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1953–54 Syracuse Nationals season

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1953–54 Syracuse Nationals season

Syracuse Nationals season
Eastern Division Champions
Head coach Al Cervi
Arena Onondaga War Memorial
Record 42–30 (.583)
Place Division: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finish NBA Finals
(eliminated 3–4)

The 1953-54 NBA season was the Nationals' 5th season in the NBA.[1]

Regular season

Season standings

x – clinched playoff spot


East Division Semifinals

Team W L
Syracuse Nationals 4 0
Boston Celtics 2 2
New York Knicks 0 4

East Division Finals

(1) Syracuse Nationals vs. (2) Boston Celtics: Nationals win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 109, Boston 94
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Syracuse 83, Boston 76

NBA Finals

(W1) Minneapolis Lakers vs. (E1) Syracuse Nationals: Lakers win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 79, Syracuse 68
  • Game 2 @ Minneapolis: Syracuse 62, Minneapolis 60
  • Game 3 @ Syracuse: Minneapolis 81, Syracuse 67
  • Game 4 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 80, Minneapolis 69
  • Game 5 @ Syracuse: Minneapolis 84, Syracuse 73
  • Game 6 @ Minneapolis: Syracuse 65, Minneapolis 63
  • Game 7 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 87, Syracuse 80


Awards and records


  1. ^ 1953–54 Syracuse Nationals

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