1972-73 Indiana Pacers Statistics

American Basketball Association (ABA)
Team Record: 51-33
Finishing 2nd in the ABA's Western Division
Postseason: 12-6 Won ABA championship
Division Semifinals - Defeated Denver Rockets 4-1
Division Finals - Defeated Utah Stars 4-2
Finals - Defeated Kentucky Colonels 4-3
Coach: Slick Leonard (51-33)
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 347,817, Avg. 8,281 in 42 home dates
1972-73 Indiana Pacers Roster
1972-73 Indiana Pacers Results

The Indiana Pacers of the American Basketball Association ended the 1972-73 season with a record of 51 wins and 33 losses, finishing second in the ABA's Western Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 12-6.

The Pacers scored 9,631 points and allowed 9,451. George McGinnis tossed in a team-leading 2,261 points for Indiana, while Mel Daniels netted 18 or more per game, too. Mel Daniels contributed 1,247 boards. Billy Keller dished out 361 assists for the squad.

Defensively, George McGinnis added 160 steals, and Mel Daniels blocked 157 shots.

Slick Leonard coached the team. The 1972-73 Indiana Pacers won the ABA championship.

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Player Totals:

Player Pos GP Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
George McGinnisF-C8233471755868328778517434588102220516004013482261
Mel DanielsC813103121758741446322348899124717701572753151497
Billy KellerG8322519734212227126923482122204361001711621147
Donnie FreemanG77217093341262343277103116219195001602251103
Freddie LewisG7222178603751103834928797131228288001732041075
Roger A. BrownF-G7221777003321184224720311123734820400120181909
Darnell HillmanF-C842541735328902521482185177351280116154291804
Don BuseG77148436016324510982961142102230066143413
Gus JohnsonF-C50753299132214423185160245620070113299
Bill NewtonC24117562421189212647900104058
Bob ArnzenF231113820308611122330001246
George PeeplesC-F956144001163121540061414
Craig RaymondC6338200213710100385

Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
George McGinnisF-C8240.849.525.
Mel DanielsC8138.348.
Billy KellerG8327.143.332.
Donnie FreemanG7728.244.233.380.
Freddie LewisG7230.843.634.582.
Roger A. BrownF-G7230.247.435.682.
Darnell HillmanF-C8430.344.
Don BuseG7719.345.320.875.
Gus JohnsonF-C5015.
Bill NewtonC244.942.950.
Bob ArnzenF234.852.
George PeeplesC-F96.228.654.
Craig RaymondC65.525.

Postseason - Player Totals:

Player Pos GP Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
George McGinnisF-C1873135716101491099213022239006178431
Mel DanielsC18636238112081627017824840003976286
Donnie FreemanG185572371050897127214850004052281
Freddie LewisG186372601026806931356691004957279
Roger A. BrownF-G175841608213493720547441002458214
Billy KellerG17348149578383118345263001635153
Darnell HillmanF-C184851014303520399613517002944106
Don BuseG141634516021131213251700103045
Gus JohnsonF-C171845915016122346691500182742
Bob ArnzenF71363011000000017
Bill NewtonC4752000235000134

Postseason Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
George McGinnisF-C1840.645.
Mel DanielsC1835.347.
Donnie FreemanG1830.944.379.
Freddie LewisG1835.439.
Roger A. BrownF-G1734.451.375.
Billy KellerG1720.538.381.
Darnell HillmanF-C1826.942.657.
Don BuseG1411.635.661.
Gus JohnsonF-C1710.825.475.
Bob ArnzenF71.950.0100.
Bill NewtonC41.840.