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1968-69 ABA Season Summary

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League Champion: Oakland Oaks

Most Valuable Player: Mel Daniels (24.0/16.5/1.5)
Rookie of the Year: Warren Jabali (21.5/9.7/3.5)

PPG Leader: Larry Jones (28.4)
RPG Leader: Mel Daniels (16.5)
APG Leader: Larry Brown (7.1)
WS Leader: Jimmy Jones (16.1)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Eastern Division              
Indiana Pacers* 44 34 .564 119.6 115.5 3.35
Miami Floridians* 43 35 .551 1.0 115.5 115.0 0.09
Kentucky Colonels* 42 36 .538 2.0 111.2 111.0 -0.06
Minnesota Pipers* 36 42 .462 8.0 114.3 114.2 -0.06
New York Nets 17 61 .218 27.0 108.5 117.2 -7.90
Western Division              
Oakland Oaks* 60 18 .769 126.5 118.1 7.60
New Orleans Buccaneers* 46 32 .590 14.0 116.1 112.7 3.13
Denver Rockets* 44 34 .564 16.0 114.9 113.4 1.41
Dallas Chaparrals* 41 37 .526 19.0 111.0 111.7 -0.31
Los Angeles Stars 33 45 .423 27.0 114.4 117.5 -2.44
Houston Mavericks 23 55 .295 37.0 111.3 117.0 -4.81

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-1): Oakland Oaks over Indiana Pacers
 
Eastern Division Finals (4-1): Indiana Pacers over Miami Floridians
Western Division Finals (4-0): Oakland Oaks over New Orleans Buccaneers
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (4-3): Indiana Pacers over Kentucky Colonels
Eastern Division Semifinals (4-3): Miami Floridians over Minnesota Pipers
Western Division Semifinals (4-3): New Orleans Buccaneers over Dallas Chaparrals
Western Division Semifinals (4-3): Oakland Oaks 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 Oakland Oaks* 78 18820 3615 7663 .472 29 120 .242 3586 7543 .475 2607 3434 .759 1591 2916 4507 1668 1837 2126 9866 126.5
2 Indiana Pacers* 78 18920 3474 7709 .451 110 368 .299 3364 7341 .458 2273 3180 .715 1604 2827 4431 1553 1518 2106 9331 119.6
3 New Orleans Buccaneers* 78 18870 3386 7697 .440 133 422 .315 3253 7275 .447 2148 2845 .755 1504 2772 4276 1617 1273 1917 9053 116.1
4 Miami Floridians* 78 18895 3406 7625 .447 29 152 .191 3377 7473 .452 2167 3023 .717 1583 2599 4182 1532 1508 2092 9008 115.5
5 Denver Rockets* 78 18895 3427 7554 .454 79 314 .252 3348 7240 .462 2026 2769 .732 1376 2741 4117 1239 1331 2102 8959 114.9
6 Los Angeles Stars 78 18995 3208 7419 .432 218 678 .322 2990 6741 .444 2291 3243 .706 1508 2633 4141 1244 1520 2276 8925 114.4
7 Minnesota Pipers* 78 18920 3320 7985 .416 281 1006 .279 3039 6979 .435 1991 2868 .694 1771 2497 4268 1331 1429 1988 8912 114.3
8 Houston Mavericks 78 18845 3179 7732 .411 129 487 .265 3050 7245 .421 2196 2991 .734 1685 2695 4380 1371 1396 2157 8683 111.3
9 Kentucky Colonels* 78 18845 3180 7613 .418 335 948 .353 2845 6665 .427 1977 2690 .735 1555 2694 4249 1453 1383 2077 8672 111.2
10 Dallas Chaparrals* 78 18845 3185 7155 .445 95 301 .316 3090 6854 .451 2192 2948 .744 1357 2731 4088 1320 1473 2180 8657 111.0
11 New York Nets 78 18870 3148 7563 .416 77 264 .292 3071 7299 .421 2090 2816 .742 1459 2576 4035 1409 1537 2260 8463 108.5
League Average 78 18884 3321 7610 .436 138 460 .299 3183 7150 .445 2178 2982 .730 1545 2698 4243 1431 1473 2116 8957 114.8

