1949 BAA Playoffs

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The 1949 BAA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the BAA's 1948-49 season. The BAA eventually became the NBA. The tournament concluded with the Western Division champion Minneapolis Lakers defeating the Eastern Division champion Washington Capitols 4 games to 2 in the BAA Finals.

Bracket[edit]

  Division Semifinals Division Finals BAA Finals
                           
  1  Rochester 2  
4  St. Louis 0  
  1  Rochester 0  
Western Division
    2  Minneapolis 2  
3  Chicago 0
  2  Minneapolis 2  
    W2  Minneapolis 4
  E1  Washington 2
  1  Washington 2  
4  Philadelphia 0  
1  Washington 2
Eastern Division
    2  New York 1  
3  Baltimore 1
  2  New York 2  


Western Division[edit]

Champion: Minneapolis Lakers

Division Semifinals

(1) Rochester Royals vs. (4) St. Louis Bombers: Royals win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ Rochester: Rochester 93, St. Louis 64
  • Game 2 @ St. Louis: Rochester 66, St. Louis 64

Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Royals and Bombers.

(2) Minneapolis Lakers vs. (3) Chicago Stags: Lakers win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 84, Chicago 77
  • Game 2 @ Chicago: Minneapolis 101, Chicago 85

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

Division Finals

(1) Rochester Royals vs. (2) Minneapolis Lakers: Lakers win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ Rochester: Minneapolis 80, Rochester 79
  • Game 2 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 67, Rochester 55

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

Eastern Division[edit]

Champion: Washington Capitols

Division Semifinals

(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.

(2) New York Knicks vs. (3) Baltimore Bullets: Knicks win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ New York: Baltimore 82, New York 81
  • Game 2 @ Baltimore: New York 84, Baltimore 74
  • Game 3 @ New York: New York 103, Baltimore 99 (OT)

Last Playoff Meeting: 1948 BAA First Round (Baltimore won 2-1)

Division Finals

(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

(1) Washington Capitols vs. (2) 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.

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