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1946–47 BAA season
First season of the Basketball Association of America, sometimes considered the first NBA season
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1 Basketball Association of America
The Basketball Association of America (BAA) was a professional basketball league in North America, founded in 1946. Following its third season, 1948–49, the BAA and the National Basketball League (NBL) merged to create the National Basketball Association (NBA).More
The playoffs, play-offs, postseason and/or finals of a sports league are a competition played after the regular season by the top competitors to determine the league champion or a similar accolade. Depending on the league, the playoffs may be either a single game, a series of games, or a tournament, and may use a single-elimination system or one of several other different playoff formats. Playoff, in regard to international fixtures, is to qualify or progress to the next round of a competition or tournament.More
3 1947 BAA playoffs
The 1947 BAA playoffs was the postseason tournament that followed the inaugural Basketball Association of America 1946–47 season. The tournament concluded with the Philadelphia Warriors defeating the Chicago Stags, 4 games to 1, in the BAA Finals.More
The 1947 BAA Finals was the championship round of playoffs following the inaugural Basketball Association of America (BAA)'s 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.More
4 National Basketball League (United States)
The National Basketball League (NBL) was a professional basketball league in the United States established in 1937. After the 1948–49 season, its twelfth, it merged with the Basketball Association of America (BAA) to create the National Basketball Association (NBA).More
5 National Basketball Association
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a professional basketball league in North America. The league is composed of 30 teams and is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. It is the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.More
On November 1, 1946, in the inaugural game of the new league, the New York Knicks beat the Toronto Huskies 68–66 in front of 7,090 spectators at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. Ossie Schectman scored the opening basket for the New York Knicks against Toronto. In 1949, the BAA helped create the National Basketball Association by merger, and Schectman's shot may be considered the first basket in NBA history. The NBA recognizes the three BAA seasons as part of its own history, sometimes without comment.
The 1946–47 Chicago Stags season was the first season of the now defunct Chicago Stags of the Basketball Association of America (BAA/NBA).More
4 1946–47 St. Louis Bombers season
The 1946–47 BAA season was the Bombers' 1st season in the BAA.More
5 1946–47 Cleveland Rebels season
The 1946–47 Cleveland Rebels season was the first and only season of the Cleveland Rebels of the Basketball Association of America (BAA/NBA). Their record was 30-30. Head coach Dutch Dehnert was fired by the team on February 12, 1947, and replaced by Roy Clifford.More
6 1946–47 Detroit Falcons season
The 1946–47 BAA season was the first and only season for the Detroit Falcons in the Basketball Association of America (BAA/NBA). After finishing with a 20–40 record, the Falcons were disbanded.More
7 1946–47 Pittsburgh Ironmen season
The 1946–47 Pittsburgh Ironmen season was the only season of the Pittsburgh Ironmen of the Basketball Association of America. They finished with a record of 15-45.More
There were no byes. Western and Eastern champions Chicago and Washington immediately played a long semifinal series with Washington having home-court advantage. Chicago won the sixth game in Washington one day before Philadelphia concluded its two short series with other runners-up.
^ abcdThe 1947 BAA Playoffs did not generate Eastern and Western champions and runners-up, as NBA Playoffs have done from 1951 to present. Eastern and Western leaders, or perhaps champions, Washington and Chicago played off to determine one finalist while four runners-up played off to determine the other finalist.
The listed teams were BAA playoff finalists and semifinalists, as Eastern and Western champions and runners-up in the NBA have been playoff finalists and semifinalists from 1951 to present.
^Chicago may reasonably be called Eastern champion.
^"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.