1955–56 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Regular season
Season MVP Bob Pettit (St. Louis)
Top scorer Bob Pettit (St. Louis)
Eastern champions Philadelphia Warriors
  Eastern runners-up Syracuse Nationals
Western champions Ft. Wayne Pistons
  Western runners-up St. Louis Hawks
Finals champions Philadelphia Warriors
  Runners-up Ft. Wayne Pistons
NBA seasons
← 1954–55

1956–57 →

The 1955–56 NBA season was the 10th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Philadelphia Warriors winning the NBA Championship, beating the Fort Wayne Pistons 4 games to 1 in the NBA Finals.

Notable occurrences

Final standings

Eastern Division

Team W L PCT. GB
Philadelphia Warriors C 45 27 .625 -
Boston Celtics 39 33 .542 6
Syracuse Nationals 35 37 .486 10
New York Knicks 35 37 .486 10

Western Division

Team W L PCT. GB
Fort Wayne Pistons 37 35 .514 -
Minneapolis Lakers 33 39 .458 4
St. Louis Hawks 33 39 .458 4
Rochester Royals 31 41 .431 6

C - NBA Champions

Statistics leaders

Category Player Team Stat
Points Bob Pettit St. Louis Hawks 1,849
Rebounds Bob Pettit St. Louis Hawks 1,164
Assists Bob Cousy Boston Celtics 642
FG% Neil Johnston Philadelphia Warriors 45.7
FT% Bill Sharman Boston Celtics 86.7

Note: Prior to the 1969–70 season, league leaders in points, rebounds, and assists were determined by totals rather than averages.

NBA awards

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