Index
NBA Finals

1951

BOXSCORE Rochester Royals New York Knicks
GAME1 4 3
GAME2 REGULAR SEASON STATS REGULAR SEASON STATS
GAME3 NBA FINALS STATS NBA FINALS STATS
GAME4 MVP:
GAME5
GAME6
GAME7

Game #1 4/7/51 @Rochester

The Royals came out hot as they made 20 of their first 40 shots from the field and broke the game wide open. 

NEW YORK FG-FGA FT-FTA AS PF PTS
Boryla 5-13   3-3    2  1  13
Gallatin 4-13   3-3    0  5  11
Clifton 2-9    1-1    2  2   5
D. McGuire 0-4    1-1    3  1   1
Zaslofsky 2-9    2-2    3  3   6
Simmons 4-10   4-4    1  5  12
Kaftan 0-4    0-0    0  0   0
Lavelli 1-4    1-1    0  1   3
Vandeweghe 1-7    2-2    4  2   4
Lumpp
TOTALS 23-85  19-19  18 24  65
ROCHESTER FG-FGA FT-FTA AS PF PTS
Coleman 4-6    1-2    1  5   9
Davies 6-16   2-3    6  1  14
Johnson 4-8    0-2    6  5   8
Risen 9-16   6-9    5  3  22
Coleman 4-6    1-2    1  5   9
Wanzer 5-8    9-9    9  5  19
Holzman 6-9    0-1    0  1  12
Calhoun 1-9    1-2    2  0   3
McNamee 1-2    0-1    2  0   2
Noel 0-5    1-1    0  2   1
Saul 0-2    0-0    0  0   0
TOTALS 36-81  20-30  31 22  92
New York 18 16 16 15  65
Rochester 24 29 21 20  92
Rebounds- New York 42, Rochester 64
A-    4,200

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Game #2 4/8/51 @Rochester

A capacity crown watched Rochester take a 2-0 lead as they again pounded the Knicks on the boards, 71-46 behind Colemanís 29 boards.

NEW YORK FG-FGA FT-FTA AS PF PTS
Boryla 8-16   3-3    7  3  19
Gallatin 6-14   3-4    1  6  15
Vandeweghe 0-3    0-1    1  2   0
Simmons 1-9    4-7    4  4   6
Clifton 2-5    0-0    3  4   4
Zaslofsky 11-24   6-8    4  4  28
D. McGuire 0-6    0-0    1  3   0
Lumpp 4-7    4-4    4  6  12
ROCHESTER FG-FGA FT-FTA AS PF PTS
Coleman 6-11   2-2    8  2  14
Johnson 4-5    3-5    3  5  11
McNamee 0-5    0-0    1  1   0
Calhoun 2-5    3-4    1  0   7
Risen 8-20   3-9    4  5  19
Davies 9-19   6-6    3  5  24
Holzman 2-7    4-4    2  1   8
Wanzer 4-7    6-6    3  3  14
Saul 1-2    0-0    2  0   2
TOTALS 36-81  27-36  27 22  99
New York 17 21 28 18  84
Rochester 26 21 26 26  99
Fouled Out- Gallatin, Lumpp
A-    4,200

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Game #3 4/11/51 @New York

Rochester took a 3-0 lead in the series. Arnie Risen had another good game on the boards as he collected 47 boards in the seriesí first 3 games.

ROCHESTER FG-FGA FT-FTA AS PF PTS
Coleman 2-4    2-3    5  3   6
Calhoun 0-0    0-0    1  1   0
Johnson 3-5    7-8    0  4  13
Noel 1-1    0-0    0  0   2
Risen 9-24   9-10   0  2  27
McNamee 2-2    0-0    0  4   4
Davies 2-12   9-9    8  4  13
Holzman 2-6    3-5    1  0   7
Wanzer 2-6    2-3    3  4   7
TOTALS 23-60  32-38  18 22  78
NEW YORK FG-FGA FT-FTA AS PF PTS
Boryla 9-22   2-2    3  4  20
Gallatin 0-11   1-2    2  4   1
Vandeweghe 0-2    1-1    2  3   1
Clifton 4-11   1-1    1  6   9
Simmons 6-17   6-9    1  4  18
Zaslofsky 7-21   4-8    5  5  18
Lumpp 0-4    0-0    1  2   0
D. McGuire 2-7    0-2    7  6   4
TOTALS 28-95  15-25  22 34  71
Halftime- Rochester 35 New York 33
Fouled Out- McGuire, Clifton
A-    5,000

