The Basketball Association of America (BAA) was the first league to attempt to play primarily in large arenas in major cities. Their inaugural 1946-47 season is considered the origin of professional basketball.

Quarterfinals

Best of 3 series
DateAwayScoreHomeSeries
Apr 2 Bombers 68 - 73 Warriors PHI 1-0
Apr 5 Warriors 51 - 73 Bombers Tied 1-1
Apr 6 Warriors 75 - 59 Bombers PHI 2-1
Apr 12 Knicks 70 - 82 Warriors PHI 1-0
Apr 14 Warriors 72 - 53 Knicks PHI 2-0
Apr 16 Stags 71 - 84 Warriors PHI 1-0
Apr 17 Stags 74 - 85 Warriors PHI 2-0
Apr 19 Warriors 75 - 72 Stags PHI 3-0
Apr 20 Warriors 73 - 74 Stags PHI 3-1
Apr 22 Stags 80 - 83 Warriors PHI 4-1

Quarterfinals

Best of 3 series
DateAwayScoreHomeSeries
Apr 2 Knicks 51 - 77 Rebels CLE 1-0
Apr 5 Rebels 74 - 86 Knicks Tied 1-1
Apr 9 Rebels 71 - 93 Knicks NYK 2-1

Quarterfinals

Best of 3 series
DateAwayScoreHomeSeries
Apr 2 Stags 81 - 65 Capitols CHI 1-0
Apr 3 Stags 69 - 53 Capitols CHI 2-0
Apr 8 Capitols 55 - 67 Stags CHI 3-0
Apr 10 Stags 69 - 76 Capitols CHI 3-1
Apr 12 Capitols 67 - 55 Stags CHI 3-2
Apr 13 Capitols 61 - 66 Stags CHI 4-2

Champions: Chicago Stags

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