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1949 BAA Season Summary

Final Standings

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Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*).

Eastern Division

 Team                          W   L    Pct     GB 
+---------------------------+---+---+------+------+
 Washington Capitols*         38  22   .633      -
 New York Knickerbockers*     32  28   .533    6.0
 Baltimore Bullets*           29  31   .483    9.0
 Philadelphia Warriors*       28  32   .466   10.0
 Boston Celtics               25  35   .416   13.0
 Providence Steam Rollers     12  48   .200   26.0

Western Division

 Team                          W   L    Pct     GB 
+---------------------------+---+---+------+------+
 Rochester Royals*            45  15   .750      -
 Minneapolis Lakers*          44  16   .733    1.0
 Chicago Stags*               38  22   .633    7.0
 St. Louis Bombers*           29  31   .483   16.0
 Fort Wayne Pistons           22  38   .366   23.0
 Indianapolis Jets            18  42   .300   27.0

Playoffs

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BAA Finals (4-2):        Minneapolis Lakers over Washington Capitols
East Div Finals (2-1):   Washington Capitols over New York Knickerbockers
West Div Finals (2-0):   Minneapolis Lakers over Rochester Royals
East Div Semis (2-1):    New York Knickerbockers over Baltimore Bullets
East Div Semis (2-0):    Washington Capitols over Philadelphia Warriors
West Div Semis (2-0):    Minneapolis Lakers over Chicago Stags
West Div Semis (2-0):    Rochester Royals over St. Louis Bombers

Team Statistics

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Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*).

 Team                           MP   FG  FGA  3P  3PA   FT  FTA  ORB  TRB  AST STL BLK   TO   PF   PTS   PPG
+---------------------------+-----+----+----+---+----+----+----+----+----+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+
 Minneapolis Lakers*             . 1885 5146   .    . 1272 1759    .    . 1134   .   .    . 1386  5042  84.0
 Rochester Royals*               . 1811 4869   .    . 1420 2060    .    . 1259   .   .    . 1539  5042  84.0
 Chicago Stags*                  . 1905 5750   .    . 1228 1775    .    . 1220   .   .    . 1731  5038  84.0
 Philadelphia Warriors*          . 1831 5695   .    . 1360 1897    .    . 1043   .   .    . 1459  5022  83.7
 Baltimore Bullets*              . 1736 5162   .    . 1545 2053    .    . 1000   .   .    . 1730  5017  83.6
 Washington Capitols*            . 1751 5472   .    . 1408 1914    .    .  972   .   .    . 1710  4910  81.8
 New York Knickerbockers*        . 1688 5237   .    . 1376 1959    .    . 1017   .   .    . 1559  4752  79.2
 Providence Steam Rollers        . 1750 5427   .    . 1207 1742    .    . 1026   .   .    . 1349  4705  78.4
 Boston Celtics                  . 1706 5483   .    . 1181 1856    .    . 1135   .   .    . 1382  4593  76.6
 St. Louis Bombers*              . 1659 4858   .    . 1229 1770    .    . 1269   .   .    . 1480  4547  75.8
 Indianapolis Jets               . 1621 5367   .    . 1240 1798    .    . 1225   .   .    . 1393  4482  74.7
 Fort Wayne Pistons              . 1536 5370   .    . 1385 1979    .    . 1082   .   .    . 1722  4457  74.3
+---------------------------+-----+----+----+---+----+----+----+----+----+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+
 BAA Average                     . 1740 5320   .    . 1321 1880    .    . 1115   .   .    . 1537  4801  80.0
+---------------------------+-----+----+----+---+----+----+----+----+----+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+

Opponent Statistics

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Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*).

 Team                           MP   FG  FGA  3P  3PA   FT  FTA  ORB  TRB  AST STL BLK   TO   PF   PTS   PPG
+---------------------------+-----+----+----+---+----+----+----+----+----+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+
 Minneapolis Lakers*             .    .    .   .    .    .    .    .    .    .   .   .    .    .  4599  76.7
 Rochester Royals*               .    .    .   .    .    .    .    .    .    .   .   .    .    .  4644  77.4
 Fort Wayne Pistons              .    .    .   .    .    .    .    .    .    .   .   .    .    .  4651  77.5
 New York Knickerbockers*        .    .    .   .    .    .    .    .    .    .   .   .    .    .  4663  77.7
 Washington Capitols*            .    .    .   .    .    .    .    .    .    .   .   .    .    .  4764  79.4
 Indianapolis Jets               .    .    .   .    .    .    .    .    .    .   .   .    .    .  4765  79.4
 St. Louis Bombers*              .    .    .   .    .    .    .    .    .    .   .   .    .    .  4765  79.4
 Boston Celtics                  .    .    .   .    .    .    .    .    .    .   .   .    .    .  4768  79.5
 Chicago Stags*                  .    .    .   .    .    .    .    .    .    .   .   .    .    .  4798  80.0
 Baltimore Bullets*              .    .    .   .    .    .    .    .    .    .   .   .    .    .  4934  82.2
 Philadelphia Warriors*          .    .    .   .    .    .    .    .    .    .   .   .    .    .  5001  83.4
 Providence Steam Rollers        .    .    .   .    .    .    .    .    .    .   .   .    .    .  5255  87.6
+---------------------------+-----+----+----+---+----+----+----+----+----+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+
 BAA Average                     .    .    .   .    .    .    .    .    .    .   .   .    .    .  4801  80.0
+---------------------------+-----+----+----+---+----+----+----+----+----+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+

