Round Robin
Division
Finals
NYK 0
BOS 2
NYK 0
SYR 2
MIN 1
ROC 0
ROC 2
FW 0
BOS 0
SYR 2
MIN 2
ROC 1
MIN 4
SYR 3
Champ
MIN
1953-54 NBA Champion Minneapolis Lakers
Within each division, the top three teams in the season standings played a double round robin, comprising one home game in each city for each pair of teams, in order to eliminate one of the three participants. A three-way tie with two wins each would have secured home-court advantage in the Division Finals for New York or Minneapolis, who finished first in the season standings, against an opponent to be determined by one further game played with the season runner-up as host

Round Robin

The top 3 teams in each Division played a double round-robin in the Semifinals.
Date    OpponentResultScoreSeries
3/18at Syracuse (3)L  68-75 0-1
3/21vs Syracuse (3)L  99-103 0-2

Round Robin

The top 3 teams in each Division played a double round-robin in the Semifinals.
Date    OpponentResultScoreSeries
3/16vs Boston (2)L  71-93 0-1
3/20at Boston (2)L  78-79 0-2
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