ABA PLAYOFF SERIES RESULTS 1967-68 TO 1975-76 ________________________________________ BALTIMORE CLAWS FRANCHISE - 8 seasons, 4 playoffs, 1 finals, 0 titles NEW ORLEANS BUCCANEERS - 3 seasons, 2 playoffs, 1 finals, 0 titles 1968 joined ABA as charter member 1968 defeated Denver, 3-2, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals defeated Dallas, 4-1, ABA Eastern Division Finals lost to Pittsburgh, 4-3, ABA Championship Series 1969 defeated Dallas, 4-3, ABA Western Division Semifinals lost to Oakland, 4-0, ABA Western Division Finals 1970 missed playoffs 1971 became Memphis Pros MEMPHIS PROS - 2 seasons, 1 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1971 lost to Indiana, 4-0, ABA Western Division Semifinals 1972 missed playoffs 1973 renamed Memphis Tams MEMPHIS TAMS - 2 seasons, 0 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1973-1974 missed playoffs 1975 renamed Memphis Sounds MEMPHIS SOUNDS - 1 season, 1 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1975 lost to Kentucky, 4-1, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals 1976 became Baltimore Claws BALTIMORE CLAWS - 0 seasons, 0 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1976 disbanded prior to start of season ________________________________________ DENVER NUGGETS FRANCHISE - 9 seasons, 7 playoffs, 1 finals, 0 titles DENVER ROCKETS - 7 seasons, 5 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1968 joined ABA as charter member 1968 lost to New Orleans, 3-2, ABA Division semifinals 1969 lost to Oakland, 4-3, ABA Western Division Semifinals 1970 defeated Washington, 4-3, ABA Western Division Semifinals lost to Los Angeles, 4-1, ABA Western Division Finals 1971 lost to Texas, 1-0, ABA Western Division Fourth Place Special Playoff 1972 lost to Indiana, 4-3, ABA Western Division Semifinals 1973 lost to Indiana, 4-1, ABA Western Division Semifinals 1974 lost to San Diego, 1-0, ABA Western Division Fourth Place Special Playoff 1975 renamed Denver Nuggets DENVER NUGGETS - 2 seasons, 2 playoffs, 1 finals, 0 titles 1975 defeated Utah, 4-2, ABA Western Division Semifinals lost to Indiana, 4-3, ABA Western Division Semifinals 1976 defeated Kentucky, 4-3, ABA Semifinals lost to New York, 4-2, ABA Championship Series ________________________________________ THE FLORIDIANS FRANCHISE - 5 seasons, 4 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles MINNESOTA MUSKIES - 1 season, 1 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1968 joined ABA as charter member 1968 defeated Kentucky, 3-2, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to Pittsburgh, 4-2, ABA Eastern Division Finals 1969 became Miami Floridians MIAMI FLORIDIANS - 2 seasons, 2 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1969 defeated Minnesota 4-3, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to Indiana, 4-1, ABA Eastern Division Finals 1970 lost to Kentucky, 4-2, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals 1971 renamed The Floridians THE FLORIDIANS - 2 seasons, 1 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1971 missed playoffs 1972 lost to Virginia, 4-0, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals 1973 dropped out of ABA ________________________________________ INDIANA PACERS - 9 seasons, 9 playoffs, 5 finals, 3 titles 1968 joined ABA as charter member 1968 lost to Pittsburgh, 3-0, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals 1969 defeated Kentucky, 4-3, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals defeated Miami, 4-1, ABA Eastern Division Finals lost to Oakland, 4-1, ABA Championship Series 1970 defeated Carolina, 4-0, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals defeated Kentucky, 4-1, ABA Eastern Division Finals defeated Los Angeles, 4-2, ABA Championship Series ABA CHAMPIONS 1971 defeated Memphis, 4-0, ABA Western Division Semifinals lost to Utah, 4-2, ABA Western Division Semifinals 1972 defeated Denver, 4-3, ABA Western Division Semifinals defeated Utah, 4-3, ABA Western Division Semifinals defeated New York, 4-2, ABA Championship Series ABA CHAMPIONS 1973 defeated Denver, 4-1, ABA Western Division Semifinals defeated Utah, 4-2, ABA Western Division Finals defeated Kentucky, 4-3, ABA Championship Series ABA CHAMPIONS 1974 defeated San Antonio, 4-3, ABA Western Division Semifinals lost to Utah, 4-3, ABA Western Division Finals 1975 defeated San Antonio, 4-2, ABA Western Division Semifinals defeated