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Fort Wayne Pistons

1949-50 Fort Wayne Pistons Statistics

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 40-28
Finished 3rd in the NBA's Central Division

Postseason: 3-2
Lost division finals

Division Tiebreaker - Defeated Chicago Stags 1-0

Division Semifinals - Defeated Rochester Royals 2-0

Division Finals - Lost to Minneapolis Lakers 2-0

Coach: Murray Mendenhall (40-28)

1949-50 Fort Wayne Pistons Roster
1949-50 Fort Wayne Pistons Game-by-Game Results

The Fort Wayne Pistons of the National Basketball Association ended the 1949-50 season with a record of 40 wins and 28 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Central Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 3-2. Murray Mendenhall coached the team. The 1949-50 Fort Wayne Pistons lost in the division finals.


Player Totals:

Shooting Rebounds
Player Pos GP GS Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Tot Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Fred Schaus F 68 0 996 351 330 270 0 0 0 176 0 0 0 232 972
Bob Carpenter F-C 66 0 617 212 256 190 0 0 0 92 0 0 0 168 614
Bob Harris F-C 62 0 465 168 223 140 0 0 0 129 0 0 0 190 476
Curly Armstrong G-F 63 0 516 144 241 170 0 0 0 170 0 0 0 217 458
Jack Kerris F-C 64 0 455 149 248 159 0 0 0 110 0 0 0 162 457
Leo Klier F-G 66 0 516 157 190 141 0 0 0 121 0 0 0 177 455
Charlie Black F-C 36 0 435 125 209 132 0 0 0 75 0 0 0 140 382
John Oldham G 59 0 426 127 145 103 0 0 0 99 0 0 0 192 357
Howie Schultz C-F 32 0 355 96 122 79 0 0 0 81 0 0 0 119 271
Ralph Johnson G 32 0 353 110 46 33 0 0 0 67 0 0 0 95 253
Bill Henry C 44 0 209 65 125 84 0 0 0 39 0 0 0 99 214
Richie Niemiera G-F 31 0 207 59 73 56 0 0 0 61 0 0 0 42 174
Duane Klueh G 19 0 112 49 69 46 0 0 0 28 0 0 0 38 144
Clint Wager C-F 63 0 203 57 47 29 0 0 0 90 0 0 0 175 143
Jerry Nagel G 14 0 28 6 4 1 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 11 13
John Mahnken C 2 0 8 3 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 7
Totals 721 0 0 5901 1878 0 0 2331 1634 0 0 0 1358 0 0 0 2065 5390

Player Averages Per Game:

Shooting Rebounds
Player Pos GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Tot Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Fred Schaus F 68 0.0 .352 .000 .818 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.4 14.3
Charlie Black F-C 36 0.0 .287 .000 .632 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.9 10.6
Bob Carpenter F-C 66 0.0 .344 .000 .742 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 9.3
Howie Schultz C-F 32 0.0 .270 .000 .648 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.7 8.5
Ralph Johnson G 32 0.0 .312 .000 .717 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 7.9
Bob Harris F-C 62 0.0 .361 .000 .628 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.1 7.7
Duane Klueh G 19 0.0 .438 .000 .667 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 7.6
Curly Armstrong G-F 63 0.0 .279 .000 .705 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.4 7.3
Jack Kerris F-C 64 0.0 .328 .000 .641 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 7.1
Leo Klier F-G 66 0.0 .304 .000 .742 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.7 6.9
John Oldham G 59 0.0 .298 .000 .710 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.3 6.1
Richie Niemiera G-F 31 0.0 .285 .000 .767 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 5.6
Bill Henry C 44 0.0 .311 .000 .672 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.3 4.9
John Mahnken C 2 0.0 .375 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 3.5
Clint Wager C-F 63 0.0 .281 .000 .617 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.8 2.3
Jerry Nagel G 14 0.0 .214 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.9
Totals 721 0 0.0 .318 .000 .701 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 30.4 79.3

Postseason - Player Totals:

Shooting Rebounds
Player Pos GP GS Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Tot Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Fred Schaus F 4 0 66 24 31 26 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 9 74
Howie Schultz C-F 4 0 61 15 17 13 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 15 43
Jack Kerris F-C 4 0 30 12 22 13 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 17 37
Bob Carpenter F-C 4 0 30 11 14 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 32
Clint Wager C-F 4 0 25 11 10 8 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 22 30
Bob Harris F-C 4 0 32 9 20 12 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 15 30
Ralph Johnson G 4 0 32 8 16 12 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 13 28
Duane Klueh G 2 0 10 2 5 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 8 9
Curly Armstrong G-F 3 0 22 4 4 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 9
Leo Klier F-G 2 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 1
Totals 35 0 0 311 96 0 0 140 101 0 0 0 61 0 0 0 112 293

Postseason - Player Averages Per Game:

Shooting Rebounds
Player Pos GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Tot Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Fred Schaus F 4 0.0 .364 .000 .839 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.3 18.5
Howie Schultz C-F 4 0.0 .246 .000 .765 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.8 10.8
Jack Kerris F-C 4 0.0 .400 .000 .591 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.3 9.3
Bob Carpenter F-C 4 0.0 .367 .000 .714 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 8.0
Clint Wager C-F 4 0.0 .440 .000 .800 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.5 7.5
Bob Harris F-C 4 0.0 .281 .000 .600 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.8 7.5
Ralph Johnson G 4 0.0 .250 .000 .750 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.3 7.0
Duane Klueh G 2 0.0 .200 .000 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 4.5
Curly Armstrong G-F 3 0.0 .182 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 3.0
Leo Klier F-G 2 0.0 .000 .000 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5
Totals 35 0 0.0 .309 .000 .721 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.4 58.6