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1974 ABA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: New York Nets

Playoffs MVP: Julius Erving

1974 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Willie Wise (420)
TRB: Gerald Govan (246)
AST: Ron Boone (109)
WS: Julius Erving (3.0)

League Playoffs

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

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 New York Nets 14 3385 638 1319 .484 14 42 .333 624 1277 .489 206 276 .746 236 483 719 343 137 81 239 329 1496 106.9
2 Carolina Cougars 4 960 175 405 .432 7 21 .333 168 384 .438 70 100 .700 70 105 175 78 37 6 54 120 427 106.8
3 Kentucky Colonels 8 1920 327 708 .462 20 45 .444 307 663 .463 154 214 .720 129 294 423 190 47 56 162 148 828 103.5
4 Utah Stars 18 4345 784 1679 .467 11 56 .196 773 1623 .476 260 334 .778 268 607 875 402 137 71 257 366 1839 102.2
5 Virginia Squires 5 1200 205 474 .432 4 29 .138 201 445 .452 92 115 .800 97 137 234 91 41 18 107 126 506 101.2
6 San Antonio Spurs 7 1680 284 586 .485 2 13 .154 282 573 .492 129 166 .777 106 228 334 136 42 30 106 186 699 99.9
7 Indiana Pacers 14 3360 527 1188 .444 41 123 .333 486 1065 .456 300 398 .754 222 423 645 279 114 54 192 302 1395 99.6
8 San Diego Conquistadors 6 1440 257 602 .427 21 56 .375 236 546 .432 58 79 .734 106 191 297 128 40 31 87 100 593 98.8
League Average 10 2286 400 870 .459 15 48 .312 385 822 .468 159 210 .754 154 309 463 206 74 43 151 210 973 102.4

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 New York Nets 14 3385 548 1287 .426 16 69 .232 532 1218 .437 233 306 .761 224 441 665 269 101 67 248 275 1345 96.1
2 Utah Stars 18 4345 746 1670 .447 39 117 .333 707 1553 .455 266 363 .733 312 593 905 377 135 74 273 362 1797 99.8
3 San Antonio Spurs 7 1680 260 596 .436 27 76 .355 233 520 .448 154 200 .770 106 202 308 143 57 33 86 166 701 100.1
4 Indiana Pacers 14 3360 590 1226 .481 9 37 .243 581 1189 .489 226 296 .764 226 451 677 292 97 52 203 339 1415 101.1
5 Kentucky Colonels 8 1920 357 798 .447 13 34 .382 344 764 .450 110 150 .733 136 247 383 172 76 23 114 205 837 104.6
6 San Diego Conquistadors 6 1440 282 587 .480 2 18 .111 280 569 .492 81 98 .827 85 219 304 153 48 26 89 112 647 107.8
7 Virginia Squires 5 1200 234 450 .520 4 15 .267 230 435 .529 104 140 .743 80 160 240 134 60 42 99 128 576 115.2
8 Carolina Cougars 4 960 180 347 .519 10 19 .526 170 328 .518 95 129 .736 65 155 220 107 21 30 92 90 465 116.3
League Average 10 2286 400 870 .459 15 48 .312 385 822 .468 159 210 .754 154 309 463 206 74 43 151 210 973 102.4

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 New York Nets 14 12 2 .857 11.4 2.6 106.1 95.3 100.0 .209 .032 .489 .142 .349 .156 .432 .149 .683 .181
2 Utah Stars 18 9 9 .500 10.4 7.6 104.4 102.0 97.3 .199 .033 .470 .123 .311 .155 .458 .130 .661 .159
3 Indiana Pacers 14 7 7 .500 6.3 7.7 106.6 108.2 93.4 .335 .104 .461 .123 .330 .253 .485 .130 .652 .184
4 Kentucky Colonels 8 4 4 .500 3.7 4.3 101.1 102.2 102.4 .302 .064 .476 .168 .343 .218 .456 .117 .684 .138
5 San Antonio Spurs 7 3 4 .429 3.4 3.6 107.9 108.3 92.5 .283 .022 .486 .139 .344 .220 .459 .112 .683 .258
6 San Diego Conquistadors 6 2 4 .333 1.4 4.6 97.6 106.5 101.2 .131 .093 .444 .120 .326 .096 .482 .124 .692 .138
7 Virginia Squires 5 1 4 .200 0.7 4.3 97.5 111.0 103.8 .243 .061 .437 .169 .377 .194 .524 .162 .631 .231
8 Carolina Cougars 4 0 4 .000 0.9 3.1 101.1 110.1 105.6 .247 .052 .441 .107 .311 .173 .533 .186 .618 .274
League Average 9.5 4.8 4.8 .500 4.8 4.7 103.8 103.8 98.4 .242 .055 .468 .135 .333 .182 .468 .135 .667 .182

