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1972 ABA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Indiana Pacers

Playoffs MVP: Freddie Lewis

1972 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Rick Barry (554)
TRB: Mel Daniels (302)
AST: Freddie Lewis (87)
WS: Julius Erving (2.8)

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

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 11 2640 518 1057 .490 5 19 .263 513 1038 .494 248 316 .785 594 239 218 291 1289 117.2
2 Utah Stars 11 2640 471 922 .511 10 40 .250 461 882 .523 261 345 .757 549 236 182 293 1213 110.3
3 Indiana Pacers 20 4825 825 1816 .454 53 167 .317 772 1649 .468 464 629 .738 1017 384 292 479 2167 108.4
4 New York Nets 19 4560 805 1687 .477 34 100 .340 771 1587 .486 399 539 .740 873 360 337 432 2043 107.5
5 The Floridians 4 960 159 385 .413 5 25 .200 154 360 .428 103 131 .786 214 78 62 103 426 106.5
6 Denver Rockets 7 1705 274 639 .429 3 14 .214 271 625 .434 157 198 .793 383 129 95 187 708 101.1
7 Kentucky Colonels 6 1440 236 498 .474 14 40 .350 222 458 .485 114 150 .760 261 122 117 137 600 100.0
8 Dallas Chaparrals 4 960 161 367 .439 4 20 .200 157 347 .452 65 95 .684 183 83 46 123 391 97.8
League Average 10 2466 431 921 .468 16 53 .301 415 868 .478 226 300 .754 509 204 169 256 1105 107.8

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 Denver Rockets 7 1705 269 620 .434 13 54 .241 256 566 .452 155 208 .745 357 133 88 169 706 100.9
2 Kentucky Colonels 6 1440 243 498 .488 12 35 .343 231 463 .499 122 153 .797 270 119 82 126 620 103.3
3 Dallas Chaparrals 4 960 148 289 .512 2 12 .167 146 277 .527 120 143 .839 190 68 67 95 418 104.5
4 Indiana Pacers 20 4825 858 1807 .475 19 72 .264 839 1735 .484 410 558 .735 1002 418 327 532 2145 107.3
5 Utah Stars 11 2640 458 1025 .447 23 79 .291 435 946 .460 247 338 .731 539 222 125 293 1186 107.8
6 New York Nets 19 4560 824 1724 .478 39 108 .361 785 1616 .486 396 526 .753 952 382 390 461 2083 109.6
7 Virginia Squires 11 2640 460 1039 .443 19 60 .317 441 979 .450 268 359 .747 557 198 200 262 1207 109.7
8 The Floridians 4 960 189 369 .512 1 5 .200 188 364 .516 93 118 .788 207 91 70 107 472 118.0
League Average 10 2466 431 921 .468 16 53 .301 415 868 .478 226 300 .754 509 204 169 256 1105 107.8

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 Indiana Pacers 20 12 8 .600 10.7 9.3 .346 .092 .469 .122 .256 .480 .137 .227
2 New York Nets 19 10 9 .526 8.2 10.8 .320 .059 .487 .149 .237 .489 .166 .230
3 Utah Stars 11 7 4 .636 6.4 4.6 .374 .043 .516 .145 .283 .458 .096 .241
4 Virginia Squires 11 7 4 .636 7.9 3.1 .299 .018 .492 .154 .235 .452 .143 .258
5 Denver Rockets 7 3 4 .429 3.6 3.4 .310 .022 .431 .116 .246 .444 .110 .250
6 Kentucky Colonels 6 2 4 .333 2.3 3.7 .301 .080 .488 .172 .229 .500 .127 .245
7 Dallas Chaparrals 4 0 4 .000 1.1 2.9 .259 .054 .444 .101 .177 .516 .160 .415
8 The Floridians 4 0 4 .000 0.8 3.2 .340 .065 .419 .123 .268 .514 .143 .252
League Average 10.3 5.1 5.1 .500 5.2 5.1 .326 .058 .477 .138 .246 .477 .138 .246

