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1975 ABA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Kentucky Colonels

Playoffs MVP: Artis Gilmore

1975 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: George McGinnis (581)
TRB: George McGinnis (286)
AST: George McGinnis (148)
WS: Artis Gilmore (3.0)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-1): Kentucky Colonels over Indiana Pacers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Finals (4-1): Kentucky Colonels over Spirits of St. Louis (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (4-3): Indiana Pacers over Denver Nuggets (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (4-1): Kentucky Colonels over Memphis Sounds (Series Stats)
Eastern Division Semifinals (4-1): Spirits of St. Louis over New York Nets (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (4-2): Denver Nuggets over Utah Stars (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (4-2): Indiana Pacers over San Antonio Spurs (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Tiebreaker (1-0): Kentucky Colonels over New York Nets (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 Utah Stars 6 1440 282 564 .500 11 26 .423 271 538 .504 138 178 .775 121 182 303 158 44 34 124 162 713 118.8
2 Denver Nuggets 13 3120 577 1197 .482 5 29 .172 572 1168 .490 335 389 .861 203 360 563 303 115 59 229 348 1494 114.9
3 Indiana Pacers 18 4370 767 1645 .466 53 165 .321 714 1480 .482 372 501 .743 291 586 877 399 157 103 297 433 1959 108.8
4 San Antonio Spurs 6 1490 268 595 .450 4 22 .182 264 573 .461 108 149 .725 113 214 327 137 35 27 83 155 648 108.0
5 Kentucky Colonels 15 3600 641 1364 .470 6 24 .250 635 1340 .474 311 394 .789 253 493 746 386 119 67 245 347 1599 106.6
6 Spirits of St. Louis 10 2400 421 904 .466 7 24 .292 414 880 .470 208 283 .735 170 337 507 219 90 56 180 245 1057 105.7
7 New York Nets 5 1200 213 459 .464 7 30 .233 206 429 .480 79 104 .760 67 151 218 109 36 45 81 138 512 102.4
8 Memphis Sounds 5 1200 191 408 .468 7 24 .292 184 384 .479 93 116 .802 59 142 201 88 37 17 66 96 482 96.4
League Average 10 2353 420 892 .471 13 43 .291 408 849 .480 206 264 .778 160 308 468 225 79 51 163 241 1058 108.5

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 15 3600 589 1302 .452 19 83 .229 570 1219 .468 288 378 .762 218 470 688 293 108 61 245 339 1485 99.0
2 Memphis Sounds 5 1200 218 435 .501 2 7 .286 216 428 .505 84 104 .808 75 147 222 128 39 13 76 106 522 104.4
3 Spirits of St. Louis 10 2400 428 913 .469 9 36 .250 419 877 .478 204 270 .756 147 320 467 239 78 80 171 255 1069 106.9
4 New York Nets 5 1200 213 444 .480 5 10 .500 208 434 .479 110 144 .764 76 178 254 113 49 39 89 112 541 108.2
5 Indiana Pacers 18 4370 776 1703 .456 11 54 .204 765 1649 .464 388 475 .817 328 591 919 426 133 76 299 455 1951 108.4
6 San Antonio Spurs 6 1490 269 574 .469 20 52 .385 249 522 .477 116 170 .682 107 214 321 133 55 30 81 153 674 112.3
7 Denver Nuggets 13 3120 590 1201 .491 34 94 .362 556 1107 .502 297 386 .769 240 385 625 325 116 80 252 332 1511 116.2
8 Utah Stars 6 1440 277 564 .491 0 8 .000 277 556 .498 157 187 .840 86 160 246 142 55 29 92 172 711 118.5
League Average 10 2353 420 892 .471 13 43 .291 408 849 .480 206 264 .778 160 308 468 225 79 51 163 241 1058 108.5

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 Kentucky Colonels 15 12 3 .800 11.1 3.9 108.0 100.3 98.7 .289 .018 .472 .137 .350 .228 .460 .143 .693 .221
2 Indiana Pacers 18 9 9 .500 9.3 8.7 106.8 106.4 100.7 .305 .100 .482 .137 .330 .226 .459 .135 .641 .228
3 Denver Nuggets 13 7 6 .538 6.0 7.0 110.7 112.0 103.8 .325 .024 .484 .143 .345 .280 .505 .155 .600 .247
4 Spirits of St. Louis 10 5 5 .500 4.6 5.4 103.0 104.2 102.6 .313 .027 .470 .149 .347 .230 .474 .142 .696 .223
5 San Antonio Spurs 6 2 4 .333 2.2 3.8 105.3 109.5 99.1 .250 .037 .454 .112 .346 .182 .486 .111 .667 .202
6 Utah Stars 6 2 4 .333 3.1 2.9 113.0 112.7 105.1 .316 .046 .510 .162 .431 .245 .491 .125 .679 .278
7 Memphis Sounds 5 1 4 .200 1.2 3.8 104.1 112.7 92.6 .284 .059 .477 .126 .286 .228 .503 .137 .654 .193
8 New York Nets 5 1 4 .200 1.6 3.4 100.6 106.3 101.7 .227 .065 .472 .138 .273 .172 .485 .149 .665 .248
League Average 9.8 4.9 4.9 .500 4.9 4.9 107.0 107.0 100.8 .296 .048 .478 .139 .341 .230 .478 .139 .659 .230

