1955–56 Fort Wayne Pistons season

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1955–56 Fort Wayne Pistons season
Western Division Champions
Head coach Charles Eckman
Arena War Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record 37–35 (.514)
Place Division: 1st (Western)
Playoff finish NBA Finals
(eliminated 1-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1955-56 NBA season was the Pistons' 8th season in the NBA and 15th season as a franchise.[1]

Roster[edit]

[2]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Fort Wayne Pistons 37 35 .514 - 19-7 10-17 8-11 19-17
x-Minneapolis Lakers 33 39 .458 4 14-12 6-21 13-6 19-17
x-St. Louis Hawks 33 39 .458 4 15-11 11-17 7-11 18-18
Rochester Royals 31 41 .431 6 15-14 6-21 10-6 16-20


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. (3) St. Louis Hawks: Pistons win series 3-2

  • Game 1 @ Fort Wayne: St. Louis 86, Fort Wayne 85
  • Game 2 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 84, Fort Wayne 74
  • Game 3 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 107, St. Louis 84
  • Game 4 @ St. Louis: Fort Wayne 93, St. Louis 84
  • Game 5 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 102, St. Louis 97

NBA Finals[edit]

(E1) Philadelphia Warriors vs. (W1) Fort Wayne Pistons: Warriors win series 4-1

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 98, Fort Wayne 94
  • Game 2 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 84, Philadelphia 83
  • Game 3 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 100, Fort Wayne 96
  • Game 4 @ Fort Wayne: Philadelphia 107, Fort Wayne 105
  • Game 5 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 99, Fort Wayne 88

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1955-56 Fort Wayne Pistons
  2. ^ 1955-56 Fort Wayne Psitons Roster and Stats, basketball-reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2014.