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1974-75 ABA Season Summary

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League Champion: Kentucky Colonels

Most Valuable Player: Julius Erving (27.9/10.9/5.5) & George McGinnis (29.8/14.3/6.3)
Rookie of the Year: Marvin Barnes (24.0/15.6/3.2)

PPG Leader: George McGinnis (29.8)
RPG Leader: Swen Nater (16.4)
APG Leader: Mack Calvin (7.7)
WS Leader: Julius Erving (17.6)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Eastern Division              
Kentucky Colonels* 58 26 .690 108.9 101.7 6.23
New York Nets* 58 26 .690 111.0 103.4 6.57
Spirits of St. Louis* 32 52 .381 26.0 109.0 113.4 -4.03
Memphis Sounds* 27 57 .321 31.0 103.5 108.9 -4.92
Virginia Squires 15 69 .179 43.0 99.0 109.5 -9.47
Western Division              
Denver Nuggets* 65 19 .774 118.7 111.4 6.62
San Antonio Spurs* 51 33 .607 14.0 113.4 109.2 3.88
Indiana Pacers* 45 39 .536 20.0 112.8 111.7 1.13
Utah Stars* 38 46 .452 27.0 101.3 102.9 -1.25
San Diego Conquistadors 31 53 .369 34.0 109.9 115.5 -4.75

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-1): Kentucky Colonels over Indiana Pacers
 
Eastern Division Finals (4-1): Kentucky Colonels over Spirits of St. Louis
Western Division Finals (4-3): Indiana Pacers over Denver Nuggets
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (4-1): Kentucky Colonels over Memphis Sounds
Eastern Division Semifinals (4-1): Spirits of St. Louis over New York Nets
Western Division Semifinals (4-2): Denver Nuggets over Utah Stars
Western Division Semifinals (4-2): Indiana Pacers over San Antonio Spurs
 
Eastern Division Tiebreaker (1-0): Kentucky Colonels over New York Nets

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 Denver Nuggets* 84 20335 3953 7764 .509 22 102 .216 3931 7662 .513 2041 2546 .802 1285 2531 3816 2450 975 501 1821 2065 9969 118.7
2 San Antonio Spurs* 84 20285 3779 7909 .478 41 157 .261 3738 7752 .482 1926 2373 .812 1459 2801 4260 1870 695 373 1421 2043 9525 113.4
3 Indiana Pacers* 84 20260 3891 8365 .465 224 718 .312 3667 7647 .480 1465 1969 .744 1673 2565 4238 1927 890 413 1543 1946 9471 112.8
4 New York Nets* 84 20385 3879 7943 .488 69 252 .274 3810 7691 .495 1501 1929 .778 1214 2776 3990 2007 917 516 1402 1947 9328 111.0
5 San Diego Conquistadors 84 20385 3845 8352 .460 123 469 .262 3722 7883 .472 1418 1848 .767 1363 2672 4035 2103 686 445 1435 1778 9231 109.9
6 Spirits of St. Louis* 84 20260 3771 8005 .471 31 136 .228 3740 7869 .475 1583 2136 .741 1584 2710 4294 2111 785 391 1738 2051 9156 109.0
7 Kentucky Colonels* 84 20360 3733 7785 .480 54 191 .283 3679 7594 .484 1631 2233 .730 1401 2888 4289 2177 727 511 1580 2017 9151 108.9
8 Memphis Sounds* 84 20360 3577 7820 .457 177 497 .356 3400 7323 .464 1367 1765 .775 1205 2451 3656 2032 682 341 1158 1719 8698 103.5
9 Utah Stars* 84 20260 3375 7136 .473 94 300 .313 3281 6836 .480 1665 2162 .770 1274 2698 3972 1774 593 373 1668 1921 8509 101.3
10 Virginia Squires 84 20260 3328 7432 .448 76 286 .266 3252 7146 .455 1585 2146 .739 1274 2415 3689 1704 658 290 1663 2160 8317 99.0
League Average 84 20315 3713 7851 .473 91 311 .293 3622 7540 .480 1618 2111 .767 1373 2651 4024 2016 761 415 1543 1965 9136 108.8

