1967 NBA Playoffs

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The 1967 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association's 1966-67 season. The tournament concluded with the Eastern Division champion Philadelphia 76ers defeating the Western Division champion San Francisco Warriors 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals.

It was the 76ers' second NBA title in franchise history; their first had come in 1955 as the Syracuse Nationals.

The Boston Celtics were denied the chance to win their ninth straight championship, though they would win the title the following two seasons.

The expansion Chicago Bulls made the playoffs in their debut season, and the New York Knicks returned to the postseason for the first time since 1959. It is the longest gap in Knicks franchise history, a record they matched when they missed the playoffs starting in 2004 and ending in 2011.

The 1967 NBA Playoffs marked a change in the league's playoff format; every tournament since 1955 had given the top-ranked team in each division a first-round bye, but starting this season, the NBA upped the number of playoff teams to 8 and removed the first-round bye privilege from the regular-season division champions.

  Division Semifinals Division Finals NBA Finals
                           
  1  San Francisco 3  
3  L.A. Lakers 0  
  1  San Francisco 4  
Western Division
    2  St. Louis 2  
4  Chicago 0
  2  St. Louis 3  
    W1  San Francisco 2
  E1  Philadelphia 4
  1  Philadelphia 3  
3  Cincinnati 1  
1  Philadelphia 4
Eastern Division
    2  Boston 1  
4  New York 1
  2  Boston 3  


Western Division[edit]

Champion: San Francisco Warriors

Division Semifinals

(1) San Francisco Warriors vs. (3) Los Angeles Lakers: Warriors win series 3-0

  • Game 1 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 124, Los Angeles 108
  • Game 2 @ Los Angeles: San Francisco 113, Los Angeles 102
  • Game 3 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 122, Los Angeles 115

(2) St. Louis Hawks vs. (4) Chicago Bulls: Hawks win series 3-0

  • Game 1 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 114, Chicago 100
  • Game 2 @ Chicago: St. Louis 113, Chicago 107
  • Game 3 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 119, Chicago 106

Division Finals

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

  • Game 1 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 117, St. Louis 115
  • Game 2 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 143, St. Louis 136
  • Game 3 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 115, San Francisco 109
  • Game 4 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 109, San Francisco 104
  • Game 5 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 123, St. Louis 102
  • Game 6 @ St. Louis: San Francisco 112, St. Louis 107

Eastern Division[edit]

Champion: Philadelphia 76ers

Division Semifinals

(1) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (3) Cincinnati Royals: 76ers win series 3-1

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia: Cincinnati 120, Philadelphia 116
  • Game 2 @ Cincinnati: Philadelphia 123, Cincinnati 102
  • Game 3 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 121, Cincinnati 106
  • Game 4 @ Cincinnati: Philadelphia 112, Cincinnati 94

(2) Boston Celtics vs. (4) New York Knicks: Celtics win series 3-1

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 140, New York 110
  • Game 2 @ New York: Boston 115, New York 108
  • Game 3 @ Boston: New York 123, Boston 112
  • Game 4 @ New York: Boston 118, New York 109

Division Finals

(1) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (2) Boston Celtics: 76ers win series 4-1

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 127, Boston 113 (Wilt Chamberlain's unofficial quadruple-double)
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Philadelphia 107, Boston 102 (OT)
  • Game 3 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 115, Boston 104 (Wilt Chamberlain grabs an NBA playoff record 41 rebounds)
  • Game 4 @ Boston: Boston 121, Philadelphia 117
  • Game 5 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 140, Boston 116

NBA Finals[edit]

Main article: 1967 NBA Finals

(1) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (1) San Francisco Warriors: 76ers win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 141, San Francisco 135 (OT)
  • Game 2 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 126, San Francisco 95
  • Game 3 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 130, Philadelphia 124
  • Game 4 @ San Francisco: Philadelphia 122, San Francisco 108
  • Game 5 @ Philadelphia: San Francisco 117, Philadelphia 109
  • Game 6 @ San Francisco: Philadelphia 125, San Francisco 122

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