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1963–64 San Francisco Warriors season

The 1963–64 NBA season was the Warriors' 18th season in the NBA and second in San Francisco.[1]

1963–64 San Francisco Warriors season
Head coachAlex Hannum
ArenaCow Palace
Results
Record48–32 (.600)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Western)
Playoff finishNBA Finals
(eliminated 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKRON-TV
RadioKSFO
< 1962–63 1964–65 >

The Warriors were led by superstar center Wilt Chamberlain, aided by rookie draft pick Nate Thurmond as well as veterans Tom Meschery and Al Attles, and were coached by newcomer Alex Hannum. The Warriors won 48 games and advanced to the NBA Finals in its second season as a San Francisco team. They were ousted in five by the Boston Celtics in the NBA Championship.

Contents

RosterEdit

San Francisco Warriors roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 16   Attles, Al 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) North Carolina A&T
C 13   Chamberlain, Wilt 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Kansas
F 55   Hightower, Wayne 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Kansas
G 12   Hill, Gary 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Oklahoma City
G/F 9   Lee, George 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Michigan
F 14   Meschery, Tom 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Saint Mary's
G 7   Phillips, Gary 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 189 lb (86 kg) Houston
G 5   Rodgers, Guy 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Temple
F 17   Sears, Kenny 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Santa Clara
F/C 42   Thurmond, Nate 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Bowling Green
F 15   Windsor, John 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Stanford
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-San Francisco Warriors 48 32 .600 25–14 21–15 2–3 29–17
x-St. Louis Hawks 46 34 .575 2 27–12 17–19 2–3 30–16
x-Los Angeles Lakers 42 38 .525 6 24–12 15–21 3–5 24–22
Baltimore Bullets 31 49 .388 17 20–19 8–21 3–9 16–24
Detroit Pistons 23 57 .288 25 9–21 6–25 8–11 13–33
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1963–64 NBA records
Team BAL BOS CIN DET LAL NYK PHI GSW STL
Baltimore 1–9 2–8 7–3 3–7 7–3 5–5 3–7 3–7
Boston 9–1 5–7 7–1 6–3 10–2 10–2 5–3 7–2
Cincinnati 8–2 7–5 7–2 4–4 11–1 9–3 5–4 4–4
Detroit 3–7 1–7 2–7 5–7 4–5 3–5 3–9 2–10
Los Angeles 7–3 3–6 4–4 7–5 6–2 5–4 5–7 5–7
New York 3–7 2–10 1–11 5–4 2–6 4–8 1–8 4–4
Philadelphia 5–5 2–10 3–9 5–3 4–5 8–4 4–4 3–6
San Francisco 7–3 3–5 4–5 9–3 7–5 8–1 4–4 6–6
St. Louis 7–3 2–7 4–4 10–2 7–5 4–4 6–3 6–6

PlayoffsEdit

West Division SemifinalsEdit

The Warriors had a division semifinal bye.

West Division FinalsEdit

(1) San Francisco Warriors vs. (2) St. Louis Hawks: Warriors win series 4–3

  • Game 1 @ San Francisco: St. Louis 116, San Francisco 111
  • Game 2 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 120, St. Louis 85
  • Game 3 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 113, San Francisco 109
  • Game 4 @ St. Louis: San Francisco 111, St. Louis 109
  • Game 5 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 121, St. Louis 97
  • Game 6 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 123, San Francisco 95
  • Game 7 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 105, St. Louis 95

NBA FinalsEdit

(E1) Boston Celtics vs. (W1) San Francisco Warriors: Celtics win series 4–1

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 108, San Francisco 96
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Boston 124, San Francisco 101
  • Game 3 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 115, Boston 91
  • Game 4 @ San Francisco: Boston 98, San Francisco 95
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 105, San Francisco 99

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit