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.

Eastern

TeamWLPctGB
1 1947 Washington Capitols LogoWashington 4911.817-
2 1947 Philadelphia Warriors LogoPhiladelphia   3525.58314.0
3 1947 New York Knicks LogoNew York 3327.55016.0
1947 Providence Steam Rollers LogoProvidence 2832.46721.0
1947 Boston Celtics LogoBoston 2238.36727.0
1947 Toronto Huskies LogoToronto 2238.36727.0

Western

1 1947 Chicago Stags LogoChicago 3922.639-
2 1947 St. Louis Bombers LogoSt. Louis 3823.6231.0
3 1947 Cleveland Rebels LogoCleveland 3030.5008.5
1947 Detroit Falcons LogoDetroit 2040.33318.5
1947 Pittsburgh Ironmen LogoPittsburgh 1545.25023.5

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