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1970-71 ABA Season Summary

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League Champion: Utah Stars

Most Valuable Player: Mel Daniels (21.0/18.0/2.2)
Rookie of the Year: Dan Issel (29.9/13.2/2.0) & Charlie Scott (27.1/5.2/5.6)

PPG Leader: Dan Issel (29.9)
RPG Leader: Mel Daniels (18.0)
APG Leader: Bill Melchionni (8.3)
WS Leader: Zelmo Beaty (16.0)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Eastern Division              
Virginia Squires* 55 29 .655 123.3 119.7 2.79
Kentucky Colonels* 44 40 .524 11.0 122.2 122.1 -0.17
New York Nets* 40 44 .476 15.0 111.0 111.6 -0.86
The Floridians* 37 47 .440 18.0 114.0 115.6 -1.65
Pittsburgh Condors 36 48 .429 19.0 119.1 121.8 -2.74
Carolina Cougars 34 50 .405 21.0 115.3 119.4 -3.88
Western Division              
Indiana Pacers* 58 26 .690 119.1 113.1 5.63
Utah Stars* 57 27 .679 1.0 119.0 111.9 6.60
Memphis Pros* 41 43 .488 17.0 109.2 109.9 -0.36
Texas Chaparrals* 30 54 .357 28.0 121.5 124.5 -2.21
Denver Rockets* 30 54 .357 28.0 118.6 122.7 -3.15

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-3): Utah Stars over Kentucky Colonels
 
Eastern Division Finals (4-2): Kentucky Colonels over Virginia Squires
Western Division Finals (4-3): Utah Stars over Indiana Pacers
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (4-2): Kentucky Colonels over The Floridians
Eastern Division Semifinals (4-2): Virginia Squires over New York Nets
Western Division Semifinals (4-0): Indiana Pacers over Memphis Pros
Western Division Semifinals (4-0): Utah Stars over Texas Chaparrals
 
Western Division Tiebreaker (1-0): Texas Chaparrals 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 Virginia Squires* 84 20335 4014 8497 .472 54 215 .251 3960 8282 .478 2273 2975 .764 1589 2974 4563 2231 1716 2371 10355 123.3
2 Kentucky Colonels* 84 20185 3929 8520 .461 193 597 .323 3736 7923 .472 2213 2930 .755 1604 3186 4790 1878 1569 2271 10264 122.2
3 Texas Chaparrals* 84 20385 3964 8938 .443 241 776 .311 3723 8162 .456 2038 2661 .766 1733 2964 4697 1901 1475 2093 10207 121.5
4 Indiana Pacers* 84 20360 3796 8202 .463 306 1024 .299 3490 7178 .486 2104 2741 .768 1420 2953 4373 2068 1429 1953 10002 119.1
5 Pittsburgh Condors 84 20230 3906 8661 .451 177 578 .306 3729 8083 .461 2012 2659 .757 1764 3067 4831 1619 1724 2208 10001 119.1
6 Utah Stars* 84 20260 3787 8409 .450 201 676 .297 3586 7733 .464 2219 2831 .784 1666 3200 4866 1789 1405 2050 9994 119.0
7 Denver Rockets* 84 20435 3852 8780 .439 103 400 .258 3749 8380 .447 2158 2841 .760 1759 3090 4849 1642 1658 1996 9965 118.6
8 Carolina Cougars 84 20305 3823 8329 .459 191 556 .344 3632 7773 .467 1851 2809 .659 1516 2706 4222 1745 1644 2172 9688 115.3
9 The Floridians* 84 20335 3659 8026 .456 82 268 .306 3577 7758 .461 2179 2852 .764 1442 2854 4296 1939 1627 2140 9579 114.0
10 New York Nets* 84 20260 3638 7704 .472 38 170 .224 3600 7534 .478 2013 2653 .759 1330 2779 4109 1877 1782 2203 9327 111.0
11 Memphis Pros* 84 20260 3700 8383 .441 111 415 .267 3589 7968 .450 1664 2287 .728 1615 3023 4638 1893 1551 2164 9175 109.2
League Average 84 20305 3824 8404 .455 154 516 .299 3670 7889 .465 2066 2749 .751 1585 2981 4567 1871 1598 2147 9869 117.5