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* 84 20360 3425 7687 .446 99 315 .314 3326 7372 .451 1593 2012 .792 1276 2605 3881 1846 734 382 1546 2011 8542 101.7
2 Utah Stars* 84 20260 3503 7611 .460 90 360 .250 3413 7251 .471 1549 2027 .764 1338 2438 3776 1849 783 360 1295 2029 8645 102.9
3 New York Nets* 84 20385 3501 7726 .453 132 421 .314 3369 7305 .461 1551 2022 .767 1326 2728 4054 1813 714 389 1707 1786 8685 103.4
4 Memphis Sounds* 84 20360 3824 7773 .492 72 223 .323 3752 7550 .497 1429 1897 .753 1416 2938 4354 2212 659 330 1530 1810 9149 108.9
5 San Antonio Spurs* 84 20285 3731 7909 .472 112 396 .283 3619 7513 .482 1599 2129 .751 1316 2570 3886 2082 698 447 1392 2157 9173 109.2
6 Virginia Squires 84 20260 3635 7582 .479 66 210 .314 3569 7372 .484 1864 2414 .772 1377 2693 4070 1848 713 384 1493 2045 9200 109.5
7 Denver Nuggets* 84 20335 3809 8049 .473 112 373 .300 3697 7676 .482 1629 2152 .757 1478 2325 3803 2073 954 560 1843 2128 9359 111.4
8 Indiana Pacers* 84 20260 3831 7848 .488 75 262 .286 3756 7586 .495 1644 2127 .773 1448 2746 4194 2055 684 414 1716 1906 9381 111.7
9 Spirits of St. Louis* 84 20260 3897 7952 .490 65 248 .262 3832 7704 .497 1663 2166 .768 1267 2553 3820 2276 857 490 1527 1984 9522 113.4
10 San Diego Conquistadors 84 20385 3975 8374 .475 88 300 .293 3887 8074 .481 1661 2161 .769 1490 2911 4401 2101 812 398 1380 1791 9699 115.5
League Average 84 20315 3713 7851 .473 91 311 .293 3622 7540 .480 1618 2111 .767 1373 2651 4024 2016 761 415 1543 1965 9136 108.8

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 Denver Nuggets* 25.2 59 25 7.26 -0.67 6.62 109.4 102.7 107.6 .328 .013 .561 .511 17.0 35.6 .263 .480 17.0 63.1 .202 Denver Auditorium Arena
2 New York Nets* 24.5 61 23 7.65 -1.06 6.57 106.3 98.9 103.4 .243 .032 .530 .493 13.8 30.8 .189 .462 16.5 67.7 .201 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
3 Kentucky Colonels* 26.2 61 23 7.25 -1.02 6.23 105.3 98.3 102.4 .287 .025 .522 .483 15.3 35.0 .210 .452 15.3 69.4 .207 Freedom Hall
4 San Antonio Spurs* 25.6 53 31 4.19 -0.31 3.88 109.5 105.4 102.9 .300 .020 .532 .480 13.7 36.2 .244 .479 13.6 68.0 .202 HemisFair Arena
5 Indiana Pacers* 24.3 45 39 1.07 0.06 1.13 106.7 105.7 105.1 .235 .086 .513 .479 14.3 37.9 .175 .493 16.3 63.9 .209 Market Square Arena
6 Utah Stars* 26.9 37 47 -1.62 0.37 -1.25 102.8 104.5 98.0 .303 .042 .526 .480 17.1 34.3 .233 .466 13.2 66.8 .204 Salt Palace
7 Spirits of St. Louis* 25.1 31 53 -4.36 0.33 -4.03 102.7 106.8 105.6 .267 .017 .512 .473 16.3 38.3 .198 .494 14.6 68.1 .209 St. Louis Arena
8 San Diego Conquistadors 24.9 28 56 -5.57 0.82 -4.75 103.0 108.2 105.5 .221 .056 .504 .468 13.5 31.9 .170 .480 12.9 64.2 .198 San Diego Sports Arena
9 Memphis Sounds* 27.5 28 56 -5.37 0.45 -4.92 103.1 108.4 99.5 .226 .064 .506 .469 11.9 29.1 .175 .497 15.1 63.4 .184 Mid-South Coliseum
10 Virginia Squires 24.8 16 68 -10.51 1.04 -9.47 97.6 107.9 101.0 .289 .038 .496 .453 16.6 32.1 .213 .484 14.7 63.7 .246 Norfolk Scope
League Average 25.7 42 42 0.00 0.00 0.00 104.7 104.7 103.1 .269 .040 .520 .479 14.9 34.1 .206 .479 14.9 65.9 .206

