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1969-70 ABA Season Summary

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League Champion: Indiana Pacers

Most Valuable Player: Spencer Haywood (30.0/19.5/2.3)
Rookie of the Year: Spencer Haywood (30.0/19.5/2.3)

PPG Leader: Spencer Haywood (30.0)
RPG Leader: Spencer Haywood (19.5)
APG Leader: Larry Brown (7.1)
WS Leader: Spencer Haywood (17.1)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Eastern Division              
Indiana Pacers* 59 25 .702 113.2 109.8 2.67
Kentucky Colonels* 45 39 .536 14.0 113.5 112.5 0.50
Carolina Cougars* 42 42 .500 17.0 106.8 107.0 -0.42
New York Nets* 39 45 .464 20.0 108.9 109.8 -1.03
Pittsburgh Pipers 29 55 .345 30.0 112.4 117.0 -4.38
Miami Floridians 23 61 .274 36.0 113.2 118.3 -4.92
Western Division              
Denver Rockets* 51 33 .607 115.4 111.0 4.32
Dallas Chaparrals* 45 39 .536 6.0 120.0 118.1 2.13
Washington Capitols* 44 40 .524 7.0 118.2 118.8 -0.30
Los Angeles Stars* 43 41 .512 8.0 113.7 113.9 0.28
New Orleans Buccaneers 42 42 .500 9.0 107.9 107.1 1.15

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-2): Indiana Pacers over Los Angeles Stars
 
Eastern Division Finals (4-1): Indiana Pacers over Kentucky Colonels
Western Division Finals (4-1): Los Angeles Stars over Denver Rockets
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (4-0): Indiana Pacers over Carolina Cougars
Eastern Division Semifinals (4-3): Kentucky Colonels over New York Nets
Western Division Semifinals (4-3): Denver Rockets over Washington Capitols
Western Division Semifinals (4-2): Los Angeles Stars over Dallas Chaparrals

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 Dallas Chaparrals* 84 20310 3775 8265 .457 187 584 .320 3588 7681 .467 2340 2968 .788 1482 3154 4636 1633 1709 2138 10077 120.0
2 Washington Capitols* 84 20235 3709 7988 .464 108 352 .307 3601 7636 .472 2403 3177 .756 1526 3103 4629 1961 1991 2329 9929 118.2
3 Denver Rockets* 84 20360 3743 8381 .447 188 684 .275 3555 7697 .462 2023 2713 .746 1621 3224 4845 1621 1404 2064 9697 115.4
4 Los Angeles Stars* 84 20410 3575 8120 .440 131 489 .268 3444 7631 .451 2266 3022 .750 1498 3099 4597 1772 1593 2234 9547 113.7
5 Kentucky Colonels* 84 20360 3593 8378 .429 330 923 .358 3263 7455 .438 2020 2733 .739 1714 3019 4733 1765 1637 2409 9536 113.5
6 Indiana Pacers* 84 20285 3593 7896 .455 215 784 .274 3378 7112 .475 2110 2846 .741 1496 2937 4433 1826 1485 2125 9511 113.2
7 Miami Floridians 84 20185 3598 8345 .431 88 342 .257 3510 8003 .439 2225 2991 .744 1685 2806 4491 1281 1569 2264 9509 113.2
8 Pittsburgh Pipers 84 20335 3721 8370 .445 128 477 .268 3593 7893 .455 1875 2673 .701 1661 3059 4720 1629 1760 2184 9445 112.4
9 New York Nets* 84 20335 3543 7854 .451 70 282 .248 3473 7572 .459 1990 2826 .704 1609 2547 4156 1762 1714 2381 9146 108.9
10 New Orleans Buccaneers 84 20435 3463 7982 .434 168 596 .282 3295 7386 .446 1970 2531 .778 1342 3100 4442 1638 1526 2091 9064 107.9
11 Carolina Cougars* 84 20260 3470 7859 .442 89 329 .271 3381 7530 .449 1942 2662 .730 1470 2839 4309 1746 1621 2243 8971 106.8
League Average 84 20319 3617 8131 .445 155 531 .291 3462 7600 .456 2106 2831 .744 1555 2990 4545 1694 1637 2224 9494 113.0