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Game #4 4/13/51 @New York

ROCHESTER FG-FGA FT-FTA AS PF PTS
Coleman 3-9    0-0    9  5   6
Johnson 1-5    5-6    3  5   7
McNamee 1-3    3-3    0  4   5
Noel 2-3    1-1    0  4   5
Risen 9-22   8-11   1  5  26
Davies 7-21   1-3    4  4  15
Saul 0-0    0-0    0  1   0
Holzman 0-3    0-0    2  0   0
Calhoun 0-0    0-0    0  0   0
Wanzer 3-12   3-4    3  4   9
TOTALS 26-78  21-28  22 32  73
NEW YORK FG-FGA FT-FTA AS PF PTS
Boryla 2-9    0-1    2  1   4
Kaftan 0-0    0-0    0  0   0
Gallatin 5-11  12-15   1  4  22
Simmons 1-4    0-1    0  5   2
Lavelli 0-1    1-1    1  1   1
Clifton 6-13   2-6    6  5  14
Zaslofsky 8-18   2-8    6  1  18
Lumpp 0-1    1-2    0  1   1
Vandeweghe 3-9    3-3    3  3   9
D. McGuire 4-9    0-2    1  2   8
TOTALS 29-75  21-39  20 23  79
Halftime- New York 40 Rochester 22
A-    4,000

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Game #5 4/15/51 @Rochester

The Knicks stayed alive despite losing Ernie Vandeweghe to a sprained left thumb in the 4th period. The win stopped a 11-game Knick losing streak in Rochester. 

NEW YORK FG-FGA FT-FTA AS PF PTS
Boryla 5-11   0-0    3  3  10
D. McGuire 1-1    1-3    4  2   3
Gallatin 3-8    3-3    2  2   9
Clifton 4-16   2-5    7  3  10
Simmons 9-13   8-11   2  5  26
Zaslofsky 8-17   8-8    3  3  24
Vandeweghe 4-9    2-3    2  4  10
TOTALS 34-75  24-33  23 22  92
ROCHESTER FG-FGA FT-FTA AS PF PTS
Coleman 5-11   2-3    4  5  12
Johnson 4-6    2-3    6  6  10
Calhoun 2-3    1-1    0  0   5
Risen 7-17   6-10   4  6  20
McNamee 1-3    1-1    3  1   3
Davies 7-18   2-3   10  5  16
Holzman 1-6    0-0    1  1   2
Wanzer 8-13   5-5    2  4  21
TOTALS 35-77  19-26  30 28  89
New York 25 19 29 19  92
Rochester 28 21 21 19  89
Fouled Out- Johnson
A-    4,200

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Game #6 4/18/51 @New York

The Knicks held off the Royals to become one of the few pro sports teams to ever force a 7th game after being down 0-3. Ernie Vandeweghe playing with a taped left wrist & thumb helped pace the Knicks.

