Sports

NBA Original Teams 1946-1947 Season

Philadelphia Warriors 1946-1947

The NBA originated in 1946 with 11 teams. The league did not have a NBA logo until 1950 season. In that season, the league was known as Basketball Association of America (BAA). The teams played a 60-game schedule with the postseason playoffs in 1947. Philadelphia Warriors became the first BAA Champion, beating the Chicago Stags 4 games to 1 in the BAA Finals.

Eastern Division
1 x-Washington Capitols (49-11)
2 x-Philadelphia Warriors (35-25)
3 x-New York Knicks (33-27)
4 Providence Steamrollers (28-32)
5 Boston Celtics (22-38)
6 Toronto Huskies (22-38)

Western Division
1 x-Chicago Stags (39-22)
2 x-St. Louis Bombers (38-23)
3 x-Cleveland Rebels (30-30)
4 Detroit Falcons (20-40)
5 Pittsburgh Ironmen (15-45)

x-Playoff team

Playoffs
First round
New York Knicks beat Cleveland Rebels (2-1)
Philadelphia Warriors beat St. Louis Bombers (2-1)
Semi-Finals
Philadelphia Warriors beat New York Knicks (2-0)
Chicago Stags beat Washington Capitols (4-2)
Finals
Philadelphia Warriors beat Chicago Stags (4-1)