1971-72 New York Nets Game-by-Game Results

American Basketball Association (ABA)
Team Record: 44-40
Finishing 3rd in the ABA's Eastern Division
Postseason: 10-9 Lost finals
Division Semifinals - Defeated Kentucky Colonels 4-2
Division Finals - Defeated Virginia Squires 4-3
Finals - Lost to Indiana Pacers 4-2
Coach: Lou Carnesecca (44-40)
Location: New York, New York
Attendance: 390,579, Avg. 7,658 in 51 home dates
1971-72 New York Nets Statistics
1971-72 New York Nets Roster

The New York Nets of the American Basketball Association ended the 1971-72 season with a record of 44 wins and 40 losses, finishing third in the ABA's Eastern Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 10-9.

The Nets racked up 9,476 points and yielded 9,445. Rick Barry netted a team-leading 2,518 points for New York, and Bill Melchionni scored 18 or more per game also. Billy Paultz contributed 1,035 rebounds. Bill Melchionni dished out 669 assists for the squad.

Lou Carnesecca coached the team. The 1971-72 New York Nets lost in the finals.

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Regular Season Points For: 9476
Regular Season Points Against: 9445

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 15, 1971 Pittsburgh Condors 107 at New York Nets 115 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
October 16, 1971 New York Nets 98 at Kentucky Colonels 107 L 1-0 0-1 1-1
October 19, 1971 New York Nets 125 at Pittsburgh Condors 120 W 1-0 1-1 2-1
October 22, 1971 Utah Stars 100 at New York Nets 111 W 2-0 1-1 3-1
October 23, 1971 New York Nets 96 at Denver Rockets 100 L 2-0 1-2 3-2
October 24, 1971 New York Nets 103 at Memphis Pros 111 L 2-0 1-3 3-3
October 26, 1971 New York Nets 128 at The Floridians 118 W 2-0 2-3 4-3 2OT at Tampa, FL
October 29, 1971 The Floridians 110 at New York Nets 95 L 2-1 2-3 4-4
October 31, 1971 Kentucky Colonels 103 at New York Nets 107 W 3-1 2-3 5-4
November 5, 1971 Memphis Pros 117 at New York Nets 129 W 4-1 2-3 6-4 OT
November 6, 1971 New York Nets 97 at Kentucky Colonels 102 L 4-1 2-4 6-5
November 9, 1971 New York Nets 86 at Dallas Chaparrals 90 L 4-1 2-5 6-6
November 10, 1971 New York Nets 110 at Utah Stars 127 L 4-1 2-6 6-7
November 12, 1971 Virginia Squires 127 at New York Nets 123 L 4-2 2-6 6-8 OT
November 13, 1971 New York Nets 117 at The Floridians 113 W 4-2 3-6 7-8
November 14, 1971 New York Nets 130 at Pittsburgh Condors 125 W 4-2 4-6 8-8
November 17, 1971 Pittsburgh Condors 122 at New York Nets 121 L 4-3 4-6 8-9
November 19, 1971 New York Nets 129 at Carolina Cougars 127 W 4-3 5-6 9-9 at Greensboro, NC
November 24, 1971 New York Nets 101 at Indiana Pacers 112 L 4-3 5-7 9-10
November 25, 1971 New York Nets 117 at Kentucky Colonels 133 L 4-3 5-8 9-11
November 26, 1971 Dallas Chaparrals 106 at New York Nets 101 L 4-4 5-8 9-12
November 28, 1971 Kentucky Colonels 108 at New York Nets 106 L 4-5 5-8 9-13 OT
December 3, 1971 Carolina Cougars 122 at New York Nets 134 W 5-5 5-8 10-13
December 4, 1971 New York Nets 124 at Virginia Squires 126 L 5-5 5-9 10-14 at Roanoke, VA
December 7, 1971 Indiana Pacers 119 at New York Nets 114 L 5-6 5-9 10-15
December 9, 1971 New York Nets 114 at Virginia Squires 115 L 5-6 5-10 10-16 OT at Richmond, VA
