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1955-56 NBA Standings

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League Champion: Philadelphia Warriors

Most Valuable Player: Bob Pettit (25.7/16.2/2.6)
Rookie of the Year: Maurice Stokes (16.8/16.3/4.9)

PPG Leader: Bob Pettit (25.7)
RPG Leader: Maurice Stokes (16.3)
APG Leader: Bob Cousy (8.9)
WS Leader: Neil Johnston (13.9)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Eastern Division              
Philadelphia Warriors* 45 27 .625 103.1 98.8 3.82
Boston Celtics* 39 33 .542 6.0 106.0 105.3 0.72
Syracuse Nationals* 35 37 .486 10.0 96.9 96.9 0.17
New York Knicks* 35 37 .486 10.0 100.2 100.6 -0.20
Western Division              
Fort Wayne Pistons* 37 35 .514 94.4 93.7 0.45
Minneapolis Lakers* 33 39 .458 4.0 99.3 100.2 -0.92
St. Louis Hawks* 33 39 .458 4.0 96.6 98.0 -1.42
Rochester Royals 31 41 .431 6.0 95.8 98.7 -2.61

Expanded Standings

Place Division All-Star Margin Month
Rk Team Overall Home Road Neutral E W Pre Post ≤3 ≥10 Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
1 Philadelphia Warriors 45-27 21-7 11-17 13-3 22-14 23-13 27-13 18-14 8-6 25-14 8-3 8-5 13-8 12-5 4-6
2 Boston Celtics 39-33 20-7 12-15 7-11 18-18 21-15 24-17 15-16 11-8 14-16 5-4 10-5 11-11 9-8 4-5
3 Fort Wayne Pistons 37-35 19-8 10-17 8-10 18-18 19-17 22-18 15-17 8-9 16-9 4-8 9-4 13-6 7-13 4-4
4 New York Knicks 35-37 13-15 16-13 6-9 17-19 18-18 21-19 14-18 6-6 14-14 8-5 7-7 8-10 7-12 5-3
5 Syracuse Nationals 35-37 23-8 9-19 3-10 15-21 20-16 19-22 16-15 6-10 15-12 6-6 8-8 6-11 11-7 4-5
6 Minneapolis Lakers 33-39 14-12 6-21 13-6 14-22 19-17 18-25 15-14 8-5 14-18 4-9 5-10 11-8 7-7 6-5
7 St. Louis Hawks 33-39 15-11 11-17 7-11 15-21 18-18 14-26 19-13 8-9 11-17 7-4 4-10 7-12 9-8 6-5
8 Rochester Royals 31-41 15-14 7-21 9-6 15-21 16-20 19-24 12-17 8-10 9-18 4-7 8-10 8-11 8-10 3-3

Team vs. Team

Rk Team BOS FTW MNL NYK PHW ROC STL SYR
1 Boston Celtics 4-5 7-2 5-7 5-7 5-4 5-4 8-4
2 Fort Wayne Pistons 5-4 5-7 5-4 4-5 7-5 7-5 4-5
3 Minneapolis Lakers 2-7 7-5 5-4 3-6 7-5 5-7 4-5
4 New York Knicks 7-5 4-5 4-5 6-6 6-3 4-5 4-8
5 Philadelphia Warriors 7-5 5-4 6-3 6-6 6-3 6-3 9-3
6 Rochester Royals 4-5 5-7 5-7 3-6 3-6 6-6 5-4
7 St. Louis Hawks 4-5 5-7 7-5 5-4 3-6 6-6 3-6
8 Syracuse Nationals 4-8 5-4 5-4 8-4 3-9 4-5 6-3