Semi-Finals
Division
Finals
NYK 1
BOS 2
MIN 2
ROC 1
SYR 3
BOS 1
FW 3
MIN 1
FW 3
SYR 4
Champ
SYR
1954-55 NBA Champion Syracuse Nationals
After experimenting with a round robin playoff format in 1954, the NBA moved to a system in which the top team in each conference earned a first-round bye, giving them the right to start out in the division finals. It remained in place until 1967, when it changed to an eight-team format in which all teams played the first round.

Division Semifinals

Best of 3-game series
Date    OpponentResultScoreSeries
3/15vs New York (2)W  122-101 1-0
3/16at New York (2)L  95-102 1-1
3/19at New York (2)W  116-109 2-1

Division Finals

Best of 5-game series
Date    OpponentResultScoreSeries
3/22at Syracuse (1)L  100-110 0-1
3/24at Syracuse (1)L  110-116 0-2
3/26vs Syracuse (1)W  100-97
OT
1-2
3/27vs Syracuse (1)L  94-110 1-3
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