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 Kentucky Colonels* 78 18845 3162 7467 .423 125 444 .282 3037 7023 .432 2210 3051 .724 4424 1458 1513 2017 8659 111.0
2 Dallas Chaparrals* 78 18845 3188 7559 .422 141 485 .291 3047 7074 .431 2193 3035 .723 4146 1271 1290 2114 8710 111.7
3 New Orleans Buccaneers* 78 18870 3307 7708 .429 131 434 .302 3176 7274 .437 2042 2766 .738 4347 1520 1503 2050 8787 112.7
4 Denver Rockets* 78 18895 3269 7438 .439 172 537 .320 3097 6901 .449 2132 3036 .702 4171 1193 1427 2045 8842 113.4
5 Minnesota Pipers* 78 18920 3353 7566 .443 129 390 .331 3224 7176 .449 2069 2793 .741 4259 1344 1474 1975 8904 114.2
6 Miami Floridians* 78 18895 3316 7610 .436 171 487 .351 3145 7123 .442 2170 2934 .740 3895 1628 1580 2156 8973 115.0
7 Indiana Pacers* 78 18920 3356 7829 .429 141 506 .279 3215 7323 .439 2157 2939 .734 4288 1469 1450 2172 9010 115.5
8 Houston Mavericks 78 18845 3355 7567 .443 106 406 .261 3249 7161 .454 2311 3116 .742 4518 1510 1473 2097 9127 117.0
9 New York Nets 78 18870 3324 7396 .449 126 412 .306 3198 6984 .458 2369 3273 .724 4401 1489 1571 1962 9143 117.2
10 Los Angeles Stars 78 18995 3407 7416 .459 102 378 .270 3305 7038 .470 2247 3042 .739 4209 1452 1519 2366 9163 117.5
11 Oakland Oaks* 78 18820 3491 8159 .428 171 581 .294 3320 7578 .438 2058 2822 .729 4016 1403 1505 2327 9211 118.1
League Average 78 18884 3321 7610 .436 138 460 .299 3183 7150 .445 2178 2982 .730 4243 1431 1482 2116 8957 114.8

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 Oakland Oaks* 25.4 56 22 8.40 -0.80 7.60 107.9 100.8 116.6 .448 .016 .538 .474 16.7 .340 .438 13.8 .252 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
2 Indiana Pacers* 25.0 48 30 4.12 -0.77 3.35 106.3 102.6 111.4 .413 .048 .512 .458 14.3 .295 .438 13.7 .276 Indiana State Fair Coliseum
3 New Orleans Buccaneers* 25.1 47 31 3.41 -0.28 3.13 106.3 103.2 108.3 .370 .055 .506 .449 12.5 .279 .438 14.4 .265 Loyola Field House
4 Denver Rockets* 25.6 43 35 1.50 -0.08 1.41 106.4 105.0 106.9 .367 .042 .511 .459 13.2 .268 .451 14.0 .287 Denver Auditorium Arena
5 Miami Floridians* 24.6 40 38 0.45 -0.35 0.09 103.6 103.2 110.4 .396 .020 .503 .449 14.4 .284 .447 15.1 .285 Miami Beach Convention Hall
6 Kentucky Colonels* 24.9 39 39 0.17 -0.23 -0.06 102.8 102.7 107.4 .353 .125 .493 .440 13.6 .260 .432 14.7 .296 Louisville Convention Center
7 Minnesota Pipers* 25.1 39 39 0.10 -0.19 -0.06 103.3 103.2 109.5 .359 .126 .482 .433 13.4 .249 .452 14.4 .273 Metropolitan Sports Center
8 Dallas Chaparrals* 24.1 37 41 -0.68 0.37 -0.31 104.2 104.8 105.8 .412 .042 .512 .452 14.8 .306 .431 12.7 .290 Moody Coliseum
9 Los Angeles Stars 23.4 32 46 -3.05 0.61 -2.44 103.9 106.6 108.6 .437 .091 .504 .447 14.7 .309 .466 14.8 .303 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
10 Houston Mavericks 24.7 26 52 -5.69 0.89 -4.81 101.0 106.1 109.5 .387 .063 .480 .419 13.4 .284 .450 14.1 .305 Sam Houston Coliseum
11 New York Nets 25.8 20 58 -8.72 0.82 -7.90 98.4 106.3 109.4 .372 .035 .481 .421 14.9 .276 .458 15.1 .320 Long Island Arena
League Average 24.8 39 39 0.00 0.00 0.00 104.0 104.0 109.4 .392 .060 .502 .445 14.2 .286 .445 14.2 .286

