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The Washington Capitols were a Basketball Association of America and National Basketball Association team in Washington. The franchise was founded in 1946-47 in the Basketball Association of America and joined the National Basketball Association in 1949-50 when its previous league merged with the National Basketball League. The team folded during the 1950-51 season.

Historical Overview

Team League Primary Venue Municipality Start End
Washington Capitols National Basketball Association Uline Arena Washington 1949-50 1950-51
Basketball Association of America 1946-47 1948-49

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Tenants and Events

Season Win Loss GB Finish Postseason Venues
Basketball Association of America
1946-47 49 11 0 1st in Eastern Division Defeated by Chicago Stags 4-2 (best-of-seven) Uline Arena, Washington (30 regular season games + three postseason games)
1947-48 28 20 1 4th in Western Division Defeated by Chicago Stags 74-70 in tiebreaker (single-elimination) Uline Arena, Washington (24 regular season games)
1948-49 38 22 0 1st in Eastern Division Defeated Philadelphia Warriors 2-0 (best-of-three)
Defeated New York Knickerbockers 2-1 (best-of-three)
Defeated by Minneapolis Lakers 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Uline Arena, Washington (29 regular season games + four postseason games)
D.C. Armory, Washington (two postseason games)
Chicago Stadium, Chicago (one regular season game)
National Basketball Association
1949-50 32 36 21 3rd in Eastern Division Defeated by New York Knickerbockers 2-0 (best-of-three) Uline Arena, Washington (34 regular season games + one postseason game)
1950-51 10 25 30 6th in Eastern Division Did not qualify Uline Arena, Washington (19 regular season games)