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League Champion: Pittsburgh Pipers

Most Valuable Player: Connie Hawkins (26.8/13.5/4.6)
Rookie of the Year: Mel Daniels (22.2/15.6/1.4)

PPG Leader: Connie Hawkins (26.8)
RPG Leader: Mel Daniels (15.6)
APG Leader: Larry Brown (6.5)
WS Leader: Connie Hawkins (17.9)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Eastern Division              
Pittsburgh Pipers* 54 24 .692 111.9 108.7 3.16
Minnesota Muskies* 50 28 .641 4.0 108.6 104.7 3.79
Indiana Pacers* 38 40 .487 16.0 109.6 109.4 0.49
Kentucky Colonels* 36 42 .462 18.0 104.5 105.2 -0.39
New Jersey Americans 36 42 .462 18.0 110.8 112.4 -1.14
Western Division              
New Orleans Buccaneers* 48 30 .615 111.7 106.8 4.15
Dallas Chaparrals* 46 32 .590 2.0 109.9 108.6 0.97
Denver Rockets* 45 33 .577 3.0 105.7 101.5 3.52
Houston Mavericks* 29 49 .372 19.0 103.5 107.8 -4.04
Anaheim Amigos 25 53 .321 23.0 111.6 116.1 -4.28
Oakland Oaks 22 56 .282 26.0 110.8 117.4 -6.21

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-3): Pittsburgh Pipers over New Orleans Buccaneers
 
Eastern Division Finals (4-1): Pittsburgh Pipers over Minnesota Muskies
Western Division Finals (4-1): New Orleans Buccaneers over Dallas Chaparrals
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (3-2): Minnesota Muskies over Kentucky Colonels
Eastern Division Semifinals (3-0): Pittsburgh Pipers over Indiana Pacers
Western Division Semifinals (3-0): Dallas Chaparrals over Houston Mavericks
Western Division Semifinals (3-2): New Orleans Buccaneers over Denver Rockets

Team Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Rk Team G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
1 Pittsburgh Pipers* 78 18795 3230 7528 .429 243 790 .308 2987 6738 .443 2028 2839 .714 4260 1239 1310 1846 8731 111.9
2 New Orleans Buccaneers* 78 18820 3207 7521 .426 53 220 .241 3154 7301 .432 2245 3000 .748 4453 1355 1416 1839 8712 111.7
3 Anaheim Amigos 78 18795 3172 7606 .417 219 716 .306 2953 6890 .429 2141 2916 .734 4158 1297 1516 2174 8704 111.6
4 New Jersey Americans 78 18745 3189 7727 .413 125 456 .274 3064 7271 .421 2138 2876 .743 4075 1200 1231 2051 8641 110.8
5 Oakland Oaks 78 18820 3215 7680 .419 103 353 .292 3112 7327 .425 2109 2850 .740 4164 1149 1429 1957 8642 110.8
6 Dallas Chaparrals* 78 18895 3260 7167 .455 29 120 .242 3231 7047 .458 2027 2810 .721 4030 1344 1431 1997 8576 109.9
7 Indiana Pacers* 78 18845 3174 7397 .429 96 360 .267 3078 7037 .437 2102 2971 .708 4257 1176 1402 1788 8546 109.6
8 Minnesota Muskies* 78 18895 3248 8084 .402 77 271 .284 3171 7813 .406 1896 2968 .639 4828 1019 1313 1860 8469 108.6
9 Denver Rockets* 78 18820 3119 7271 .429 25 149 .168 3094 7122 .434 1981 2725 .727 4121 1044 1293 1992 8244 105.7
10 Kentucky Colonels* 78 18795 3044 7427 .410 141 461 .306 2903 6966 .417 1921 2677 .718 4404 1165 1319 1928 8150 104.5
11 Houston Mavericks* 78 18845 3094 7731 .400 112 389 .288 2982 7342 .406 1774 2537 .699 4207 1175 1093 1906 8074 103.5
League Average 78 18825 3177 7558 .420 111 390 .285 3066 7169 .428 2033 2834 .717 4269 1197 1341 1940 8499 109.0

