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1973 ABA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Indiana Pacers

Playoffs MVP: George McGinnis

1973 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Dan Issel (521)
TRB: Artis Gilmore (260)
AST: Freddie Lewis (91)
WS: Dan Issel (3.6)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-3): Indiana Pacers over Kentucky Colonels
 
Eastern Division Finals (4-3): Kentucky Colonels over Carolina Cougars
Western Division Finals (4-2): Indiana Pacers over Utah Stars
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (4-1): Carolina Cougars over New York Nets
Eastern Division Semifinals (4-1): Kentucky Colonels over Virginia Squires
Western Division Semifinals (4-1): Indiana Pacers over Denver Rockets
Western Division Semifinals (4-0): Utah Stars over San Diego Conquistadors

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 Carolina Cougars 12 2905 499 1059 .471 10 35 .286 489 1024 .478 288 404 .713 583 233 239 330 1296 108.0
2 Utah Stars 10 2400 413 862 .479 5 28 .179 408 834 .489 242 298 .812 503 211 200 278 1073 107.3
3 Kentucky Colonels 19 4610 772 1667 .463 36 113 .319 736 1554 .474 405 538 .753 857 428 307 481 1985 104.5
4 New York Nets 5 1225 198 389 .509 3 12 .250 195 377 .517 123 175 .703 205 93 96 142 522 104.4
5 Virginia Squires 5 1225 193 407 .474 3 12 .250 190 395 .481 127 158 .804 219 97 121 123 516 103.2
6 Indiana Pacers 18 4345 698 1617 .432 27 112 .241 671 1505 .446 425 559 .760 944 373 287 461 1848 102.7
7 Denver Rockets 5 1200 183 461 .397 2 17 .118 181 444 .408 123 166 .741 254 90 82 140 491 98.2
8 San Diego Conquistadors 4 960 145 392 .370 10 30 .333 135 362 .373 79 114 .693 207 64 77 92 379 94.8
League Average 10 2359 388 857 .452 12 45 .267 376 812 .463 227 302 .751 472 199 176 256 1014 104.0

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 Kentucky Colonels 19 4610 729 1669 .437 14 73 .192 715 1596 .448 437 569 .768 974 351 378 470 1909 100.5
2 Indiana Pacers 18 4345 704 1599 .440 16 80 .200 688 1519 .453 388 525 .739 882 372 304 485 1812 100.7
3 Utah Stars 10 2400 391 943 .415 19 70 .271 372 873 .426 233 326 .715 504 185 162 252 1034 103.4
4 Carolina Cougars 12 2905 480 999 .480 21 60 .350 459 939 .489 291 393 .740 521 230 221 317 1272 106.0
5 Denver Rockets 5 1200 200 441 .454 12 36 .333 188 405 .464 120 152 .789 250 123 82 137 532 106.4
6 San Diego Conquistadors 4 960 164 341 .481 3 13 .231 161 328 .491 96 111 .865 200 98 81 108 427 106.8
7 Virginia Squires 5 1225 218 440 .495 6 17 .353 212 423 .501 118 148 .797 216 122 79 131 560 112.0
8 New York Nets 5 1225 215 422 .509 5 10 .500 210 412 .510 129 188 .686 225 108 102 147 564 112.8
League Average 10 2359 388 857 .452 12 45 .267 376 812 .463 227 302 .751 472 199 176 256 1014 104.0

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 Indiana Pacers 18 12 6 .667 10.2 7.8 .346 .069 .440 .133 .263 .445 .142 .243
2 Kentucky Colonels 19 11 8 .579 12.0 7.0 .323 .068 .474 .139 .243 .441 .165 .262
3 Carolina Cougars 12 7 5 .583 6.8 5.2 .381 .033 .476 .162 .272 .491 .159 .291
4 Utah Stars 10 6 4 .600 6.3 3.7 .346 .032 .482 .168 .281 .425 .130 .247
5 Denver Rockets 5 1 4 .200 1.2 3.8 .360 .037 .399 .133 .267 .467 .139 .272
6 New York Nets 5 1 4 .200 1.3 3.7 .450 .031 .513 .171 .316 .515 .168 .306
7 Virginia Squires 5 1 4 .200 1.2 3.8 .388 .029 .478 .203 .312 .502 .135 .268
8 San Diego Conquistadors 4 0 4 .000 0.6 3.4 .291 .077 .383 .148 .202 .485 .172 .282
League Average 9.8 4.9 4.9 .500 4.9 4.9 .352 .052 .459 .151 .264 .459 .151 .264

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played

1. Dan Issel*-KEN 825
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 780
3. George McGinnis-INA 731
4. Rick Mount-KEN 676
5. Walter Simon-KEN 639

Field Goals

1. Dan Issel*-KEN 198
2. George McGinnis-INA 161
3. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 142
4. Rick Mount-KEN 119
5. Billy Cunningham*-CAR 112
  Mel Daniels*-INA 112

Field Goal Attempts

1. Dan Issel*-KEN 398
2. George McGinnis-INA 357
3. Rick Mount-KEN 293
4. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 261
5. Freddie Lewis-INA 260

3-Pt Field Goals

1. Wendell Ladner-KEN 14
2. Roger Brown*-INA 13
3. Rick Mount-KEN 10
  Louie Dampier-KEN 10
5. Bill Keller-INA 8

3-Pt Field Goal Attempts

1. Wendell Ladner-KEN 53
2. Bill Keller-INA 36
3. Roger Brown*-INA 29
4. Freddie Lewis-INA 27
5. Louie Dampier-KEN 22
  Rick Mount-KEN 22

Free Throws

1. Dan Issel*-KEN 124
2. George McGinnis-INA 109
3. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 77
4. Rick Mount-KEN 73
5. Mack Calvin-CAR 72