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 Memphis Pros* 84 20260 3459 7935 .436 174 568 .306 3285 7367 .446 2142 2857 .750 4425 1725 1603 1892 9234 109.9
2 New York Nets* 84 20260 3552 7727 .460 121 472 .256 3431 7255 .473 2153 2886 .746 4196 1746 1748 2097 9378 111.6
3 Utah Stars* 84 20260 3652 8478 .431 181 631 .287 3471 7847 .442 1915 2575 .744 4655 1921 1442 2222 9400 111.9
4 Indiana Pacers* 84 20360 3768 8463 .445 118 412 .286 3650 8051 .453 1847 2489 .742 4653 1954 1535 2138 9501 113.1
5 The Floridians* 84 20335 3737 8314 .449 130 426 .305 3607 7888 .457 2103 2745 .766 4409 1746 1575 2183 9707 115.6
6 Carolina Cougars 84 20305 3916 8379 .467 116 398 .291 3800 7981 .476 2078 2765 .752 4732 1757 1839 2213 10026 119.4
7 Virginia Squires* 84 20335 3786 8288 .457 168 583 .288 3618 7705 .470 2318 3064 .757 4314 1856 1625 2251 10058 119.7
8 Pittsburgh Condors 84 20230 3965 8428 .470 167 504 .331 3798 7924 .479 2132 2794 .763 4751 1959 1626 2094 10229 121.8
9 Kentucky Colonels* 84 20185 3948 8586 .460 159 493 .323 3789 8093 .468 2205 2961 .745 4530 1816 1490 2229 10260 122.1
10 Denver Rockets* 84 20435 4150 8889 .467 181 613 .295 3969 8276 .480 1825 2470 .739 4694 1889 1533 2184 10306 122.7
11 Texas Chaparrals* 84 20385 4135 8962 .461 182 575 .317 3953 8387 .471 2006 2633 .762 4875 2213 1564 2118 10458 124.5
League Average 84 20305 3824 8404 .455 154 516 .299 3670 7889 .465 2066 2749 .751 4567 1871 1598 2147 9869 117.5

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 Utah Stars* 25.9 59 25 7.07 -0.48 6.60 108.7 102.2 108.9 .337 .080 .518 .462 12.7 .264 .441 13.0 .226 Salt Palace
2 Indiana Pacers* 26.4 56 28 5.96 -0.33 5.63 109.1 103.6 108.1 .334 .125 .532 .481 13.2 .257 .452 13.8 .218 Indiana State Fair Coliseum
3 Virginia Squires* 26.3 50 34 3.54 -0.75 2.79 107.8 104.8 113.3 .350 .025 .528 .476 14.9 .268 .467 14.4 .280 Old Dominion University Fieldhouse
4 Kentucky Colonels* 26.3 42 42 0.05 -0.21 -0.17 107.5 107.5 113.5 .344 .070 .523 .472 13.8 .260 .469 13.1 .257 Freedom Hall
5 Memphis Pros* 25.7 40 44 -0.70 0.34 -0.36 101.2 101.9 107.4 .273 .050 .489 .448 14.2 .198 .447 14.8 .270 Mid-South Coliseum
6 New York Nets* 24.5 40 44 -0.61 -0.26 -0.86 103.0 103.5 107.3 .344 .022 .526 .475 16.7 .261 .468 16.3 .279 Island Garden
7 The Floridians* 25.6 38 46 -1.52 -0.12 -1.65 103.8 105.2 108.9 .355 .033 .516 .461 14.9 .271 .457 14.2 .253 Miami Beach Convention Hall
8 Texas Chaparrals* 25.1 35 49 -2.99 0.78 -2.21 105.1 107.7 114.3 .298 .087 .505 .457 12.7 .228 .472 13.4 .224 Moody Coliseum
9 Pittsburgh Condors 24.2 35 49 -2.71 -0.03 -2.74 104.2 106.6 113.9 .307 .067 .509 .461 14.9 .232 .480 14.4 .253 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
10 Denver Rockets* 25.0 32 52 -4.06 0.91 -3.15 102.8 106.3 113.9 .324 .046 .497 .445 14.2 .246 .477 13.3 .205 Denver Auditorium Arena
11 Carolina Cougars 26.4 32 52 -4.02 0.14 -3.88 101.5 105.1 112.8 .337 .067 .506 .470 14.7 .222 .474 16.1 .248 Greensboro Coliseum
League Average 25.7 42 42 0.00 0.00 0.00 105.0 105.0 111.1 .327 .061 .513 .464 14.3 .246 .464 14.3 .246

