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1968 ABA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Pittsburgh Pipers

Playoffs MVP: Connie Hawkins

1968 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Connie Hawkins (419)
TRB: Trooper Washington (261)
AST: Larry Brown (129)
WS: Connie Hawkins (4.0)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-3): Pittsburgh Pipers over New Orleans Buccaneers
 
Eastern Division Finals (4-1): Pittsburgh Pipers over Minnesota Muskies
Western Division Finals (4-1): New Orleans Buccaneers over Dallas Chaparrals
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (3-2): Minnesota Muskies over Kentucky Colonels
Eastern Division Semifinals (3-0): Pittsburgh Pipers over Indiana Pacers
Western Division Semifinals (3-0): Dallas Chaparrals over Houston Mavericks
Western Division Semifinals (3-2): New Orleans Buccaneers over Denver Rockets

Team Stats

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 Pipers 15 3625 646 1400 .461 46 175 .263 600 1225 .490 423 614 .689 836 278 273 396 1761 117.4
2 Indiana Pacers 3 720 135 295 .458 5 29 .172 130 266 .489 74 98 .755 170 65 54 93 349 116.3
3 Minnesota Muskies 10 2400 407 1015 .401 3 25 .120 404 990 .408 275 411 .669 596 178 171 271 1092 109.2
4 New Orleans Buccaneers 17 4105 674 1591 .424 10 48 .208 664 1543 .430 498 675 .738 938 343 315 428 1856 109.2
5 Dallas Chaparrals 8 1920 321 738 .435 3 11 .273 318 727 .437 225 299 .753 427 118 161 217 870 108.8
6 Houston Mavericks 3 720 116 285 .407 8 24 .333 108 261 .414 70 98 .714 129 33 36 80 310 103.3
7 Kentucky Colonels 5 1200 177 434 .408 23 60 .383 154 374 .412 134 183 .732 248 74 94 140 511 102.2
8 Denver Rockets 5 1200 188 441 .426 3 16 .188 185 425 .435 128 173 .740 246 71 90 149 507 101.4
League Average 8 1986 333 775 .430 13 49 .260 320 726 .441 228 319 .716 449 145 149 222 907 109.9

Opponent Stats

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 5 1200 193 487 .396 1 7 .143 192 480 .400 139 207 .671 282 77 83 127 526 105.2
2 New Orleans Buccaneers 17 4105 678 1598 .424 22 114 .193 656 1484 .442 432 606 .713 929 267 334 476 1810 106.5
3 Denver Rockets 5 1200 184 414 .444 0 9 .000 184 405 .454 167 217 .770 233 96 76 122 535 107.0
4 Dallas Chaparrals 8 1920 313 768 .408 12 39 .308 301 729 .413 222 303 .733 423 132 127 207 860 107.5
5 Minnesota Muskies 10 2400 385 875 .440 41 110 .373 344 765 .450 286 400 .715 508 158 188 275 1097 109.7
6 Pittsburgh Pipers 15 3625 642 1517 .423 13 71 .183 629 1446 .435 389 555 .701 895 314 290 416 1686 112.4
7 Houston Mavericks 3 720 120 251 .478 3 5 .600 117 246 .476 99 123 .805 156 49 53 72 342 114.0
8 Indiana Pacers 3 720 149 289 .516 9 33 .273 140 256 .547 93 140 .664 164 67 43 79 400 133.3
League Average 8 1986 333 775 .430 13 49 .260 320 726 .441 228 319 .716 449 145 149 222 907 109.9

Miscellaneous Stats

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
Rk Team G W L W/L% PW PL ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA
1 Pittsburgh Pipers 15 11 4 .733 9.7 5.3 .439 .125 .478 .140 .302 .427 .141 .256
2 New Orleans Buccaneers 17 10 7 .588 10.0 7.0 .424 .030 .427 .143 .313 .431 .152 .270
3 Dallas Chaparrals 8 4 4 .500 4.3 3.7 .405 .015 .437 .156 .305 .415 .124 .289
4 Minnesota Muskies 10 4 6 .400 4.8 5.2 .405 .025 .402 .125 .271 .463 .152 .327
5 Denver Rockets 5 2 3 .400 1.6 3.4 .392 .036 .430 .148 .290 .444 .130 .403
6 Kentucky Colonels 5 2 3 .400 2.0 3.0 .422 .138 .434 .154 .309 .397 .126 .285
7 Houston Mavericks 3 0 3 .000 0.6 2.4 .344 .084 .421 .099 .246 .484 .148 .394
8 Indiana Pacers 3 0 3 .000 0.4 2.6 .332 .098 .466 .138 .251 .531 .109 .322
League Average 8.3 4.1 4.1 .500 4.2 4.1 .412 .063 .438 .140 .295 .438 .140 .295

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played

1. Jimmy Jones-NOB 785
2. Doug Moe-NOB 715
3. Larry Brown-NOB 696
4. Charles Williams-PTP 626
5. Red Robbins-NOB 621

Field Goals

1. Charles Williams-PTP 145
  Connie Hawkins*-PTP 145
3. Jimmy Jones-NOB 144
  Doug Moe-NOB 144
5. Red Robbins-NOB 115

Field Goal Attempts

1. Doug Moe-NOB 346
2. Charles Williams-PTP 336
3. Jimmy Jones-NOB 315
4. Chico Vaughn-PTP 256
5. Red Robbins-NOB 252

3-Pt Field Goals

1. Chico Vaughn-PTP 24
2. Louie Dampier-KEN 15
3. Art Heyman-PTP 14
4. Darel Carrier-KEN 8
5. Charles Williams-PTP 6

3-Pt Field Goal Attempts

1. Chico Vaughn-PTP 93
2. Art Heyman-PTP 37
  Louie Dampier-KEN 37
4. Charles Williams-PTP 35
5. Darel Carrier-KEN 21

Free Throws

1. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 129
2. Doug Moe-NOB 107
3. Larry Brown-NOB 100
4. Art Heyman-PTP 94
5. Jimmy Jones-NOB 87

