1954–55 Fort Wayne Pistons season

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1954–55 Fort Wayne Pistons season
Western Division Champions
Head coach Charles Eckman
Arena War Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record 43–29 (.597)
Place Division: 1st (Western)
Playoff finish NBA Finals
(eliminated 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1954-55 NBA season was the Pistons' seventh season in the NBA and 14th season as a franchise.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Fort Wayne Pistons 43 29 .597 21–6 9–14 13–9 28–8
x-Minneapolis Lakers 40 32 .556 3 18–6 10–14 12–12 18–18
x-Rochester Royals 29 43 .403 14 17–11 4–19 8–13 14–22
Milwaukee Hawks 26 46 .361 17 6–11 9–16 11–19 14–22
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1954-55 NBA Records
Team BOS FWP MIL MIN NYK PHI ROC SYR
Boston 4–5 6–3 3–6 6–6 7–5 4–5 6–6
Fort Wayne 5–4 11–1 9–3 2–7 6–3 8–4 2–7
Milwaukee 3–6 1–11 5–7 3–6 4–5 6–6 4–5
Minneapolis 6–3 3–9 7–5 4–5 6–3 8–4 6–3
New York 6–6 7–2 6–3 5–4 5–7 5–4 4–8
Philadelphia 5–7 3–6 5–4 3–6 7–5 5–4 5–7
Rochester 5–4 4–8 6–6 4–8 4–5 4–5 2–7
Syracuse 6–6 7–2 5–4 3–6 8–4 7–5 7–2

Playoffs[edit]

West Division Semifinals[edit]

The Pistons had a division semifinal bye.

West Division Finals[edit]

(1) Fort Wayne Pistons vs. (2) Minneapolis Lakers: Pistons win series 3-1

  • Game 1 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 96, Minneapolis 79
  • Game 2 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 98, Minneapolis 97 (OT)
  • Game 3 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 99, Fort Wayne 91 (OT)
  • Game 4 @ Minneapolis: Fort Wayne 105, Minneapolis 96

NBA Finals[edit]

(E1) Syracuse Nationals vs. (W1) Fort Wayne Pistons: Nationals win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 86, Fort Wayne 82
  • Game 2 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 87, Fort Wayne 84
  • Game 3 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 96, Syracuse 89
  • Game 4 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 109, Syracuse 102
  • Game 5 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 74, Syracuse 71
  • Game 6 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 109, Fort Wayne 104
  • Game 7 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 92, Fort Wayne 91

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]