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1955-56 Syracuse Nationals Schedule and Results

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Record: 35-37, Finished 3rd in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Al Cervi (35-37)

PTS/G: 96.9 (5th of 8) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 96.9 (2nd of 8)
SRS: 0.17 (4th of 8) ▪ Pace: 108.5 (5th of 8)
Off Rtg: 88.0 (6th of 8) ▪ Def Rtg: 88.0 (2nd of 8)
Expected W-L: 36-36 (4th of 8)

Arena: Onondaga War Memorial ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1956 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Division Finals (2-3) versus Philadelphia Warriors  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Semifinals (1-2) versus Boston Celtics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Third Place Tiebreaker (0-1) versus New York Knicks  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Sat, Nov 5, 1955 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W OT 114 113 1 0 W 1
2 Sun, Nov 6, 1955 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 80 83 1 1 L 1
3 Sat, Nov 12, 1955 Box Score @ St. Louis Hawks W 91 81 2 1 W 1
4 Sun, Nov 13, 1955 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 79 93 2 2 L 1
5 Wed, Nov 16, 1955 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 105 91 3 2 W 1
6 Sat, Nov 19, 1955 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 94 102 3 3 L 1
7 Sun, Nov 20, 1955 Box Score St. Louis Hawks W 84 80 4 3 W 1
8 Wed, Nov 23, 1955 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors L 101 104 4 4 L 1 at Boston, MA
9 Thu, Nov 24, 1955 Box Score Boston Celtics W 111 103 5 4 W 1
10 Sat, Nov 26, 1955 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 99 100 5 5 L 1
11 Sun, Nov 27, 1955 Box Score New York Knicks W 85 74 6 5 W 1
12 Tue, Nov 29, 1955 Box Score N Boston Celtics L 97 105 6 6 L 1 at New York, NY
13 Sat, Dec 3, 1955 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 114 103 7 6 W 1
14 Sun, Dec 4, 1955 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers W 102 96 8 6 W 2
15 Tue, Dec 6, 1955 Box Score N Fort Wayne Pistons L 88 90 8 7 L 1 at St. Louis, MO
16 Thu, Dec 8, 1955 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 94 105 8 8 L 2
17 Fri, Dec 9, 1955 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 92 101 8 9 L 3
18 Sun, Dec 11, 1955 Box Score Boston Celtics W 101 89 9 9 W 1
19 Thu, Dec 15, 1955 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers L 3OT 133 135 9 10 L 1
20 Sat, Dec 17, 1955 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 110 104 10 10 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Sun, Dec 18, 1955 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 99 79 11 10 W 2
22 Tue, Dec 20, 1955 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 98 91 12 10 W 3
23 Sun, Dec 25, 1955 Box Score Rochester Royals W 111 96 13 10 W 4
24 Mon, Dec 26, 1955 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 91 93 13 11 L 1
25 Tue, Dec 27, 1955 Box Score N Rochester Royals L 80 91 13 12 L 2 at New York, NY
26 Thu, Dec 29, 1955 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 83 112 13 13 L 3
27 Fri, Dec 30, 1955 Box Score N Boston Celtics L 103 110 13 14 L 4 at Bangor, ME
28 Sat, Dec 31, 1955 Box Score New York Knicks W 101 92 14 14 W 1
29 Sun, Jan 1, 1956 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers W 85 80 15 14 W 2
30 Mon, Jan 2, 1956 Box Score @ St. Louis Hawks W 84 82 16 14 W 3
31 Wed, Jan 4, 1956 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors L 87 88 16 15 L 1
32 Sat, Jan 7, 1956 Box Score Boston Celtics L OT 99 105 16 16 L 2
33 Sun, Jan 8, 1956 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 91 99 16 17 L 3
34 Tue, Jan 10, 1956 Box Score N Minneapolis Lakers L 79 90 16 18 L 4 at Fort Wayne, IN
35 Thu, Jan 12, 1956 Box Score St. Louis Hawks W 93 78 17 18 W 1
36 Fri, Jan 13, 1956 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 104 119 17 19 L 1