Free Throw Attempts

1. Dan Issel*-KEN 156
2. George McGinnis-INA 149
3. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 123
4. Donnie Freeman-INA 89
5. Mack Calvin-CAR 88

Offensive Rebounds

1. George McGinnis-INA 92
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 84
3. Mel Daniels*-INA 70
4. Dan Issel*-KEN 60
5. Tom Owens-CAR 53

Defensive Rebounds

1. Mel Daniels*-INA 178
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 176
3. Dan Issel*-KEN 165
4. George McGinnis-INA 130
5. Billy Cunningham*-CAR 107

Total Rebounds

1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 260
2. Mel Daniels*-INA 248
3. Dan Issel*-KEN 225
4. George McGinnis-INA 222
5. Billy Cunningham*-CAR 142

Assists

1. Freddie Lewis-INA 91
2. Jimmy O'Brien-KEN 82
3. Walter Simon-KEN 79
4. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 75
5. Bill Keller-INA 63

Turnovers

1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 63
2. George McGinnis-INA 61
3. Billy Cunningham*-CAR 50
4. Freddie Lewis-INA 49
5. Dan Issel*-KEN 47

Personal Fouls

1. George McGinnis-INA 78
2. Mel Daniels*-INA 76
3. Dan Issel*-KEN 71
4. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 68
5. Walter Simon-KEN 67
  Wendell Ladner-KEN 67

Points

1. Dan Issel*-KEN 521
2. George McGinnis-INA 431
3. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 361
4. Rick Mount-KEN 321
5. Mel Daniels*-INA 286

Field Goal Pct

1. Billy Paultz-NYA .607
2. John Beasley-UTS .595
3. Jim Eakins-VIR .593
4. Julius Keye-DNR .588
5. Bill Melchionni-NYA .558

3-Pt Field Goal Pct

1. Louie Dampier-KEN .455
  Rick Mount-KEN .455
3. Roger Brown*-INA .448
4. Wendell Ladner-KEN .264
5. Bill Keller-INA .222
  Freddie Lewis-INA .222

Free Throw Pct

1. Ron Boone-UTS .971
2. Fatty Taylor-VIR .933
3. Bob Warren-UTS .906
4. Al Smith-DNR .900
5. Red Robbins-SDA .889

Minutes Per Game

1. Julius Erving*-VIR 43.8
2. George Carter-NYA 43.6
3. Dan Issel*-KEN 43.4
4. Jim Eakins-VIR 43.4
5. Willie Wise-UTS 41.4

Points Per Game

1. Julius Erving*-VIR 29.6
2. Dan Issel*-KEN 27.4
3. Ralph Simpson-DNR 26.4
4. Willie Wise-UTS 25.0
5. Jim Eakins-VIR 24.8

Rebounds Per Game

1. Mel Daniels*-INA 13.8
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 13.7
3. Dave Robisch-DNR 13.6
  Julius Keye-DNR 13.6
5. George McGinnis-INA 12.3

Assists Per Game

1. Bill Melchionni-NYA 6.2
2. Al Smith-DNR 5.2
3. Billy Cunningham*-CAR 5.1
4. Freddie Lewis-INA 5.1
5. Ron Boone-UTS 4.7

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Dave Robisch-DNR 27.1
2. Julius Erving*-VIR 24.9
3. Dan Issel*-KEN 24.4
4. Jim Eakins-VIR 23.8
5. Billy Cunningham*-CAR 23.4

True Shooting Pct

1. Jim Eakins-VIR .646
2. Billy Paultz-NYA .634
3. Bill Melchionni-NYA .632
4. Zelmo Beaty-UTS .622
5. George Carter-NYA .592

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. John Beasley-UTS .622
2. Billy Paultz-NYA .607
3. Jim Eakins-VIR .593
4. Julius Keye-DNR .588
5. Bill Melchionni-NYA .570

Total Rebound Pct

1. Tom Owens-CAR 19.1
2. Mel Daniels*-INA 18.6
3. Billy Paultz-NYA 18.2
4. Gus Johnson*-INA 17.8
5. Dave Robisch-DNR 17.6

Assist Pct

1. Bill Keller-INA 28.3
2. Bill Melchionni-NYA 26.6
3. Jimmy O'Brien-KEN 24.8
4. Chuck Williams-SDA 22.7
5. Freddie Lewis-INA 22.2

Turnover Pct

1. Dave Robisch-DNR 1.0
2. Stew Johnson-SDA 6.6
3. Johnny Baum-NYA 8.6
4. Bill Keller-INA 8.8
5. Ralph Simpson-DNR 8.9

Usage Pct

1. Ralph Simpson-DNR 33.5
2. Julius Erving*-VIR 27.4
3. Wendell Ladner-KEN 26.8
4. George McGinnis-INA 26.7
5. Dan Issel*-KEN 26.0

Offensive Win Shares

1. Dan Issel*-KEN 2.4
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 1.9
3. Willie Wise-UTS 1.3
4. Roger Brown*-INA 1.3
5. Zelmo Beaty-UTS 1.1

Defensive Win Shares

1. Mel Daniels*-INA 1.5
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 1.4
3. George McGinnis-INA 1.4
4. Dan Issel*-KEN 1.2
5. Freddie Lewis-INA 1.0

Win Shares

1. Dan Issel*-KEN 3.6
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 3.4
3. George McGinnis-INA 2.4
4. Mel Daniels*-INA 2.3
5. Roger Brown*-INA 2.1

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN .208
2. Dan Issel*-KEN .207
3. Willie Wise-UTS .192
4. Mack Calvin-CAR .182
5. Zelmo Beaty-UTS .181