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Syracuse Nationals

1949-50 Syracuse Nationals Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 51-13
Finished 1st in the NBA's Eastern Division

Postseason: 6-5
Lost finals

Division Semifinals - Defeated Philadelphia Warriors 2-0

Division Finals - Defeated New York Knicks 2-1

Finals - Lost to Minneapolis Lakers 4-2

Coach: Al Cervi (51-13)

1949-50 Statistics
1949-50 Game-by-Game Results

The Syracuse Nationals of the National Basketball Association ended the 1949-50 season with a record of 51 wins and 13 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Eastern Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 6-5. Al Cervi coached the team. The 1949-50 Syracuse Nationals lost in the finals.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Al CerviG-FFebruary 12, 19175'11"170none
Leroy CholletFMarch 5, 19246'2"190Canisius
Ray CorleyGJanuary 14, 19286'0"180Georgetown
Bill GaborG-FMay 13, 19225'11"170Syracuse
Alex HannumF-CJuly 19, 19236'6"210USC
Andrew LevaneF-GApril 11, 19206'2"190St. John's (NY)
Johnny MacknowskiG-FJanuary 7, 19236'0"180Seton Hall
Ed PetersonCJune 27, 19246'9"220Cornell
George RatkoviczC-FNovember 13, 19226'6"220none
Dolph SchayesF-CMay 19, 19286'7"195NYU
Paul SeymourG-FJanuary 30, 19286'1"180Toledo