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Indiana Pacers ABA Franchise History

 

Summary

Seasons 9
ABA Championships 3
Conference Championships 5
Division Championships 3

 

Regular Season Records by Season

Season Team W L PCT GB Home Road Neu PF PF/G PA PA/G F
1975-76 Indiana Pacers 39 45 .464 21.0 23-19 16-26 9,460 112.6 9,480 112.9 1,981
1974-75 Indiana Pacers 45 39 .536 20.0 31-11 14-28 9,471 112.8 9,381 111.7 1,946
1973-74 Indiana Pacers 46 38 .548 5.0 31-11 15-27 8,888 105.8 8,816 105.0 1,926
1972-73 Indiana Pacers 51 33 .607 4.0 33-10 17-23 1-0 9,631 114.7 9,451 112.5 2,056
1971-72 Indiana Pacers 47 37 .560 13.0 29-13 17-24 1-0 9,487 112.9 9,266 110.3 1,908
1970-71 Indiana Pacers 58 26 .690 30-10 26-15 2-1 10,002 119.1 9,501 113.1 1,953
1969-70 Indiana Pacers 59 25 .702 31-10 27-14 1-1 9,511 113.2 9,220 109.8 2,125
1968-69 Indiana Pacers 44 34 .564 29-10 15-24 9,331 119.6 9,010 115.5 2,106
1967-68 Indiana Pacers 38 40 .487 16.0 26-12 12-27 0-1 8,546 109.6 8,530 109.4 1,788
Total Indiana Pacers 427 317 0 0 263-106 159-208 5-3 84,327 113.3 82,655 111.1 17,789

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Regular Season Records by Decade

Decade Team W L PCT GB Home Road Neu PF PF/G PA PA/G F
1970’s Indiana Pacers 286 218 0 0 177-74 105-143 4-1 56,939 113.0 55,895 110.9 11,770
1960’s Indiana Pacers 141 99 0 0 86-32 54-65 1-2 27,388 114.1 26,760 111.5 6,019
Total Indiana Pacers 427 317 0 0 263-106 159-208 5-3 84,327 113.3 82,655 111.1 17,789

 

Regular Season Expanded Standings

Season Team Vs East Vs West Pre AS Post AS Margin ≤3 Margin ≥10 Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
1975-76 Indiana Pacers 25-21 14-24 6-8 19-20 4-1 7-5 8-7 7-9 5-12 8-7 0-4
1974-75 Indiana Pacers 25-15 20-24 23-25 22-14 5-9 25-18 1-4 7-8 6-6 10-7 8-5 13-6 0-3
1973-74 Indiana Pacers 22-18 24-20 28-25 18-13 9-9 17-12 4-4 8-9 9-5 7-7 8-9 10-4
1972-73 Indiana Pacers 24-16 27-17 33-25 18-8 11-7 18-9 5-4 11-3 5-10 10-7 9-6 11-3
1971-72 Indiana Pacers 21-17 26-20 31-22 16-15 7-13 24-14 6-2 7-7 10-8 9-5 5-7 10-8
1970-71 Indiana Pacers 29-9 29-17 32-16 26-10 7-9 33-8 7-3 7-6 8-6 13-3 8-5 15-3
1969-70 Indiana Pacers 40-14 19-11 35-8 24-17 10-3 23-12 5-1 10-2 12-2 10-5 8-6 10-5 4-4
1968-69 Indiana Pacers 25-17 19-17 25-23 19-11 6-11 25-12 1-3 4-10 10-6 11-6 7-7 11-1 0-1
1967-68 Indiana Pacers 19-23 19-17 22-21 16-19 6-9 22-22 6-1 8-5 7-11 5-12 8-6 4-5
Total Indiana Pacers 205-129 183-143 254-186 173-131 67-78 206-127 39-23 69-55 75-61 82-61 66-63 92-42 4-12

 

Regular Season Records by Decade

Decade Team Vs East Vs West Pre AS Post AS Margin ≤3 Margin ≥10 Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
1970’s Indiana Pacers 121-75 126-98 172-134 114-84 45-55 136-81 27-18 47-38 46-42 56-38 43-44 67-31 0-7
1960’s Indiana Pacers 84-54 57-45 82-52 59-47 22-23 70-46 12-5 22-17 29-19 26-23 23-19 25-11 4-5
Total Indiana Pacers 205-129 183-143 254-186 173-131 67-78 206-127 39-23 69-55 75-61 82-61 66-63 92-42 4-12

 

Player Awards

Season Award Winner Position
1974-75 MVP George McGinnis Forward/Center
1970-71 MVP Mel Daniels Center
1968-69 MVP Mel Daniels Center
1972-73 Playoff MVP George McGinnis Forward/Center
1971-72 Playoff MVP Freddie Lewis Guard
1969-70 Playoff MVP Roger Brown Forward/Guard
1970-71 All-Star Game MVP Mel Daniels Center

 

Playoff Series History

Year Round Winning Team Seed Wins Losing Team Seed Wins
1976 First Round Kentucky Colonels 4 2 Indiana Pacers 5 1
1975 Western Division Semifinals Indiana Pacers 3 4 San Antonio Spurs 2 2
1975 Western Division Finals Indiana Pacers 3 4 Denver Nuggets 1 3
1975 ABA Finals Kentucky Colonels 1 4 Indiana Pacers 3 1
1974 Western Division Semifinals Indiana Pacers 2 4 San Antonio Spurs 3 3
1974 Western Division Finals Utah Stars 1 4 Indiana Pacers 2 3
1973 Western Division Semifinals Indiana Pacers 2 4 Denver Rockets 3 1
1973 Western Division Finals Indiana Pacers 2 4 Utah Stars 1 2
1973 ABA Finals Indiana Pacers 2 4 Kentucky Colonels 2 3
1972 Western Division Semifinals Indiana Pacers 2 4 Denver Rockets 4 3
1972 Western Division Finals Indiana Pacers 2 4 Utah Stars 1 3
1972 ABA Finals Indiana Pacers 2 4 New York Nets 3 2
1971 Western Division Semifinals Indiana Pacers 1 4 Memphis Pros 3 0
1971 Western Division Finals Utah Stars 2 4 Indiana Pacers 1 3
1970 Eastern Division Semifinals Indiana Pacers 1 4 Carolina Cougars 3 0
1970 Eastern Division Finals Indiana Pacers 1 4 Kentucky Colonels 2 1
1970 ABA Finals Indiana Pacers 1 4 Los Angeles Stars 4 2
1969 Eastern Division Semifinals Indiana Pacers 1 4 Kentucky Colonels 3 3
1969 Eastern Division Finals Indiana Pacers 1 4 Miami Floridians 2 1
1969 ABA Finals Oakland Oaks 1 4 Indiana Pacers 1 1
1968 Eastern Division Semifinals Pittsburgh Pipers 1 3 Indiana Pacers 3 0