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1949 NBA Finals
Team Coach Wins
Minneapolis Lakers John Kundla 4
Washington Capitols Red Auerbach 2
Dates: April 4 - April 13
Game 1:
Game 2:
Game 3:
Game 4:
Hall of Famers: Red Auerbach, George Mikan,
Eastern Finals: Capitols defeat Knickerbockers, 2-1
Western Finals: Lakers defeat Royals, 2-0
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The 1949 BAA Finals was the championship round of the Basketball Association of America's 1948–49 season. Basketball Association of America (BAA) would eventually become the National Basketball Association (NBA).

6'10" George Mikan and the Minneapolis Lakers proved dominant in the first NBA finals. They routed the Washington Capitols in 6 games. 6'8" Dolph Schayes of Syracuse led his team out to the finals after a 16.8 ppg average during the regular season. George Mikan, however, averaged 27.4 ppg and led the league, and the series winning the Lakers the first of several successive NBA titles. It was the beginning of the George Mikan and the Lakers Dynasty.

Series Summary

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 April 4 Minneapolis 88-84 Washington
Game 2 April 6 Minneapolis 76-62 Washington
Game 3 April 8 Washington 74-94 Minneapolis
Game 4 April 9 Washington 83-71 Minneapolis
Game 5 April 11 Washington 74-66 Minneapolis
Game 6 April 13 Minneapolis 77-56 Washington

Lakers win series 4-2

Team rosters

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