1963–64 San Francisco Warriors season

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1963–64 San Francisco Warriors season
Head coach Alex Hannum
Arena Cow Palace
Results
Record 48–32 (.600)
Place Division: 1st (Western)
Playoff finish NBA Finals
(eliminated 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television KRON-TV
Radio KSFO
< 1962–63 1964–65 >

The 1963–64 NBA season was the Warriors' 18th season in the NBA and second in San Francisco.[1]

The Warriors were led by superstar center Wilt Chamberlain, aided by rookie draft pick Nate Thurmond as well as veterans Tom Meschery and Al Attles, and were coached by newcomer Alex Hannum. The Warriors won 48 games and advanced to the NBA Finals in its second season as a San Francisco team. They were ousted in five by the Boston Celtics in the NBA Championship.

Roster[edit]

San Francisco Warriors roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 16 United States Attles, Al 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) North Carolina A&T
C 13 United States Chamberlain, Wilt 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Kansas
F 55 United States Hightower, Wayne 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Kansas
G 12 United States Hill, Gary 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Oklahoma City
G/F 9 United States Lee, George 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Michigan
F 14 Russia Meschery, Tom 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Saint Mary's
G 7 United States Phillips, Gary 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 189 lb (86 kg) Houston
G 5 United States Rodgers, Guy 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Temple
F 17 United States Sears, Kenny 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Santa Clara
F/C 42 United States Thurmond, Nate 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Bowling Green
F 15 United States Windsor, John 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Stanford
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-San Francisco Warriors 48 32 .600 25–14 21–15 2–3 29–17
x-St. Louis Hawks 46 34 .575 2 27–12 17–19 2–3 30–16
x-Los Angeles Lakers 42 38 .525 6 24–12 15–21 3–5 24–22
Baltimore Bullets 31 49 .388 17 20–19 8–21 3–9 16–24
Detroit Pistons 23 57 .288 25 9–21 6–25 8–11 13–33
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1963–64 NBA records
Team BAL BOS CIN DET LAL NYK PHI SFW STL
Baltimore 1–9 2–8 7–3 3–7 7–3 5–5 3–7 3–7
Boston 9–1 5–7 7–1 6–3 10–2 10–2 5–3 7–2
Cincinnati 8–2 7–5 7–2 4–4 11–1 9–3 5–4 4–4
Detroit 3–7 1–7 2–7 5–7 4–5 3–5 3–9 2–10
Los Angeles 7–3 3–6 4–4 7–5 6–2 5–4 5–7 5–7
New York 3–7 2–10 1–11 5–4 2–6 4–8 1–8 4–4
Philadelphia 5–5 2–10 3–9 5–3 4–5 8–4 4–4 3–6
San Francisco 7–3 3–5 4–5 9–3 7–5 8–1 4–4 6–6
St. Louis 7–3 2–7 4–4 10–2 7–5 4–4 6–3 6–6

Playoffs[edit]

West Division Semifinals[edit]

The Warriors had a division semifinal bye.

West Division Finals[edit]

(1) San Francisco Warriors vs. (2) St. Louis Hawks: Warriors win series 4–3

  • Game 1 @ San Francisco: St. Louis 116, San Francisco 111
  • Game 2 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 120, St. Louis 85
  • Game 3 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 113, San Francisco 109
  • Game 4 @ St. Louis: San Francisco 111, St. Louis 109
  • Game 5 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 121, St. Louis 97
  • Game 6 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 123, San Francisco 95
  • Game 7 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 105, St. Louis 95

NBA Finals[edit]

(E1) Boston Celtics vs. (W1) San Francisco Warriors: Celtics win series 4–1

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 108, San Francisco 96
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Boston 124, San Francisco 101
  • Game 3 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 115, Boston 91
  • Game 4 @ San Francisco: Boston 98, San Francisco 95
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 105, San Francisco 99

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]