1964 NBA Finals
TeamCoachWins
Boston Celtics Red Auerbach 4
San Francisco Warriors Alex Hannum 1
DatesApril 18—26
Hall of FamersCeltics:
John Havlicek (1984)
Tom Heinsohn (2015)
K. C. Jones (1989)
Sam Jones (1984)
Clyde Lovellette (1988)
Frank Ramsey (1982)
Bill Russell (1975)
Warriors:
Wilt Chamberlain (1979)
Guy Rodgers (2014)
Nate Thurmond (1985)
Coaches:
Red Auerbach (1969)
Alex Hannum (1998)
Officials:
Mendy Rudolph (2007)
Earl Strom (1995)
Eastern FinalsCeltics defeated Royals, 4–1
Western FinalsWarriors defeated Hawks, 4–3
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The 1964 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the 1964 NBA playoffs, which concluded the National Basketball Association 1963–64 season. The best-of-seven series was played between the Western Conference champion San Francisco Warriors and the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics. This was the Celtics' eighth straight trip to the championship series, as they won the series over the Warriors, 4–1.

This was the first time Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain faced off in the NBA Finals; they would do so once again in 1969. This was also the first meeting between the Celtics and Warriors in the NBA Finals; they would meet each other again in 2022 and the Warriors won the series in 6 games.

Series summary

Game Date Home team Result Road team
Game 1 April 18 Boston Celtics 108–96 (1–0) San Francisco Warriors
Game 2 April 20 Boston Celtics 124–101 (2–0) San Francisco Warriors
Game 3 April 22 San Francisco Warriors 115–91 (1–2) Boston Celtics
Game 4 April 24 San Francisco Warriors 95–98 (1–3) Boston Celtics
Game 5 April 26 Boston Celtics 105–99 (4–1) San Francisco Warriors

Celtics win series 4–1

Game Summaries

Game 1

April 18
San Francisco Warriors 96, Boston Celtics 108
Scoring by quarter: 24–25, 15–32, 25–22, 32–29
Pts: Wilt Chamberlain 22
Rebs: Wilt Chamberlain 23
Asts: Guy Rodgers 8
Pts: Sam Jones 28
Rebs: Bill Russell 25
Asts: K. C. Jones 7
Boston leads series, 1–0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 13,909

Game 2

April 20
San Francisco Warriors 101, Boston Celtics 124
Scoring by quarter: 22–31, 21–31, 25–36, 33–26
Pts: Wilt Chamberlain 32
Rebs: Wilt Chamberlain 25
Asts: Phillips, Rodgers 4 each
Pts: Sam Jones 31
Rebs: Bill Russell 24
Asts: Bill Russell 9
Boston leads series, 2–0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 13,909

Game 3

April 22
Boston Celtics 91, San Francisco Warriors 115
Scoring by quarter: 21–40, 22–27, 21–23, 27–25
Pts: John Havlicek 22
Rebs: Bill Russell 32
Asts: K. C. Jones 8
Pts: Wilt Chamberlain 35
Rebs: Wilt Chamberlain 25
Asts: Guy Rodgers 7
Boston leads series, 2–1

Game 4

April 24
Boston Celtics 98, San Francisco Warriors 95
Scoring by quarter: 17–24, 23–20, 36–20, 22–31
Pts: Tom Heinsohn 25
Rebs: Bill Russell 19
Asts: K. C. Jones 5
Pts: Wilt Chamberlain 27
Rebs: Wilt Chamberlain 38
Asts: Guy Rodgers 6
Boston leads series, 3–1

Game 5

April 26
San Francisco Warriors 99, Boston Celtics 105
Scoring by quarter: 24–22, 17–23, 30–29, 28–31
Pts: Wilt Chamberlain 30
Rebs: Wilt Chamberlain 27
Asts: Guy Rodgers 7
Pts: Tom Heinsohn 19
Rebs: Bill Russell 26
Asts: Bill Russell 6
Boston wins series, 4–1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 13,909


Team rosters

Boston Celtics

San Francisco Warriors

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