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1971-72 ABA Season Summary

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League Champion: Indiana Pacers

Most Valuable Player: Artis Gilmore (23.8/17.8/2.7)
Rookie of the Year: Artis Gilmore (23.8/17.8/2.7)

PPG Leader: Charlie Scott (34.6)
RPG Leader: Artis Gilmore (17.8)
APG Leader: Bill Melchionni (8.4)
WS Leader: Artis Gilmore (19.8)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Eastern Division              
Kentucky Colonels* 68 16 .810 116.0 107.0 7.99
Virginia Squires* 45 39 .536 23.0 118.9 118.0 0.56
New York Nets* 44 40 .524 24.0 112.8 112.4 0.21
The Floridians* 36 48 .429 32.0 112.8 114.3 -1.67
Carolina Cougars 35 49 .417 33.0 114.8 118.1 -3.03
Pittsburgh Condors 25 59 .298 43.0 119.2 126.4 -6.54
Western Division              
Utah Stars* 60 24 .714 117.8 112.0 5.16
Indiana Pacers* 47 37 .560 13.0 112.9 110.3 2.72
Dallas Chaparrals* 42 42 .500 18.0 104.4 104.3 0.26
Denver Rockets* 34 50 .405 26.0 111.9 113.1 -0.93
Memphis Pros 26 58 .310 34.0 107.5 113.0 -4.73

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-2): Indiana Pacers over New York Nets (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Finals (4-3): New York Nets over Virginia Squires (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (4-3): Indiana Pacers over Utah Stars (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (4-2): New York Nets over Kentucky Colonels (Series Stats)
Eastern Division Semifinals (4-0): Virginia Squires over The Floridians (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (4-3): Indiana Pacers over Denver Rockets (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (4-0): Utah Stars over Dallas Chaparrals (Series Stats)

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 Condors 84 20310 3912 8226 .476 140 448 .313 3772 7778 .485 2052 2725 .753 1596 2842 4438 1835 1714 2185 10016 119.2
2 Virginia Squires* 84 20385 3913 8458 .463 61 247 .247 3852 8211 .469 2101 2788 .754 1720 2941 4661 1764 1645 2234 9988 118.9
3 Utah Stars* 84 20285 3731 7767 .480 171 481 .356 3560 7286 .489 2259 2863 .789 1479 3056 4535 1854 1508 2060 9892 117.8
4 Kentucky Colonels* 84 20260 3803 7796 .488 134 391 .343 3669 7405 .495 2003 2697 .743 1419 3083 4502 2136 1543 1959 9743 116.0
5 Carolina Cougars 84 20235 3818 8391 .455 140 496 .282 3678 7895 .466 1870 2536 .737 1501 2808 4309 1735 1480 2173 9646 114.8
6 Indiana Pacers* 84 20360 3601 7805 .461 220 750 .293 3381 7055 .479 2065 2756 .749 1574 3004 4578 1731 1524 1908 9487 112.9
7 The Floridians* 84 20385 3547 7797 .455 187 589 .317 3360 7208 .466 2190 2817 .777 1225 2749 3974 1871 1505 2125 9471 112.8
8 New York Nets* 84 20435 3697 7698 .480 92 318 .289 3605 7380 .488 1990 2589 .769 1284 2871 4155 1842 1655 2065 9476 112.8
9 Denver Rockets* 84 20310 3703 8247 .449 41 178 .230 3662 8069 .454 1953 2601 .751 1626 2855 4481 1995 1450 2334 9400 111.9
10 Memphis Pros 84 20285 3500 8408 .416 154 652 .236 3346 7756 .431 1875 2525 .743 1845 2960 4805 1611 1565 2169 9029 107.5
11 Dallas Chaparrals* 84 20410 3362 7502 .448 103 307 .336 3259 7195 .453 1943 2498 .778 1331 2660 3991 1486 1216 2315 8770 104.4
League Average 84 20333 3690 8009 .461 131 442 .297 3559 7567 .470 2027 2672 .759 1509 2894 4403 1805 1528 2139 9538 113.5