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played
1. Willie Wise-UTS 792
2. Ron Boone-UTS 747
3. Jimmy Jones-UTS 742
4. Gerald Govan-UTS 714
5. George McGinnis-INA 585
Field Goals
1. Willie Wise-UTS 171
2. Julius Erving*-NYA 161
3. Jimmy Jones-UTS 154
4. Ron Boone-UTS 137
5. George McGinnis-INA 119
Field Goal Attempts
1. Willie Wise-UTS 372
2. Julius Erving*-NYA 305
3. Ron Boone-UTS 289
4. Jimmy Jones-UTS 267
5. George McGinnis-INA 261
3-Pt Field Goals
1. Bill Keller-INA 15
2. Roger Brown*-INA 9
3. Billy Shepherd-SDA 8
4. Bo Lamar-SDA 7
  John Roche-KEN 7
  Don Buse-INA 7
  Louie Dampier-KEN 7
3-Pt Field Goal Attempts
1. Bill Keller-INA 40
2. Roger Brown*-INA 27
3. Wendell Ladner-NYA 24
4. Billy Shepherd-SDA 23
5. Don Buse-INA 22
Free Throws
1. George McGinnis-INA 96
2. Willie Wise-UTS 77
3. Jimmy Jones-UTS 66
4. Julius Erving*-NYA 63
5. Freddie Lewis-INA 58
Free Throw Attempts
1. George McGinnis-INA 129
2. Willie Wise-UTS 101
3. Julius Erving*-NYA 85
  Jimmy Jones-UTS 85
5. Freddie Lewis-INA 67
Offensive Rebounds
1. George McGinnis-INA 68
2. Larry Kenon-NYA 67
3. Gerald Govan-UTS 49
4. Ron Boone-UTS 48
5. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 47
  Tim Bassett-SDA 47
Defensive Rebounds
1. Gerald Govan-UTS 197
2. Mel Daniels*-INA 125
3. Willie Wise-UTS 111
4. Billy Paultz-NYA 105
5. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 102
Total Rebounds
1. Gerald Govan-UTS 246
2. George McGinnis-INA 166
3. Larry Kenon-NYA 163
4. Mel Daniels*-INA 160
5. Willie Wise-UTS 149
  Artis Gilmore*-KEN 149
Assists
1. Ron Boone-UTS 109
2. Jimmy Jones-UTS 98
3. Gerald Govan-UTS 73
4. Julius Erving*-NYA 67
5. Brian Taylor-NYA 62
  Freddie Lewis-INA 62
Steals
1. Brian Taylor-NYA 33
2. Don Buse-INA 30
  Ron Boone-UTS 30
4. Jimmy Jones-UTS 27
5. Wendell Ladner-NYA 25
  Willie Wise-UTS 25
Blocks
1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 30
2. Gerald Govan-UTS 22
3. Billy Paultz-NYA 20
4. Julius Erving*-NYA 19
5. Mike Gale-NYA 18
Turnovers
1. Willie Wise-UTS 51
  Julius Erving*-NYA 51
3. Jimmy Jones-UTS 49
4. Ron Boone-UTS 47
5. George McGinnis-INA 46
Personal Fouls
1. Gerald Govan-UTS 65
2. Jimmy Jones-UTS 60
3. Ron Boone-UTS 54
4. Willie Wise-UTS 51
5. Mel Daniels*-INA 50
  George McGinnis-INA 50
Points
1. Willie Wise-UTS 420
2. Julius Erving*-NYA 390
3. Jimmy Jones-UTS 374
4. George McGinnis-INA 336
5. Ron Boone-UTS 308
Field Goal Pct
1. Jimmy Jones-UTS .577
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN .559
3. Swen Nater-SAA .553
  Darnell Hillman-INA .553
5. Julius Erving*-NYA .528
3-Pt Field Goal Pct
1. Louie Dampier-KEN .500
  John Roche-KEN .500
3. Julius Erving*-NYA .455
4. Joe Hamilton-KEN .429
5. Stew Johnson-SDA .417
Free Throw Pct
1. Johnny Neumann-UTS 1.000
  George Irvine-VIR 1.000
3. Chuck Williams-KEN .958
4. Mike Gale-NYA .950
5. George Gervin*-SAA .935
Minutes Per Game
1. Caldwell Jones-SDA 46.2
2. Willie Wise-UTS 44.0
3. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 43.0
4. James Silas-SAA 42.0
5. George McGinnis-INA 41.8
Points Per Game
1. Julius Erving*-NYA 27.9
2. Bo Lamar-SDA 27.5
3. George McGinnis-INA 24.0
4. Willie Wise-UTS 23.3
5. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 22.5
Rebounds Per Game
