1956 NBA Finals
TeamCoachWins
Philadelphia Warriors George Senesky 4
Fort Wayne Pistons Charles Eckman 1
DatesMarch 31 – April 7
Hall of FamersPistons:
Chuck Cooper (2019)
George Yardley (1996)
Warriors:
Paul Arizin (1978)
Tom Gola (1976)
Neil Johnston (1990)
Officials:
Mendy Rudolph (2007)
Eastern FinalsWarriors defeated Nationals, 3–2
Western FinalsPistons defeated Hawks, 3–2
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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.

Series summary

Game Date Home team Result Road team
Game 1 March 31 Philadelphia Warriors 99–94 (1–0) Fort Wayne Pistons
Game 2 April 1 Fort Wayne Pistons 84–83 (1–1) Philadelphia Warriors
Game 3 April 3 Philadelphia Warriors 100–96 (2–1) Fort Wayne Pistons
Game 4 April 5 Fort Wayne Pistons 105–107 (1–3) Philadelphia Warriors
Game 5 April 7 Philadelphia Warriors 99–88 (4–1) Fort Wayne Pistons

Warriors win series 4–1

Team rosters

Philadelphia Warriors

Paul arizin

Fort Wayne Pistons

See also

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