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1947 BAA Finals

1947 NBA Finals
Team Coach Wins
Philadelphia Warriors Eddie Gottlieb 4
Chicago Stags Harold Olsen 1
Dates April 16–22
Radio network WGN (CHS)
WCAU (PHW)
Hall of Famers Joe Fulks (1978)
Eastern Finals Warriors defeat Knicks 2–0
(Runners-up bracket)
Western Finals Stags defeat Capitols, 4–2
(Western and Eastern champions)

The 1947 BAA Finals was the championship round of playoffs following the inaugural Basketball Association of America 1946–47 season. The Philadelphia Warriors of the Eastern Division faced the Chicago Stags of the Western Division for the inaugural championship, with Philadelphia having home court advantage. Hall of Fame inductee Joe Fulks played for the Warriors in the series. Following the 1948–49 season (the BAA's third season of play), the BAA and the National Basketball League merged to create the National Basketball Association.

Contents

  • Background 1
  • Series summary 2
    • Game 1 2.1
    • Game 2 2.2
    • Game 5 2.3
  • Team rosters 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Background

Philadelphia was not the Eastern Division champion but advanced to the championship round by winning a four-team playoff among the Eastern and Western Division runners-up. Meanwhile, the Eastern and Western Division champions, Washington Capitols and Chicago Stags, played one long series to determine the other finalist, a best-of-seven series that Chicago won 4–2. In the runners-up bracket, Philadelphia and New York from the East had first eliminated St. Louis and Chicago from the West, then faced each other, all in best-of-three series. The format was repeated in 1948, and generated another champion from the runners-up bracket.[1]

The five games of the final series were played in seven days, with no days off between consecutive games in the same city (twice). Division champions Washington and Chicago had played the six games of their semifinal series in twelve days, April 2 to 13, although they too took no days off between consecutive games in the same city (twice). In total, the entire playoff tournament lasted a total of 20 days.[1]

Series summary

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 April 16 Philadelphia 84-71 Chicago
Game 2 April 17 Philadelphia 85-74 Chicago
Game 3 April 19 Chicago 72-75 Philadelphia
Game 4 April 20 Chicago 74-73 Philadelphia
Game 5 April 22 Philadelphia 83-80 Chicago

Warriors win series 4-1

Game 1

Around 7,900 people attended Game 1. The Warriors led at halftime 34–20. Fulks then scored 29 points in the second half, including 21 in the fourth quarter. Angelo Musi, a guard out of Temple University, scored 19 points himself for Philadelphia as well. The Stags took an astounding 129 shots, but only knocked down 26 of them, a 20.2 percent shooting percentage which made it easy for the Warriors to win, 84–71.

Game 2

Fulks was not the scorer he was in Game 1, but he did not have to be, because five other Warrior players scored in double figures, including 18 points from forward Howie Dallmar and 16 from guard/forward Fleishman. Chicago did take a brief 69-68 lead until Philadelphia center Art Hillhouse came alive in the fourth quarter. He scored 7 out of the last 10 points for the Warriors, en route to a second Philadelphia win, 85–74.

Game 5

With less than a minute remaining, Dallmar snapped an 80–80 tie by nailing a jump shot to seal the very first championship for the Warriors.

Team rosters

References

  1. ^ a b "1946–47 BAA Season Summary". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-02-28.
      Select "Next Season" from the heading for 1947–48, and so on. Select "Finals" from League Playoffs for the daily schedule of the final series, and so on.

External links

  • 1947 Finals at NBA.com
  • 1947 BAA Playoffs at Basketball-Reference.com
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