1964–65 Philadelphia 76ers season

The 1964–65 NBA season was the 76ers 16th season in the NBA and 2nd season in City Philadelphia. The team made a major trade to obtain the services of Wilt Chamberlain during the middle of the season. In the playoffs, they took the Boston Celtics to a 7th and decisive game. With the Sixers down 110-109 & only 5 seconds on the clock, Hal Greer inbounded the ball, and John Havlicek made a play for the ages when he stole the inbound pass, and the Celtics went on to win the game, and eventually their 7th consecutive championship.

1964–65 Philadelphia 76ers season
Head coachDolph Schayes
ArenaMunicipal Auditorium
Results
Record40–40 (.500)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast Division Finals
(eliminated 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWFIL-TV
RadioWCAU
< 1963–64 1965–66 >

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Boston Celtics 62 18 .775 27–3 27–11 8–4 20–10
x-Cincinnati Royals 48 32 .600 14 25–7 17–21 6–4 16–14
x-Philadelphia 76ers 40 40 .500 22 13–12 9–21 18–7 14–16
New York Knicks 31 49 .388 31 15–20 9–21 7–8 10–20
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1964-65 NBA Records
Team BAL BOS CIN DET LAL NYK PHI SFW STL
Baltimore 3–7 6–4 6–4 4–6 2–8 4–6 7–3 5–5
Boston 7–3 8–2 10–0 7–3 7–3 5–5 9–1 9–1
Cincinnati 4–6 2–8 6–4 6–4 8–2 6–4 8–2 8–2
Detroit 4–6 0–10 4–6 3–7 5–5 4–6 8–2 3–7
Los Angeles 6–4 3–7 4–6 7–3 10–0 7–3 8–2 4–6
New York 8–2 3–7 2–8 5–5 0–10 5–5 7–3 1–9
Philadelphia 6–4 5–5 4–6 6–4 3–7 5–5 6–4 5–5
San Francisco 3–7 1–9 2–8 2–8 2–8 3–7 4–6 0–10
St. Louis 5–5 1–9 2–8 7–3 6–4 9–1 5–5 10–0

PlayoffsEdit

East Division SemifinalsEdit

(2) Cincinnati Royals vs. (3) Philadelphia 76ers: 76ers win series 3-1

  • Game 1 @ Cincinnati: Philadelphia 119, Cincinnati 117 (OT)
  • Game 2 @ Philadelphia: Cincinnati 121, Philadelphia 120
  • Game 3 @ Cincinnati: Philadelphia 109, Cincinnati 94
  • Game 4 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 119, Cincinnati 112

East Division FinalsEdit

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (3) Philadelphia 76ers: Celtics win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 108, Philadelphia 98
  • Game 2 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 109, Boston 103
  • Game 3 @ Boston: Boston 112, Philadelphia 94
  • Game 4 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 134, Boston 131 (OT)
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 114, Philadelphia 108
  • Game 6 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 112, Boston 106
  • Game 7 @ Boston: Boston 110, Philadelphia 109

PlayoffsEdit

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit