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1971 ABA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Utah Stars

Playoffs MVP: Zelmo Beaty

1971 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Dan Issel (534)
TRB: Zelmo Beaty (263)
AST: Louie Dampier (179)
WS: Dan Issel (3.3)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-3): Utah Stars over Kentucky Colonels (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Finals (4-2): Kentucky Colonels over Virginia Squires (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (4-3): Utah Stars over Indiana Pacers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (4-2): Kentucky Colonels over The Floridians (Series Stats)
Eastern Division Semifinals (4-2): Virginia Squires over New York Nets (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (4-0): Indiana Pacers over Memphis Pros (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (4-0): Utah Stars over Texas Chaparrals (Series Stats)
 
Western Division Tiebreaker (1-0): Texas Chaparrals over Denver Rockets (Series Stats)

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 Virginia Squires 12 2880 560 1232 .455 23 85 .271 537 1147 .468 345 450 .767 617 306 355 1488 124.0
2 Utah Stars 18 4345 846 1776 .476 36 127 .283 810 1649 .491 447 562 .795 344 725 1069 479 438 2175 120.8
3 Kentucky Colonels 19 4595 865 2025 .427 49 155 .316 816 1870 .436 513 682 .752 1090 501 544 2292 120.6
4 New York Nets 6 1440 267 508 .526 16 32 .500 251 476 .527 166 216 .769 293 127 161 716 119.3
5 The Floridians 6 1440 258 575 .449 5 31 .161 253 544 .465 154 198 .778 302 165 150 675 112.5
6 Indiana Pacers 11 2665 445 1051 .423 45 165 .273 400 886 .451 256 332 .771 569 234 239 1191 108.3
7 Texas Chaparrals 4 960 169 458 .369 11 56 .196 158 402 .393 81 106 .764 104 138 242 98 99 430 107.5
8 Memphis Pros 4 985 162 397 .408 4 15 .267 158 382 .414 65 87 .747 235 86 108 393 98.3
League Average 10 2414 447 1003 .445 24 83 .284 423 920 .460 253 329 .770 224 432 552 250 262 1170 117.0

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 Memphis Pros 4 985 413 103.3
2 Indiana Pacers 11 2665 1186 107.8
3 Utah Stars 18 4345 2048 113.8
4 The Floridians 6 1440 685 114.2
5 Kentucky Colonels 19 4595 2312 121.7
6 New York Nets 6 1440 730 121.7
7 Virginia Squires 12 2880 1483 123.6
8 Texas Chaparrals 4 960 503 125.8
League Average 10 2414 1170 117.0

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 Utah Stars 18 12 6 .667 12.6 5.4 .316 .072 .486 .252
2 Kentucky Colonels 19 11 8 .579 8.9 10.1 .337 .077 .439 .253
3 Indiana Pacers 11 7 4 .636 5.7 5.3 .316 .157 .445 .244
4 Virginia Squires 12 6 6 .500 6.1 5.9 .365 .069 .464 .280
5 The Floridians 6 2 4 .333 2.7 3.3 .344 .054 .453 .268
6 New York Nets 6 2 4 .333 2.6 3.4 .425 .063 .541 .327
7 Memphis Pros 4 0 4 .000 1.3 2.7 .219 .038 .413 .164
8 Texas Chaparrals 4 0 4 .000 0.4 3.6 .231 .122 .381 .177
League Average 10.0 5.0 5.0 .500 5.0 5.0 .328 .083 .457 .253

