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1972-73 ABA Season Summary

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League Champion: Indiana Pacers

Most Valuable Player: Billy Cunningham (24.1/12.0/6.3)
Rookie of the Year: Brian Taylor (15.3/3.2/2.8)

PPG Leader: Julius Erving (31.9)
RPG Leader: Artis Gilmore (17.6)
APG Leader: Chuck Williams (7.0)
WS Leader: Artis Gilmore (18.5)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Eastern Division              
Carolina Cougars* 57 27 .679 115.6 110.7 4.26
Kentucky Colonels* 56 28 .667 1.0 111.9 105.5 5.63
Virginia Squires* 42 42 .500 15.0 114.1 114.4 -0.29
New York Nets* 30 54 .357 27.0 103.6 110.1 -5.80
Memphis Tams 24 60 .286 33.0 111.5 118.1 -6.06
Western Division              
Utah Stars* 55 29 .655 115.6 110.0 5.04
Indiana Pacers* 51 33 .607 4.0 114.7 112.5 1.97
Denver Rockets* 47 37 .560 8.0 109.4 106.3 2.80
San Diego Conquistadors* 30 54 .357 25.0 109.0 113.3 -3.71
Dallas Chaparrals 28 56 .333 27.0 110.7 115.1 -3.79

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-3): Indiana Pacers over Kentucky Colonels
 
Eastern Division Finals (4-3): Kentucky Colonels over Carolina Cougars
Western Division Finals (4-2): Indiana Pacers over Utah Stars
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (4-1): Carolina Cougars over New York Nets
Eastern Division Semifinals (4-1): Kentucky Colonels over Virginia Squires
Western Division Semifinals (4-1): Indiana Pacers over Denver Rockets
Western Division Semifinals (4-0): Utah Stars over San Diego Conquistadors

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 Carolina Cougars* 84 20160 3794 7657 .495 54 180 .300 3740 7477 .500 2065 2860 .722 1341 2604 3945 2089 1797 2394 9707 115.6
2 Utah Stars* 84 20260 3656 7499 .488 105 335 .313 3551 7164 .496 2291 2886 .794 1265 2891 4156 1963 1582 2240 9708 115.6
3 Indiana Pacers* 84 20360 3668 7948 .461 172 551 .312 3496 7397 .473 2123 2874 .739 1612 2941 4553 1860 1609 2056 9631 114.7
4 Virginia Squires* 84 19970 3722 7757 .480 40 186 .215 3682 7571 .486 2097 2785 .753 1411 2609 4020 2029 1819 2317 9581 114.1
5 Kentucky Colonels* 84 20160 3770 7900 .477 82 296 .277 3688 7604 .485 1779 2453 .725 1379 2784 4163 2287 1359 1976 9401 111.9
6 Memphis Tams 84 20285 3618 7758 .466 94 336 .280 3524 7422 .475 2038 2721 .749 1489 2700 4189 1943 1534 2340 9368 111.5
7 Dallas Chaparrals 84 20335 3500 7644 .458 145 440 .330 3355 7204 .466 2157 2861 .754 1399 2612 4011 1898 1509 2145 9302 110.7
8 Denver Rockets* 84 20045 3433 7501 .458 74 301 .246 3359 7200 .467 2253 2994 .753 1457 2668 4125 1936 1596 2237 9193 109.4
9 San Diego Conquistadors* 84 20285 3542 8009 .442 99 361 .274 3443 7648 .450 1970 2684 .734 1554 2512 4066 1934 1504 2139 9153 109.0
10 New York Nets* 84 20210 3400 7073 .481 49 174 .282 3351 6899 .486 1851 2513 .737 1161 2673 3834 1899 1696 2112 8700 103.6
League Average 84 20207 3610 7675 .470 91 316 .289 3519 7359 .478 2062 2763 .746 1407 2699 4106 1984 1601 2196 9374 111.6

