1955–56 Fort Wayne Pistons season

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1955–56 Fort Wayne Pistons season
Head coach Charles Eckman
Arena War Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record 37–35 (.514)
Place Division: 1st (Western)
Playoff finish NBA Finals
(eliminated 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television WKJG-TV
Radio WOWO
< 1954–55 1956–57 >

The 1955–56 NBA season was the Pistons' eighth season in the NBA and 15th season as a franchise.[1]

Roster[edit]

[2]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Fort Wayne Pistons 37 35 .514 - 19-7 10-17 8-11 19-17
x-Minneapolis Lakers 33 39 .458 4 14-12 6-21 13-6 19-17
x-St. Louis Hawks 33 39 .458 4 15-11 11-17 7-11 18-18
Rochester Royals 31 41 .431 6 15-14 6-21 10-6 16-20


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]

West Division Semifinals[edit]

The Pistons had a division semifinal bye.

West Division Finals[edit]

(1) Fort Wayne Pistons vs. (3) St. Louis Hawks: Pistons win series 3-2

  • Game 1 @ Fort Wayne: St. Louis 86, Fort Wayne 85
  • Game 2 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 84, Fort Wayne 74
  • Game 3 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 107, St. Louis 84
  • Game 4 @ St. Louis: Fort Wayne 93, St. Louis 84
  • Game 5 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 102, St. Louis 97

NBA Finals[edit]

(E1) Philadelphia Warriors vs. (W1) Fort Wayne Pistons: Warriors win series 4-1

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 98, Fort Wayne 94
  • Game 2 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 84, Philadelphia 83
  • Game 3 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 100, Fort Wayne 96
  • Game 4 @ Fort Wayne: Philadelphia 107, Fort Wayne 105
  • Game 5 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 99, Fort Wayne 88

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1955–56 Fort Wayne Pistons
  2. ^ 1955–56 Fort Wayne Psitons Roster and Stats, basketball-reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2014.