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The 1964 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the 1964 NBA Playoffs, which concluded the National Basketball Association 1963–64 season. The best-of-seven series was played between the Western Conference champion San Francisco Warriors and the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics. This was the Celtics' 8th straight trip to the championship series, and they won the series over the Warriors, 4–1.

1964 NBA Finals
Boston Celtics Red Auerbach 4
San Francisco Warriors Alex Hannum 1
DatesApril 18—26
Eastern FinalsCeltics defeat Royals, 4–1
Western FinalsWarriors defeat Hawks, 4–3
NBA Finals

This was the first time Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain faced off in the NBA Finals; they did once again in 1969.

Series summaryEdit

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team Game Officials
Game 1 April 18 Boston Celtics 108–96 (1–0) San Francisco Warriors
Game 2 April 20 Boston Celtics 124–101 (2–0) San Francisco Warriors
Game 3 April 22 San Francisco Warriors 115–91 (1–2) Boston Celtics
Game 4 April 24 San Francisco Warriors 95–98 (1–3) Boston Celtics Norm Drucker, Mendy Rudolph[1]
Game 5 April 26 Boston Celtics 105–99 (4–1) San Francisco Warriors

Celtics win series 4–1

Team rostersEdit

Boston CelticsEdit

San Francisco WarriorsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Hal15Greer (2013-06-02), 1964 NBA Finals Gm. 4 Celtics vs. Warriors (1/3), retrieved 2018-05-12

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