1948–49 BAA season

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1948–49 BAA season
League Basketball Association of America
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 12
Regular season
Top scorer George Mikan (Minneapolis)
Playoffs
Eastern champions Washington Capitols
  Eastern runners-up New York Knicks
Western champions Minneapolis Lakers
  Western runners-up Rochester Royals
Finals
Champions Minneapolis Lakers
  Runners-up Washington Capitols
BAA/NBA seasons

The 1948–49 BAA season was the third and final season of the Basketball Association of America (BAA), before the league changed its name to the National Basketball Association (NBA), the following season. The season ended with the Minneapolis Lakers winning the BAA Championship, beating the Washington Capitols 4 games to 2 in the BAA Finals.

Notable occurrences[edit]

Four National Basketball League teams (Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Minneapolis and Rochester) joined the BAA for the 1948–49 season.

Final standings[edit]

Eastern Division[edit]

Western Division[edit]

Statistics leaders[edit]

Category Player Team Stat
Points George Mikan Minneapolis Lakers 1,698
Assists Bob Davies Rochester Royals 321
FG% Arnie Risen Rochester Royals 42.3
FT% Bob Feerick Washington Capitols 85.9

Note: Prior to the 1969-70 season, league leaders in points and assists were determined by totals rather than averages.

BAA awards[edit]

Note: All information on this page were obtained on the History section on NBA.com

References[edit]