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1976 ABA Playoffs Summary

Previous Year

League Champion: New York Nets

Playoffs MVP: Julius Erving

1976 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Julius Erving (451)
TRB: Julius Erving (164)
AST: Louie Dampier (77)
WS: Julius Erving (3.7)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-2): New York Nets over Denver Nuggets
 
Semifinals (4-3): Denver Nuggets over Kentucky Colonels
Semifinals (4-3): New York Nets over San Antonio Spurs
 
First Round (2-1): Kentucky Colonels over Indiana Pacers

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 Denver Nuggets 13 3170 584 1214 .481 3 19 .158 581 1195 .486 338 424 .797 210 433 643 307 94 65 262 353 1509 116.1
2 Kentucky Colonels 10 2450 470 974 .483 15 43 .349 455 931 .489 183 232 .789 173 321 494 266 75 63 174 274 1138 113.8
3 New York Nets 13 3120 564 1255 .449 19 75 .253 545 1180 .462 298 393 .758 239 379 618 233 132 70 210 384 1445 111.2
4 San Antonio Spurs 7 1680 286 627 .456 3 13 .231 283 614 .461 178 226 .788 124 243 367 153 59 55 127 176 753 107.6
5 Indiana Pacers 3 720 123 268 .459 8 25 .320 115 243 .473 63 78 .808 47 93 140 78 31 11 48 71 317 105.7
League Average 9 2228 405 868 .467 10 35 .274 396 833 .475 212 271 .783 159 294 452 207 78 53 164 252 1032 112.2

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 Indiana Pacers 3 720 134 284 .472 0 7 .000 134 277 .484 47 68 .691 63 94 157 84 23 23 57 77 315 105.0
2 San Antonio Spurs 7 1680 288 659 .437 9 43 .209 279 616 .453 159 200 .795 124 214 338 121 59 32 113 199 744 106.3
3 New York Nets 13 3120 554 1169 .474 5 23 .217 549 1146 .479 332 420 .790 219 449 668 287 101 84 268 343 1445 111.2
4 Kentucky Colonels 10 2450 439 940 .467 9 34 .265 430 906 .475 247 308 .802 162 320 482 251 83 47 169 257 1134 113.4
5 Denver Nuggets 13 3170 612 1286 .476 25 68 .368 587 1218 .482 275 357 .770 225 392 617 294 125 78 214 382 1524 117.2
League Average 9 2228 405 868 .467 10 35 .274 396 833 .475 212 271 .783 159 294 452 207 78 53 164 252 1032 112.2

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 13 8 5 .615 6.5 6.5 105.9 105.9 105.0 .313 .060 .457 .128 .347 .237 .476 .165 .634 .284
2 Denver Nuggets 13 6 7 .462 6.1 6.9 107.5 108.6 106.2 .349 .016 .482 .158 .349 .278 .486 .129 .658 .214
3 Kentucky Colonels 10 5 5 .500 5.1 4.9 108.2 107.8 103.1 .238 .044 .490 .139 .351 .188 .472 .136 .665 .263
4 San Antonio Spurs 7 3 4 .429 3.8 3.2 105.4 104.2 102.0 .360 .021 .459 .149 .367 .284 .444 .131 .662 .241
5 Indiana Pacers 3 1 2 .333 1.6 1.4 105.9 105.2 99.8 .291 .093 .474 .137 .333 .235 .472 .154 .596 .165
League Average 9.2 4.6 4.6 .500 4.6 4.6 106.8 106.8 104.1 .312 .040 .473 .143 .351 .244 .473 .143 .649 .244

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played

1. Julius Erving*-NYA 551
2. Ralph Simpson-DNA 542
3. David Thompson*-DNA 508
4. Brian Taylor-NYA 475
5. Dan Issel*-DNA 470

Field Goals

1. Julius Erving*-NYA 160
2. David Thompson*-DNA 127
3. Dan Issel*-DNA 111
4. Ralph Simpson-DNA 99
5. John Williamson-NYA 94

Field Goal Attempts

1. Julius Erving*-NYA 300
2. David Thompson*-DNA 237
3. Dan Issel*-DNA 227
4. Ralph Simpson-DNA 217
5. Brian Taylor-NYA 213

