1954–55 ABA season

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The 1954–55 ABA season was the second season of the American Basketball Association. The season ended with the Brooklyn Visitations winning the ABA Championship, beating the Philadelphia Warriors 4 games to 2 in the ABA Finals.

In response to the relatively slow pace of games, the ABA introduced a 24-second shot clock. The shot clock revitalized the game and scoring skyrocketed league-wide.
The first ABA All-Star Game was played in New York City, with the National Conference beating the American Conference 92–78.
New contract with the DuMont Television Network televising 20 games and the ABA Finals, paying 85,000 dollars for the rights.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

American Conference[edit | edit source]

Pos Team Pld W L %
1 Brooklyn Visitations 72 53 19 0.736
2 Washington Brewers 72 43 29 0.597
3 Atlanta Sphas 72 40 32 0.556
4 Cleveland Thorns 72 38 34 0.528
5 Scranton Miners 72 32 40 0.444
6 Trenton Tigers 72 29 43 0.403
7 Pittsburgh Harlequins 72 22 50 0.305
8 Baltimore Bullets 72 21 51 0.291

National Conference[edit | edit source]

Pos Team Pld W L %
1 Fort Wayne Pistons 72 48 24 0.667
2 Syracuse Nationals 72 44 28 0.611
3 Minneapolis Lakers 72 40 32 0.556
4 Philadelphia Warriors 72 39 33 0.541
5 New York Knicks 72 36 36 0.500
6 Boston Celtics 72 32 40 0.444
7 Rochester Royals 72 31 41 0.431
8 Milwaukee Hawks 72 28 44 0.389
= League winners
= Qualified for the Play-offs

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

 
Conference Semi FinalsConference FinalsABA Finals
 
          
 
 
 
 
Brooklyn Visitations 2
 
 
 
Cleveland Thorns 0
 
Brooklyn Visitations 3
 
 
 
Washington Brewers0
 
Washington Brewers 2
 
 
 
Atlanta Sphas 0
 
Brooklyn Visitations4
 
 
 
Philadelphia Warriors2
 
Fort Wayne Pistons 1
 
 
 
Philadelphia Warriors 2
 
Philadelphia Warriors 3
 
 
 
Syracuse Nationals2
 
Syracuse Nationals 2
 
 
Minneapolis Lakers 0
 

ABA awards[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]