1955–56 Boston Celtics season

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1955–56 Boston Celtics season
Head coachRed Auerbach
ArenaBoston Garden
Results
Record39–33 (.542)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast Division Semifinals
(Lost to Nationals 1–2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWBZ-TV/WNAC-TV
RadioWHDH
(Johnny Most)
< 1954–55 1956–57 >

The 1955–56 NBA season was the Celtics' 10th season in the NBA.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Philadelphia Warriors 45 27 .625 - 21-7 11-17 13-3 22-14
x-Boston Celtics 39 33 .542 6 20-7 12-15 7-11 18-18
x-Syracuse Nationals 35 37 .486 10 23-8 9–19 3-10 15-21
New York Knicks 35 37 .486 10 13-15 16-13 6-9 17-19


x = clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1955-56 NBA Records
Team BOS FWP MIN NYK PHI ROC STL SYR
Boston 4–5 7–2 5–7 5–7 5–4 5–4 8–4
Fort Wayne 5–4 5–7 5–4 4–5 7–5 7–5 4–5
Minneapolis 2–7 7–5 5–4 3–6 7–5 5–7 4–5
New York 7–5 4–5 4–5 6–6 6–3 4–5 4–8
Philadelphia 7–5 5–4 6–3 6–6 6–3 6–3 9–3
Rochester 4–5 5–7 5–7 3–6 3–6 6–6 5–4
St. Louis 4–5 5–7 7–5 5–4 3–6 6–6 3–6
Syracuse 4–8 5–4 5–4 8–4 3–9 4–5 6–3

Playoffs[edit]

East Division Semifinals[edit]

(2) Boston Celtics vs. (3) Syracuse Nationals: Nationals win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 110, Syracuse 93
  • Game 2 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 101, Boston 98
  • Game 3 @ Boston: Syracuse 102, Boston 97

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]