1964 NBA Playoffs

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The 1964 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association's 1963-64 season. The tournament concluded with the Eastern Division champion Boston Celtics defeating the Western Division champion San Francisco Warriors 4 games to 1 in the NBA Finals.

Boston earned their 6th straight and 7th overall NBA title, as they continued to dominate the decade; except for 1967, they won every NBA title in the 1960s.

This was the San Francisco Warriors' first trip to the NBA Finals since 1956 when they were based in Philadelphia; they would make a repeat appearance in 1967 and (as the Golden State Warriors) would earn the franchise's second championship in 1975.

The Philadelphia 76ers earned their first playoff appearance in their new city; they had been founded as the independent Syracuse Nationals in 1939 and joined the NBL in 1946.

  Division Semifinals Division Finals NBA Finals
                           
   
  1  San Francisco 4  
Western Division
    2  St. Louis 3  
3  L.A. Lakers 2
  2  St. Louis 3  
    W1  San Francisco 1
  E1  Boston 4
     
   
1  Boston 4
Eastern Division
    2  Cincinnati 1  
3  Philadelphia 2
  2  Cincinnati 3  


Western Division[edit]

Champion: San Francisco Warriors

Division Semifinals

(1) San Francisco Warriors have division semifinals byes.

(2) St. Louis Hawks vs. (3) Los Angeles Lakers: Hawks win series 3-2

  • Game 1 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 115, Los Angeles 104
  • Game 2 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 106, Los Angeles 90
  • Game 3 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 107, St. Louis 105
  • Game 4 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 97, St. Louis 88
  • Game 5 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 121, Los Angeles 108

Division Finals

(1) San Francisco Warriors vs. (2) St. Louis Hawks: Warriors win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ San Francisco: St. Louis 116, San Francisco 111
  • Game 2 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 120, St. Louis 85
  • Game 3 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 113, San Francisco 109
  • Game 4 @ St. Louis: San Francisco 111, St. Louis 109
  • Game 5 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 121, St. Louis 97
  • Game 6 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 123, San Francisco 95
  • Game 7 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 105, St. Louis 95

Eastern Division[edit]

Champion: Boston Celtics

Division Semifinals

(1) Boston Celtics have division semifinals byes.

(2) Cincinnati Royals vs. (3) Philadelphia 76ers: Royals win series 3-2

  • Game 1 @ Cincinnati: Cincinnati 127, Philadelphia 102
  • Game 2 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 122, Cincinnati 114
  • Game 3 @ Cincinnati: Cincinnati 101, Philadelphia 89
  • Game 4 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 129, Cincinnati 120
  • Game 5 @ Cincinnati: Cincinnati 130, Philadelphia 124

Division Finals

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (2) Cincinnati Royals: Celtics win series 4-1

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 103, Cincinnati 87
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Boston 101, Cincinnati 90
  • Game 3 @ Cincinnati: Boston 102, Cincinnati 92
  • Game 4 @ Cincinnati: Cincinnati 102, Boston 93
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 109, Cincinnati 95

NBA Finals[edit]

Main article: 1964 NBA Finals

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (1) San Francisco Warriors: Celtics win series 4-1

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 108, San Francisco 96
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Boston 124, San Francisco 101
  • Game 3 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 115, Boston 91
  • Game 4 @ San Francisco: Boston 98, San Francisco 95
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 105, San Francisco 99

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