1955–56 Minneapolis Lakers season

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1955–56 Minneapolis Lakers season
Head coach John Kundla
Arena Minneapolis Auditorium
Results
Record 33–39 (.458)
Place Division: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finish Division Semifinals
(Eliminated 1–2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1955–56 NBA season was the Lakers' eighth season playing in the NBA.[1]

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 Second Place Tie Breaker[edit]

St. Louis Hawks vs. Minneapolis Lakers: Lakers win series 1-0

  • Game 1 @ St. Louis: Minneapolis 103, St. Louis 97

West Division Semifinals[edit]

(2) Minneapolis Lakers vs. (3) St. Louis Hawks: Hawks win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 116, Minneapolis 115
  • Game 2 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 133, St. Louis 75
  • Game 3 @ Minneapolis: St. Louis 116, Minneapolis 115

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]