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played
1. Billy Knight-INA 763
2. George McGinnis-INA 731
3. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 679
4. Louie Dampier-KEN 604
5. Kevin Joyce-INA 593
Field Goals
1. George McGinnis-INA 213
2. Billy Knight-INA 176
3. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 132
4. Marvin Barnes-SSL 124
5. Dan Issel*-KEN 122
Field Goal Attempts
1. George McGinnis-INA 455
2. Billy Knight-INA 310
3. Dan Issel*-KEN 261
4. Marvin Barnes-SSL 249
5. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 245
3-Pt Field Goals
1. George McGinnis-INA 23
2. Bill Keller-INA 17
3. John Roche-UTS 8
4. Don Buse-INA 6
  Freddie Lewis-SSL 6
3-Pt Field Goal Attempts
1. George McGinnis-INA 73
2. Bill Keller-INA 43
3. Don Buse-INA 26
4. Freddie Lewis-SSL 18
5. Billy Shepherd-MMS 16
Free Throws
1. George McGinnis-INA 132
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 98
3. Billy Knight-INA 82
4. Mack Calvin-DNA 78
5. Marvin Barnes-SSL 60
  Freddie Lewis-SSL 60
  Dan Issel*-KEN 60
Free Throw Attempts
1. George McGinnis-INA 192
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 127
3. Billy Knight-INA 97
4. Mack Calvin-DNA 82
5. Marvin Barnes-SSL 77
Offensive Rebounds
1. George McGinnis-INA 95
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 75
3. Billy Knight-INA 64
4. Mike Green-DNA 54
5. Marvin Barnes-SSL 53
Defensive Rebounds
1. George McGinnis-INA 191
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 189
3. Maurice Lucas-SSL 98
4. Billy Knight-INA 96
5. Len Elmore-INA 94
Total Rebounds
1. George McGinnis-INA 286
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 264
3. Billy Knight-INA 160
4. Maurice Lucas-SSL 147
5. Len Elmore-INA 145
Assists
1. George McGinnis-INA 148
2. Louie Dampier-KEN 113
3. Ted McClain-KEN 87
4. Don Buse-INA 80
5. Ralph Simpson-DNA 74
Steals
1. Don Buse-INA 45
2. George McGinnis-INA 36
3. Ted McClain-KEN 29
4. Fatty Taylor-DNA 27
5. Mack Calvin-DNA 23
Blocks
1. Len Elmore-INA 39
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 31
3. Darnell Hillman-INA 30
4. Mike Green-DNA 21
5. Marvin Barnes-SSL 19
Turnovers
1. George McGinnis-INA 111
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 59
3. Ralph Simpson-DNA 55
  Billy Knight-INA 55
5. Mack Calvin-DNA 39
  Ted McClain-KEN 39
Personal Fouls
1. George McGinnis-INA 88
2. Len Elmore-INA 74
3. Darnell Hillman-INA 68
4. Wil Jones-KEN 60
5. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 59
Points
1. George McGinnis-INA 581
2. Billy Knight-INA 434
3. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 362
4. Marvin Barnes-SSL 308
5. Dan Issel*-KEN 304
Field Goal Pct
1. Moses Malone*-UTS .637
2. Jim Eakins-UTS .636
3. Coby Dietrick-SAA .612
4. John Williamson-NYA .605
5. Ronald Thomas-KEN .595
3-Pt Field Goal Pct
1. John Roche-UTS .533
2. Bill Keller-INA .395
3. Louie Dampier-KEN .385
  Kevin Joyce-INA .385
5. Freddie Lewis-SSL .333
Free Throw Pct
1. Bill Keller-INA 1.000
2. Mack Calvin-DNA .951
3. Jan Van Breda Kolff-DNA .935
4. Stew Johnson-MMS .917
  Jim Eakins-UTS .917
  Chuck Williams-MMS .917
Minutes Per Game
1. George Gervin*-SAA 46.0
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 45.3
3. James Silas-SAA 45.2
4. Freddie Lewis-SSL 44.8
5. George Carter-MMS 44.6
Points Per Game
1. George Gervin*-SAA 34.0
2. George McGinnis-INA 32.3
3. Marvin Barnes-SSL 30.8
4. Julius Erving*-NYA 27.4
5. Freddie Lewis-SSL 26.2
