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1972 ABA Playoffs Summary


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)

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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

Advanced 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