Mar. 18, 1962 - The Philadelphia Warriors moved into a commanding lead in their NBA Eastern Division semifinal playoffs today with a 97-82 victory over the Syracuse Nats. Philadelphia now leads the 3-of-5 series, 2-0. The winner of the series will meet the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Division Finals. Wilt Chamberlain, the Warriors’ 50-point-a-game scorer, was held to a “mere” 28, but was the high scorer. In the other playoff series, the Detroit Pistons lead the Cincinnati Royals, 2 games to 1. The winner will play the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Division Finals.