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Syracuse Nationals 1953-1954 Schedule and Results

All the scores of the games played by the Nationals in the NBA 1953-54 Regular Season and the 1954 Playoffs, with teams, results, winning and losing streaks, partial and final records and evolution of the playoff series.

Regular Season Record:
42-30 (.583), 2nd in Eastern Division
Playoffs Record:
9-4 (.692), Lost NBA Finals

Syracuse Nationals 1953-1954 Game Schedule and Results

NBA Regular Season

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Gm
Date
Opponent
Score
Streak
Record
1 Oct 31, 1953 Nationals @ Philadelphia Warriors L 73 - 79 lost 1 0 - 1
2 Nov 1, 1953 Nationals vs. Philadelphia Warriors W 85 - 61 won 1 1 - 1
3 Nov 5, 1953 Nationals vs. Minneapolis Lakers L 65 - 77 lost 1 1 - 2
4 Nov 7, 1953 Nationals Baltimore Bullets (1st) W 88 - 77 won 1 2 - 2
5 Nov 8, 1953 Nationals vs. Rochester Royals W 85 - 66 won 2 3 - 2
6 Nov 10, 1953 Nationals @ Milwaukee Hawks W 74 - 59 won 3 4 - 2
7 Nov 12, 1953 Nationals @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 74 - 78 lost 1 4 - 3
8 Nov 14, 1953 Nationals @ Boston Celtics L 66 - 77 lost 2 4 - 4
9 Nov 15, 1953 Nationals vs. Milwaukee Hawks W 69 - 61 won 1 5 - 4
10 Nov 19, 1953 Nationals vs. Fort Wayne Pistons W 79 - 76 won 2 6 - 4
11 Nov 21, 1953 Nationals @ New York Knicks L 67 - 68 lost 1 6 - 5
12 Nov 22, 1953 Nationals vs. New York Knicks L 80 - 84 OT lost 2 6 - 6
13 Nov 24, 1953 Nationals @ Rochester Royals W 89 - 80 won 1 7 - 6
14 Nov 25, 1953 Nationals Baltimore Bullets (1st) L 58 - 66 lost 1 7 - 7
15 Nov 26, 1953 Nationals vs. Boston Celtics W 93 - 86 won 1 8 - 7
16 Nov 28, 1953 Nationals Boston Celtics L 80 - 91 lost 1 8 - 8
17 Nov 29, 1953 Nationals vs. Baltimore Bullets (1st) W 101 - 82 won 1 9 - 8
18 Dec 1, 1953 Nationals @ Milwaukee Hawks W 76 - 69 OT won 2 10 - 8
19 Dec 3, 1953 Nationals Minneapolis Lakers L 74 - 87 lost 1 10 - 9
20 Dec 5, 1953 Nationals @ Minneapolis Lakers L 80 - 90 lost 2 10 - 10
21 Dec 6, 1953 Nationals @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 77 - 78 lost 3 10 - 11
22 Dec 9, 1953 Nationals @ Baltimore Bullets (1st) L 77 - 92 lost 4 10 - 12
23 Dec 10, 1953 Nationals vs. Milwaukee Hawks W 96 - 76 won 1 11 - 12
24 Dec 12, 1953 Nationals @ Rochester Royals L 85 - 90 lost 1 11 - 13
25 Dec 13, 1953 Nationals vs. Boston Celtics W 108 - 74 won 1 12 - 13
26 Dec 19, 1953 Nationals @ Boston Celtics W 90 - 83 won 2 13 - 13
27 Dec 20, 1953 Nationals vs. Minneapolis Lakers W 81 - 76 won 3 14 - 13
28 Dec 23, 1953 Nationals @ Baltimore Bullets (1st) W 76 - 72 won 4 15 - 13
29 Dec 25, 1953 Nationals @ New York Knicks L 80 - 89 lost 1 15 - 14
30 Dec 27, 1953 Nationals vs. Milwaukee Hawks W 96 - 75 won 1 16 - 14
Gm
Date
Opponent
Score
Streak
Record
31 Dec 30, 1953 Nationals Boston Celtics W 96 - 89 won 2 17 - 14
32 Dec 31, 1953 Nationals vs. Rochester Royals W 86 - 81 won 3 18 - 14
33 Jan 1, 1954 Nationals @ Boston Celtics L 92 - 95 lost 1 18 - 15
34 Jan 2, 1954 Nationals @ Philadelphia Warriors W 74 - 66 won 1 19 - 15
35 Jan 3, 1954 Nationals vs. Philadelphia Warriors L 77 - 90 lost 1 19 - 16
36 Jan 5, 1954 Nationals @ Fort Wayne Pistons W 72 - 60 won 1 20 - 16
37 Jan 7, 1954 Nationals vs. Fort Wayne Pistons W 79 - 67 won 2 21 - 16
38 Jan 10, 1954 Nationals vs. Baltimore Bullets (1st) W 77 - 73 won 3 22 - 16
39 Jan 13, 1954 Nationals New York Knicks W 93 - 72 won 4 23 - 16
40 Jan 14, 1954 Nationals vs. Minneapolis Lakers W 96 - 71 won 5 24 - 16
41 Jan 16, 1954 Nationals @ Rochester Royals W 95 - 93 3OT won 6 25 - 16
42 Jan 17, 1954 Nationals vs. Rochester Royals W 84 - 81 won 7 26 - 16
43 Jan 23, 1954 Nationals @ Baltimore Bullets (1st) L 91 - 98 lost 1 26 - 17
44 Jan 24, 1954 Nationals vs. Philadelphia Warriors L 78 - 80 lost 2 26 - 18
45 Jan 26, 1954 Nationals Philadelphia Warriors W 79 - 75 won 1 27 - 18
46 Jan 28, 1954 Nationals vs. New York Knicks W 79 - 66 won 2 28 - 18
47 Jan 30, 1954 Nationals @ New York Knicks L 65 - 66 lost 1 28 - 19
48 Jan 31, 1954 Nationals vs. New York Knicks W 114 - 70 won 1 29 - 19
49 Feb 3, 1954 Nationals Philadelphia Warriors L 79 - 82 lost 1 29 - 20
50 Feb 4, 1954 Nationals New York Knicks W 90 - 82 won 1 30 - 20
51 Feb 6, 1954 Nationals vs. Fort Wayne Pistons W 93 - 87 OT won 2 31 - 20
52 Feb 7, 1954 Nationals vs. Milwaukee Hawks W 88 - 73 won 3 32 - 20
53 Feb 10, 1954 Nationals @ Boston Celtics L 79 - 94 lost 1 32 - 21
54 Feb 11, 1954 Nationals @ Philadelphia Warriors L 74 - 76 2OT lost 2 32 - 22
55 Feb 13, 1954 Nationals @ Rochester Royals L 78 - 81 lost 3 32 - 23
56 Feb 14, 1954 Nationals vs. Baltimore Bullets (1st) W 111 - 91 won 1 33 - 23
57 Feb 16, 1954 Nationals Philadelphia Warriors L 77 - 95 lost 1 33 - 24
58 Feb 18, 1954 Nationals vs. Fort Wayne Pistons W 91 - 77 won 1 34 - 24
59 Feb 20, 1954 Nationals @ Minneapolis Lakers L 68 - 83 lost 1 34 - 25
60 Feb 21, 1954 Nationals vs. Minneapolis Lakers W 100 - 73 won 1 35 - 25
Gm
Date
Opponent
Score
Streak
Record
61 Feb 23, 1954 Nationals Milwaukee Hawks L 68 - 70 lost 1 35 - 26
62 Feb 25, 1954 Nationals vs. Boston Celtics L 96 - 101 lost 2 35 - 27
63 Feb 26, 1954 Nationals @ Milwaukee Hawks W 68 - 62 won 1 36 - 27
64 Feb 28, 1954 Nationals vs. Rochester Royals L 85 - 91 lost 1 36 - 28
65 Mar 2, 1954 Nationals Minneapolis Lakers L 87 - 91 lost 2 36 - 29
66 Mar 4, 1954 Nationals @ Fort Wayne Pistons W 86 - 63 won 1 37 - 29
67 Mar 6, 1954 Nationals vs. Philadelphia Warriors W 88 - 77 won 2 38 - 29
68 Mar 7, 1954 Nationals vs. Baltimore Bullets (1st) W 103 - 77 won 3 39 - 29
69 Mar 10, 1954 Nationals @ Baltimore Bullets (1st) W 85 - 77 won 4 40 - 29
70 Mar 11, 1954 Nationals vs. Boston Celtics W 97 - 95 OT won 5 41 - 29
71 Mar 13, 1954 Nationals @ New York Knicks L 60 - 67 lost 1 41 - 30
72 Mar 14, 1954 Nationals vs. New York Knicks W 113 - 83 won 1 42 - 30

