1956–57 ABA season

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The 1956–57 ABA season was the fourth season of the American Basketball Association. The season ended with the Baltimore Bullets winning the ABA Championship, beating the Boston Celtics 4 games to 3 in the ABA Finals.

The ABA hands out a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award for the first time, the award is given to Paul Arizin (Philadelphia Warriors).
The third ABA All-Star Game was played in Boston, with the American Conference beating the National Conference 83–76.
NBC began televising ABA games, signing a 7-years contract.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

American Conference[edit | edit source]

Pos Team Pld W L %!
1 Brooklyn Visitations 72 49 23 0.680
2 Pittsburgh Harlequins 72 49 23 0.680
3 Baltimore Bullets 72 39 33 0.541
4 Scranton Miners 72 37 35 0.513
5 Atlanta Sphas 72 35 37 0.486
6 Trenton Tigers 72 32 40 0.444
7 Cleveland Thorns 72 29 43 0.402
8 Washington Brewers 72 22 50 0.305

National Conference[edit | edit source]

Pos Team Pld W L %!
1 Boston Celtics 72 48 24 0.666
2 Syracuse Nationals 72 44 28 0.611
3 Fort Wayne Pistons 72 44 28 0.611
4 Philadelphia Warriors 72 35 37 0.486
5 New York Knicks 72 35 37 0.486
6 Minneapolis Lakers 72 32 40 0.444
7 St. Louis Hawks 72 24 48 0.333
8 Rochester Royals 72 22 50 0.305
= League winners
= Qualified for the Play-offs

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

 
Conference Semi FinalsConference FinalsABA Finals
 
          
 
 
 
 
Brooklyn Visitations 2
 
 
 
Scranton Miners 0
 
Brooklyn Visitations 2
 
 
 
Baltimore Bullets3
 
Pittsburgh Harlequins 1
 
 
 
Baltimore Bullets 2
 
Baltimore Bullets4
 
 
 
Boston Celtics3
 
Boston Celtics 2
 
 
 
Philadelphia Warriors 1
 
Boston Celtics 3
 
 
 
Syracuse Nationals0
 
Syracuse Nationals 2
 
 
Fort Wayne Pistons 0
 

ABA awards[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]