The 1967 NBA World Championship Series was the championship series of the 1966–67 National Basketball Association (NBA) season, and was the conclusion of the 1967 NBA Playoffs. The best-of-seven series was played between the Western Conference champion San Francisco Warriors and the Eastern Conference champion Philadelphia 76ers. This was the first championship series in 11 years without the Boston Celtics, who were defeated in the Division Finals by Philadelphia.

1967 NBA Finals
Philadelphia 76ers Alex Hannum 4
San Francisco Warriors Bill Sharman 2
DatesApril 14–24
Hall of FamersSan Francisco Warriors:
Al Attles (2019)
Rick Barry (1987)
Nate Thurmond (1985)
Philadelphia 76ers:
Wilt Chamberlain (1979)
Billy Cunningham (1986)
Hal Greer (1982)
Chet Walker (2012)
Alex Hannum (1998)
Bill Sharman (1976 player, 2004 coach)
Mendy Rudolph (2007)
Earl Strom (1995)
Eastern Finals76ers defeat Celtics, 4–1
Western FinalsWarriors defeat Hawks, 4–2
NBA Finals

Despite dominating the regular season with a 68–13 record (the most regular season wins in NBA history at the time) the 76ers did not have an easy time of it against the Warriors. Ultimately, the 76ers won the series over the Warriors, 4–2.[1]

Series summaryEdit

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 April 14 Philadelphia 76ers 141–135* (1–0) San Francisco Warriors
Game 2 April 16 Philadelphia 76ers 126–95 (2–0) San Francisco Warriors
Game 3 April 18 San Francisco Warriors 130–124 (1–2) Philadelphia 76ers
Game 4 April 20 San Francisco Warriors 108–122 (1–3) Philadelphia 76ers
Game 5 April 23 Philadelphia 76ers 109–117 (3–2) San Francisco Warriors
Game 6 April 24 San Francisco Warriors 122–125 (2–4) Philadelphia 76ers

76ers win series 4–2
* denotes overtime

Team rostersEdit

Philadelphia 76ersEdit

San Francisco WarriorsEdit

See alsoEdit


External linksEdit

  • Sachare, Alex (2008). "NBA Encyclopedia Playoff Edition: The Best Team Ever". Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2008.
  • NBA History