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 Carolina Cougars* 84 20260 3367 7650 .440 141 482 .293 3226 7168 .450 2113 2913 .725 4384 1588 1671 2123 8988 107.0
2 New Orleans Buccaneers 84 20435 3427 7878 .435 156 582 .268 3271 7296 .448 1989 2636 .755 4504 1547 1563 2077 8999 107.1
3 New York Nets* 84 20335 3397 7363 .461 157 491 .320 3240 6872 .471 2268 3034 .748 4317 1781 1911 2203 9219 109.8
4 Indiana Pacers* 84 20285 3568 8181 .436 125 507 .247 3443 7674 .449 1959 2731 .717 4572 1726 1516 2224 9220 109.8
5 Denver Rockets* 84 20360 3619 8286 .437 161 534 .301 3458 7752 .446 1927 2571 .750 4442 1602 1479 2124 9326 111.0
6 Kentucky Colonels* 84 20360 3505 7887 .444 127 484 .262 3378 7403 .456 2311 3122 .740 4562 1657 1705 2276 9448 112.5
7 Los Angeles Stars* 84 20410 3650 8281 .441 180 632 .285 3470 7649 .454 2087 2747 .760 4710 1753 1585 2390 9567 113.9
8 Pittsburgh Pipers 84 20335 3741 8319 .450 150 478 .314 3591 7841 .458 2192 2918 .751 4870 1749 1696 2187 9824 117.0
9 Dallas Chaparrals* 84 20310 3865 8861 .436 190 641 .296 3675 8220 .447 1998 2660 .751 4655 1670 1534 2319 9918 118.1
10 Miami Floridians 84 20185 3772 8093 .466 163 520 .313 3609 7573 .477 2233 2940 .760 4393 1719 1669 2218 9940 118.3
11 Washington Capitols* 84 20235 3872 8639 .448 152 491 .310 3720 8148 .457 2087 2870 .727 4582 1842 1680 2321 9983 118.8
League Average 84 20319 3617 8131 .445 155 531 .291 3462 7600 .456 2106 2831 .744 4545 1694 1637 2224 9494 113.0

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 Denver Rockets* 24.6 53 31 4.42 -0.08 4.32 106.2 102.2 107.6 .324 .082 .506 .458 12.8 .241 .446 13.6 .233 Denver Auditorium Arena
2 Indiana Pacers* 26.8 51 33 3.46 -0.80 2.67 105.4 102.2 106.7 .360 .099 .520 .469 14.0 .267 .444 13.9 .239 Indiana State Fair Coliseum
3 Dallas Chaparrals* 24.5 47 37 1.89 0.24 2.13 105.3 103.6 113.1 .359 .071 .526 .468 15.2 .283 .447 13.3 .225 Moody Coliseum
4 New Orleans Buccaneers 26.3 44 40 0.77 0.38 1.15 102.2 101.5 104.1 .317 .075 .498 .444 14.4 .247 .445 14.7 .252 Tulane Gym
5 Kentucky Colonels* 25.7 45 39 1.05 -0.46 0.50 102.6 101.7 109.6 .326 .110 .498 .449 14.6 .241 .452 15.5 .293 Louisville Convention Center
6 Los Angeles Stars* 24.0 41 43 -0.24 0.50 0.28 103.1 103.3 108.9 .372 .060 .505 .448 14.4 .279 .452 14.3 .252 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
7 Washington Capitols* 25.8 40 44 -0.64 0.58 -0.30 102.3 102.9 115.1 .398 .044 .529 .471 17.5 .301 .457 14.5 .242 Uline Arena
8 Carolina Cougars* 25.9 41 43 -0.20 -0.43 -0.42 100.5 100.7 105.8 .339 .042 .497 .447 15.2 .247 .449 15.8 .276 Greensboro Coliseum
9 New York Nets* 25.9 40 44 -0.87 -0.26 -1.03 100.7 101.5 107.2 .360 .036 .503 .456 15.9 .253 .472 18.0 .308 Island Garden
10 Pittsburgh Pipers 24.2 31 53 -4.51 0.14 -4.38 99.4 103.4 112.1 .319 .057 .495 .452 15.6 .224 .459 15.0 .263 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
11 Miami Floridians 23.1 29 55 -5.13 0.19 -4.92 101.6 106.2 111.3 .358 .041 .492 .436 14.0 .267 .476 15.1 .276 Miami Beach Convention Hall
League Average 25.1 42 42 0.00 0.00 0.00 102.7 102.7 109.2 .348 .065 .506 .454 14.9 .259 .454 14.9 .259