Minutes Played

1. Louie Dampier-KEN 3326
2. Jimmy Jones-NOB 3188
3. Willie Somerset-TOT 3118
4. Freddie Lewis-INA 3055
5. John Beasley-DLC 3050

Field Goals

1. Jimmy Jones-NOB 764
2. Larry Jones-DNR 759
3. Louie Dampier-KEN 713
4. Mel Daniels*-INA 712
5. Donnie Freeman-MMF 651

Field Goal Attempts

1. Louie Dampier-KEN 1696
2. Larry Jones-DNR 1631
3. Willie Somerset-TOT 1510
4. Mel Daniels*-INA 1496
5. Stew Johnson-TOT 1444

3-Pt Field Goals

1. Louie Dampier-KEN 199
2. Chico Vaughn-MNP 145
3. Darel Carrier-KEN 125
4. Glen Combs-DLC 84
5. Ron Perry-TOT 67

3-Pt Field Goal Attempts

1. Louie Dampier-KEN 552
2. Chico Vaughn-MNP 523
3. Darel Carrier-KEN 330
4. Glen Combs-DLC 233
5. Charles Williams-MNP 212

Free Throws

1. Larry Jones-DNR 591
2. Jimmy Jones-NOB 521
3. Willie Somerset-TOT 484
4. Darel Carrier-KEN 447
5. Roger Brown*-INA 442

Free Throw Attempts

1. Larry Jones-DNR 760
2. Mel Daniels*-INA 662
3. Jimmy Jones-NOB 647
4. Willie Somerset-TOT 583
5. Roger Brown*-INA 563

Offensive Rebounds

1. Skip Thoren-MMF 391
2. Mel Daniels*-INA 383
3. Red Robbins-NOB 368
4. Trooper Washington-MNP 367
5. Goose Ligon-KEN 328

Defensive Rebounds

1. Mel Daniels*-INA 873
2. Red Robbins-NOB 656
3. Skip Thoren-MMF 655
4. John Beasley-DLC 582
5. Ira Harge-OAK 547

Total Rebounds

1. Mel Daniels*-INA 1256
2. Skip Thoren-MMF 1046
3. Red Robbins-NOB 1024
4. Trooper Washington-MNP 868
5. John Beasley-DLC 830

Assists

1. Larry Brown*-OAK 544
2. Donnie Freeman-MMF 501
3. Louie Dampier-KEN 456
4. Jimmy Jones-NOB 437
5. Stephen Chubin-TOT 354

Turnovers

1. Ron Boone-DLC 355
2. Larry Brown*-OAK 331
3. Warren Jabali-OAK 307
4. Stephen Chubin-TOT 286
5. Mel Daniels*-INA 272

Personal Fouls

1. John Smith-DLC 328
2. Skip Thoren-MMF 324
3. Kendall Rhine-HSM 321
4. Goose Ligon-KEN 312
5. Les Hunter-MMF 311
  Gene Moore-KEN 311

Points

1. Larry Jones-DNR 2133
2. Jimmy Jones-NOB 2050
3. Louie Dampier-KEN 1933
4. Mel Daniels*-INA 1824
5. Willie Somerset-TOT 1758

Field Goal Pct

1. Jimmy Jones-NOB .535
2. Bob Netolicky-INA .509
3. John Beasley-DLC .487
4. Donnie Freeman-MMF .484
5. Roger Brown*-INA .482

