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The 1956 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association's 1955-1956 season. The tournament concluded with the Eastern Conference champion Philadelphia Warriors defeating the Western Conference champion Fort Wayne Pistons, four games to one in the NBA Finals.

It was the Warriors' second NBA championship; their first title had come in 1947 back when the NBA was known as the Basketball Association of America (BAA). They would have to wait until 1975 to taste championship gold again; by that time they had moved to the Bay Area and become the Golden State Warriors.

This was the Pistons' second consecutive trip to the NBA Finals, but they would not make another appearance until 1988 as the Detroit Pistons. No team from Indiana would return to the NBA Finals until the Indiana Pacers did so in 2000.


Western Conference Tie Breakers

Minneapolis defeats St. Louis for #2 seed in West. St. Louis gets #3.

Eastern Conference Tie Breakers

Syracuse defeats New York for #3 seed in East.

  Division Semifinals Division Finals NBA Finals
  1  Fort Wayne 3  
Western Division
    3  St. Louis 2  
3  St. Louis 2
  2  Minneapolis 1  
    W1  Fort Wayne 1
  E1  Philadelphia 4
1  Philadelphia 3
Eastern Division
    3  Syracuse 2  
3  Syracuse 2
  2  Boston 1  

Postseason appearance streaks (including 1956 NBA Playoffs)

  • Boston - 6th consecutive playoff season
  • Ft. Wayne - 7th consecutive playoff season
  • Minneapolis - 8th consecutive playoff season
  • Philadelphia - 1st season
  • St. Louis - 1st season
  • Syracuse - 7th consecutive playoff season

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