League Leaderboards

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Field Goals

George Mikan             583
Joe Fulks                529
Max Zaslofsky            425
Belus Smawley            352
Arnie Risen              345
Ed Sadowski              340
Bob Davies               317
Jim Pollard              314
Kenny Sailors            309
Carl Braun               299
Connie Simmons           299

Field Goal Attempts

Joe Fulks               1689
George Mikan            1403
Max Zaslofsky           1216
Belus Smawley            946
Carl Braun               906
Kenny Sailors            906
Bob Davies               871
Ed Sadowski              839
Freddie Lewis            834
John Mahnken             830

Free Throws

George Mikan             532
Joe Fulks                502
Max Zaslofsky            347
Arnie Risen              305
Kenny Sailors            281
Bob Davies               270
Bob Feerick              256
Walt Budko               244
Ed Sadowski              240
John Logan               239

Free Throw Attempts

George Mikan             689
Joe Fulks                638
Arnie Risen              462
Max Zaslofsky            413
Kenny Sailors            367
Ed Sadowski              350
Bob Davies               348
Chick Halbert            345
Kleggie Hermsen          311
Walt Budko               309

Assists

Bob Davies               321
Andy Phillip             319
John Logan               276
Ernie Calverley          251
George Senesky           233
Jim Seminoff             229
George Mikan             218
Kenny Sailors            209
Bob Feerick              188
Bobby Wanzer             186

Personal Fouls

Ed Sadowski              273
Joe Fulks                262
George Mikan             260
Lee Knorek               258
Kleggie Hermsen          257
Red Rocha                251
Charlie Black            247
Arnie Johnson            247
Blackie Towery           243
Kenny Sailors            239

Points

George Mikan            1698
Joe Fulks               1560
Max Zaslofsky           1197
Arnie Risen              995
Ed Sadowski              920
Belus Smawley            914
Bob Davies               904
Kenny Sailors            899
Carl Braun               810
John Logan               803

Tallest Players

Jim Browne              6'10"
George Mikan            6'10"
Chick Halbert           6'09"
Bill Henry              6'09"
Kleggie Hermsen         6'09"
Elmore Morgenthaler     6'09"
Mike Novak              6'09"
Arnie Risen             6'09"
Bill Roberts            6'09"
Red Rocha               6'09"
Jim Springer            6'09"

Shortest Players

Lionel Malamed          5'09"
Angelo Musi             5'09"
Ernie Calverley         5'10"
Donnie Forman           5'10"
Sonny Hertzberg         5'10"
Red Holzman             5'10"
Jerry Rullo             5'10"
Kenny Sailors           5'10"
Fred Scolari            5'10"
Stan Stutz              5'10"

Heaviest Players

George Mikan             245
Ed Sadowski              240
Arnie Johnson            236
Jim Browne               235
Jim Springer             235
Ray Ellefson             230
Ed Mikan                 230
Elmore Morgenthaler      230
Chuck Gilmur             225
George Glamack           225
Chick Halbert            225
Kleggie Hermsen          225
Jim Spruill              225

Lightest Players

Ernie Calverley          145
Angelo Musi              145
Lionel Malamed           150
Buddy O'Grady            160
Sid Tanenbaum            160
Chink Crossin            165
Richie Niemiera          165
Ray Ramsey               165
Chick Reiser             165
Jerry Rullo              165
D.C. Wilcutt             165

 

All-BAA Teams

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First Team

Bob Davies
Joe Fulks
George Mikan
Jim Pollard
Max Zaslofsky
Second Team

Bob Feerick
John Logan
Bones McKinney
Arnie Risen
Kenny Sailors

Daily Results and Standings

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November 1948

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December 1948

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January 1949

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February 1949

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March 1949

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