Minutes Played

1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 3493
2. Ron Boone-UTS 3414
3. Julius Erving*-NYA 3402
4. Moses Malone*-UTS 3205
5. George McGinnis-INA 3193

Field Goals

1. Julius Erving*-NYA 914
2. George McGinnis-INA 873
3. Ron Boone-UTS 872
4. George Gervin*-SAA 784
  Artis Gilmore*-KEN 784

Field Goal Attempts

1. George McGinnis-INA 1934
2. Julius Erving*-NYA 1806
3. Ron Boone-UTS 1776
4. George Gervin*-SAA 1655
5. Bo Lamar-SDA 1571

3-Pt Field Goals

1. Bill Keller-INA 80
2. Warren Jabali-SDA 62
  George McGinnis-INA 62
4. Billy Shepherd-MMS 60
5. Lloyd Batts-VIR 42

3-Pt Field Goal Attempts

1. Bill Keller-INA 240
2. Warren Jabali-SDA 193
3. George McGinnis-INA 175
4. Lloyd Batts-VIR 147
5. Billy Shepherd-MMS 143

Free Throws

1. George McGinnis-INA 545
2. Julius Erving*-NYA 486
3. Mack Calvin-DNA 475
4. James Silas-SAA 430
5. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 412

Free Throw Attempts

1. George McGinnis-INA 753
2. Julius Erving*-NYA 608
3. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 592
4. Moses Malone*-UTS 591
5. Mack Calvin-DNA 530

Offensive Rebounds

1. Moses Malone*-UTS 455
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 427
3. Marvin Barnes-SSL 419
4. George McGinnis-INA 396
5. Swen Nater-SAA 369

Defensive Rebounds

1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 934
2. Swen Nater-SAA 910
3. Marvin Barnes-SSL 783
4. Caldwell Jones-SDA 763
5. Moses Malone*-UTS 754

Total Rebounds

1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 1361
2. Swen Nater-SAA 1279
3. Moses Malone*-UTS 1209
4. Marvin Barnes-SSL 1202
5. George McGinnis-INA 1126

Assists

1. Chuck Williams-MMS 576
2. Mack Calvin-DNA 570
3. George McGinnis-INA 495
4. Julius Erving*-NYA 462
5. Louie Dampier-KEN 449

Steals

1. Brian Taylor-NYA 221
2. George McGinnis-INA 206
3. Julius Erving*-NYA 186
4. Fatty Taylor-DNA 172
5. Bobby Jones-DNA 167

Blocks

1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 258
2. Caldwell Jones-SDA 246
3. Mike Green-DNA 174
4. Julius Erving*-NYA 157
5. Bobby Jones-DNA 153

Turnovers

1. George McGinnis-INA 422
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 344
3. Ron Boone-UTS 335
4. Moses Malone*-UTS 320
5. Ralph Simpson-DNA 314

Personal Fouls

1. Wil Jones-KEN 353
2. Darnell Hillman-INA 330
3. Marvin Barnes-SSL 328
4. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 318
5. Mike Jackson-VIR 308

Points

1. George McGinnis-INA 2353
2. Julius Erving*-NYA 2343
3. Ron Boone-UTS 2117
4. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 1981
5. George Gervin*-SAA 1965

Field Goal Pct

1. Bobby Jones-DNA .604
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN .580
3. Moses Malone*-UTS .571
4. Dave Twardzik-VIR .546
5. Travis Grant-SDA .544

3-Pt Field Goal Pct

1. Billy Shepherd-MMS .420
2. Louie Dampier-KEN .396
3. Al Smith-UTS .362
4. George McGinnis-INA .354
5. Roger Brown*-TOT .350

Free Throw Pct

1. Mack Calvin-DNA .896
2. James Silas-SAA .885
3. Dave Robisch-DNA .879
4. Ron Boone-UTS .860
5. Freddie Lewis-TOT .843

Minutes Per Game

1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 41.6
2. Ron Boone-UTS 40.6
3. Julius Erving*-NYA 40.5
4. Freddie Lewis-TOT 40.4
5. George McGinnis-INA 40.4

Points Per Game

1. George McGinnis-INA 29.8
2. Julius Erving*-NYA 27.9
3. Ron Boone-UTS 25.2
4. Travis Grant-SDA 25.2
5. Marvin Barnes-SSL 24.0

Rebounds Per Game

1. Swen Nater-SAA 16.4
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 16.2
3. Marvin Barnes-SSL 15.6
4. Moses Malone*-UTS 14.6
5. George McGinnis-INA 14.3