Free Throw Attempts

1. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 177
2. Doug Moe-NOB 149
3. Art Heyman-PTP 139
4. Larry Brown-NOB 122
5. Jimmy Jones-NOB 118

Total Rebounds

1. Trooper Washington-PTP 261
2. Red Robbins-NOB 234
3. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 172
4. Doug Moe-NOB 169
5. Mel Daniels*-MNM 161

Assists

1. Larry Brown-NOB 129
2. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 64
3. Art Heyman-PTP 58
4. Donnie Freeman-MNM 56
  Jimmy Jones-NOB 56

Turnovers

1. Larry Brown-NOB 77
2. Charles Williams-PTP 56
3. Doug Moe-NOB 54
4. Art Heyman-PTP 53
5. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 48

Personal Fouls

1. Jackie Moreland-NOB 74
2. Doug Moe-NOB 71
3. Jesse Branson-NOB 62
4. Charles Williams-PTP 61
5. Trooper Washington-PTP 60

Points

1. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 419
2. Doug Moe-NOB 399
3. Jimmy Jones-NOB 375
4. Charles Williams-PTP 356
5. Red Robbins-NOB 296
  Art Heyman-PTP 296

Field Goal Pct

1. Connie Hawkins*-PTP .594
2. Julian Hammond-DNR .579
3. Bob Netolicky-INA .569
4. Trooper Washington-PTP .531
5. Willie Murrell-DNR .511

3-Pt Field Goal Pct

1. Louie Dampier-KEN .405
2. Darel Carrier-KEN .381
3. Art Heyman-PTP .378
4. Chico Vaughn-PTP .258
5. Charles Williams-PTP .171

Free Throw Pct

1. Dennis Holman-DLC 1.000
2. Freddie Lewis-INA .966
3. Darel Carrier-KEN .861
4. Willie Murrell-DNR .846
5. John Beasley-DLC .843

Minutes Per Game

1. Jimmy Jones-NOB 46.2
2. Louie Dampier-KEN 44.8
3. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 44.0
4. Charles Beasley-DLC 43.1
5. Darel Carrier-KEN 42.2

Points Per Game

1. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 29.9
2. Louie Dampier-KEN 26.6
3. Mel Daniels*-MNM 25.3
4. Charles Williams-PTP 23.7
5. Doug Moe-NOB 23.5

Rebounds Per Game

1. Trooper Washington-PTP 17.4
2. Mel Daniels*-MNM 16.1
3. Red Robbins-NOB 13.8
4. John Beasley-DLC 12.6
5. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 12.3

Assists Per Game

1. Larry Brown-NOB 7.6
2. Donnie Freeman-MNM 5.6
3. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 4.6
4. Art Heyman-PTP 3.9
5. Maurice McHartley-DLC 3.5
  Ervin Inniger-MNM 3.5
  Charles Beasley-DLC 3.5

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 30.0
2. Willie Murrell-DNR 23.7
3. John Beasley-DLC 22.9
4. Mel Daniels*-MNM 22.1
5. Louie Dampier-KEN 21.9

True Shooting Pct

1. Connie Hawkins*-PTP .651
2. Art Heyman-PTP .580
3. Bob Netolicky-INA .577
4. Freddie Lewis-INA .567
5. Louie Dampier-KEN .565

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Connie Hawkins*-PTP .594
2. Julian Hammond-DNR .579
3. Bob Netolicky-INA .569
4. Trooper Washington-PTP .531
5. Art Heyman-PTP .521

Total Rebound Pct

1. Trooper Washington-PTP 17.9
2. Gerald Govan-NOB 17.6
3. Willie Porter-PTP 17.3
4. Byron Beck-DNR 17.2
5. Mel Daniels*-MNM 17.1

Assist Pct

1. Larry Brown-NOB 26.8
2. Donnie Freeman-MNM 22.1
3. Louie Dampier-KEN 19.3
4. Maurice McHartley-DLC 16.1
5. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 15.8

Turnover Pct

1. Willie Murrell-DNR 7.4
2. Sam Smith-MNM 8.4
3. Darel Carrier-KEN 8.7
4. John Beasley-DLC 8.8
5. Ervin Inniger-MNM 8.9

Usage Pct

1. Wayne Hightower-DNR 27.6
2. Mel Daniels*-MNM 25.8
3. Charles Williams-PTP 25.5
4. Maurice McHartley-DLC 25.5
5. Doug Moe-NOB 24.3

Offensive Win Shares

1. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 3.4
2. Art Heyman-PTP 1.7
3. Larry Brown-NOB 1.3
4. Jimmy Jones-NOB 1.2
5. Trooper Washington-PTP 0.9

Defensive Win Shares

1. Red Robbins-NOB 1.1
2. Mel Daniels*-MNM 1.1
3. Larry Brown-NOB 1.0
4. Doug Moe-NOB 1.0
5. Jimmy Jones-NOB 0.9

Win Shares

1. Connie Hawkins*-PTP 4.0
2. Larry Brown-NOB 2.3
3. Art Heyman-PTP 2.2
4. Jimmy Jones-NOB 2.1
5. Red Robbins-NOB 1.9

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Connie Hawkins*-PTP .310
2. Louie Dampier-KEN .195
3. Art Heyman-PTP .185
4. Willie Murrell-DNR .174
5. John Beasley-DLC .170