NBA Playoffs

NBA Playoffs - Eastern Division Round Robin

Gm
Date
Opponent
Score
Series Status Streak
1 Mar 17, 1954 Nationals @ Boston Celtics W 96 - 95 OT Nationals lead
1-0
won 1

NBA Playoffs - Eastern Division Round Robin

Gm
Date
Opponent
Score
Series Status Streak
1 Mar 18, 1954 Nationals vs. New York Knicks W 75 - 68 Nationals lead
1-0
won 2
2 Mar 21, 1954 Nationals @ New York Knicks W 103 - 99 Nationals win
2-0
won 3

NBA Playoffs - Eastern Division Round Robin

Gm
Date
Opponent
Score
Series Status Streak
1 Mar 22, 1954 Nationals vs. Boston Celtics W 98 - 85 Nationals lead
1-0
won 4
2 Mar 25, 1954 Nationals vs. Boston Celtics W 109 - 94 Nationals win
2-0
won 5
3 Mar 27, 1954 Nationals @ Boston Celtics W 83 - 76 Nationals lead
3-0
won 6

NBA Playoffs - Finals

Gm
Date
Opponent
Score
Series Status Streak
1 Mar 31, 1954 Nationals @ Minneapolis Lakers L 68 - 79 Lakers lead
0-1
lost 1
2 Apr 3, 1954 Nationals @ Minneapolis Lakers W 62 - 60 series tied
1-1
won 1
3 Apr 4, 1954 Nationals vs. Minneapolis Lakers L 67 - 81 Lakers lead
1-2
lost 1
4 Apr 8, 1954 Nationals vs. Minneapolis Lakers W 80 - 69 series tied
2-2
won 1
5 Apr 10, 1954 Nationals vs. Minneapolis Lakers L 73 - 84 Lakers lead
2-3
lost 1
6 Apr 11, 1954 Nationals @ Minneapolis Lakers W 65 - 63 series tied
3-3
won 1
7 Apr 12, 1954 Nationals @ Minneapolis Lakers L 80 - 87 Lakers win
3-4
lost 1