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 Finals

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

NBA Finals

Best of 7-game series
Date    OpponentResultScoreSeries
3/31vs Fort Wayne (1)W  86-82 1-0
4/2vs Fort Wayne (1)W  87-84 2-0
4/3at Fort Wayne (1)L  89-96 2-1
4/5at Fort Wayne (1)L  102-109 2-2
4/7at Fort Wayne (1)L  71-74 2-3
4/9vs Fort Wayne (1)W  109-104 3-3
4/10vs Fort Wayne (1)W  92-91 4-3

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