1954–55 Fort Wayne Pistons season

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1954–55 Fort Wayne Pistons season
Western Division Champions
Head coach Charles Eckman
Arena War Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record 43–29 (.597)
Place Division: 1st (Western)
Playoff finish NBA Finals
(eliminated 3-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1953–54 1955–56 >

The 1954-55 NBA season was the Pistons' 7th season in the NBA and 14th season as a franchise.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Fort Wayne Pistons 43 29 .597 21–6 9–14 13–9 28–8
x-Minneapolis Lakers 40 32 .556 3 18–6 10–14 12–12 18–18
x-Rochester Royals 29 43 .403 14 17–11 4–19 8–13 14–22
Milwaukee Hawks 26 46 .361 17 6–11 9–16 11–19 14–22
x - clinched playoff spot

Playoffs[edit]

West Division Semifinals[edit]

The Pistons had a division semifinal bye.

West Division Finals[edit]

(1) Fort Wayne Pistons vs. (2) Minneapolis Lakers: Pistons win series 3-1

  • Game 1 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 96, Minneapolis 79
  • Game 2 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 98, Minneapolis 97 (OT)
  • Game 3 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 99, Fort Wayne 91 (OT)
  • Game 4 @ Minneapolis: Fort Wayne 105, Minneapolis 96

NBA Finals[edit]

(E1) Syracuse Nationals vs. (W1) Fort Wayne Pistons: Nationals win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 86, Fort Wayne 82
  • Game 2 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 87, Fort Wayne 84
  • Game 3 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 96, Syracuse 89
  • Game 4 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 109, Syracuse 102
  • Game 5 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 74, Syracuse 71
  • Game 6 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 109, Fort Wayne 104
  • Game 7 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 92, Fort Wayne 91

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]