Index
NBA Finals

1954

BOXSCORE Minneapolis Lakers Syracuse Nationals
GAME1 4 3
GAME2 REGULAR SEASON STATS REGULAR SEASON STATS
GAME3 NBA FINALS STATS NBA FINALS STATS
GAME4 MVP:
GAME5
GAME6
GAME7

Game #1 3/31/54 @Minneapolis

SYRACUSE FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Osterkorn 3  5-8    4  11
Schayes 0  0-0    0   0
Seymour 5  3-3    2  12
Gabor 1  2-2    2   4
Lavoy 4  7-7    3  15
Lloyd 1  1-1    1   3
Neal 4  0-3    2   8
King 2  2-4    1   6
Kennville 3  2-3    2   8
TOTALS 23 22-31  17  68
MINN. FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Mikkelsen 3  3-3    3   9
Pollard 1  2-2    1   4
Mikan 6  3-4    5  15
Martin 5  3-3    4  13
Skoog 5  1-1    5  11
Schnittker 2  0-0    3   4
Holstein 2  0-1    1   4
Lovellette 7  2-3    2  16
Saul 1  1-2    0   3
TOTALS 32 15-19  24  79
Syracuse 13 18 19 18  68
Minneapolis 10 24 22 23  79

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Game #2 4/3/54 @Minneapolis

Syracuse point guard left with a broken wrist. The Nats won the game on a Paul Seymour set shot in the closing seconds.

SYRACUSE FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Seymour 3  7-8    4  13
Osterkorn 6  8-12   3  20
Lloyd 0  0-1    3   0
Schayes 2  0-1    1   4
Lavoy 2  2-3    3   6
King 6  2-7    4  14
Gabor 0  2-5    3   2
Kenville 1  1-1    2   3
Masino 0  0-0    1   0
TOTALS 20 22-38  24  62
MINN. FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Mikkelsen 1  1-1    3   3
Pollard 5  3-5    2  13
Schnittker 0  4-5    2   4
Holstein 0  0-1    2   0
Mikan 6  3-3    4  15
Lovellette 4  3-4    2  11
Skoog 2  0-3    5   4
Martin 2  3-3    6   7
Saul 0  3-3    3   3
TOTALS 20 20-28  29  60
Syracuse 15 13 20 14  62
Minneapolis 15 12 11 22  60
Fouled Out- Martin
A-    6,277

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Game #3 4/4/54 @Syracuse

With Earl Lloyd & Dolph Schayes already playing with casts, George Kingís wrist would keep him out of the line-up. The Lakers were too much for the undermanned Nats despite War Memorial Auditoriumís largest crowd ever.

MINN. FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Pollard 2  4-4    2   8
Mikkelsen 7  0-0    5  14
Mikan 11  8-9    3  30
Saul 4  0-1    2   8
Martin 3  4-8    5  10
Lovellette 3  3-3    1   9
Schnittker 0  0-0    4   0
Skoog 0  1-1    4   1
Holstein 0  1-1    3   1
TOTALS 30 21-27  29  81
SYRACUSE FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Schayes 0  1-1    1   1
Osterkorn 6  2-5    3  14
Lavoy 6  6-6    5  18
Lloyd 2  0-1    4   4
Neal 0  1-1    0   0
Seymour 3  6-9    3  12
Kenville 3  8-11   2  14
Gabor 1  1-3    3   3
Masino 0  0-0    2   0
TOTALS 21 25-37  23  67
Minneapolis 24 14 20 23  81
Syracuse 16 17 11 23  67
A-    8,719

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Game #4 4/8/54 @Syracuse

The Nats resemblance to a mash unit continued as Gabor pulled cartilage in his right knee in the 3rd period. Syracuse did manage to put down the Lakers; mostly from the free throw line.

MINN. FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Pollard 5  3-4    4  14
Mikkelsen 5  2-2    3  12
Mikan 4  4-4    4  12
Saul 0  1-4    3   1
Martin 0  4-4    4   4
Lovelllette 3  1-3    1   7
Schnittker 1  0-1    3   2
Skoog 8  0-2    4  16
Holstein 1  0-0    3   2
TOTALS 27 15-24  29  69
SYRACUSE FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Schayes 4  2-6    2  10
Osterkorn 3  1-5    1   7
Lavoy 4  6-8    2  14
Lloyd 3  0-1    2   6
Neal 0  0-0    2   0
Seymour 8  9-10   1  25
Kenville 3  6-6    4  12
Gabor 2  0-0    2   4
Masino 0  2-5    1   2
TOTALS 27 26-41  17  80
Syracuse 18 18 21 23  80
Minneapolis 14 20 18 17  69
A-    7,655

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Game #5 4/10/54 @Syracuse

George King returned to action despite his wrist injury, but it wasnít enough.