Minutes Played

1. Gerald Govan-MMP 3698
2. Julius Keye-DNR 3634
3. Larry Jones-FLO 3611
4. Mack Calvin-FLO 3394
5. Roger Brown*-INA 3364

Field Goals

1. Dan Issel*-KEN 938
2. Charlie Scott-VIR 902
3. John Brisker-PTC 898
4. Larry Jones-FLO 764
5. Larry Cannon-DNR 751

Field Goal Attempts

1. John Brisker-PTC 1972
2. Charlie Scott-VIR 1947
3. Dan Issel*-KEN 1934
4. Mack Calvin-FLO 1728
5. Larry Cannon-DNR 1722

3-Pt Field Goals

1. George Lehmann-CAR 154
2. Louie Dampier-KEN 103
3. John Brisker-PTC 89
4. Joe Hamilton-TEX 85
5. Bill Keller-INA 84

3-Pt Field Goal Attempts

1. George Lehmann-CAR 382
2. Joe Hamilton-TEX 285
3. Louie Dampier-KEN 280
4. John Brisker-PTC 264
5. Bill Keller-INA 230

Free Throws

1. Mack Calvin-FLO 696
2. Larry Cannon-DNR 606
3. Dan Issel*-KEN 604
4. Larry Jones-FLO 471
5. Charlie Scott-VIR 456

Free Throw Attempts

1. Mack Calvin-FLO 805
2. Larry Cannon-DNR 763
3. Dan Issel*-KEN 748
4. Charlie Scott-VIR 611
5. Larry Jones-FLO 587

Offensive Rebounds

1. Mike Lewis-PTC 435
2. Dan Issel*-KEN 421
3. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 407
4. Mel Daniels*-INA 394
5. Julius Keye-DNR 370

Defensive Rebounds

1. Julius Keye-DNR 1084
2. Mel Daniels*-INA 1081
3. Gerald Govan-MMP 861
4. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 783
5. Mike Lewis-PTC 778

Total Rebounds

1. Mel Daniels*-INA 1475
2. Julius Keye-DNR 1454
3. Mike Lewis-PTC 1213
4. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 1190
5. Gerald Govan-MMP 1138

Assists

1. Bill Melchionni-NYA 672
2. Mack Calvin-FLO 619
3. Charlie Scott-VIR 472
4. Jimmy Jones-MMP 468
5. George Lehmann-CAR 464

Turnovers

1. Mack Calvin-FLO 356
2. Larry Cannon-DNR 346
3. John Brisker-PTC 320
4. Charlie Scott-VIR 319
5. George Lehmann-CAR 309

Personal Fouls

1. Wendell Ladner-MMP 334
2. Mike Lewis-PTC 332
3. Goose Ligon-KEN 331
4. Dan Issel*-KEN 323
  Cincinnatus Powell-KEN 323

Points

1. Dan Issel*-KEN 2480
2. John Brisker-PTC 2315
3. Charlie Scott-VIR 2276
4. Mack Calvin-FLO 2201
5. Larry Cannon-DNR 2126

