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1952 NBA Finals

1952 NBA Finals
Team Coach Wins
Minneapolis Lakers John Kundla 4
New York Knicks Joe Lapchick 3
Dates April 12–25
Radio network WLOL (MNL)
Eastern Finals Knicks defeated Nationals, 3–1
Western Finals Lakers defeated Royals, 3–1

The 1952 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1952 NBA Playoffs, which concluded the National Basketball Association 1951–52 season. Western Division champion Minneapolis faced Eastern Division champion New York in a best-of-seven series with Minneapolis having home-court advantage.

Minneapolis won game one and the teams thereafter alternated victories, Minneapolis winning the decisive game by a 17-point margin at home on Friday, April 25.

The seven games were played in fourteen days, beginning Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13, in Minneapolis and returning to Minneapolis for games five and seven on the following Saturday and Friday. Meanwhile, three Wednesday or Friday games were played in New York City. The entire postseason tournament spanned 39 days in which Minneapolis played 13 games and New York 14.[1]


  • Series summary 1
  • Team rosters 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Series summary

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 April 12 Minneapolis Lakers 83–79 (OT) (1–0) New York Knicks
Game 2 April 13 Minneapolis Lakers 72–80 (1–1) New York Knicks
Game 3 April 16 New York Knicks 77–82 (1–2) Minneapolis Lakers
Game 4 April 18 New York Knicks 90–89 (OT) (2–2) Minneapolis Lakers
Game 5 April 20 Minneapolis Lakers 102–89 (3–2) New York Knicks
Game 6 April 23 New York Knicks 76–68 (3–3) Minneapolis Lakers
Game 7 April 25 Minneapolis Lakers 82–65 (4–3) New York Knicks

Lakers win series 4–3

Team rosters


  1. ^ "1951–52 NBA Season Summary". Retrieved 2015-04-10.
      Select "Previous Season" from the heading for 1950–51, and so on. Select "Finals" from League Playoffs for the daily schedule of the final series, and so on.

External links

  • 1952 Finals at
  • 1952 NBA Playoffs at

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