1951–52 NBA season
|1951–52 NBA season|
|League||National Basketball Association|
|Number of games||66|
|Number of teams||10|
|Top scorer||Paul Arizin (Philadelphia)|
|Eastern champions||New York Knicks|
|Eastern runners-up||Syracuse Nationals|
|Western champions||Minneapolis Lakers|
|Western runners-up||Rochester Royals|
|Runners-up||New York Knicks|
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 of Moline, Illinois, Rock Island, Illinois, and 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
|x-New York Knicks||37||29||.561||3||21–4||12–22||4–3||23–13|
|x-Fort Wayne Pistons||29||37||.439||12||22–11||6–24||1–2||17–19|
|Points||Paul Arizin||Philadelphia Warriors||1,674|
|Rebounds|| Larry Foust|
| Fort Wayne Pistons|
|Assists||Andy Phillip||Philadelphia Warriors||539|
|FG%||Paul Arizin||Philadelphia Warriors||.448|
|FT%||Bobby Wanzer||Rochester Royals||.904|
Note: Prior to the 1969–70 season, league leaders in points, rebounds, and assists were determined by totals rather than averages.