1952 NBA Finals
|Eastern Finals||Knicks defeated Nationals, 3–1|
|Western Finals||Lakers defeated Royals, 3–1|
The 1952 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1952 NBA Playoffs, which concluded the National Basketball Association 1951–52 season. Western Division champion Minneapolis faced Eastern Division champion New York in a best-of-seven series with Minneapolis having home-court advantage.
Minneapolis won game one and the teams thereafter alternated victories, Minneapolis winning the decisive game by a 17-point margin at home on Friday, April 25.
The seven games were played in fourteen days, beginning Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13, in Minneapolis and returning to Minneapolis for games five and seven on the following Saturday and Friday. Meanwhile three Wednesday or Friday games were played in New York City. The entire postseason tournament spanned 39 days in which Minneapolis played 13 games and New York 14.
|Game||Date||Home Team||Result||Road Team|
|Game 1||April 12||Minneapolis Lakers||83–79 (OT) (1–0)||New York Knicks|
|Game 2||April 13||Minneapolis Lakers||72–80 (1–1)||New York Knicks|
|Game 3||April 16||New York Knicks||77–82 (1–2)||Minneapolis Lakers|
|Game 4||April 18||New York Knicks||90–89 (OT) (2–2)||Minneapolis Lakers|
|Game 5||April 20||Minneapolis Lakers||102–89 (3–2)||New York Knicks|
|Game 6||April 23||New York Knicks||76–68 (3–3)||Minneapolis Lakers|
|Game 7||April 25||Minneapolis Lakers||82–65 (4–3)||New York Knicks|
Lakers win series 4–3