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1973 ABA Eastern Division Semifinals

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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)

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2 Series

Click matchup for composite box score
1 vs. 4 Carolina Cougars vs. New York Nets CAROLINA COUGARS win 4-1
2 vs. 3 Kentucky Colonels vs. Virginia Squires KENTUCKY COLONELS win 4-1

#1.Carolina Cougars (4) vs. #4.New York Nets (1)

Game 1
NYA
CAR
96
104
Game 2
NYA
CAR
114
111
Game 3
CAR
NYA
101
91
Game 4
CAR
NYA
112
108
Game 5
NYA
CAR
113
136

Carolina Cougars (4-1)

Totals Shooting Per Game
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK
1 Billy Cunningham 29 5 46 0 20 34 112 .588 22.4
2 Mack Calvin 25 5 32 1 30 41 95 .732 19.0
3 Joe Caldwell 31 5 38 3 14 26 93 .538 18.6
4 Steve Jones 30 5 29 1 16 18 75 .889 15.0
5 Tom Owens 23 5 23 0 22 28 68 .786 13.6
6 Ed Manning 29 5 16 0 10 12 42 .833 8.4
7 Gene Littles 29 5 13 0 9 16 35 .563 7.0
8 Ted McClain 26 5 9 0 4 7 22 .571 4.4
9 Dennis Wuycik 22 5 5 0 3 5 13 .600 2.6
10 Roger Brown 22 4 4 0 1 1 9 1.000 2.3
11 Stephen Previs 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Team Totals 5 564 112.8

Advanced Stats

Totals Advanced
Rk Player Age G GS MP TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg GmSc
1 Billy Cunningham 29 5
2 Mack Calvin 25 5
3 Joe Caldwell 31 5
4 Steve Jones 30 5
5 Tom Owens 23 5
6 Ed Manning 29 5
7 Gene Littles 29 5
8 Ted McClain 26 5
9 Dennis Wuycik 22 5
10 Roger Brown 22 4
11 Stephen Previs 22 1
Team Totals 5

New York Nets (1-4)

Totals Shooting Per Game
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK
1 George Carter 29 5 36 0 34 40 106 .850 21.2
2 Billy Paultz 24 5 34 0 27 43 95 .628 19.0
3 Johnny Baum 26 5 41 0 12 17 94 .706 18.8
4 Brian Taylor 21 5 28 0 12 15 68 .800 13.6
5 Bill Melchionni 28 5 24 1 17 21 66 .810 13.2
6 John Roche 23 4 16 2 7 12 41 .583 10.3
7 Jim Chones 23 5 8 0 4 8 20 .500 4.0
8 Trooper Washington 28 4 6 0 3 4 15 .750 3.8
9 Bob Lackey 23 5 4 0 4 11 12 .364 2.4
10 Gary Gregor 27 1 1 0 2 2 4 1.000 4.0
11 George Bruns 26 2 0 0 1 2 1 .500 0.5
Team Totals 5 522 104.4

Advanced Stats

Totals Advanced
Rk Player Age G GS MP TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg GmSc
1 George Carter 29 5
2 Billy Paultz 24 5
3 Johnny Baum 26 5
4 Brian Taylor 21 5
5 Bill Melchionni 28 5
6 John Roche 23 4
7 Jim Chones 23 5
8 Trooper Washington 28 4
9 Bob Lackey 23 5
10 Gary Gregor 27 1
11 George Bruns 26 2
Team Totals 5

#2.Kentucky Colonels (4) vs. #3.Virginia Squires (1)

Game 1
VIR
KEN
101
129
Game 2
VIR
KEN
109
94
Game 3
KEN
VIR
115
113
Game 4
KEN
VIR
108
90
Game 5
VIR
KEN
103
114

Kentucky Colonels (4-1)

Totals Shooting Per Game
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK
1 Dan Issel 24 5 56 1 45 53 158 .849 31.6
2 Rick Mount 26 5 40 3 17 19 100 .895 20.0
3 Artis Gilmore 23 5 33 0 20 31 86 .645 17.2
4 Walter Simon 33 5 33 0 8 10 74 .800 14.8
5 Mike Gale 22 5 12 0 13 14 37 .929 7.4
6 Jimmy O'Brien 23 5 13 1 9 12 36 .750 7.2
7 Wendell Ladner 24 5 14 1 4 4 33 1.000 6.6
8 Ronald Thomas 22 5 14 0 2 5 30 .400 6.0
9 Pierre Russell 23 1 3 0 0 0 6 6.0
Team Totals 5 560 112.0

Advanced Stats

Totals Advanced
Rk Player Age G GS MP TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg GmSc
1 Dan Issel 24 5
2 Rick Mount 26 5
3 Artis Gilmore 23 5
4 Walter Simon 33 5
5 Mike Gale 22 5
6 Jimmy O'Brien 23 5
7 Wendell Ladner 24 5
8 Ronald Thomas 22 5
9 Pierre Russell 23 1
Team Totals 5

Virginia Squires (1-4)

Totals Shooting Per Game
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK
1 Julius Erving 22 5 59 0 30 40 148 .750 29.6
2 Jim Eakins 26 5 48 0 28 34 124 .824 24.8
3 George Gervin 20 5 34 1 24 34 93 .706 18.6
4 Fatty Taylor 26 5 13 1 14 15 41 .933 8.2
5 Neil Johnson 29 5 13 0 6 8 32 .750 6.4
6 George Irvine 24 5 6 0 5 5 17 1.000 3.4
7 Erwin Mueller 28 5 5 1 6 7 17 .857 3.4
8 Mike Barr 22 5 5 0 5 6 15 .833 3.0
9 Dave Twardzik 22 2 3 0 6 6 12 1.000 6.0
10 Willard Sojourner 24 3 4 0 2 2 10 1.000 3.3
11 Bernie Williams 27 3 3 0 1 1 7 1.000 2.3
Team Totals 5 516 103.2

Advanced Stats

Totals Advanced
Rk Player Age G GS MP TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg GmSc
1 Julius Erving 22 5
2 Jim Eakins 26 5
3 George Gervin 20 5
4 Fatty Taylor 26 5
5 Neil Johnson 29 5
6 George Irvine 24 5
7 Erwin Mueller 28 5
8 Mike Barr 22 5
9 Dave Twardzik 22 2
10 Willard Sojourner 24 3
11 Bernie Williams 27 3
Team Totals 5