Minutes Played

1. Spencer Haywood-DNR 3808
2. Gerald Govan-NOB 3701
3. Roger Brown*-INA 3495
4. Donald Sidle-MMF 3493
5. Bob Verga-CAR 3411

Field Goals

1. Spencer Haywood-DNR 986
2. Bob Verga-CAR 867
3. Donnie Freeman-MMF 766
4. Levern Tart-NYA 756
5. Louie Dampier-KEN 743

Field Goal Attempts

1. Spencer Haywood-DNR 1998
2. Bob Verga-CAR 1984
3. Louie Dampier-KEN 1864
4. Donnie Freeman-MMF 1684
5. Steve Jones-NOB 1558

3-Pt Field Goals

1. Louie Dampier-KEN 198
2. Glen Combs-DLC 130
3. Darel Carrier-KEN 105
4. George Lehmann-TOT 92
5. Mike Butler-NOB 87

3-Pt Field Goal Attempts

1. Louie Dampier-KEN 548
2. Glen Combs-DLC 370
3. Mike Butler-NOB 300
4. George Lehmann-TOT 286
5. Darel Carrier-KEN 280

Free Throws

1. Donnie Freeman-MMF 626
2. Larry Jones-DNR 579
3. Spencer Haywood-DNR 547
4. Mack Calvin-LAS 529
5. Donald Sidle-MMF 469

Free Throw Attempts

1. Donnie Freeman-MMF 762
2. Larry Jones-DNR 732
3. Spencer Haywood-DNR 705
4. Mack Calvin-LAS 642
5. Donald Sidle-MMF 634

Offensive Rebounds

1. Spencer Haywood-DNR 533
2. Donald Sidle-MMF 432
3. Manny Leaks-DLC 427
  Red Robbins-NOB 427
5. Mel Daniels*-INA 423

Defensive Rebounds

1. Spencer Haywood-DNR 1104
2. Mel Daniels*-INA 1039
3. Gerald Govan-NOB 932
4. Red Robbins-NOB 905
5. Ira Harge-WSA 843

Total Rebounds

1. Spencer Haywood-DNR 1637
2. Mel Daniels*-INA 1462
3. Red Robbins-NOB 1332
4. Gerald Govan-NOB 1217
5. Ira Harge-WSA 1177

Assists

1. Larry Brown*-WSA 580
2. Mack Calvin-LAS 478
3. Bill Melchionni-NYA 457
4. Louie Dampier-KEN 447
5. Jeffrey Congdon-DNR 446

Turnovers

1. Larry Brown*-WSA 356
2. Bob Verga-CAR 313
3. Mel Daniels*-INA 307
4. Gene Moore-KEN 304
5. Les Hunter-NYA 297

Personal Fouls

1. Gene Moore-KEN 382
2. Goose Ligon-KEN 360
3. Les Hunter-NYA 335
4. Ira Harge-WSA 328
5. Mel Daniels*-INA 309

Points

1. Spencer Haywood-DNR 2519
2. Bob Verga-CAR 2258
3. Donnie Freeman-MMF 2163
4. Louie Dampier-KEN 2131
5. Roger Brown*-INA 1935
  Levern Tart-NYA 1935

Field Goal Pct

1. Trooper Washington-TOT .550
2. Frank Card-WSA .527
3. Byron Beck-DNR .523
4. Arthur Becker-INA .521
5. Goose Ligon-KEN .507