ROCHESTER FG-FGA FT-FTA AS PF PTS
Coleman 2-9    2-4    8  4   6
Noel 0-3    0-0    0  4   0
Johnson 9-13   9-12   1  5  27
McNamee 0-2    0-0    0  2   0
Risen 3-13   6-12   3  2  12
Calhoun 1-3    0-0    1  4   2
Davies 6-17   5-8    3  6  17
Saul 1-2    0-0    1  1   2
Wanzer 2-6    1-1    2  6   5
Holzman 1-6    0-0    1  0   2
TOTALS 25-74  23-37  20 34  73
NEW YORK FG-FGA FT-FTA AS PF PTS
Boryla 4-12   4-4    4  3  12
Gallatin 2-7    2-3    2  6   6
D. McGuire 3-6    3-8    6  4   9
Clifton 1-5    0-1    4  5   2
Simmons 5-14   0-3    2  5  10
Zaslofsky 5-13  13-16   1  1  23
Vandeweghe  7-10   4-4    2  6  18
Lumpp 0-0    0-0    0  0   0
Kaftan 0-0    0-0    0  0   0
TOTALS 27-67  26-39  21 30  80
Halftime- New York 38 Rochester 36
3rd Period- New York 53 Rochester 50
Fouled Out- Gallatin, Vandeweghe, Wanzer
A-    4,500

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Game #7 4/21/51 @Rochester

The Royals built a 14-point 2nd quarter lead despite sub-par halves from Bob Davies & Risen. 10 Knick turnovers helped Rochester hang on to the halftime lead. Nat Clifton fouled out with 5 minutes left in the game, but N.Y. continued to rally. They took a 74-72 lead with 2:00 left in the game. Rochester countered to take a 75-74 lead before Vince Boryla tied at 75 with 59 seconds to play. Davies hit 2 free throws after a Dick McGuire foul with 0:44 to play. The Knicks could not convert and Jack Coleman converted a Red Holzman pass to seal it for Rochester with 2 ticks left.

NEW YORK FG-FGA FT-FTA RB AS PF PTS
Boryla 6-13   4-4    7  2  3  16
Gallatin 5-8    2-3   10  1  4  12
Simmons 4-15   3-5    8  3  6  11
Clifton 4-11   3-6    8  2  6  11
Zaslofsky 7-14   2-3    1  2  2  16
D. McGuire 1-1    2-2    4  4  5   4
Vandeweghe 2-6    1-2    3  5  5   5
Lumpp 0-2    0-0    0  0  1   0
TOTALS 29-70  17-25  41 19 32  75
ROCHESTER FG-FGA FT-FTA RB AS PF PTS
Coleman 3-6    3-6    7  9  4   9
Johnson 2-8    7-7   11  3  5  11
Saul        0-0    0-0    0  1  0   0
Risen 7-19  10-14  13  2  4  24
McNamee 0-1    0-0    2  0  2   0
Davies 7-19   6-7    3  3  4  20
Calhoun 0-0    0-0    1  1  0   0
Wanzer 5-11   3-3   11  3  3  13
Holzman 1-1    0-0    0  0  0   2
TOTALS 25-65  29-37  48 22 22  79
New York 16 18 26 15  75
Rochester 22 18 22 17  79
Fouled Out- Simmons, Clifton
A-    4,200

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COMPOSITE BOX SCORE

ROCHESTER G FG-FGA FT-FTA AS PF PTS
Risen 7 52-131 48-75  19 27 152
Davies 7 44-122 31-39  37 29 119
Wanzer 7 29-63  29-31  25 29  87
Johnson 7 27-50  33-43  22 35  87
Coleman 7 25-56  12-20  44 28  62
Holzman 7 13-38   7-10   7  3  33
Calhoun 7  6-20   5-7    6  5  17
McNamee 7  5-18   4-5    6 14  14
Noel 4  3-12   2-2    0 10   8
Saul 5  2-6    0-0    4  2   4
NEW YORK G FG-FGA FT-FTA AS PF PTS
Zaslofsky 7 48-116 37-53  24 19 133
Boryla 7 39-96  16-17  23 18  94
Simmons 7 30-82  25-40  13 34  85
Gallatin 7 25-72  26-33   9 31  76
Clifton 7 23-70   9-20  25 31  55
Vandeweghe  7 17-46  13-16  19 25  47
McGuire 7 11-34   7-18  26 23  29
Lumpp 6  8-26   7-8    8 14  23
Lavelli 2  1-5    2-2    1  2   4
Kaftan 3  0-4    0-0    0  0   0

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