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1955-56 Fort Wayne Pistons Schedule and Results

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Record: 37-35, Finished 1st in NBA Western Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Charles Eckman (37-35)

PTS/G: 94.4 (8th of 8) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 93.7 (1st of 8)
SRS: 0.45 (3rd of 8) ▪ Pace: 103.2 (8th of 8)
Off Rtg: 90.7 (5th of 8) ▪ Def Rtg: 90.0 (4th of 8)
Expected W-L: 38-34 (2nd of 8)

Arena: War Memorial Coliseum ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1956 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Finals (4-1) versus Philadelphia Warriors  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Division Finals (3-2) versus St. Louis Hawks  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Sat, Nov 5, 1955 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L OT 113 114 0 1 L 1
2 Sun, Nov 6, 1955 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers L 95 96 0 2 L 2
3 Sat, Nov 12, 1955 Box Score N Rochester Royals L 79 84 0 3 L 3 at St. Louis, MO
4 Sun, Nov 13, 1955 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 93 79 1 3 W 1
5 Thu, Nov 17, 1955 Box Score N New York Knicks L 88 110 1 4 L 1 at Syracuse, NY
6 Sat, Nov 19, 1955 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 102 104 1 5 L 2
7 Sun, Nov 20, 1955 Box Score New York Knicks L OT 115 119 1 6 L 3
8 Thu, Nov 24, 1955 Box Score Rochester Royals W 104 93 2 6 W 1
9 Sat, Nov 26, 1955 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 82 87 2 7 L 1
10 Sun, Nov 27, 1955 Box Score St. Louis Hawks W OT 114 106 3 7 W 1
11 Tue, Nov 29, 1955 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 104 99 4 7 W 2
12 Wed, Nov 30, 1955 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 76 87 4 8 L 1
13 Sun, Dec 4, 1955 Box Score Boston Celtics W 111 90 5 8 W 1
14 Tue, Dec 6, 1955 Box Score N Syracuse Nationals W 90 88 6 8 W 2 at St. Louis, MO
15 Thu, Dec 8, 1955 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 105 94 7 8 W 3
16 Sat, Dec 10, 1955 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L OT 116 117 7 9 L 1
17 Sun, Dec 11, 1955 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 96 91 8 9 W 1
18 Wed, Dec 14, 1955 Box Score N Minneapolis Lakers L 85 98 8 10 L 1 at Boston, MA
19 Thu, Dec 15, 1955 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 73 80 8 11 L 2
20 Sat, Dec 17, 1955 Box Score New York Knicks L 95 100 8 12 L 3
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Sun, Dec 18, 1955 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 96 86 9 12 W 1
22 Sun, Dec 25, 1955 Box Score New York Knicks W 92 87 10 12 W 2
23 Mon, Dec 26, 1955 Box Score N St. Louis Hawks W 83 67 11 12 W 3 at Rochester, NY
24 Thu, Dec 29, 1955 Box Score Rochester Royals W 83 75 12 12 W 4
25 Fri, Dec 30, 1955 Box Score N St. Louis Hawks W 90 89 13 12 W 5 at Lansing, MI
26 Sun, Jan 1, 1956 Box Score St. Louis Hawks W 85 68 14 12 W 6
27 Mon, Jan 2, 1956 Box Score N Minneapolis Lakers L 89 95 14 13 L 1 at St. Louis, MO
28 Tue, Jan 3, 1956 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 82 102 14 14 L 2
29 Wed, Jan 4, 1956 Box Score @ Rochester Royals W 88 86 15 14 W 1
30 Thu, Jan 5, 1956 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors W 92 81 16 14 W 2 at New York, NY
31 Sat, Jan 7, 1956 Box Score @ St. Louis Hawks W 108 97 17 14 W 3
32 Sun, Jan 8, 1956 Box Score St. Louis Hawks L 91 96 17 15 L 1
33 Tue, Jan 10, 1956 Box Score Boston Celtics W 105 89 18 15 W 1
34 Sat, Jan 14, 1956 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 94 117 18 16 L 1
35 Sun, Jan 15, 1956 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 104 99 19 16 W 1
36 Tue, Jan 17, 1956 Box Score N Boston Celtics L 85 91 19 17 L 1 at Charlotte, NC
37 Wed, Jan 18, 1956 Box Score N Boston Celtics L 90 95 19 18 L 2 at Miami, FL
