1947 BAA Playoffs

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The 1947 BAA Playoffs was the postseason tournament following the inaugural Basketball Association of America 1946–47 season. (Followed its third, 1948–49 season, the BAA merged with the older National Basketball League to create the National Basketball Association or NBA.) The tournament concluded with the Philadelphia Warriors defeating the Chicago Stags 4 games to 1 in the BAA Finals.

The six qualified teams all began tournament play on Wednesday, April 2, and the Finals concluded on Tuesday, April 22. Philadelphia and Chicago played 10 and 11 games in the span of 21 days but their final series was compact, five games in seven days.[1]

Bracket[edit]

  First Round Semifinals BAA Finals
                           
  E3  New York 2  
W3  Cleveland 1  
  E3  New York 0  
    E2  Philadelphia 2  
W2  St. Louis 1
  E2  Philadelphia 2  
    W1  Chicago 1
  E2  Philadelphia 4
     
   
W1  Chicago 4
    E1  Washington 2  
      

There were no byes. Western and Eastern champions Chicago and Washington immediately played a long semifinal series with Washington having home-court advantage. Chicago won the sixth game in Washington one day before Philadelphia concluded its two short series with other runners-up.[1]

First Round[edit]

(E2) Philadelphia Warriors vs. (W2) St. Louis Bombers: Warriors win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia (April 2): Philadelphia 73, St. Louis 68
  • Game 2 @ St. Louis (April 5): St. Louis 73, Philadelphia 51
  • Game 3 @ St. Louis (April 6): Philadelphia 75, St. Louis 59

(E3) New York Knicks vs. (W3) Cleveland Rebels: Knicks win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ Cleveland (April 2): Cleveland 77, New York 51
  • Game 2 @ New York (April 5): New York 86, Cleveland 74
  • Game 3 @ New York (April 9): New York 93, Cleveland 71

Semifinals[edit]

(E1) Washington Capitols vs. (W1) Chicago Stags: Stags win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Washington (April 2): Chicago 81, Washington 65
  • Game 2 @ Washington (April 3): Chicago 69, Washington 53
  • Game 3 @ Chicago (April 8): Chicago 67, Washington 55
  • Game 4 @ Washington (April 10): Washington 76, Chicago 69
  • Game 5 @ Chicago (April 12): Washington 67, Chicago 55
  • Game 6 @ Chicago (April 13): Chicago 66, Washington 61

(E2) Philadelphia Warriors vs. (E3) New York Knicks: Warriors win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia (April 12): Philadelphia 82, New York 70
  • Game 2 @ New York (April 14): Philadelphia 72, New York 53

BAA Finals[edit]

Main article: 1947 BAA Finals

Philadelphia Warriors vs. Chicago Stags: Warriors win series 4-1

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia (April 16): Philadelphia 84, Chicago 71
  • Game 2 @ Philadelphia (April 17): Philadelphia 85, Chicago 74
  • Game 3 @ Chicago (April 19): Philadelphia 75, Chicago 72
  • Game 4 @ Chicago (April 20): Chicago 74, Philadelphia 73
  • Game 5 @ Philadelphia (April 22): Philadelphia 83, Chicago 80

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1946–47 BAA Season Summary". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-02-28.
      Select "Next Season" from the heading for 1947–48, and so on. Select "Finals" from League Playoffs for the daily schedule of the final series, and so on.

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