Field Goal Pct

1. Zelmo Beaty-UTS .554
2. Mel Daniels*-INA .514
3. Bob Netolicky-INA .499
4. Cincinnatus Powell-KEN .493
5. Jimmy Jones-MMP .486

3-Pt Field Goal Pct

1. George Lehmann-CAR .403
2. Darel Carrier-KEN .391
3. Steve Jones-MMP .370
4. Louie Dampier-KEN .368
5. Glen Combs-TOT .367

Free Throw Pct

1. Mike Butler-UTS .911
2. Rick Barry*-NYA .889
3. Byron Beck-DNR .868
4. Darel Carrier-KEN .867
5. Bill Keller-INA .867

Minutes Per Game

1. Gerald Govan-MMP 44.0
2. Julius Keye-DNR 43.8
3. Larry Jones-FLO 43.0
4. Mack Calvin-FLO 41.9
5. Joe Caldwell-CAR 41.8

Points Per Game

1. Dan Issel*-KEN 29.9
2. John Brisker-PTC 29.3
3. Mack Calvin-FLO 27.2
4. Charlie Scott-VIR 27.1
5. Larry Cannon-DNR 26.6

Rebounds Per Game

1. Mel Daniels*-INA 18.0
2. Julius Keye-DNR 17.5
3. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 15.7
4. Mike Lewis-PTC 14.6
5. Gerald Govan-MMP 13.5

Assists Per Game

1. Bill Melchionni-NYA 8.3
2. Mack Calvin-FLO 7.6
3. Jimmy Jones-MMP 5.8
4. Charlie Scott-VIR 5.6
5. George Lehmann-CAR 5.6

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 25.2
2. Dan Issel*-KEN 25.0
3. Rick Barry*-NYA 22.6
4. Mel Daniels*-INA 21.9
5. John Brisker-PTC 21.8

True Shooting Pct

1. Zelmo Beaty-UTS .612
2. Jim Eakins-VIR .577
3. Julian Hammond-DNR .572
4. Neil Johnson-VIR .568
5. Roger Brown*-INA .567

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Zelmo Beaty-UTS .555
2. Mel Daniels*-INA .515
3. Roger Brown*-INA .507
4. Bob Netolicky-INA .500
5. Cincinnatus Powell-KEN .494

Total Rebound Pct

1. Mel Daniels*-INA 21.0
2. Mike Lewis-PTC 18.7
3. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 17.4
4. Julius Keye-DNR 17.1
5. Ira Harge-TOT 17.1

Assist Pct

1. Bill Melchionni-NYA 28.1
2. Mack Calvin-FLO 26.8
3. Bill Keller-INA 22.9
4. Jimmy Jones-MMP 21.8
5. Charlie Scott-VIR 21.1

Turnover Pct

1. George Stone-UTS 7.6
2. John Beasley-TEX 8.4
3. Bob Netolicky-INA 8.7
4. Arthur Becker-TOT 8.7
5. Dan Issel*-KEN 8.9

Usage Pct

1. John Brisker-PTC 28.6
2. Charlie Scott-VIR 28.1
3. Bob Verga-CAR 28.0
4. Ralph Simpson-DNR 27.3
5. Larry Cannon-DNR 27.1

Offensive Win Shares

1. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 10.1
2. Dan Issel*-KEN 8.1
3. Roger Brown*-INA 7.2
4. Rick Barry*-NYA 6.6
5. Larry Jones-FLO 6.6

Defensive Win Shares

1. Gerald Govan-MMP 7.0
2. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 6.0
3. Mel Daniels*-INA 5.4
4. Red Robbins-UTS 5.4
5. Willie Wise-UTS 4.8

Win Shares

1. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 16.0
2. Mel Daniels*-INA 11.4
3. Roger Brown*-INA 10.9
4. Dan Issel*-KEN 10.7
5. Jimmy Jones-MMP 10.3

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Zelmo Beaty-UTS .264
2. Mel Daniels*-INA .173
3. Neil Johnson-VIR .165
4. Jimmy Jones-MMP .165
5. Dan Issel*-KEN .157