1947-48 BAA season

1947-48 BAA season

1947–48 BAA season
League Basketball Association of America
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 8
Regular season
Top scorer Max Zaslofsky (Chicago)
Eastern champions Philadelphia Warriors
  Eastern runners-up St. Louis Bombers
Western champions Baltimore Bullets
  Western runners-up Chicago Stags
Finals champions Baltimore Bullets
  Runners-up Philadelphia Warriors
BAA/NBA seasons

The 1947–48 BAA season was the second season of the Basketball Association of America (BAA), the league that would eventually become the National Basketball Association (NBA). The season ended with the Baltimore Bullets winning the BAA Championship, beating the Philadelphia Warriors 4 games to 2 in the BAA Finals.

Preseason events

Before the season started, Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Toronto folded leaving the BAA with only 7 teams. The Baltimore Bullets were brought into the league from the ABL to even out the divisions.

Final standings

Eastern Division

Western Division

Statistics leaders

Category Player Team Stat
Points Max Zaslofsky Chicago Stags 1,007
Assists Howard Dallmar Philadelphia Warriors 120
FG% Bob Feerick Washington Capitols 34.0%
FT% Bob Feerick Washington Capitols 78.8%

Note: Prior to the 1969-70 season, league leaders in points and assists were determined by totals rather than averages.

BAA awards

External links

  • Basketball-reference season page