Opponent Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Rk Team G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
1 Denver Rockets* 78 18820 2853 7133 .400 116 410 .283 2737 6723 .407 2092 2916 .717 3933 993 1365 1903 7914 101.5
2 Minnesota Muskies* 78 18895 3019 7334 .412 136 468 .291 2883 6866 .420 1989 2779 .716 3910 1134 1317 2012 8163 104.7
3 Kentucky Colonels* 78 18795 2997 7236 .414 101 393 .257 2896 6843 .423 2112 2890 .731 4262 1043 1350 1880 8207 105.2
4 New Orleans Buccaneers* 78 18820 3144 7784 .404 95 341 .279 3049 7443 .410 1951 2699 .723 4328 1084 1372 2043 8334 106.8
5 Houston Mavericks* 78 18845 3118 7261 .429 105 344 .305 3013 6917 .436 2066 2798 .738 4448 1252 1387 1839 8407 107.8
6 Dallas Chaparrals* 78 18895 3092 7492 .413 133 525 .253 2959 6967 .425 2153 2954 .729 3973 1277 1248 1887 8470 108.6
7 Pittsburgh Pipers* 78 18795 3233 7543 .429 85 338 .251 3148 7205 .437 1928 2711 .711 4619 1357 1440 1886 8479 108.7
8 Indiana Pacers* 78 18845 3311 7844 .422 141 417 .338 3170 7427 .427 1767 2473 .715 4131 1257 1290 2013 8530 109.4
9 New Jersey Americans 78 18745 3285 7659 .429 112 369 .304 3173 7290 .435 2086 2955 .706 4406 1095 1292 1952 8768 112.4
10 Anaheim Amigos 78 18795 3388 7768 .436 99 365 .271 3289 7403 .444 2182 3100 .704 4449 1308 1461 1977 9057 116.1
11 Oakland Oaks 78 18820 3512 8085 .434 100 315 .317 3412 7770 .439 2036 2894 .704 4498 1363 1231 1946 9160 117.4
League Average 78 18825 3177 7558 .420 111 390 .285 3066 7169 .428 2033 2834 .717 4269 1197 1341 1940 8499 109.0

Miscellaneous Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
Rk Team Age PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr TS% eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
1 New Orleans Buccaneers* 26.1 51 27 4.85 -0.70 4.15 102.4 97.9 108.5 .399 .029 .493 .430 13.8 .298 .410 13.3 .251 Loyola Field House
2 Minnesota Muskies* 22.2 49 29 3.92 -0.14 3.79 100.4 96.7 107.2 .367 .034 .451 .407 12.3 .235 .421 13.3 .271 Metropolitan Sports Center
3 Denver Rockets* 24.3 50 28 4.23 -0.71 3.52 102.0 97.9 103.0 .375 .020 .487 .431 13.2 .272 .408 14.0 .293 Denver Auditorium Arena
4 Pittsburgh Pipers* 24.8 47 31 3.23 -0.07 3.16 103.8 100.9 107.4 .377 .105 .497 .445 13.0 .269 .434 14.2 .256 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
5 Dallas Chaparrals* 22.6 42 36 1.36 -0.39 0.97 103.7 102.5 105.0 .392 .017 .510 .457 14.6 .283 .422 12.4 .287 Moody Coliseum
6 Indiana Pacers* 24.7 40 38 0.21 0.29 0.49 101.5 101.3 107.2 .402 .049 .491 .436 13.9 .284 .431 12.6 .225 Indiana State Fair Coliseum
7 Kentucky Colonels* 24.7 37 41 -0.73 0.35 -0.39 99.8 100.5 104.3 .360 .062 .474 .419 13.3 .259 .421 13.7 .292 Louisville Convention Center
8 New Jersey Americans 23.0 35 43 -1.63 0.49 -1.14 102.2 103.7 108.2 .372 .059 .480 .421 12.0 .277 .436 12.6 .272 Teaneck Armory
9 Houston Mavericks* 23.6 28 50 -4.27 0.23 -4.04 98.9 103.0 103.9 .328 .050 .456 .407 11.0 .229 .437 14.0 .285 Sam Houston Coliseum
10 Anaheim Amigos 22.1 28 50 -4.53 0.25 -4.28 99.7 103.8 111.5 .383 .094 .490 .431 14.6 .281 .443 13.8 .281 Anaheim Convention Center
11 Oakland Oaks 24.9 24 54 -6.64 0.43 -6.21 99.7 105.7 110.5 .371 .046 .484 .425 13.8 .275 .441 11.6 .252 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
League Average 23.8 39 39 0.00 0.00 0.00 101.3 101.3 107.0 .375 .052 .483 .428 13.2 .269 .428 13.2 .269