MINN. FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Pollard 4  2-2    5  10
Mikkelsen 8  5-5    4  21
Mikan 5  4-5    5  14
Saul 0  1-2    1   1
Martin 3  2-8    5   8
Lovellette 6  2-5    3  14
Skoog 2  0-0    6   4
Schnittker 0  1-1    2   1
Holstein 3  5-6    2  11
TOTALS 31 22-34  34  84
SYRACUSE FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Schayes 6  5-10   3  17
Osterkorn 4  6-9    3  14
Lavoy 1  4-7    5   6
Lloyd 2  4-5    4   8
Neal 2  0-0    1   4
Seymour 5  6-7    1  16
King 1  0-4    2   2
Kenville 2  2-3    4   6
Masino 0  0-1    3   0
TOTALS 23 27-46  26  73
Minneapolis 22 19 21 22  84
Syracuse 17 14 21 21  73
Rebounds- Minneapolis 65, Syracuse 37.
Fouled Out- Skoog.
A-    7,823

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Game #6 4/11/54 @Minneapolis

Jim Neal forced a game 7 by hitting a 27-foot shot with 4 seconds left to win it. The Lakers had one of the worst quarters in Finals history with only 6 points in the 3rd period. 

SYRACUSE FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Schayes 5  5-8    6  16
Osterkorn 1  3-4    1   5
Lavoy 2  2-3    5   6
Lloyd 3  3-5    4   9
Neal 1  1-2    1   3
Seymour 7  2-4    0  16
King 0  1-2    1   1
Kenville 4  2-4    3  10
Masino 0  0-1    1   0
TOTALS 23 19-33  22  65
MINN. FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Mikkelsen 3  1-4    5   7
Pollard 2  3-3    1   7
Holstein 1  1-2    2   3
Schnittker 0  0-0    2   0
Mikan 11  8-10   5  30
Lovellette 1  0-2    2   2
Skoog 3  1-1    3   7
Martin 2  3-4    4   7
Saul 0  0-1    1   0
TOTALS 23 17-27  25  63
Syracuse 19 19 16 11  65
Minneapolis 27 16  6 14  63

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Game #7 4/12/54 @Minneapolis

The Lakers took control early and Syracuse could get no close than 5 points after early in the 2nd quarter. Jim Pollard scored 9 points in the 3rd period as the Lakers stretched their lead to 61-45 with 3 minutes left in the period. Syracuse would try to rally late, but it had too much ground to make up.

SYRACUSE FG-FGA FT-FTA PF PTS
Schayes 6-14   6-8    5  18
Osterkorn 3-6    4-8    5  10
Lavoy 4-8    2-3    5  10
Lloyd 4-9    2-3    4  10
Seymour 4-10   8-8    6  16
Neal 1-1    0-3    2   2
King 2-5    0-1    4   4
Kenville 3-6    0-2    4   6
Masino 1-3    2-2    3   4
TOTALS 28-62  24-38  38  80
MINN. FG-FGA FT-FTA PF PTS
Mikkelsen 3-11   1-1    5   7
Pollard 8-15   5-7    2  21
Mikan 2-10   7-10   3  11
Martin 4-7    4-7    3  12
Skoog 3-6    2-4    5   8
Holstein 1-3    2-4    2   4
Lovellette 5-8    2-6    4  12
Schnittker 3-3    1-1    5   7
Saul 1-1    3-4    2   5
TOTALS 30-64  27-44  31  87
Syracuse 14 18 22 26  80
Minneapolis 17 21 27 22  87

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COMPOSITE BOX SCORE

MINN. G FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Mikan 7 45 37-45  29 127
Pollard 7 27 22-27  17  76
Mikkelsen 7 30 13-16  28  73
Lovellette 7 29 13-26  15  71
Martin 7 19 23-37  31  61
Skoog 7 23  5-12  32  51
Holstein 7  8  9-15  15  25
Saul 7  6  9-17  13  21
Schnittker 7  6  6-8   21  18
SYRACUSE G FG FT-FTA PF PTS
Seymour 7 35 41-49  17 111
Osterkorn 7 26 29-51  20  81
Lavoy 7 23 29-37  28  75
Schayes 7 23 19-34  18  65
Kenville 7 19 21-30  21  59
Lloyd 7 15 10-17  22  40
King 5 11  5-18  12  27
Neal 6  8  2-9    8  18
Gabor 4  4  5-10  10  13
Masino 6  1  4-9   11   6

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