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Syracuse Nationals

1951-52 Syracuse Nationals Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 40-26
Finished 1st in the NBA's Eastern Division

Postseason: 3-4
Lost division finals

Division Semifinals - Defeated Philadelphia Warriors 2-1

Division Finals - Lost to New York Knicks 3-1

Coach: Al Cervi (40-26)

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

The Syracuse Nationals of the National Basketball Association ended the 1951-52 season with a record of 40 wins and 26 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Eastern Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 3-4. Al Cervi coached the team. The 1951-52 Syracuse Nationals lost in the division finals.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Gerry CalabreseGFebruary 4, 19256'1"175St. John's (NY)
Al CerviG-FFebruary 12, 19175'11"170none
Bill GaborG-FMay 13, 19225'11"170Syracuse
Noble JorgensenCMay 18, 19256'9"228Iowa
George KingGAugust 16, 19286'0"175Morris-Harvey
Wally OsterkornF-CJuly 6, 19286'4"205Illinois
George RatkoviczC-FNovember 13, 19226'6"220none
Red RochaC-FSeptember 18, 19236'8"185Oregon State
Don SavageF-GApril 9, 19286'3"190LeMoyne (NY)
Dolph SchayesF-CMay 19, 19286'7"195NYU
Paul SeymourG-FJanuary 30, 19286'1"180Toledo