1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 18.6
2. Caldwell Jones-SDA 15.7
3. Tim Bassett-SDA 14.8
4. Gerald Govan-UTS 13.7
5. George McGinnis-INA 11.9
Assists Per Game
1. Ron Boone-UTS 6.1
2. Chuck Williams-KEN 5.5
3. Jimmy Jones-UTS 5.4
4. Fatty Taylor-VIR 5.0
5. Julius Erving*-NYA 4.8
Steals Per Game
1. Mike Barr-VIR 2.4
2. Brian Taylor-NYA 2.4
3. Don Buse-INA 2.1
4. James Silas-SAA 2.0
5. Bo Lamar-SDA 1.8
Blocks Per Game
1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 3.8
2. Caldwell Jones-SDA 2.3
3. Billy Paultz-NYA 1.4
4. Julius Erving*-NYA 1.4
5. Mike Gale-NYA 1.3
Player Efficiency Rating
1. Julius Erving*-NYA 24.0
2. Swen Nater-SAA 23.9
3. George Gervin*-SAA 23.9
4. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 23.5
5. George McGinnis-INA 21.2
True Shooting Pct
1. Jimmy Jones-UTS .614
2. Jim Eakins-VIR .585
3. Artis Gilmore*-KEN .577
4. Rich Jones-SAA .572
5. Swen Nater-SAA .570
Effective Field Goal Pct
1. Jimmy Jones-UTS .577
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN .559
3. Swen Nater-SAA .553
  Darnell Hillman-INA .553
5. Julius Erving*-NYA .536
Offensive Rebound Pct
1. Tim Bassett-SDA 17.1
2. Larry Kenon-NYA 14.3
3. Swen Nater-SAA 14.0
4. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 14.0
5. George McGinnis-INA 11.6
Defensive Rebound Pct
1. Caldwell Jones-SDA 27.5
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 26.5
3. Swen Nater-SAA 26.2
4. Gerald Govan-UTS 26.1
5. Mel Daniels*-INA 26.0
Total Rebound Pct
1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 20.6
2. Swen Nater-SAA 20.3
3. Tim Bassett-SDA 17.5
4. Larry Kenon-NYA 17.0
5. Gerald Govan-UTS 16.8
Assist Pct
1. Chuck Williams-KEN 27.6
2. Jimmy O'Brien-SDA 22.7
3. Bill Keller-INA 22.5
4. Louie Dampier-KEN 21.1
5. John Roche-KEN 21.0
Steal Pct
1. Don Buse-INA 4.7
2. Wendell Ladner-NYA 4.4
3. Brian Taylor-NYA 3.1
4. Mike Barr-VIR 3.0
5. Billy Shepherd-SDA 2.5
Block Pct
1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 4.4
2. Willard Sojourner-NYA 4.3
3. Mike Gale-NYA 2.7
4. Darnell Hillman-INA 2.6
5. Caldwell Jones-SDA 2.6
Turnover Pct
1. Rick Mount-UTS 5.4
2. Roger Brown*-INA 6.0
3. Stew Johnson-SDA 6.4
4. Swen Nater-SAA 8.1
5. Caldwell Jones-SDA 8.7
Usage Pct
1. Bo Lamar-SDA 31.6
2. George Gervin*-SAA 28.1
3. Johnny Neumann-UTS 27.9
4. Julius Erving*-NYA 27.4
5. George McGinnis-INA 26.9
Offensive Rating
1. Swen Nater-SAA 123.5
2. Roger Brown*-INA 120.6
3. Jimmy Jones-UTS 118.6
4. George Gervin*-SAA 116.0
5. Tim Bassett-SDA 115.5
Defensive Rating
1. Wendell Ladner-NYA 88.9
2. Mike Gale-NYA 93.8
3. Billy Paultz-NYA 94.7
4. Julius Erving*-NYA 94.8
5. Larry Kenon-NYA 94.8
Offensive Win Shares
1. Jimmy Jones-UTS 2.2
2. Julius Erving*-NYA 1.7
3. George McGinnis-INA 1.4
4. Roger Brown*-INA 1.2
5. Ron Boone-UTS 1.0
Defensive Win Shares
1. Gerald Govan-UTS 1.4
2. Julius Erving*-NYA 1.3
3. Billy Paultz-NYA 1.1
4. Larry Kenon-NYA 1.0
5. Willie Wise-UTS 1.0
Win Shares
1. Julius Erving*-NYA 3.0
2. Jimmy Jones-UTS 2.9
3. Billy Paultz-NYA 1.9
4. Brian Taylor-NYA 1.8
5. Ron Boone-UTS 1.8
Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1. Julius Erving*-NYA .247
2. Swen Nater-SAA .224
3. Artis Gilmore*-KEN .210
4. George Gervin*-SAA .197
5. Jimmy Jones-UTS .188