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1956 NBA Playoffs Summary


League Champion: Philadelphia Warriors

1956 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Paul Arizin (289)
TRB: Neil Johnston (143)
AST: George King (60)
WS: Paul Arizin (2.2)

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League Playoffs

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Finals (4-1): Philadelphia Warriors over Fort Wayne Pistons (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Finals (3-2): Philadelphia Warriors over Syracuse Nationals (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (3-2): Fort Wayne Pistons over St. Louis Hawks (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (2-1): Syracuse Nationals over Boston Celtics (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (2-1): St. Louis Hawks over Minneapolis Lakers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Third Place Tiebreaker (1-0): Syracuse Nationals over New York Knicks (Series Stats)
Western Division Second Place Tiebreaker (1-0): Minneapolis Lakers over St. Louis Hawks (Series Stats)

Team Stats

Rk Team G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
1 Minneapolis Lakers 3 720 116 263 .441 116 263 .441 131 173 .757 175 74 107 363 121.0
2 Philadelphia Warriors 10 2400 370 930 .398 370 930 .398 306 408 .750 644 259 272 1046 104.6
3 Boston Celtics 3 720 109 289 .377 109 289 .377 87 113 .770 205 64 73 305 101.7
4 Syracuse Nationals 8 1920 287 767 .374 287 767 .374 239 324 .738 486 190 232 813 101.6
5 Fort Wayne Pistons 10 2400 326 879 .371 326 879 .371 276 386 .715 609 209 231 928 92.8
6 St. Louis Hawks 8 1920 248 685 .362 248 685 .362 246 352 .699 423 162 237 742 92.8
League Average 7 1680 243 636 .382 243 636 .382 214 293 .732 424 160 192 700 99.9

Opponent Stats

Rk Team G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
1 Fort Wayne Pistons 10 2400 922 92.2
2 Philadelphia Warriors 10 2400 984 98.4
3 Boston Celtics 3 720 296 98.7
4 Minneapolis Lakers 3 720 307 102.3
5 St. Louis Hawks 8 1920 824 103.0
6 Syracuse Nationals 8 1920 864 108.0
League Average 7 1680 700 99.9

Miscellaneous Stats

Advanced Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
Rk Team G W L W/L% PW PL ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA
1 Philadelphia Warriors 10 7 3 .700 7.0 3.0 .439 .398 .329
2 Fort Wayne Pistons 10 4 6 .400 5.2 4.8 .439 .371 .314
3 St. Louis Hawks 8 4 4 .500 1.5 6.5 .514 .362 .359
4 Syracuse Nationals 8 4 4 .500 2.4 5.6 .422 .374 .312
5 Boston Celtics 3 1 2 .333 1.8 1.2 .391 .377 .301
6 Minneapolis Lakers 3 1 2 .333 2.7 0.3 .658 .441 .498
League Average 7.0 3.5 3.5 .500 3.5 3.5 .461 .382 .337

Playoff Leaders