|1954–55 NBA season|
|League||National Basketball Association|
|Top scorer||Neil Johnston (Philadelphia)|
|Eastern champions||Syracuse Nationals|
|Eastern runners-up||Boston Celtics|
|Western champions||Ft. Wayne Pistons|
|Western runners-up||Minneapolis Lakers|
|Finals champions||Syracuse Nationals|
|Runners-up||Ft. Wayne Pistons|
The 1954–55 NBA Season was the 9th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Syracuse Nationals winning the NBA Championship, beating the Fort Wayne Pistons 4 games to 3 in the NBA Finals.
- In response to the relatively slow pace of games, the NBA introduced a 24 second shot clock. The shot clock revitalized the game as scoring skyrocketed league-wide.
- The Baltimore Bullets ceased operations after playing 14 games, with a record of 3 and 11. Games involving Baltimore were not included in the final standings. It would be the last time an NBA franchise folded.
- The NBA schedule had to be adjusted. Each team now played 12 games against divisional opponents, and 9 games against the four teams in the other division, for a total of 72 games.
- The 1955 NBA All-Star Game was played in New York City, with the East beating the West 100-91. Bill Sharman of the Boston Celtics won the game's MVP award.
- NBC began televising NBA games. This continued until the 1962-63 season, when ABC took over. NBC would begin televising NBA games again in 1990.
|Syracuse Nationals C||43||29||.597||-|
|New York Knicks||38||34||.528||5|
|Fort Wayne Pistons||43||29||.597||-|
C - NBA Champions
|Points||Neil Johnston||Philadelphia Warriors||1,631|
|Rebounds||Neil Johnston||Philadelphia Warriors||1,085|
|Assists||Bob Cousy||Boston Celtics||557|
|FG%||Larry Foust||Fort Wayne Pistons||48.7|
|FT%||Bill Sharman||Boston Celtics||89.7|
Note: Prior to the 1969-70 season, league leaders in points, rebounds, and assists were determined by totals rather than averages.
- All-NBA First Team:
- Rookie of the Year: Bob Pettit, Milwaukee Hawks
Note: All information on this page were obtained on the History section on NBA.com