3-Pt Field Goals

1. Brian Taylor-NYA 9
2. Louie Dampier-KEN 8
3. Johnny Neumann-KEN 5
4. Julius Erving*-NYA 4
5. Mike Flynn-INA 3
  Don Buse-INA 3

3-Pt Field Goal Attempts

1. Brian Taylor-NYA 30
2. Louie Dampier-KEN 16
3. Rich Jones-NYA 15
4. Julius Erving*-NYA 14
5. Bird Averitt-KEN 13
  Johnny Neumann-KEN 13

Free Throws

1. Julius Erving*-NYA 127
2. David Thompson*-DNA 88
3. Ralph Simpson-DNA 58
4. George Gervin*-SAA 56
  Artis Gilmore*-KEN 56

Free Throw Attempts

1. Julius Erving*-NYA 158
2. David Thompson*-DNA 105
3. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 74
4. George Gervin*-SAA 69
5. Ralph Simpson-DNA 64

Offensive Rebounds

1. Julius Erving*-NYA 65
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 50
3. Dan Issel*-DNA 48
4. Bobby Jones-DNA 41
5. Maurice Lucas-KEN 40

Defensive Rebounds

1. Dan Issel*-DNA 108
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 102
3. Julius Erving*-NYA 99
4. Rich Jones-NYA 72
5. Bobby Jones-DNA 71

Total Rebounds

1. Julius Erving*-NYA 164
2. Dan Issel*-DNA 156
3. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 152
4. Bobby Jones-DNA 112
5. Maurice Lucas-KEN 108

Assists

1. Louie Dampier-KEN 77
2. Ralph Simpson-DNA 73
3. Julius Erving*-NYA 64
4. Bird Averitt-KEN 61
5. Bobby Jones-DNA 59

Steals

1. Brian Taylor-NYA 26
2. Julius Erving*-NYA 25
3. Mike Gale-SAA 24
4. Ralph Simpson-DNA 21
  Rich Jones-NYA 21
  Al Skinner-NYA 21

Blocks

1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 36
2. Julius Erving*-NYA 26
3. Bobby Jones-DNA 20
4. Billy Paultz-SAA 16
5. Marvin Webster-DNA 14
  George Gervin*-SAA 14

Turnovers

1. Ralph Simpson-DNA 58
2. David Thompson*-DNA 50
3. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 44
4. Julius Erving*-NYA 39
5. Bobby Jones-DNA 34

Personal Fouls

1. Dan Issel*-DNA 62
2. David Thompson*-DNA 54
3. Kim Hughes-NYA 53
  Bobby Jones-DNA 53
5. Jim Eakins-NYA 52

Points

1. Julius Erving*-NYA 451
2. David Thompson*-DNA 343
3. Dan Issel*-DNA 266
4. Ralph Simpson-DNA 257
5. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 242

Field Goal Pct

1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN .608
2. Bobby Jones-DNA .583
3. Billy Knight-INA .554
4. David Thompson*-DNA .536
5. Jim Eakins-NYA .536

3-Pt Field Goal Pct

1. Louie Dampier-KEN .500
2. Johnny Neumann-KEN .385
3. Brian Taylor-NYA .300

Free Throw Pct

1. Wil Jones-KEN .941
2. Chuck Williams-DNA .907
3. Ralph Simpson-DNA .906
4. Larry Kenon-SAA .900
  Louie Dampier-KEN .900

Minutes Per Game

1. Julius Erving*-NYA 42.4
2. Ralph Simpson-DNA 41.7
3. George Gervin*-SAA 41.1
4. Mike Gale-SAA 40.9
5. Larry Kenon-SAA 39.6

Points Per Game

1. Julius Erving*-NYA 34.7
2. Billy Knight-INA 33.7
3. George Gervin*-SAA 27.1
4. David Thompson*-DNA 26.4
5. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 24.2

Rebounds Per Game

1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 15.2
2. Julius Erving*-NYA 12.6
3. Dan Issel*-DNA 12.0
4. Larry Kenon-SAA 11.4
5. Maurice Lucas-KEN 10.8

