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1956 NBA Finals

1956 NBA Finals
Philadelphia Warriors George Senesky 4
Fort Wayne Pistons Charles Eckman 1
Dates March 31 – April 7
Television NBC (U.S.)
Hall of Famers Pistons:
George Yardley (1996)
Paul Arizin (1978)
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 and conclusion of the 1955-56 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 to use a 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 home schedule(meaning teams alternated home games), the other being in 1971.

Series Summary

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 March 31 Philadelphia 98-94 (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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