1951–52 NBA season

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1951–52 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 10
Regular season
Top scorer Paul Arizin (Philadelphia)
Playoffs
Eastern champions New York Knicks
  Eastern runners-up Syracuse Nationals
Western champions Minneapolis Lakers
  Western runners-up Rochester Royals
Finals
Finals champions Minneapolis Lakers
  Runners-up New York Knicks
NBA seasons

The 1951–52 NBA season was the sixth season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Minneapolis Lakers winning the NBA Championship, beating the New York Knicks 4 games to 3 in the NBA Finals.

Notable occurrences

Final standings

x - Clinched playoff spot

Eastern Division

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Syracuse Nationals 40 26 .606 - 26-7 12-18 2-1 21-15
x-Boston Celtics 39 27 .591 1 22-7 10-19 7-1 22-14
x-New York Knicks 37 29 .561 3 21-4 12-22 4-3 23-13
x-Philadelphia Warriors 33 33 .500 7 24-7 6–25 3-1 14-22
Baltimore Bullets 20 46 .303 20 17-15 2–22 1-9 10-26


Western Division

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Rochester Royals 41 25 .621 - 28-5 12-18 1-2 22-14
x-Minneapolis Lakers 40 26 .606 1 21-5 13-20 6-1 24-12
x-Indianapolis Olympians 34 32 .515 7 25-6 4-24 5-2 18-18
x-Fort Wayne Pistons 29 37 .439 12 22-11 6–24 1-2 17-19
Milwaukee Hawks 17 49 .258 24 8-13 3–22 6-14 9-27


Statistics leaders

Category Player Team Stat
Points Paul Arizin Philadelphia Warriors 1,674
Rebounds Larry Foust
Mel Hutchins
Fort Wayne Pistons
Milwaukee Hawks
880
Assists Andy Phillip Philadelphia Warriors 539
FG% Paul Arizin Philadelphia Warriors 44.8
FT% Bobby Wanzer Rochester Royals 90.4

Note: Prior to the 1969-70 season, league leaders in points, rebounds, and assists were determined by totals rather than averages.

NBA awards

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