1951–52 NBA season
The 1951–52 NBA season was the sixth season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Minneapolis Lakers winning the NBA Championship, beating the New York Knicks 4 games to 3 in the NBA Finals.
- The Tri-Cities Blackhawks relocated from the "Tri-Cities" area (Moline, Illinois, Rock Island, Illinois & Davenport, Iowa) to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and became the Milwaukee Hawks.
- The 1952 NBA All-Star Game was played in Boston, Massachusetts, with the East beating the West 108-91. Paul Arizin of the Philadelphia Warriors won the game's MVP award.
- x – Clinched playoff spot
|Division Semifinals||Division Finals||NBA Finals|
Bold Series winner
Italic Team with home-court advantage in NBA Finals
Note: Prior to the 1969–70 season, league leaders in points, rebounds, and assists were determined by totals rather than averages.