1953–54 NBA season

The 1953–54 NBA season was the eighth season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Minneapolis Lakers winning their 5th NBA Championship in 6 years, beating the Syracuse Nationals 4 games to 3 in the NBA Finals. It was also the final time the Lakers would win an NBA Championship before the franchise moved to Los Angeles in 1960.

Notable occurrences

Final standings

Eastern Division

Western Division

x – clinched playoff spot


 Division Round Robin SemifinalsDivision FinalsNBA Finals
E1New York0–4  E1Syracuse2
E2Boston2–2  E2Boston0 
E3Syracuse4–0Eastern Division
(Teams were re-seeded in Division Finals based on Round Robin win-loss record)
W3Fort Wayne0–4Western Division

Bold Series winner (Division Round Robin Semifinals: top 2 advanced)
Italic Team with home-court advantage in NBA Finals

Statistics leaders

Note: Prior to the 1969–70 season, league leaders in points, rebounds, and assists were determined by totals rather than averages.

NBA awards


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