1956–57 Fort Wayne Pistons season

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1956–57 Fort Wayne Pistons season
Head coach Charles Eckman
Arena War Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record 34–38 (.472)
Place Division: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finish West Division Semifinals
(eliminated 0-2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1956-57 NBA season was the Pistons' 9th season in the NBA, 16th season as a franchise, and the final season for the team in Fort Wayne. The Pistons won 34, and lost 38, finishing in a three-way tie for first in the Western Division, but were seeded third after the St. Louis Hawks defeated both the Pistons and the Minneapolis Lakers in tie-breaking games. In the West Semifinals, the Lakers eliminated the Pistons, two games to none.

Following the season, the Pistons relocated to Detroit. As a result, Indiana would not get another pro basketball team until the Indiana Pacers of the ABA was formed in 1967. The NBA returned to Indiana with the NBA-ABA merger in 1976.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-St. Louis Hawks 34 38 .472 - 17-9 10-20 7-9 22-14
x-Minneapolis Lakers 34 38 .472 - 15-9 5-22 14-7 18-18
x-Fort Wayne Pistons 34 38 .472 - 23-5 5-23 6-10 17-19
Rochester Royals 31 41 .431 3 19-10 7-17 5-14 15-21


x - clinched playoff spot

Playoffs[edit]

West Division Tiebreaker[edit]

St. Louis Hawks vs. Fort Wayne Pistons: Hawks win series 1-0

  • Game 1 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 115, Fort Wayne 103

West Division Semifinals[edit]

(2) Minneapolis Lakers vs. (3) Fort Wayne Pistons: Lakers win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 131, Fort Wayne 127
  • Game 2 @ Fort Wayne: Minneapolis 110, Fort Wayne 108

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]