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New York Knicks

1951-52 New York Knicks Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 37-29
Finished 3rd in the NBA's Eastern Division

Postseason: 8-6
Lost finals

Division Semifinals - Defeated Boston Celtics 2-1

Division Finals - Defeated Syracuse Nationals 3-1

Finals - Lost to Minneapolis Lakers 4-3

Coach: Joe Lapchick (37-29)

1951-52 Statistics
1951-52 Game-by-Game Results

The New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association ended the 1951-52 season with a record of 37 wins and 29 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Eastern Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 8-6. Joe Lapchick coached the team. The 1951-52 New York Knicks lost in the finals.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Vince BorylaFMarch 11, 19276'4"210Denver
Nat CliftonC-FOctober 13, 19226'6"220Xavier (LA)
Harry GallatinF-CApril 26, 19276'6"210NE Missouri State
George KaftanFFebruary 22, 19286'3"190Holy Cross
Ray LumppGJuly 11, 19236'1"178NYU
Al McGuireG-FSeptember 7, 19286'2"180St. John's (NY)
Dick McGuireGJanuary 25, 19266'0"180St. John's (NY)
Herb SchererCDecember 21, 19296'9"212LIU
Connie SimmonsC-FMarch 15, 19256'8"222none
Tom SmithGJuly 5, 19276'1"165St. Peter's
Ernie VandewegheF-GSeptember 12, 19286'3"195Colgate
Max ZaslofskyG-FDecember 7, 19256'2"170St. John's (NY)