World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

1955–56 Philadelphia Warriors season

 

1955–56 Philadelphia Warriors season

season Philadelphia Warriors
Second NBA Championship
Head coach George Senesky
Arena Philadelphia Civic Center
Results
Record 45–27 (.625)
Place Division: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish NBA Champions

With Eddie Gottlieb as coach, the Warriors had a strong start by winning 12 of their first 16 games.[1] Paul Arizin and Neil Johnston were among the league's scoring leaders as the Warriors won the Eastern Division with a 45–27 record. The addition of rookie Tom Gola made the difference. In his first season Gola averaged 9.1 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game.[1] In the Eastern Division Finals the Warriors beat the Syracuse Nationals in 5 games. In the NBA Finals, the Warriors won their 2nd Championship by beating the Fort Wayne Pistons 4 games to 1.

Contents

  • Roster 1
    • Depth chart 1.1
  • Regular season 2
    • Season standings 2.1
    • Roster 2.2
  • Postseason 3
    • East Division Semifinals 3.1
    • East Division Finals 3.2
    • NBA Finals 3.3
  • Awards and honors 4
  • References 5

Roster

Depth chart

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Neil Johnston Walt Davis
PF Joe Graboski Jackie Moore
SF Paul Arizin Ernie Beck
SG Tom Gola Larry Hennessy
PG Jack George George Dempsey

Regular season

Season standings

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Philadelphia Warriors 45 27 .625 - 21-7 11-17 13-3 22-14
x-Boston Celtics 39 33 .542 6 20-7 12-15 7-11 18-18
x-Syracuse Nationals 35 37 .486 10 23-8 9–19 3-10 15-21
New York Knicks 35 37 .486 10 13-15 16-13 6-9 17-19



Roster

Postseason

East Division Semifinals

The Warriors had a division semifinal bye.

East Division Finals

(1) Philadelphia Warriors vs. (3) Syracuse Nationals: Warriors win series 3–2

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 109, Syracuse 87
  • Game 2 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 122, Philadelphia 118
  • Game 3 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 119, Syracuse 96
  • Game 4 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 108, Philadelphia 104
  • Game 5 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 109, Syracuse 104

NBA Finals

(E1) Philadelphia Warriors vs. (W1) Fort Wayne Pistons: Warriors win series 4–1

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 98, Fort Wayne 94
  • Game 2 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 84, Philadelphia 83
  • Game 3 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 100, Fort Wayne 96
  • Game 4 @ Fort Wayne: Philadelphia 107, Fort Wayne 105
  • Game 5 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 99, Fort Wayne 88

Awards and honors

References

  1. ^ a b Philadelphia Warriors (1946–1962)
  • Warriors on Basketball Reference
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.