1948 BAA Playoffs

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The 1948 BAA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the BAA's 1947-48 season. The BAA eventually became the NBA. The tournament concluded with the Baltimore Bullets defeating the Philadelphia Warriors 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals.

Bracket[edit]

  First Round Semifinals NBA Finals
                           
  W2  Baltimore 2  
E2  New York 1  
  W3  Chicago 0  
    W2  Baltimore 2  
E3  Boston 1
  W3  Chicago 2  
    W2  Baltimore 4
  E1  Philadelphia 2
     
   
W1  St. Louis 3
    E1  Philadelphia 4  
      


Western Division Tiebreaker[edit]

Chicago Stags vs. Washington Capitols: Stags win series 1-0

  • Game 1 @ Chicago: Chicago 74, Washington 70

Chicago Stags vs. Baltimore Bullets: Bullets win series 1-0

  • Game 1 @ Chicago: Baltimore 75, Chicago 72

First Round[edit]

(W2) Baltimore Bullets vs. (E2) New York Knicks: Bullets win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ Baltimore: Baltimore 85, New York 81
  • Game 2 @ New York: New York 79, Baltimore 69
  • Game 3 @ Baltimore: Baltimore 84, New York 77

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

(E3) Boston Celtics vs. (W3) Chicago Stags: Stags win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Chicago 79, Boston 72
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Boston 81, Chicago 77
  • Game 3 @ Boston: Chicago 81, Boston 74

Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Celtics and Stags.

Semifinals[edit]

(W1) St. Louis Bombers vs. (E1) Philadelphia Warriors: Warriors win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 60, Philadelphia 58
  • Game 2 @ St. Louis: Philadelphia 65, St. Louis 64
  • Game 3 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 84, St. Louis 56
  • Game 4 @ Philadelphia: St. Louis 56, Philadelphia 51
  • Game 5 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 69, Philadelphia 62
  • Game 6 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 84, St. Louis 61
  • Game 7 @ St. Louis: Philadelphia 85, St. Louis 46

Last Playoff Meeting: 1947 BAA First Round (Philadelphia won 2-1)

(W2) Baltimore Bullets vs. (W3) Chicago Stags: Bullets win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ Chicago: Baltimore 73, Chicago 67
  • Game 2 @ Baltimore: Baltimore 89, Chicago 72

Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Bullets and Stags.

NBA Finals[edit]

Main article: 1948 BAA Finals

(E1) Philadelphia Warriors vs. (W2) Baltimore Bullets: Bullets win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 71, Baltimore 60
  • Game 2 @ Philadelphia: Baltimore 66, Philadelphia 63
  • Game 3 @ Baltimore: Baltimore 72, Philadelphia 70
  • Game 4 @ Baltimore: Baltimore 78, Philadelphia 75
  • Game 5 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 91, Baltimore 82
  • Game 6 @ Baltimore: Baltimore 88, Philadelphia 73

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

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