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played
1. Roger Brown*-INA 845
2. Billy Paultz-NYA 809
3. Freddie Lewis-INA 805
4. John Roche-NYA 763
5. Rick Barry*-NYA 749
Field Goals
1. Rick Barry*-NYA 203
2. John Roche-NYA 163
3. Roger Brown*-INA 160
4. Julius Erving*-VIR 147
5. Freddie Lewis-INA 142
Field Goal Attempts
1. Rick Barry*-NYA 429
2. John Roche-NYA 343
3. Roger Brown*-INA 329
4. Freddie Lewis-INA 322
5. Julius Erving*-VIR 284
3-Pt Field Goals
1. Rick Barry*-NYA 23
2. Bill Keller-INA 19
3. Roger Brown*-INA 15
4. Louie Dampier-KEN 11
5. John Roche-NYA 10
3-Pt Field Goal Attempts
1. Rick Barry*-NYA 61
2. Bill Keller-INA 48
3. Roger Brown*-INA 34
  Freddie Lewis-INA 34
5. Rick Mount-INA 30
  John Roche-NYA 30
Free Throws
1. Rick Barry*-NYA 125
2. George McGinnis-INA 94
3. Freddie Lewis-INA 92
4. John Roche-NYA 89
5. Roger Brown*-INA 74
Free Throw Attempts
1. George McGinnis-INA 150
2. Rick Barry*-NYA 146
3. John Roche-NYA 118
4. Freddie Lewis-INA 108
5. Billy Paultz-NYA 90
  Roger Brown*-INA 90
Total Rebounds
1. Mel Daniels*-INA 302
2. Billy Paultz-NYA 288
3. George McGinnis-INA 227
4. Julius Erving*-VIR 224
5. Trooper Washington-NYA 173
Assists
1. Freddie Lewis-INA 87
2. Bill Keller-INA 84
  John Roche-NYA 84
4. Roger Brown*-INA 81
5. Julius Erving*-VIR 72
Turnovers
1. Oliver Taylor-NYA 68
2. George McGinnis-INA 63
3. Rick Barry*-NYA 61
4. Mel Daniels*-INA 58
5. Julius Erving*-VIR 55
Personal Fouls
1. Mel Daniels*-INA 85
2. George McGinnis-INA 75
3. Billy Paultz-NYA 74
4. Freddie Lewis-INA 70
5. Rick Barry*-NYA 67
Points
1. Rick Barry*-NYA 554
2. John Roche-NYA 425
3. Roger Brown*-INA 409
4. Freddie Lewis-INA 383
5. Julius Erving*-VIR 366
Field Goal Pct
1. George Irvine-VIR .651
2. Trooper Washington-NYA .598
3. Artis Gilmore*-KEN .571
4. Willie Wise-UTS .563
5. Darnell Hillman-INA .558
3-Pt Field Goal Pct
1. Louie Dampier-KEN .478
2. Roger Brown*-INA .441
3. Bill Keller-INA .396
4. Rick Barry*-NYA .377
5. Glen Combs-UTS .364
Free Throw Pct
1. Larry Brown-DNR .958
2. Byron Beck-DNR .929
3. Doug Moe-VIR .880
4. Mack Calvin-FLO .879
5. Adrian Smith-VIR .865
Minutes Per Game
1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 47.5
2. Julius Erving*-VIR 45.8
3. Dan Issel*-KEN 44.8
4. Julius Keye-DNR 43.1
5. Warren Jabali-FLO 42.8
Points Per Game
1. Julius Erving*-VIR 33.3
2. Rick Barry*-NYA 30.8
3. Donnie Freeman-DLC 26.8
4. Ralph Simpson-DNR 26.7
5. Willie Wise-UTS 25.3
Rebounds Per Game
1. Julius Erving*-VIR 20.4
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 17.7
3. Julius Keye-DNR 16.1
4. Billy Paultz-NYA 15.2
5. Mel Daniels*-INA 15.1
Assists Per Game
1. Louie Dampier-KEN 7.5
2. Julius Erving*-VIR 6.5
3. Bill Melchionni-NYA 6.3
  Jimmy Jones-UTS 6.3
5. Larry Brown-DNR 5.1
Player Efficiency Rating
1. Julius Erving*-VIR 30.4
2. Rick Barry*-NYA 24.1
3. Willie Wise-UTS 22.5
4. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 21.8
5. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 21.7
True Shooting Pct
1. George Irvine-VIR .688
2. Zelmo Beaty-UTS .640
3. Artis Gilmore*-KEN .608
4. Trooper Washington-NYA .604
5. Willie Wise-UTS .594
Effective Field Goal Pct
1. George Irvine-VIR .651
2. Trooper Washington-NYA .598
3. Artis Gilmore*-KEN .571
4. Willie Wise-UTS .563
5. Les Hunter-KEN .561
Total Rebound Pct
1. Julius Erving*-VIR 20.4
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 20.2
3. Mel Daniels*-INA 19.4
4. Billy Paultz-NYA 17.8
5. Julius Keye-DNR 17.2
Assist Pct
1. Bill Melchionni-NYA 25.5
2. Louie Dampier-KEN 25.1
3. Larry Brown-DNR 24.2
4. Jimmy Jones-UTS 23.4
5. Bill Keller-INA 22.7
Turnover Pct
1. John Beasley-UTS 5.2
2. Red Robbins-UTS 7.3
3. Dave Robisch-DNR 8.5
4. Roger Brown*-INA 8.7
5. Adrian Smith-VIR 8.7
Usage Pct
1. Rick Barry*-NYA 29.8
2. Ralph Simpson-DNR 29.3
3. Ron Boone-UTS 28.5
4. Julius Erving*-VIR 27.9
5. Dan Issel*-KEN 26.3
Offensive Win Shares
1. Rick Barry*-NYA 2.2
2. Roger Brown*-INA 1.6
3. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 1.6
4. Julius Erving*-VIR 1.5
5. Willie Wise-UTS 1.5
Defensive Win Shares
1. Mel Daniels*-INA 1.3
2. Julius Erving*-VIR 1.3
3. George McGinnis-INA 1.2
4. Roger Brown*-INA 1.0
5. Freddie Lewis-INA 0.9
Win Shares
1. Julius Erving*-VIR 2.8
2. Rick Barry*-NYA 2.7
3. Roger Brown*-INA 2.6
4. Mel Daniels*-INA 2.1
5. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 1.7
Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1. Julius Erving*-VIR .267
2. George Irvine-VIR .230
3. Byron Beck-DNR .194
4. Zelmo Beaty-UTS .187
5. Willie Wise-UTS .173