38 Thu, Jan 19, 1956 Box Score N St. Louis Hawks W 90 83 20 18 W 1 at New Orleans, LA
39 Sat, Jan 21, 1956 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors W 92 91 21 18 W 2
40 Sun, Jan 22, 1956 Box Score Rochester Royals W 111 93 22 18 W 3
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Wed, Jan 25, 1956 Box Score N Boston Celtics W 101 100 23 18 W 4 at Philadelphia, PA
42 Fri, Jan 27, 1956 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 106 97 24 18 W 5
43 Sat, Jan 28, 1956 Box Score @ New York Knicks W OT 92 91 25 18 W 6
44 Sun, Jan 29, 1956 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 99 85 26 18 W 7
45 Wed, Feb 1, 1956 Box Score St. Louis Hawks L 90 98 26 19 L 1
46 Sat, Feb 4, 1956 Box Score N St. Louis Hawks L 94 98 26 20 L 2 at Elkhart, IN
47 Sun, Feb 5, 1956 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 85 90 26 21 L 3
48 Mon, Feb 6, 1956 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 99 98 27 21 W 1
49 Wed, Feb 8, 1956 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 82 106 27 22 L 1
50 Sat, Feb 11, 1956 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 93 97 27 23 L 2
51 Sun, Feb 12, 1956 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 82 78 28 23 W 1
52 Tue, Feb 14, 1956 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors L 94 105 28 24 L 1 at Miami, FL
53 Wed, Feb 15, 1956 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors L 78 101 28 25 L 2 at Miami, FL
54 Thu, Feb 16, 1956 Box Score Rochester Royals W 93 81 29 25 W 1
55 Sat, Feb 18, 1956 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 84 85 29 26 L 1
56 Sun, Feb 19, 1956 Box Score @ St. Louis Hawks W 89 83 30 26 W 1
57 Mon, Feb 20, 1956 Box Score N St. Louis Hawks L 82 84 30 27 L 1 at Kansas City, KS
58 Tue, Feb 21, 1956 Box Score Rochester Royals L 102 106 30 28 L 2 at New York, NY
59 Thu, Feb 23, 1956 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 92 94 30 29 L 3
60 Sat, Feb 25, 1956 Box Score @ Rochester Royals W 97 72 31 29 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Sun, Feb 26, 1956 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers W 95 90 32 29 W 2
62 Mon, Feb 27, 1956 Box Score Syracuse Nationals L OT 95 98 32 30 L 1
63 Tue, Feb 28, 1956 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 99 95 33 30 W 1
64 Wed, Feb 29, 1956 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 99 106 33 31 L 1
65 Fri, Mar 2, 1956 Box Score N New York Knicks W 104 97 34 31 W 1 at Boston, MA
66 Sat, Mar 3, 1956 Box Score @ St. Louis Hawks L 86 92 34 32 L 1
67 Sun, Mar 4, 1956 Box Score Rochester Royals W 103 88 35 32 W 1
68 Wed, Mar 7, 1956 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 95 98 35 33 L 1
69 Thu, Mar 8, 1956 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 100 82 36 33 W 1
70 Sat, Mar 10, 1956 Box Score N Boston Celtics W 106 103 37 33 W 2 at New York, NY
71 Sun, Mar 11, 1956 Box Score New York Knicks L 96 122 37 34 L 1
72 Wed, Mar 14, 1956 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 96 100 37 35 L 2

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Thu, Mar 22, 1956 Box Score St. Louis Hawks L 85 86 0 1 L 1
2 Sat, Mar 24, 1956 Box Score @ St. Louis Hawks L 74 84 0 2 L 2
3 Sun, Mar 25, 1956 Box Score St. Louis Hawks W 107 84 1 2 W 1
4 Tue, Mar 27, 1956 Box Score @ St. Louis Hawks W 93 84 2 2 W 2
5 Thu, Mar 29, 1956 Box Score St. Louis Hawks W 102 97 3 2 W 3
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
6 Sat, Mar 31, 1956 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 94 98 3 3 L 1
7 Sun, Apr 1, 1956 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 84 83 4 3 W 1
8 Tue, Apr 3, 1956 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 96 100 4 4 L 1
9 Thu, Apr 5, 1956 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors L 105 107 4 5 L 2
10 Sat, Apr 7, 1956 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 88 99 4 6 L 3