Monday, May 2, 2016

Top Playoff Performers in ABA History


During the nine year history of the ABA there were some superb playoff performances.  The list below highlights the most productive scorers in each of the leagues playoff seasons prior to it merging with the NBA.

Take note of the plethora of guys that went on to star in the NBA.  For example all five of the top performers from the 1976 ABA playoffs would become multi-time all-stars in the NBA.


Top Playoff Performers in ABA
History ranked by NET Points



Playoffs Team Games NET POINTS Points/Game
Connie Hawkins 1968 PTP 14 97 30
Art Heyman 1968 PTP 15 41 20






Roger Brown 1969 INA 17 62 27
Jimmy Jones 1969 NOB 11 59 30
Bob Netolicky 1969 INA 17 37 23
Jim Eakins 1969 OAK 16 31 12






Larry Jones 1970 DNR 12 68 27
Roger Brown 1970 INA 15 52 29
Rick Barry 1970 WSA 7 48 40
Spencer Haywood 1970 DNR 12 41 37



Playoffs Team Games NET POINTS Points/Game
Zelmo Beaty 1971 UTS 18 71 23
Dan Issel 1971 KEN 19 65 28
Darel Carrier 1971 KEN 19 46 19
Rick Barry 1971 NYA 6 41 34
Willie Wise 1971 UTS 17 37 21






Rick Barry 1972 NYA 18 61 31
Zelmo Beaty 1972 UTS 11 48 20
Julius Erving 1972 VIR 11 45 33
Willie Wise 1972 UTS 11 44 25
Roger Brown 1972 INA 20 40 20






Dan Issel 1973 KEN 19 54 27
Artis Gilmore 1973 KEN 19 46 19
Willie Wise 1973 UTS 10 32 25
Roger Brown 1973 INA 17 32 13
Zelmo Beaty 1973 UTS 10 31 16







Playoffs Team Games NET POINTS Points/Game
Jimmy Jones 1974 UTS 18 70 21
Julius Erving 1974 NYA 14 48 28
Artis Gilmore 1974 KEN 8 24 23






Billy Knight 1975 INA 18 81 24
Artis Gilmore 1975 KEN 15 61 24
George McGinnis 1975 INA 18 42 32
Mack Calvin 1975 DNA 13 34 18
Moses Malone 1975 UTS 6 34 23






Julius Erving 1976 NYA 13 81 35
David Thompson 1976 DNA 13 60 26
Artis Gilmore 1976 KEN 10 56 24
Bobby Jones 1976 DNA 13 33 14
George Gervin 1976 SAA 7 32 27







Italics
 indicates annual leader

Bold indicates decade record

**Thanks to the Basketball-Reference Play Index

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