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played
1. Louie Dampier-KEN 828
2. Cincinnatus Powell-KEN 702
3. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 698
4. Willie Wise-UTS 691
5. Darel Carrier-KEN 675
Field Goals
1. Dan Issel*-KEN 206
2. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 157
3. Willie Wise-UTS 139
4. Cincinnatus Powell-KEN 138
5. Darel Carrier-KEN 130
Field Goal Attempts
1. Dan Issel*-KEN 408
2. Cincinnatus Powell-KEN 382
3. Louie Dampier-KEN 304
4. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 293
5. Charlie Scott-VIR 281
3-Pt Field Goals
1. Bill Keller-INA 23
2. Louie Dampier-KEN 22
3. Darel Carrier-KEN 21
4. Rick Barry*-NYA 14
5. Mike Barrett-VIR 13
3-Pt Field Goal Attempts
1. Louie Dampier-KEN 69
2. Bill Keller-INA 58
  Darel Carrier-KEN 58
4. Mike Barrett-VIR 44
5. Roger Brown*-INA 33
Free Throws
1. Dan Issel*-KEN 122
2. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 104
3. Darel Carrier-KEN 88
4. Charlie Scott-VIR 83
5. Willie Wise-UTS 81
Free Throw Attempts
1. Dan Issel*-KEN 139
2. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 123
3. Willie Wise-UTS 116
4. Charlie Scott-VIR 110
5. Cincinnatus Powell-KEN 102
Offensive Rebounds
1. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 95
2. Dan Issel*-KEN 79
3. Cincinnatus Powell-KEN 77
4. Goose Ligon-KEN 76
5. Mel Daniels*-INA 71
Defensive Rebounds
1. Cincinnatus Powell-KEN 171
2. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 168
3. Willie Wise-UTS 163
4. Goose Ligon-KEN 143
5. Dan Issel*-KEN 142
Total Rebounds
1. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 263
2. Cincinnatus Powell-KEN 248
3. Dan Issel*-KEN 221
4. Willie Wise-UTS 220
5. Goose Ligon-KEN 219
Assists
1. Louie Dampier-KEN 179
2. Mervin Jackson-UTS 109
3. Ron Boone-UTS 94
4. Charlie Scott-VIR 82
  Willie Wise-UTS 82
Turnovers
1. Ron Boone-UTS 56
  Dan Issel*-KEN 56
3. Louie Dampier-KEN 54
4. Darel Carrier-KEN 53
5. Cincinnatus Powell-KEN 51
Personal Fouls
1. Cincinnatus Powell-KEN 83
2. Dan Issel*-KEN 78
3. Les Hunter-KEN 76
4. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 75
5. Goose Ligon-KEN 74
Points
1. Dan Issel*-KEN 534
2. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 418
3. Darel Carrier-KEN 369
4. Willie Wise-UTS 359
5. Cincinnatus Powell-KEN 350
Field Goal Pct
1. Billy Paultz-NYA .592
2. Ira Harge-FLO .561
3. Red Robbins-UTS .553
4. Bill Melchionni-NYA .537
5. Zelmo Beaty-UTS .536
3-Pt Field Goal Pct
1. Rick Barry*-NYA .518
2. Red Robbins-UTS .455
3. Bill Keller-INA .397
4. Darel Carrier-KEN .362
5. Glen Combs-UTS .355
Free Throw Pct
1. Steve Jones-MMP 1.000
2. Bill Melchionni-NYA .923
3. Larry Jones-FLO .917
4. Darel Carrier-KEN .898
5. Dan Issel*-KEN .878
Minutes Per Game
1. Rick Barry*-NYA 47.8
2. Gerald Govan-MMP 45.5
3. Louie Dampier-KEN 43.6
4. Roger Brown*-INA 43.4
5. Mack Calvin-FLO 42.5
Points Per Game
1. Rick Barry*-NYA 33.7
2. Dan Issel*-KEN 28.1
3. Mack Calvin-FLO 27.3
4. Charlie Scott-VIR 26.8
5. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 23.2
Rebounds Per Game
1. Mel Daniels*-INA 19.2
2. Ira Harge-FLO 16.3
3. Gerald Govan-MMP 15.2
4. Billy Paultz-NYA 15.0
5. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 14.6
Assists Per Game
1. Louie Dampier-KEN 9.4
2. Levern Tart-TEX 8.2
3. Bill Melchionni-NYA 8.2
4. Mack Calvin-FLO 7.0
5. Charlie Scott-VIR 6.8
Player Efficiency Rating
1. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 27.2
2. Dan Issel*-KEN 25.7
3. Ray Scott-VIR 25.5
4. Rick Barry*-NYA 23.7
5. Mel Daniels*-INA 23.0
True Shooting Pct
1. Billy Paultz-NYA .646
2. Rick Barry*-NYA .627
3. Zelmo Beaty-UTS .602
4. Bill Melchionni-NYA .599
5. Red Robbins-UTS .590
Effective Field Goal Pct
1. Billy Paultz-NYA .599
2. Rick Barry*-NYA .570
3. Red Robbins-UTS .568
4. Ira Harge-FLO .561
5. Bill Melchionni-NYA .537
Assist Pct
1. Bill Melchionni-NYA 28.1
2. Louie Dampier-KEN 27.0
3. Mack Calvin-FLO 25.2
4. Mervin Jackson-UTS 23.3
5. Warren Davis-FLO 23.3
Turnover Pct
1. Ray Scott-VIR 6.2
2. Bob Netolicky-INA 7.0
3. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 7.5
4. Doug Moe-VIR 8.0
5. George Stone-UTS 8.5
Offensive Win Shares
1. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 2.4
2. Dan Issel*-KEN 2.3
3. Darel Carrier-KEN 1.7
4. Willie Wise-UTS 1.5
5. Rick Barry*-NYA 1.3
Defensive Win Shares
1. Cincinnatus Powell-KEN 1.1
2. Louie Dampier-KEN 1.1
3. Dan Issel*-KEN 1.0
4. Goose Ligon-KEN 1.0
5. Mel Daniels*-INA 0.9
Win Shares
1. Dan Issel*-KEN 3.3
2. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 3.3
3. Willie Wise-UTS 2.4
4. Darel Carrier-KEN 2.3
5. Red Robbins-UTS 1.9
Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1. Dan Issel*-KEN .238
2. Zelmo Beaty-UTS .228
3. Ray Scott-VIR .208
4. Mack Calvin-FLO .200
5. Mel Daniels*-INA .177