring a season-low 10 points on 3-9 shooting.

Washington FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Nichols 5  1-3    2  11
OíKeefe 0  2-2    5   2
Norlander 2  1-3    4   5
McKinney 3  5-7    2  11
Hermsen 4  1-2    5   9
Scolari 2  6-7    2  10
Schulz 0  0-0    3   0
Hertzberg 5  3-3    1  13
Zunic 0  1-2    1   1
Katkaveck 0  0-0    0   0
TOTALS 21 20-29  25  62
MINNEAPOLIS FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Pollard 4  3-5    3  11
Gardner 1  0-1    1   2
Carlson 7  2-6    4  16
Jaros 2  2-2    4   6
Mikan 3  4-7    5  10
Ferrin 0  4-5    3   4
Dwan 4  0-1    2   8
Schaefer 6  1-1    0  13
Forman 0  0-1    2   0
Jorgensen 2  0-0    1   4
Kachan 1  0-0    0   2
TOTALS 30 16-29  25  76
Washington 13 19 13 17  62
Minneapolis 20 27 11 18  76
Att- 10,212

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Game #3 4/8/49 @Washington

Minneapolis took a 3-0 lead behind Mikanís 25 1st-half points. Mikan fouled out with 9 minutes left in the game, but by then, it didnít matter. Horace McKinney missed the game due to his wifeís illness.

MINNEAPOLIS FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Carlson 3  1-1    4   7
Jaros 2  2-3    2   6
Dwan 0  2-2    3   2
Pollard 6  6-7    4  18
Kachan 1  0-0    0   2
Mikan 13  9-12   6  35
Gardner 0  0-0    0   0
Schaefer 5  5-5    1  15
Jorgensen 0  0-0    2   0
Forman 0  0-0    0   0
Ferrin 3  3-6    3   9
TOTALS 33 28-36  25  94
WASHINGTON FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Nichols 6  0-1    5  12
Norlander 1  3-4    2   5
Katkaveck 4  1-1    2   9
Hertzberg 2  6-6    3  10
Hermsen 1  6-11   5   8
Scolari 4  1-2    1   9
Schulz 3  1-2    5   7
Zunic 4  4-7    5  12
OíKeefe 1  0-0    5   2
TOTALS 26 22-34  33  74
Minneapolis 26 17 28 23  94
Washington 14 15 24 21  74
Fouled Out- Mikan

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Game #4 4/9/49 @Washington

Washington staved off elimination in a wild game. Edwin Kachan & Sonny Hertzberg were ejected after a fight in the 1st half & George Mikan suffered a fracatured right wrist. Mikan stayed in the game after the injury (which wasnít diagnosed until the next day), but missed his next 13 shots from the field.

MINNEAPOLIS FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Carlson 0  1-1    5   1
Jaros 0  2-2    6   2
Forman 0  3-3    4   3
Pollard 2  8-10   4  12
Gardner 0  0-0    1   0
Mikan 9  9-10   5  27
Jorgensen 0  0-0    1   0
Schaefer 5  3-4    2  13
Kachan 0  0-0    1   0
Ferrin 2  7-7    1  11
Dwan 1  0-0    4   2
TOTALS 19 33-37  34  71
WASHINGTON FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Nichols 11  5-5    3  27
Schulz 1  4-5    4   6
Norlander 2  0-0    3   4
McKinney 1  3-4    5   5
Hermsen 4  9-12   5  17
Katkaveck 0  0-0    2   0
OíKeefe 3  1-2    3   7
Scolari 2  6-7    3  10
Zunic 0  1-2    2   1
Hertzberg 2  2-3    2   6
TOTALS 26 31-40  32  83
Minneapolis 23 12 16 20  71
Washington 22 23 20 18  83
Fouled Out- Jaros
Att- 4,471

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Game #5 4/11/49 @Washington

Mikan played with a cast on his wrist & it didnít seem to affect his game. Washington was able to close the series to 3-2.

MINNEAPOLIS FG FT PTS
Carlson 0  1   1
Jaros 1  0   2
Forman 2  1   5
Pollard 6  3  15
Gardner 0  2   2
Mikan 6 10  22
Kachan 0  0   0
Schaefer 3  0   6
Jorgensen 0  0   0
Dwan 2  0   4
Ferrin 3  2   8
TOTALS 23 19  65
WASHINGTON FG FT PTS
Nichols 5  3  13
OíKeefe 0  0   0
Norlander 2  1   5
McKinney 5  1  11
Zunic 0  0   0
Hermsen 5  3  13
Scolari 5  1  11
Schulz 1  7   9
Katkaveck 1  0   2
Hertzberg 5  0  10
TOTALS 29 16  74

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Game #6 4/13/49 @St. Paul

The Lakers never trailed as the 3rd time was a charm as they finally wrapped up the title series after losing games 4 & 5. Minneapolis started the game with a 12-3 run. The Lakers led by as many as 24 in the 3rd quarter. 

WASHINGTON FG FT PF PTS
Nichols 1  3  3   5
McKinney 1  3  2   5
OíKeefe 4  2  2  10
Katkaveck 1  1  2   3
Norlander 3  0  4   6
Hermsen 3  6  5  12
Scolari 0  4  0   4
Schulz 0  0  4   0
Hertzberg 2  4  1   8
Zunic 1  1  5   3
TOTALS 16 24 28  56
MINNEAPOLIS FG FT PF PTS
Pollard 3  1  6   7
Carlson 0  2  4   2
Jorgensen 0  0  0   0
Jaros 3  4  2  10
Mikan  9 11  5  29
Ferrin 5  1  6  11
Schaefer 6  5  3  17
Forman 0  1  2   1
Gardner 0  0  0   0
Dwan 0  0  1   0
Kachan 0  0  0   0
TOTALS 26 25 29  77
Halftime Minneapolis 40 Washington 24
Fouled Out- Pollard
Att- 10,482

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COMPOSITE BOX SCORE

MINNEAPOLIS G FG FT PTS
Mikan 6 54 57 165
Schaefer 6 30 17  77
Pollard 6 23 30  76
Ferrin 6 14 17  45
Carlson 6 14  9  37
Jaros 6 10 11  31
Dwan 6  7  3  17
Forman 6  3  5  11
Gardner 5  1  2   4
Jorgensen 5  2  0   4
Kachan 5  2  0   4
WASHINGTON G FG FT PTS
Nichols 6 34 15  83
Hermsen 6 21 28  70
Scolari 6 20 24  64
Hertzberg 6 19 19  57
McKinney 5 16 14  46
OíKeefe 6 12  6  30
Norlander 6 11  5  27
Schulz 6  6 13  25
Zunic 6  5  7  17
Katkaveck 5  6  2  14

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