1948–49 Washington Capitols season

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1948–49 Washington Capitols season
Eastern Division Champions
Head coach Red Auerbach
Arena Washington Coliseum
Results
Record 38–22 (.633)
Place Division: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish BAA Finals
(eliminated 2-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1948–49 NBA season was the Capitols' 3rd season in the NBA/BAA.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1948 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East Division Semifinals[edit]

(1) Washington Capitols vs. (4) Philadelphia Warriors: Capitols win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ Washington: Washington 92, Philadelphia 70
  • Game 2 @ Philadelphia: Washington 80, Philadelphia 78

Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Capitols and Warriors.

East Division Finals[edit]

(1) Washington Capitols vs. (2) New York Knicks: Capitols win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ Washington: Washington 77, New York 71
  • Game 2 @ New York: New York 86, Washington 84 (OT)
  • Game 3 @ Washington: Washington 84, New York 76

Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Capitols and Knicks.

BAA Finals[edit]

Main article: 1949 BAA Finals

(E1) Washington Capitols vs. (W2) Minneapolis Lakers: Lakers win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 88, Washington 84
  • Game 2 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 76, Washington 62
  • Game 3 @ Washington: Minneapolis 94, Washington 74
  • Game 4 @ Washington: Washington 83, Minneapolis 71
  • Game 5 @ Washington: Washington 74, Minneapolis 65
  • Game 6 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 77, Washington 56

Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Capitols and Lakers.

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]