Rebounds Per Game
1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 17.6
2. Moses Malone*-UTS 17.5
3. Swen Nater-SAA 16.5
4. George McGinnis-INA 15.9
5. Maurice Lucas-SSL 14.7
Assists Per Game
1. James Silas-SAA 10.0
2. George McGinnis-INA 8.2
3. Louie Dampier-KEN 7.5
4. John Roche-UTS 7.2
5. Ron Boone-UTS 6.8
Steals Per Game
1. Don Buse-INA 2.5
2. Ron Boone-UTS 2.3
3. Stew Johnson-MMS 2.2
4. Fatty Taylor-DNA 2.1
5. George McGinnis-INA 2.0
  Marvin Barnes-SSL 2.0
  Larry Kenon-NYA 2.0
Blocks Per Game
1. Billy Paultz-NYA 3.2
2. Len Elmore-INA 2.2
3. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 2.1
4. Marvin Barnes-SSL 1.9
5. Jim Eakins-UTS 1.8
Player Efficiency Rating
1. George McGinnis-INA 27.1
2. Moses Malone*-UTS 24.2
3. George Gervin*-SAA 24.0
4. Marvin Barnes-SSL 22.7
5. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 21.2
True Shooting Pct
1. Jim Eakins-UTS .672
2. Moses Malone*-UTS .664
3. Coby Dietrick-SAA .641
4. Chuck Williams-MMS .632
5. Billy Knight-INA .615
Effective Field Goal Pct
1. Moses Malone*-UTS .637
2. Jim Eakins-UTS .636
3. Coby Dietrick-SAA .612
4. John Williamson-NYA .605
5. Ronald Thomas-KEN .595
Offensive Rebound Pct
1. Moses Malone*-UTS 20.5
2. Ronald Thomas-KEN 15.5
3. George McGinnis-INA 12.9
4. Maurice Lucas-SSL 12.8
5. Randy Denton-UTS 12.2
Defensive Rebound Pct
1. Swen Nater-SAA 29.8
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 28.2
3. Moses Malone*-UTS 26.5
4. Maurice Lucas-SSL 25.9
5. George McGinnis-INA 25.0
Total Rebound Pct
1. Moses Malone*-UTS 23.4
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 19.5
3. Swen Nater-SAA 19.5
4. Maurice Lucas-SSL 19.3
5. George McGinnis-INA 19.0
Assist Pct
1. George McGinnis-INA 34.5
2. James Silas-SAA 29.6
3. John Roche-UTS 28.5
4. Al Smith-UTS 27.0
5. Louie Dampier-KEN 26.3
Steal Pct
1. Fatty Taylor-DNA 4.5
2. Don Buse-INA 3.7
3. Ronald Thomas-KEN 3.2
4. Ron Boone-UTS 2.9
5. Stew Johnson-MMS 2.8
Block Pct
1. Billy Paultz-NYA 5.0
2. Len Elmore-INA 3.7
3. Darnell Hillman-INA 3.3
4. Jim Eakins-UTS 2.9
5. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 2.7
Turnover Pct
1. George Gervin*-SAA 6.7
2. Tom Owens-MMS 6.8
3. Dave Robisch-DNA 6.9
4. Roger Brown*-INA 9.0
5. Donnie Freeman-SAA 9.5
Usage Pct
1. George McGinnis-INA 36.0
2. George Gervin*-SAA 30.2
3. Julius Erving*-NYA 29.9
4. Ron Boone-UTS 29.3
5. Bird Averitt-KEN 29.2
Offensive Rating
1. Moses Malone*-UTS 135.7
2. John Roche-UTS 128.0
3. Ronald Thomas-KEN 122.9
4. Chuck Williams-MMS 122.7
5. Dave Robisch-DNA 120.7
Defensive Rating
1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 95.4
2. Ronald Thomas-KEN 96.3
3. Ted McClain-KEN 99.5
4. Maurice Lucas-SSL 100.0
5. George McGinnis-INA 100.3
Offensive Win Shares
1. Billy Knight-INA 2.0
2. George McGinnis-INA 1.4
3. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 1.4
4. Louie Dampier-KEN 1.2
5. Mike Green-DNA 1.1
Defensive Win Shares
1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 1.6
2. George McGinnis-INA 1.4
3. Ted McClain-KEN 1.0
4. Dan Issel*-KEN 1.0
5. Len Elmore-INA 0.9
Win Shares
1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 3.0
2. George McGinnis-INA 2.8
3. Billy Knight-INA 2.6
4. Louie Dampier-KEN 2.1
5. Dan Issel*-KEN 1.7
Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1. Moses Malone*-UTS .232
2. Ronald Thomas-KEN .223
3. Artis Gilmore*-KEN .213
4. George McGinnis-INA .181
5. George Gervin*-SAA .178