Coached by Ken Loeffler the St. Louis Bombers faced the Pittsburgh Ironmen on November 2nd in their first game at the St. Louis Arena on November 2nd, winning 56-51. The Bombers were able to get off to a fast start winning 11 of their first 14 games. Leading the way for the Bombers one of 11 charter teams in the Basketball Association of America was Guard Johnny Logan a second team All-Star who led the team in scoring with 12.6 points per game. The Bombers would battle the Chicago Stags all season for first place in the Western Division, losing a tie break at the end of the season, as they posted a record of 38-23. Facing the Philadelphia Warriors in the quarterfinals, the Bombers and Warriors split the first two games of a three game series, with each team winning on their own floor. However, despite Game 3 being at the St. Louis Arena, the Bombers would suffer a letdown losing 75-59 as the Warriors went on to win the league’s first championship.
The St. Louis Bombers were originally part of the Basketball Association of America (BAA) in 1946. The BAA merged with the National Basketball League (NBL) in 1949 to become the National Basketball Association (NBA). In 1950, the Bombers, along with five other teams, dropped out of the league altogether.
1949 – 1950 / National Basketball Association
1946 – 1949 / Basketball Association of America
1946 – 1950 / St. Louis Bombers
Bombers – Nickname known.
NBA Championships 0
BAA Championship 0
1946 – 1950 / St. Louis Arena
1946 – 1950 / Unknown
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