Assists Per Game

1. Mack Calvin-DNA 7.7
2. Chuck Williams-MMS 7.1
3. George McGinnis-INA 6.3
4. Warren Jabali-SDA 5.8
5. Jimmy O'Brien-SDA 5.6

Steals Per Game

1. Brian Taylor-NYA 2.8
2. George McGinnis-INA 2.6
3. Fatty Taylor-DNA 2.3
4. Julius Erving*-NYA 2.2
5. Freddie Lewis-TOT 2.1

Blocks Per Game

1. Caldwell Jones-SDA 3.2
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 3.1
3. Mike Green-DNA 2.1
4. Julius Erving*-NYA 1.9
5. Bobby Jones-DNA 1.8

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Julius Erving*-NYA 26.2
2. George McGinnis-INA 25.1
3. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 22.6
4. Marvin Barnes-SSL 20.8
5. George Gervin*-SAA 20.4

True Shooting Pct

1. Dave Twardzik-VIR .627
2. Bobby Jones-DNA .626
3. Artis Gilmore*-KEN .615
4. Moses Malone*-UTS .601
5. James Silas-SAA .588

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Bobby Jones-DNA .604
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN .581
3. Moses Malone*-UTS .571
4. Dave Twardzik-VIR .547
5. Travis Grant-SDA .545

Offensive Rebound Pct

1. Moses Malone*-UTS 15.5
2. Swen Nater-SAA 13.7
3. Marvin Barnes-SSL 13.3
4. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 12.4
5. Mike Green-DNA 12.4

Defensive Rebound Pct

1. Swen Nater-SAA 33.1
2. Mel Daniels*-MMS 28.9
3. David Vaughn-VIR 26.3
4. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 26.1
5. Marvin Barnes-SSL 25.9

Total Rebound Pct

1. Swen Nater-SAA 23.5
2. Moses Malone*-UTS 19.7
3. Mel Daniels*-MMS 19.7
4. Marvin Barnes-SSL 19.5
5. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 19.4

Assist Pct

1. Mack Calvin-DNA 29.8
2. George Karl-SAA 26.6
3. Jimmy O'Brien-SDA 25.9
4. Al Smith-UTS 25.5
5. Chuck Williams-MMS 24.9

Steal Pct

1. Brian Taylor-NYA 3.9
2. Fatty Taylor-DNA 3.8
3. Don Buse-INA 3.2
4. Ted McClain-KEN 3.1
5. George McGinnis-INA 2.9

Block Pct

1. Caldwell Jones-SDA 4.1
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 4.1
3. Mike Green-DNA 3.6
4. Mel Daniels*-MMS 3.3
5. Bobby Jones-DNA 3.0

Turnover Pct

1. Stew Johnson-TOT 7.2
2. Collis Jones-MMS 8.1
3. Byron Beck-DNA 8.8
4. Travis Grant-SDA 9.3
5. Dan Issel*-KEN 9.8

Usage Pct

1. George McGinnis-INA 31.7
2. Ron Boone-UTS 27.9
3. Julius Erving*-NYA 27.9
4. Bird Averitt-KEN 26.9
5. George Gervin*-SAA 26.5

Offensive Rating

1. Dave Robisch-DNA 122.1
2. James Silas-SAA 116.7
3. Bobby Jones-DNA 114.7
4. Louie Dampier-KEN 114.4
5. Swen Nater-SAA 114.2

Defensive Rating

1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 93.8
2. Julius Erving*-NYA 95.5
3. Ted McClain-KEN 97.5
4. Wil Jones-KEN 97.5
5. Billy Paultz-NYA 97.7

Offensive Win Shares

1. Julius Erving*-NYA 10.2
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 7.9
3. James Silas-SAA 7.8
4. George McGinnis-INA 6.6
5. Mack Calvin-DNA 6.5

Defensive Win Shares

1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 8.3
2. Julius Erving*-NYA 7.4
3. Larry Kenon-NYA 5.7
4. Billy Paultz-NYA 5.4
5. Wil Jones-KEN 5.1

Win Shares

1. Julius Erving*-NYA 17.6
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 16.2
3. George McGinnis-INA 11.6
4. Moses Malone*-UTS 10.2
5. Bobby Jones-DNA 10.2

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Julius Erving*-NYA .248
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN .222
3. Dave Robisch-DNA .214
4. Bobby Jones-DNA .181
5. Mack Calvin-DNA .176