December 10, 1971 Memphis Pros 101 at New York Nets 103 W 6-6 5-10 11-16
December 11, 1971 New York Nets 82 at Utah Stars 109 L 6-6 5-11 11-17
December 14, 1971 New York Nets 118 at Denver Rockets 119 L 6-6 5-12 11-18
December 15, 1971 New York Nets 109 at Memphis Pros 100 W 6-6 6-12 12-18
December 17, 1971 Dallas Chaparrals 83 at New York Nets 90 W 7-6 6-12 13-18
December 18, 1971 New York Nets 118 at Carolina Cougars 106 W 7-6 7-12 14-18 at Charlotte, NC
December 22, 1971 Kentucky Colonels 95 at New York Nets 91 L 7-7 7-12 14-19
December 23, 1971 Pittsburgh Condors 124 at New York Nets 123 L 7-8 7-12 14-20 OT at New York City, NY
December 26, 1971 New York Nets 117 at Carolina Cougars 123 L 7-8 7-13 14-21 at Raleigh, NC
December 27, 1971 New York Nets 113 at The Floridians 111 W 7-8 8-13 15-21
December 29, 1971 Pittsburgh Condors 102 at New York Nets 105 W 8-8 8-13 16-21
December 31, 1971 New York Nets 100 at Indiana Pacers 104 L 8-8 8-14 16-22
January 2, 1972 New York Nets 84 at Kentucky Colonels 116 L 8-8 8-15 16-23
January 5, 1972 Carolina Cougars 116 at New York Nets 125 W 9-8 8-15 17-23
January 7, 1972 Denver Rockets 107 at New York Nets 104 L 9-9 8-15 17-24
January 8, 1972 New York Nets 115 at Carolina Cougars 118 L 9-9 8-16 17-25 at Winston-Salem, NC
January 9, 1972 New York Nets 105 at Dallas Chaparrals 97 W 9-9 9-16 18-25
January 11, 1972 Utah Stars 104 at New York Nets 110 W 10-9 9-16 19-25
January 13, 1972 The Floridians 94 at New York Nets 110 W 11-9 9-16 20-25
January 14, 1972 New York Nets 104 at Virginia Squires 114 L 11-9 9-17 20-26 at Hampton, VA
January 15, 1972 Carolina Cougars 98 at New York Nets 109 W 12-9 9-17 21-26
January 16, 1972 New York Nets 123 at Memphis Pros 129 L 12-9 9-18 21-27
January 18, 1972 The Floridians 102 at New York Nets 123 W 13-9 9-18 22-27
January 20, 1972 Carolina Cougars 122 at New York Nets 124 W 14-9 9-18 23-27
January 23, 1972 New York Nets 116 at The Floridians 105 W 14-9 10-18 24-27
January 25, 1972 New York Nets 116 at Pittsburgh Condors 123 L 14-9 10-19 24-28 OT
January 26, 1972 Kentucky Colonels 105 at New York Nets 118 W 15-9 10-19 25-28
January 27, 1972 New York Nets 114 at Virginia Squires 112 W 15-9 11-19 26-28 at Norfolk, VA
February 1, 1972 Virginia Squires 117 at New York Nets 105 L 15-10 11-19 26-29
February 3, 1972 The Floridians 120 at New York Nets 122 W 16-10 11-19 27-29
February 5, 1972 Virginia Squires 126 at New York Nets 117 L 16-11 11-19 27-30
February 6, 1972 New York Nets 106 at Kentucky Colonels 118 L 16-11 11-20 27-31
February 11, 1972 Pittsburgh Condors 121 at New York Nets 129 W 17-11 11-20 28-31 at Uniondale, NY
February 13, 1972 New York Nets 117 at Dallas Chaparrals 123 L 17-11 11-21 28-32 2OT
February 16, 1972 Utah Stars 119 at New York Nets 114 L 17-12 11-21 28-33 at Uniondale, NY
February 18, 1972 The Floridians 143 at New York Nets 122 L 17-13 11-21 28-34 at Uniondale, NY
February 20, 1972 New York Nets 105 at The Floridians 111 L 17-13 11-22 28-35 at Tampa, FL
February 21, 1972 Dallas Chaparrals 95 at New York Nets 104 W 18-13 11-22 29-35 at Uniondale, NY
February 23, 1972 Indiana Pacers 106 at New York Nets 108 W 19-13 11-22 30-35 at Uniondale, NY