Minutes Played

1. Jimmy Jones-NOB 3255
2. Darel Carrier-KEN 3192
3. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 3146
4. Doug Moe-NOB 3113
5. Larry Jones-DNR 3085

Field Goals

1. Mel Daniels*-MNM 669
2. Doug Moe-NOB 665
3. Darel Carrier-KEN 643
4. Charles Williams-PTP 642
5. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 635

Field Goal Attempts

1. Mel Daniels*-MNM 1640
2. Doug Moe-NOB 1610
3. Charles Williams-PTP 1573
4. Darel Carrier-KEN 1545
5. Levern Tart-TOT 1500

3-Pt Field Goals

1. Lester Selvage-ANA 147
2. Chico Vaughn-PTP 137
3. Tony Jackson-NJA 91
4. Darel Carrier-KEN 84
5. Ron Perry-MNM 62

3-Pt Field Goal Attempts

1. Lester Selvage-ANA 461
2. Chico Vaughn-PTP 410
3. Tony Jackson-NJA 302
4. Darel Carrier-KEN 235
5. Ron Perry-MNM 178
  Charles Williams-PTP 178

Free Throws

1. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 603
2. Doug Moe-NOB 551
3. Larry Jones-DNR 530
4. Stephen Chubin-ANA 518
5. Freddie Lewis-INA 465

Free Throw Attempts

1. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 789
2. Doug Moe-NOB 693
3. Larry Jones-DNR 683
4. Mel Daniels*-MNM 678
5. Stephen Chubin-ANA 639

Offensive Rebounds

1. Mel Daniels*-MNM 502
2. Goose Ligon-KEN 370
3. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 368
4. Red Robbins-NOB 366
5. Les Hunter-MNM 332

Defensive Rebounds

1. Mel Daniels*-MNM 711
2. John Beasley-DLC 704
3. Jim Hadnot-OAK 633
4. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 577
5. Goose Ligon-KEN 559

Total Rebounds

1. Mel Daniels*-MNM 1213
2. Ira Harge-TOT 1038
3. John Beasley-DLC 982
4. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 945
5. Jim Hadnot-OAK 936

Assists

1. Larry Brown*-NOB 506
2. Stephen Chubin-ANA 364
3. Roger Brown*-INA 327
4. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 320
5. Barry Liebowitz-TOT 301

Turnovers

1. Larry Brown*-NOB 355
2. Stephen Chubin-ANA 310
3. Levern Tart-TOT 277
4. Charles Williams-PTP 270
5. Roger Brown*-INA 265

Personal Fouls

1. Dan Anderson-NJA 329
2. Arthur Becker-HSM 321
3. Goose Ligon-KEN 307
4. Les Hunter-MNM 297
5. Roger Brown*-INA 296

Points

1. Doug Moe-NOB 1884
2. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 1875
3. Darel Carrier-KEN 1765
4. Larry Jones-DNR 1742
5. Mel Daniels*-MNM 1729

Field Goal Pct

1. Trooper Washington-PTP .523
2. Connie Hawkins*-PTP .519
3. Bob Netolicky-INA .504
4. Dan Anderson-NJA .494
5. Charles Beasley-DLC .493