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* 84 20160 3504 7563 .463 84 340 .247 3420 7223 .473 1768 2369 .746 1393 2884 4277 1865 1624 2055 8860 105.5
2 Denver Rockets* 84 20045 3397 7234 .470 93 329 .283 3304 6905 .478 2045 2736 .747 1156 2546 3702 2046 1540 2236 8932 106.3
3 Utah Stars* 84 20260 3528 7908 .446 103 391 .263 3425 7517 .456 2085 2791 .747 1466 2640 4106 1891 1493 2283 9244 110.0
4 New York Nets* 84 20210 3547 7611 .466 94 309 .304 3453 7302 .473 2057 2738 .751 1426 2685 4111 1894 1525 2044 9245 110.1
5 Carolina Cougars* 84 20160 3481 7325 .475 85 314 .271 3396 7011 .484 2249 2983 .754 1307 2583 3890 1783 1890 2219 9296 110.7
6 Indiana Pacers* 84 20360 3741 8207 .456 78 284 .275 3663 7923 .462 1891 2547 .742 1647 2697 4344 2033 1538 2255 9451 112.5
7 San Diego Conquistadors* 84 20285 3721 7782 .478 105 317 .331 3616 7465 .484 1966 2675 .735 1493 2759 4252 2150 1646 2197 9513 113.3
8 Virginia Squires* 84 19970 3638 7727 .471 88 319 .276 3550 7408 .479 2249 3031 .742 1523 2654 4177 1932 1832 2158 9613 114.4
9 Dallas Chaparrals 84 20335 3790 7646 .496 88 256 .344 3702 7390 .501 2001 2691 .744 1270 2749 4019 2197 1550 2300 9669 115.1
10 Memphis Tams 84 20285 3756 7743 .485 96 301 .319 3660 7442 .492 2313 3070 .753 1387 2797 4184 2047 1367 2209 9921 118.1
League Average 84 20207 3610 7675 .470 91 316 .289 3519 7359 .478 2062 2763 .746 1407 2699 4106 1984 1601 2196 9374 111.6

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* 25.4 58 26 6.44 -0.81 5.63 103.4 97.4 108.3 .311 .037 .523 .482 13.1 32.3 .225 .469 15.9 66.7 .234 Freedom Hall
2 Utah Stars* 28.3 56 28 5.52 -0.57 5.04 104.8 99.8 109.7 .385 .045 .554 .495 15.3 32.4 .306 .453 14.0 66.4 .264 Salt Palace
3 Carolina Cougars* 27.3 54 30 4.89 -0.63 4.26 106.3 101.8 108.7 .374 .024 .544 .499 16.8 34.2 .270 .481 18.0 66.6 .307 Greensboro Coliseum
4 Denver Rockets* 24.8 50 34 3.11 -0.28 2.80 103.1 100.1 106.8 .399 .040 .521 .463 15.3 36.4 .300 .476 15.4 69.8 .283 Denver Auditorium Arena
5 Indiana Pacers* 26.1 48 36 2.14 -0.17 1.97 100.7 98.8 112.7 .362 .069 .523 .472 14.9 37.4 .267 .461 14.2 64.1 .230 Indiana State Fair Coliseum
6 Virginia Squires* 24.4 41 43 -0.38 -0.04 -0.29 102.4 102.7 112.5 .359 .024 .533 .482 16.8 34.7 .270 .477 16.8 63.1 .291 Norfolk Scope
7 San Diego Conquistadors* 26.5 31 53 -4.29 0.57 -3.71 97.7 101.6 110.8 .335 .045 .498 .448 14.1 36.0 .246 .485 15.5 62.7 .253 Peterson Gym
8 Dallas Chaparrals 25.7 31 53 -4.37 0.58 -3.79 101.1 105.1 108.6 .374 .058 .522 .467 14.5 33.7 .282 .501 14.9 67.3 .262 Moody Coliseum
9 New York Nets* 25.1 25 59 -6.49 0.68 -5.80 98.8 105.0 104.5 .355 .025 .532 .484 17.2 30.2 .262 .472 14.7 65.2 .270 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
10 Memphis Tams 25.6 26 58 -6.58 0.72 -6.06 100.1 106.0 110.8 .351 .043 .523 .472 14.6 34.7 .263 .491 13.1 66.1 .299 Mid-South Coliseum
League Average 26.0 42 42 0.00 0.00 0.01 101.8 101.8 109.3 .360 .041 .527 .476 15.3 34.3 .269 .476 15.3 65.7 .269