February 25, 1972 Denver Rockets 116 at New York Nets 124 W 20-13 11-22 31-35 at Uniondale, NY
February 26, 1972 New York Nets 119 at Virginia Squires 121 L 20-13 11-23 31-36
February 27, 1972 New York Nets 131 at Pittsburgh Condors 123 W 20-13 12-23 32-36
March 1, 1972 Virginia Squires 111 at New York Nets 114 W 21-13 12-23 33-36 at Uniondale, NY
March 4, 1972 Pittsburgh Condors 123 at New York Nets 133 W 22-13 12-23 34-36 at Uniondale, NY
March 5, 1972 New York Nets 114 at Carolina Cougars 96 W 22-13 13-23 35-36 at Raleigh, NC
March 7, 1972 Kentucky Colonels 117 at New York Nets 112 L 22-14 13-23 35-37 OT at Uniondale, NY
March 9, 1972 Virginia Squires 99 at New York Nets 113 W 23-14 13-23 36-37 at Uniondale, NY
March 11, 1972 Denver Rockets 114 at New York Nets 132 W 24-14 13-23 37-37 at Uniondale, NY
March 12, 1972 New York Nets 125 at Pittsburgh Condors 116 W 24-14 14-23 38-37
March 15, 1972 Memphis Pros 112 at New York Nets 119 W 25-14 14-23 39-37 at Uniondale, NY
March 17, 1972 Carolina Cougars 127 at New York Nets 147 W 26-14 14-23 40-37 at Uniondale, NY
March 18, 1972 Kentucky Colonels 108 at New York Nets 109 W 27-14 14-23 41-37 at Uniondale, NY
March 19, 1972 New York Nets 121 at Indiana Pacers 117 W 27-14 15-23 42-37
March 22, 1972 Carolina Cougars 117 at New York Nets 113 L 27-15 15-23 42-38 at Uniondale, NY
March 24, 1972 New York Nets 105 at Virginia Squires 104 W 27-15 16-23 43-38 at Norfolk, VA
March 25, 1972 New York Nets 113 at Utah Stars 125 L 27-15 16-24 43-39
March 26, 1972 New York Nets 91 at Denver Rockets 108 L 27-15 16-25 43-40
March 28, 1972 Indiana Pacers 86 at New York Nets 92 W 28-15 16-25 44-40 at Uniondale, NY
April 1, 1972 New York Nets 122 at Kentucky Colonels 108 W 0-0 1-0 1-0
April 4, 1972 New York Nets 105 at Kentucky Colonels 90 W 0-0 2-0 2-0
April 5, 1972 Kentucky Colonels 105 at New York Nets 99 L 0-1 2-0 2-1 at Uniondale, NY
April 7, 1972 Kentucky Colonels 92 at New York Nets 100 W 1-1 2-0 3-1 at Uniondale, NY
April 8, 1972 New York Nets 93 at Kentucky Colonels 109 L 1-1 2-1 3-2
April 10, 1972 Kentucky Colonels 96 at New York Nets 101 W 2-1 2-1 4-2 at Uniondale, NY
April 13, 1972 New York Nets 91 at Virginia Squires 138 L 2-1 2-2 4-3 at Richmond, VA
April 15, 1972 New York Nets 106 at Virginia Squires 115 L 2-1 2-3 4-4 at Norfolk, VA
April 24, 1972 Virginia Squires 117 at New York Nets 119 W 3-1 2-3 5-4 at Uniondale, NY
April 26, 1972 Virginia Squires 107 at New York Nets 118 W 4-1 2-3 6-4 at Uniondale, NY
April 29, 1972 New York Nets 107 at Virginia Squires 116 L 4-1 2-4 6-5
May 1, 1972 Virginia Squires 136 at New York Nets 146 W 5-1 2-4 7-5 at Uniondale, NY
May 4, 1972 New York Nets 94 at Virginia Squires 88 W 5-1 3-4 8-5
May 6, 1972 New York Nets 103 at Indiana Pacers 124 L 5-1 3-5 8-6 at Bloomington, IN
May 9, 1972 New York Nets 117 at Indiana Pacers 115 W 5-1 4-5 9-6
May 12, 1972 Indiana Pacers 114 at New York Nets 108 L 5-2 4-5 9-7 at Uniondale, NY
May 15, 1972 Indiana Pacers 105 at New York Nets 110 W 6-2 4-5 10-7 at Uniondale, NY
May 18, 1972 New York Nets 99 at Indiana Pacers 100 L 6-2 4-6 10-8
May 20, 1972 Indiana Pacers 108 at New York Nets 105 L 6-3 4-6 10-9 at Uniondale, NY


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