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 Dallas Chaparrals* 84 20410 3267 7255 .450 121 426 .284 3146 6829 .461 2105 2781 .757 1347 2761 4108 1631 1454 2087 8760 104.3
2 Kentucky Colonels* 84 20260 3597 8142 .442 134 514 .261 3463 7628 .454 1661 2227 .746 1530 2750 4280 1806 1469 2094 8989 107.0
3 Indiana Pacers* 84 20360 3718 8183 .454 104 369 .282 3614 7814 .463 1726 2298 .751 1617 2719 4336 1918 1345 2180 9266 110.3
4 Utah Stars* 84 20285 3700 8224 .450 138 510 .271 3562 7714 .462 1874 2472 .758 1628 2756 4384 1909 1360 2257 9412 112.0
5 New York Nets* 84 20435 3616 7896 .458 172 501 .343 3444 7395 .466 2041 2682 .761 1456 2807 4263 1592 1636 2068 9445 112.4
6 Memphis Pros 84 20285 3615 7956 .454 121 429 .282 3494 7527 .464 2138 2786 .767 1407 3118 4525 1695 1572 2089 9489 113.0
7 Denver Rockets* 84 20310 3557 7840 .454 153 488 .314 3404 7352 .463 2233 2979 .750 1515 2999 4514 1885 1557 2122 9500 113.1
8 The Floridians* 84 20385 3709 7869 .471 115 397 .290 3594 7472 .481 2070 2689 .770 1384 3062 4446 1818 1550 2229 9603 114.3
9 Virginia Squires* 84 20385 3780 8333 .454 145 446 .325 3635 7887 .461 2209 2923 .756 1724 2938 4662 1830 1634 2150 9914 118.0
10 Carolina Cougars 84 20235 3883 7983 .486 118 391 .302 3765 7592 .496 2039 2706 .754 1384 3078 4462 1750 1729 2104 9923 118.1
11 Pittsburgh Condors 84 20310 4145 8414 .493 122 386 .316 4023 8028 .501 2205 2852 .773 1608 2841 4449 2026 1499 2147 10617 126.4
League Average 84 20333 3690 8009 .461 131 442 .297 3559 7567 .470 2027 2672 .759 1509 2894 4403 1805 1528 2139 9538 113.5

Miscellaneous Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Advanced 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 Kentucky Colonels* 25.0 63 21 8.98 -1.04 7.99 104.2 96.2 110.7 .346 .050 .542 .496 14.7 34.0 .257 .450 13.9 66.8 .204 Freedom Hall
2 Utah Stars* 26.6 56 28 5.71 -0.56 5.16 104.4 99.3 112.1 .369 .062 .548 .491 14.3 34.9 .291 .458 12.7 65.2 .228 Salt Palace
3 Indiana Pacers* 26.2 49 35 2.63 0.09 2.72 101.1 98.7 110.7 .353 .096 .526 .475 14.5 36.7 .265 .461 12.8 65.0 .211 Indiana State Fair Coliseum
4 Virginia Squires* 25.2 44 40 0.88 -0.32 0.56 100.3 99.6 117.2 .330 .029 .516 .466 14.5 36.9 .248 .462 14.5 63.0 .265 Norfolk Scope
5 Dallas Chaparrals* 25.7 42 42 0.12 0.14 0.26 99.7 99.6 103.4 .333 .041 .510 .455 12.4 32.5 .259 .459 14.6 66.4 .290 Moody Coliseum
6 New York Nets* 25.1 43 41 0.37 -0.16 0.21 102.3 101.9 108.8 .336 .041 .536 .486 15.8 31.4 .259 .469 15.3 66.4 .258 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
7 Denver Rockets* 25.6 39 45 -1.19 0.31 -0.93 98.4 99.5 112.8 .315 .022 .500 .451 13.4 35.2 .237 .463 14.5 65.3 .285 Denver Auditorium Arena
8 The Floridians* 26.0 38 46 -1.57 -0.10 -1.67 101.4 102.8 110.0 .361 .076 .524 .467 14.3 28.6 .281 .479 14.6 66.5 .263 Miami Beach Convention Hall
9 Carolina Cougars 26.3 34 50 -3.30 0.27 -3.03 99.8 102.7 114.6 .302 .059 .507 .463 13.5 32.8 .223 .494 15.9 67.0 .255 Greensboro Coliseum
10 Memphis Pros 25.2 28 56 -5.48 0.75 -4.73 94.3 99.1 113.3 .300 .078 .474 .425 14.1 37.2 .223 .462 14.6 67.8 .269 Mid-South Coliseum
11 Pittsburgh Condors 25.3 26 58 -7.15 0.61 -6.54 101.0 107.1 117.2 .331 .054 .531 .484 15.4 36.0 .249 .500 13.4 63.9 .262 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
League Average 25.7 42 42 0.00 0.00 0.00 100.6 100.6 111.9 .334 .055 .519 .469 14.3 34.3 .253 .469 14.3 65.7 .253