3-Pt Field Goal Pct

1. Darel Carrier-KEN .379
2. George Stone-LAS .378
3. Jimmy Rayl-INA .370
4. Glen Combs-DLC .360
  Louie Dampier-KEN .360

Free Throw Pct

1. Rick Barry*-OAK .888
2. Tony Jackson-TOT .887
3. Bobby Lloyd-NYA .886
4. Charles Beasley-DLC .839
5. Arthur Becker-HSM .833

Minutes Per Game

1. Louie Dampier-KEN 42.6
2. Willie Somerset-TOT 42.1
3. Jimmy Jones-NOB 41.4
4. Larry Jones-DNR 40.6
5. Freddie Lewis-INA 39.2

Points Per Game

1. Larry Jones-DNR 28.4
2. Jimmy Jones-NOB 26.6
3. Louie Dampier-KEN 24.8
4. Mel Daniels*-INA 24.0
5. Willie Somerset-TOT 23.8

Rebounds Per Game

1. Mel Daniels*-INA 16.5
2. Red Robbins-NOB 13.5
3. Skip Thoren-MMF 13.4
4. Kendall Rhine-HSM 11.0
5. Byron Beck-DNR 11.0

Assists Per Game

1. Larry Brown*-OAK 7.1
2. Donnie Freeman-MMF 6.4
3. Louie Dampier-KEN 5.8
4. Jimmy Jones-NOB 5.7
5. Roger Brown*-INA 4.6

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Connie Hawkins*-MNP 29.7
2. Jimmy Jones-NOB 24.7
3. Larry Jones-DNR 23.5
4. Mel Daniels*-INA 21.7
5. Donnie Freeman-MMF 21.0

True Shooting Pct

1. Rick Barry*-OAK .616
2. Jim Eakins-OAK .605
3. Jimmy Jones-NOB .598
4. Connie Hawkins*-MNP .585
5. Bill McGill-DNR .582

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Jimmy Jones-NOB .535
2. Bob Netolicky-INA .509
3. John Beasley-DLC .489
4. Donnie Freeman-MMF .484
5. Roger Brown*-INA .484

Total Rebound Pct

1. Mel Daniels*-INA 18.6
2. Skip Thoren-MMF 18.5
3. Gene Moore-KEN 17.5
4. Mike Lewis-TOT 17.2
5. Ira Harge-OAK 17.2

Assist Pct

1. Larry Brown*-OAK 27.5
2. Donnie Freeman-MMF 25.8
3. Stephen Chubin-TOT 24.1
4. Louie Dampier-KEN 21.8
5. Jimmy Jones-NOB 20.8

Turnover Pct

1. Byron Beck-DNR 8.8
2. Walter Piatkowski-DNR 8.9
3. John Beasley-DLC 9.0
4. Red Robbins-NOB 9.2
5. Keith Swagerty-HSM 9.5

Usage Pct

1. Bob Verga-TOT 28.2
2. Larry Jones-DNR 26.8
3. Connie Hawkins*-MNP 26.2
4. Ron Boone-DLC 25.3
5. Charles Williams-MNP 25.3

Offensive Win Shares

1. Jimmy Jones-NOB 12.2
2. Larry Jones-DNR 8.3
3. Connie Hawkins*-MNP 7.8
4. Rick Barry*-OAK 7.2
5. Donnie Freeman-MMF 7.0

Defensive Win Shares

1. Trooper Washington-MNP 5.0
2. Mel Daniels*-INA 4.4
3. Red Robbins-NOB 4.2
4. Jimmy Jones-NOB 3.8
5. Goose Ligon-KEN 3.8

Win Shares

1. Jimmy Jones-NOB 16.1
2. Connie Hawkins*-MNP 11.3
3. Larry Jones-DNR 10.9
4. Roger Brown*-INA 10.0
5. Donnie Freeman-MMF 10.0

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Connie Hawkins*-MNP .293
2. Jimmy Jones-NOB .242
3. Jim Eakins-OAK .212
4. Bill McGill-DNR .193
5. Roger Brown*-INA .181