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1956 NBA Finals


1956 NBA Finals

1956 NBA Finals
Team Coach Wins
Philadelphia Warriors George Senesky 4
Fort Wayne Pistons Charles Eckman 1
Dates March 31 – April 7
Television NBC (U.S.)
Hall of Famers Pistons:
George Yardley (1996)
Paul Arizin (1978)
Neil Johnston (1990)
Eastern Finals Warriors defeat Nationals, 3–2
Western Finals Pistons defeat Hawks, 3–2

The 1956 NBA World Championship Series was the championship series and conclusion of the 1955-56 NBA season. The Philadelphia Warriors defeated the Fort Wayne Pistons four games to one. The series is notable for being one of only two Finals in which the two teams alternated home games, the other being in 1971.


  • Series summary 1
  • Team rosters 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Series summary

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 March 31 Philadelphia 98–94 (1–0) Fort Wayne
Game 2 April 1 Fort Wayne 84–83 (1–1) Philadelphia
Game 3 April 3 Philadelphia 100–96 (2–1) Fort Wayne
Game 4 April 5 Fort Wayne 105–107 (1–3) Philadelphia
Game 5 April 7 Philadelphia 99–88 (4–1) Fort Wayne

Warriors win series 4–1

Team rosters

See also


  • 1955-56 NBA Season Summary, Retrieved March 29, 2014.

External links

  • NBA History

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