3-Pt Field Goal Pct

1. Steve Jones-OAK .426
2. Wesley Bialosuknia-OAK .397
3. Darel Carrier-KEN .357
4. Ron Perry-MNM .348
5. Chico Vaughn-PTP .334

Free Throw Pct

1. Charles Beasley-DLC .872
2. Bobby Lloyd-NJA .854
3. John Beasley-DLC .842
4. Tony Jackson-NJA .829
5. Mel Nowell-NJA .826

Minutes Per Game

1. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 44.9
2. Jimmy Jones-NOB 41.7
3. Darel Carrier-KEN 41.5
4. Louie Dampier-KEN 41.1
5. Larry Jones-DNR 40.6

Points Per Game

1. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 26.8
2. Doug Moe-NOB 24.2
3. Levern Tart-TOT 23.5
4. Darel Carrier-KEN 22.9
5. Larry Jones-DNR 22.9

Rebounds Per Game

1. Mel Daniels*-MNM 15.6
2. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 13.5
3. John Beasley-DLC 12.8
4. Ira Harge-TOT 12.7
5. Red Robbins-NOB 12.2

Assists Per Game

1. Larry Brown*-NOB 6.5
2. Stephen Chubin-ANA 4.7
3. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 4.6
4. Roger Brown*-INA 4.3
5. Art Heyman-TOT 3.8

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 28.8
2. Red Robbins-NOB 25.7
3. John Beasley-DLC 23.8
4. Mel Daniels*-MNM 22.4
5. Cliff Hagan*-DLC 21.5

True Shooting Pct

1. Connie Hawkins*-PTP .597
2. Charles Beasley-DLC .574
3. Cliff Hagan*-DLC .558
4. Gary Bradds-OAK .548
5. Red Robbins-NOB .542

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Trooper Washington-PTP .525
2. Connie Hawkins*-PTP .520
3. Bob Netolicky-INA .504
4. Charles Beasley-DLC .495
5. Dan Anderson-NJA .494

Total Rebound Pct

1. Mel Daniels*-MNM 17.9
2. Red Robbins-NOB 17.7
3. Ira Harge-TOT 16.5
4. John Beasley-DLC 16.3
5. Gerald Govan-NOB 16.1

Assist Pct

1. Larry Brown*-NOB 24.5
2. Cliff Hagan*-DLC 24.5
3. Stephen Chubin-ANA 22.5
4. Barry Liebowitz-TOT 19.6
5. Joe Hamood-HSM 18.4

Turnover Pct

1. John Beasley-DLC 7.1
2. Jerry Pettway-HSM 8.2
3. Bruce Spraggins-NJA 8.9
4. Willie Murrell-DNR 9.0
5. Tony Jackson-NJA 9.3

Usage Pct

1. Mel Daniels*-MNM 26.1
2. Levern Tart-TOT 25.9
3. Cliff Hagan*-DLC 25.0
4. Doug Moe-NOB 24.9
5. Charles Williams-PTP 24.9

Offensive Win Shares

1. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 13.7
2. John Beasley-DLC 7.4
3. Cincinnatus Powell-DLC 6.9
4. Charles Beasley-DLC 6.9
5. Larry Jones-DNR 6.9

Defensive Win Shares

1. Mel Daniels*-MNM 9.1
2. Les Hunter-MNM 6.6
3. Donnie Freeman-MNM 5.4
4. Sam Smith-MNM 5.2
5. Larry Jones-DNR 4.9

Win Shares

1. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 17.9
2. Larry Jones-DNR 11.8
3. Goose Ligon-KEN 9.7
4. Arthur Becker-HSM 9.6
5. Willie Somerset-HSM 9.4

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Connie Hawkins*-PTP .273
2. Red Robbins-NOB .208
3. Cliff Hagan*-DLC .196
4. Willie Somerset-HSM .193
5. Larry Jones-DNR .184