1956 NBA Finals

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1956 NBA Finals
Team Coach Wins
Philadelphia Warriors George Senesky 4
Fort Wayne Pistons Charles Eckman 1
Dates March 31 – April 7
Television NBC (U.S.)
Announcers Lindsey Nelson and Curt Gowdy
Radio network WCAU (PHW)
Hall of Famers Pistons:
George Yardley (1996)
Warriors:
Paul Arizin (1978)
Tom Gola (1976)
Neil Johnston (1990)
Eastern Finals Warriors defeat Nationals, 3–2
Western Finals Pistons defeat Hawks, 3–2
NBA Finals

The 1956 NBA World Championship Series was the championship series played at the conclusion of the 1955–56 National Basketball Association (NBA) season. The Philadelphia Warriors defeated the Fort Wayne Pistons four games to one. The series is notable for being one of only two Finals in which the two teams alternated home games, the other being in 1971.

Series summary[edit]

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 March 31 Philadelphia 99–94 (1–0) Fort Wayne
Game 2 April 1 Fort Wayne 84–83 (1–1) Philadelphia
Game 3 April 3 Philadelphia 100–96 (2–1) Fort Wayne
Game 4 April 5 Fort Wayne 105–107 (1–3) Philadelphia
Game 5 April 7 Philadelphia 99–88 (4–1) Fort Wayne

Warriors win series 4–1

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Philadelphia Warriors[edit]

Fort Wayne Pistons[edit]

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