3-Pt Field Goal Pct

1. Darel Carrier-KEN .375
2. Louie Dampier-KEN .361
3. Jeffrey Congdon-DNR .354
4. Glen Combs-DLC .351
5. Mike Barrett-WSA .344

Free Throw Pct

1. Darel Carrier-KEN .892
2. Charles Beasley-DLC .882
3. Rick Barry*-WSA .864
4. Stephen Chubin-TOT .854
5. George Lehmann-TOT .853

Minutes Per Game

1. Spencer Haywood-DNR 45.3
2. Gerald Govan-NOB 44.1
3. Roger Brown*-INA 41.6
4. Bob Verga-CAR 41.6
5. Donald Sidle-MMF 41.6

Points Per Game

1. Spencer Haywood-DNR 30.0
2. Bob Verga-CAR 27.5
3. Donnie Freeman-MMF 27.4
4. Louie Dampier-KEN 26.0
5. Larry Jones-DNR 24.9

Rebounds Per Game

1. Spencer Haywood-DNR 19.5
2. Mel Daniels*-INA 17.6
3. Red Robbins-NOB 16.2
4. Gerald Govan-NOB 14.5
5. Ira Harge-WSA 14.0

Assists Per Game

1. Larry Brown*-WSA 7.1
2. Bill Melchionni-NYA 5.7
3. Mack Calvin-LAS 5.7
4. Larry Jones-DNR 5.7
5. Louie Dampier-KEN 5.5

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Spencer Haywood-DNR 28.0
2. Rick Barry*-WSA 24.9
3. Donnie Freeman-MMF 22.8
4. John Brisker-PTP 22.3
5. Larry Jones-DNR 21.1

True Shooting Pct

1. Rick Barry*-WSA .582
2. Trooper Washington-TOT .581
3. Roger Brown*-INA .572
4. Jimmy Jones-NOB .566
5. Arthur Becker-INA .558

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Trooper Washington-TOT .553
2. Frank Card-WSA .528
3. Byron Beck-DNR .523
4. Arthur Becker-INA .521
5. Roger Brown*-INA .512

Total Rebound Pct

1. Mel Daniels*-INA 21.7
2. Spencer Haywood-DNR 18.8
3. Red Robbins-NOB 18.6
4. Ira Harge-WSA 17.3
5. Ed Johnson-NYA 17.0

Assist Pct

1. Larry Brown*-WSA 26.9
2. Doug Moe-CAR 24.3
3. Jeffrey Congdon-DNR 22.7
4. Mack Calvin-LAS 22.3
5. Jimmy Jones-NOB 21.3

Turnover Pct

1. Donnie Freeman-MMF 8.6
2. Lonnie Wright-DNR 8.6
3. Stew Johnson-PTP 9.6
4. Spencer Haywood-DNR 9.9
5. Bob Netolicky-INA 10.3

Usage Pct

1. John Brisker-PTP 28.8
2. Bob Verga-CAR 28.4
3. Rick Barry*-WSA 27.4
4. Louie Dampier-KEN 25.7
5. Gene Moore-KEN 25.4

Offensive Win Shares

1. Roger Brown*-INA 9.8
2. Spencer Haywood-DNR 9.6
3. Levern Tart-NYA 8.1
4. Donnie Freeman-MMF 7.4
5. Jimmy Jones-NOB 7.3

Defensive Win Shares

1. Spencer Haywood-DNR 7.5
2. Gerald Govan-NOB 6.4
3. Red Robbins-NOB 5.8
4. Goose Ligon-KEN 5.0
5. Mel Daniels*-INA 4.7

Win Shares

1. Spencer Haywood-DNR 17.1
2. Roger Brown*-INA 13.3
3. Levern Tart-NYA 10.9
4. Red Robbins-NOB 10.7
5. Larry Jones-DNR 10.6

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Spencer Haywood-DNR .216
2. Rick Barry*-WSA .204
3. Jimmy Jones-NOB .200
4. Roger Brown*-INA .183
5. Larry Jones-DNR .168