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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
Eastern Finals: Warriors defeated Nationals, 3–2
Western Finals: Pistons defeated Hawks, 3–2

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.

1956 NBA Playoffs

Fort Wayne Pistons (Western Division Champion) Philadelphia Warriors (Eastern Division Champion)
37–35 (.514)

1st Western, 2nd Overall

Regular season 45–27 (.625)

1st Eastern, 1st Overall

Earned first-round bye Division Semifinals Earned first-round bye
Defeated the (3) St. Louis Hawks, 3–2 Division Finals Defeated the (3) Syracuse Nationals, 3–2

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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See also

  • 1956 NBA Playoffs

External links

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