Assists Per Game

1. Don Buse-INA 8.7
2. Louie Dampier-KEN 7.7
3. Mike Gale-SAA 7.1
4. Bird Averitt-KEN 6.1
5. Ralph Simpson-DNA 5.6

Steals Per Game

1. Mike Gale-SAA 3.4
2. Brian Taylor-NYA 2.0
3. Julius Erving*-NYA 1.9
4. Rich Jones-NYA 1.8
5. Al Skinner-NYA 1.6
  Ralph Simpson-DNA 1.6

Blocks Per Game

1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 3.6
2. Billy Paultz-SAA 2.3
3. Julius Erving*-NYA 2.0
  George Gervin*-SAA 2.0
5. Bobby Jones-DNA 1.5

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Julius Erving*-NYA 32.0
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 24.2
3. George Gervin*-SAA 23.0
4. Dan Issel*-DNA 19.3
5. David Thompson*-DNA 19.3

True Shooting Pct

1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN .652
2. Jim Eakins-NYA .619
3. Bobby Jones-DNA .614
4. Julius Erving*-NYA .610
5. David Thompson*-DNA .606

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN .608
2. Bobby Jones-DNA .583
3. Billy Knight-INA .554
4. Louie Dampier-KEN .550
5. Julius Erving*-NYA .540

Offensive Rebound Pct

1. Marvin Webster-DNA 16.3
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 12.7
3. Maurice Lucas-KEN 12.0
4. Kim Hughes-NYA 11.6
5. Tim Bassett-NYA 11.0

Defensive Rebound Pct

1. Marvin Webster-DNA 29.2
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 26.5
3. Dan Issel*-DNA 22.1
4. Maurice Lucas-KEN 20.9
5. Billy Paultz-SAA 20.5

Total Rebound Pct

1. Marvin Webster-DNA 23.0
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 19.6
3. Dan Issel*-DNA 16.7
4. Maurice Lucas-KEN 16.4
5. Tim Bassett-NYA 14.5

Assist Pct

1. Mike Gale-SAA 25.2
2. Louie Dampier-KEN 24.8
3. Bird Averitt-KEN 23.2
4. Julius Erving*-NYA 18.9
5. Bobby Jones-DNA 18.3

Steal Pct

1. Mike Gale-SAA 3.9
2. Al Skinner-NYA 3.3
3. Brian Taylor-NYA 2.5
4. Rich Jones-NYA 2.3
5. Julius Erving*-NYA 2.1

Block Pct

1. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 5.0
2. Marvin Webster-DNA 4.7
3. Billy Paultz-SAA 3.4
4. Kim Hughes-NYA 2.7
5. George Gervin*-SAA 2.7

Turnover Pct

1. Dan Issel*-DNA 7.7
2. Maurice Lucas-KEN 8.6
3. Julius Erving*-NYA 9.5
4. George Gervin*-SAA 9.7
5. Louie Dampier-KEN 10.4

Usage Pct

1. Julius Erving*-NYA 28.2
2. Bird Averitt-KEN 27.0
3. John Williamson-NYA 25.2
4. Larry Kenon-SAA 25.2
5. David Thompson*-DNA 25.0

Offensive Rating

1. Julius Erving*-NYA 128.0
2. Louie Dampier-KEN 124.4
3. George Gervin*-SAA 124.2
4. Bobby Jones-DNA 117.2
5. Dan Issel*-DNA 115.8

Defensive Rating

1. Mike Gale-SAA 100.6
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 100.9
3. Billy Paultz-SAA 102.4
4. Marvin Webster-DNA 102.4
5. Julius Erving*-NYA 102.7

Offensive Win Shares

1. Julius Erving*-NYA 2.8
2. David Thompson*-DNA 1.3
3. Dan Issel*-DNA 1.1
4. George Gervin*-SAA 1.0
5. Louie Dampier-KEN 1.0

Defensive Win Shares

1. Julius Erving*-NYA 0.8
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 0.7
3. Rich Jones-NYA 0.6
4. Dan Issel*-DNA 0.5
5. Mike Gale-SAA 0.5

Win Shares

1. Julius Erving*-NYA 3.7
2. Artis Gilmore*-KEN 1.6
3. Dan Issel*-DNA 1.6
4. David Thompson*-DNA 1.6
5. George Gervin*-SAA 1.4

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Julius Erving*-NYA .321
2. George Gervin*-SAA .231
3. Artis Gilmore*-KEN .200
4. Dan Issel*-DNA .164
5. Billy Paultz-SAA .156