37 Sat, Jan 14, 1956 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 93 102 17 20 L 2
38 Sun, Jan 15, 1956 Box Score Rochester Royals W 99 88 18 20 W 1
39 Thu, Jan 19, 1956 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 122 100 19 20 W 2
40 Sat, Jan 21, 1956 Box Score N Boston Celtics L 96 100 19 21 L 1 at Philadelphia, PA
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Sun, Jan 22, 1956 Box Score St. Louis Hawks L 105 109 19 22 L 2
42 Wed, Jan 25, 1956 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 100 112 19 23 L 3
43 Thu, Jan 26, 1956 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 100 89 20 23 W 1
44 Sat, Jan 28, 1956 Box Score @ St. Louis Hawks L 85 93 20 24 L 1
45 Sun, Jan 29, 1956 Box Score New York Knicks L OT 95 99 20 25 L 2
46 Wed, Feb 1, 1956 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 77 83 20 26 L 3
47 Thu, Feb 2, 1956 Box Score Rochester Royals W 97 89 21 26 W 1
48 Sat, Feb 4, 1956 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 103 94 22 26 W 2
49 Sun, Feb 5, 1956 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 90 85 23 26 W 3
50 Mon, Feb 6, 1956 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 98 99 23 27 L 1
51 Tue, Feb 7, 1956 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors L 95 128 23 28 L 2 at New York, NY
52 Thu, Feb 9, 1956 Box Score Boston Celtics L 97 98 23 29 L 3
53 Fri, Feb 10, 1956 Box Score N New York Knicks W 94 88 24 29 W 1 at Boston, MA
54 Sun, Feb 12, 1956 Box Score Rochester Royals W 101 74 25 29 W 2
55 Fri, Feb 17, 1956 Box Score N New York Knicks W 91 86 26 29 W 3 at Philadelphia, PA
56 Sat, Feb 18, 1956 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 85 84 27 29 W 4
57 Sun, Feb 19, 1956 Box Score New York Knicks W 118 98 28 29 W 5
58 Tue, Feb 21, 1956 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 2OT 108 107 29 29 W 6
59 Thu, Feb 23, 1956 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 94 92 30 29 W 7
60 Fri, Feb 24, 1956 Box Score N St. Louis Hawks L 103 116 30 30 L 1 at Philadelphia, PA
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Sun, Feb 26, 1956 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors L 85 87 30 31 L 2
62 Mon, Feb 27, 1956 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons W OT 98 95 31 31 W 1
63 Wed, Feb 29, 1956 Box Score N Minneapolis Lakers L 94 98 31 32 L 1 at Saint Paul, MN
64 Thu, Mar 1, 1956 Box Score Boston Celtics W 111 100 32 32 W 1
65 Sat, Mar 3, 1956 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 96 102 32 33 L 1
66 Sun, Mar 4, 1956 Box Score New York Knicks L 2OT 111 118 32 34 L 2
67 Wed, Mar 7, 1956 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 98 111 32 35 L 3
68 Thu, Mar 8, 1956 Box Score St. Louis Hawks W 92 88 33 35 W 1
69 Sat, Mar 10, 1956 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 84 104 33 36 L 1
70 Sun, Mar 11, 1956 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 99 88 34 36 W 1
71 Mon, Mar 12, 1956 Box Score N St. Louis Hawks W 97 92 35 36 W 2 at New Haven, CT
72 Wed, Mar 14, 1956 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 103 122 35 37 L 1

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Thu, Mar 15, 1956 Box Score New York Knicks W 82 77 1 0 W 1 Tiebreaker
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
2 Sat, Mar 17, 1956 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 93 110 1 1 L 1
3 Mon, Mar 19, 1956 Box Score Boston Celtics W 101 98 2 1 W 1
4 Wed, Mar 21, 1956 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 102 97 3 1 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
5 Fri, Mar 23, 1956 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 87 109 3 2 L 1
6 Sun, Mar 25, 1956 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 122 118 4 2 W 1
7 Tue, Mar 27, 1956 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 96 119 4 3 L 1
8 Wed, Mar 28, 1956 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 108 104 5 3 W 1
9 Thu, Mar 29, 1956 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 104 109 5 4 L 1