1955-56 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1956

NBA Champion: Philadelphia Warriors

NBA Finals:  Fort Wayne Pistons (W)  1  Philadelphia Warriors (E)  4

Main players: Neil Johnston, Paul Arizin, Tom Gola (Philadelphia Warriors), George Yardley, Larry Foust, Bob Houbregs (Fort Wayne Pistons).

Best players for the 1955-56 season

Regular Season MVP: Bob Pettit (St. Louis Hawks).

All-NBA first team: Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics), Bill Sharman (Boston Celtics), Paul Arizin (Philadelphia Warriors), Bob Pettit (St. Louis Hawks), Neil Johnston (Philadelphia Warriors).

All-NBA second team: Slater Martin (Minneapolis Lakers), Jack George (Philadelphia Warriors), Dolph Schayes (Syracuse Nationals), Maurice Stokes (Rochester Royals), Clyde Lovellette (Minneapolis Lakers).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsBob PettitPF/CSt. Louis Hawks25.7
ReboundsMaurice StokesPF/CRochester Royals16.3
AssistsBob CousyPGBoston Celtics8.9
EfficiencyBob PettitPF/CSt. Louis Hawks27.3

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1955-56 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Bob Pettit720.58.97/20.9342.9--/----7.74/10.5173.60.20.0------0.4
Neil Johnston700.57.13/15.6045.7--/----7.84/9.7980.10.20.0------0.3
Maurice Stokes670.56.01/16.9735.4--/----4.76/6.6771.40.20.1------0.3
Clyde Lovellette710.58.37/19.3043.4--/----4.76/6.6172.00.20.0------0.3
Dolph Schayes720.56.46/16.6938.7--/----7.53/8.7885.80.20.0------0.3
Bob Cousy720.56.11/16.9936.0--/----6.61/7.8384.40.10.1------0.3
Paul Arizin720.58.57/19.1444.8--/----7.04/8.6981.00.10.0------0.3
Tom Gola680.53.59/8.7141.2--/----3.59/4.9073.30.10.1------0.2
Larry Foust720.45.10/11.4044.7--/----6.00/7.7177.80.10.0------0.2
Jack Nichols600.55.50/13.3241.3--/----3.33/4.2278.90.20.0------0.2

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 1955-56 season

Rookie of the Year: Maurice Stokes (Rochester Royals).

1956 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Slater MartinPGMinneapolis Lakers
Bob HarrisonSG/PGSt. Louis Hawks
Bobby WanzerSG/PGRochester Royals
George YardleySF/SGFort Wayne Pistons
Vern MikkelsenPF/SFMinneapolis Lakers
Maurice StokesPF/CRochester Royals
Mel HutchinsPF/CFort Wayne Pistons
Bob PettitPF/CSt. Louis Hawks
Larry FoustPF/CFort Wayne Pistons
Clyde LovelletteC/PFMinneapolis Lakers

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Bob CousyPGBoston Celtics
Dick McGuirePG/SGNew York Knicks
Jack GeorgePG/SGPhiladelphia Warriors
Bill SharmanSG/PGBoston Celtics
Carl Braun*SGNew York Knicks
Paul ArizinSF/SGPhiladelphia Warriors
Harry GallatinPF/CNew York Knicks
Dolph SchayesPF/CSyracuse Nationals
Johnny KerrC/PFSyracuse Nationals
Ed MacauleyC/PFBoston Celtics
Neil JohnstonCPhiladelphia Warriors

* Player was selected but he could not play the game

All-Star Game MVP: Bob Pettit (St. Louis Hawks).