Denver, 4-3, ABA Western Division Finals lost to Kentucky, 4-1, ABA Championship Series 1976 lost to Kentucky, 2-1, ABA First Round 1977 joined NBA ________________________________________ KENTUCKY COLONELS - 9 seasons, 9 playoffs, 3 finals, 1 title 1968 joined ABA as charter member 1968 defeated New Jersey, 1-0, ABA Eastern Division Fourth Place Special Playoff lost to Minnesota, 3-2, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals 1969 lost to Indiana, 4-3, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals 1970 defeated New York, 4-3, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to Indiana, 4-1, ABA Eastern Division Finals 1971 defeated Floridians, 4-2, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals defeated Virginia, 4-2, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to Utah, 4-2, ABA Championship Series 1972 lost to New York, 4-2, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals 1973 defeated Virginia, 4-1, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals defeated Carolina, 4-3, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to Indiana, 4-3, ABA Championship Series 1974 defeated Carolina, 4-0, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to New York, 4-0, ABA Eastern Division Finals 1975 defeated New York, 1-0, ABA Eastern Division First Place Special Playoff defeated Memphis, 4-1, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals defeated St. Louis, 4-1, ABA Eastern Division Finals defeated Indiana, 4-1, ABA Championship Series ABA CHAMPIONS 1976 defeated Indiana, 2-1, ABA First Round lost to Denver, 4-3, ABA Semifinals 1977 ABA terminated, Kentucky not invited to join NBA ________________________________________ NEW YORK NETS FRANCHISE - 9 seasons, 7 playoffs, 3 finals, 2 titles NEW JERSEY AMERICANS - 1 season, 0 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1968 joined ABA as charter member 1968 lost to Kentucky, 1-0, ABA Eastern Division Fourth Place Special Playoff 1969 renamed New York Nets NEW YORK NETS - 8 seasons, 7 playoffs, 3 finals, 2 titles 1969 missed playoffs 1970 lost to Kentucky, 4-3, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals 1971 lost to Virginia, 4-2, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals 1972 defeated Kentucky, 4-2, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals defeated Virginia, 4-2, ABA Eastern Division Finals lost to Indiana, 4-2, ABA Championship Series 1973 lost to Carolina, 4-1, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals 1974 defeated Virginia, 4-1, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals defeated Kentucky, 4-0, ABA Eastern Division Finals defeated Utah, 4-1, ABA Championship Series ABA CHAMPIONS 1975 lost to Kentucky, 1-0, ABA Eastern Division First Place Special Playoff lost to St. Louis, 4-1, ABA Eastern Divion Semifinals 1976 defeated San Antonio, 4-3, ABA Semifinals defeated Denver, 4-2, ABA Championship Series ABA CHAMPIONS 1977 joined NBA ________________________________________ PITTSBURGH CONDORS FRANCHISE - 5 seasons, 2 playoffs, 1 finals, 1 titles PITTSBURGH PIPERS - 1 season, 1 playoffs, 1 finals, 1 titles 1968 joined ABA as charter member 1968 defeated Indiana, 3-0, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals defeated Minnesota, 4-2, ABA Eastern Division Final defeated New Orleans, 4-3, ABA Championship Series ABA CHAMPIONS 1969 became Minnesota Pipers MINNESOTA PIPERS - 1 season, 1 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1969 lost to Miami Floridians, 4-3, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals 1970 became Pittsburgh Pipers PITTSBURGH PIPERS - 1 season, 0 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1970 missed playoffs 1971 renamed Pittsburgh Condors PITTSBURGH CONDORS - 2 seasons, 0 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1972-1973 missed playoffs 1974 dropped out of ABA ________________________________________ SAN ANTONIO SPURS FRANCHISE - 9 seasons, 8 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles DALLAS CHAPARRALS - 3 seasons, 3 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1968 joined ABA as charter member 1968 defeated Houston, 3-0, ABA Western Division Semifinals lost to New Orleans, 4-1, ABA Western Division Finals 1969 lost to New Orleans, 4-3, ABA Western Division Semifinals 1970 lost to Los Angeles, 4-2, ABA Western Division Semifinals 1971 renamed Texas Chaparrals TEXAS CHAPARRALS - 1 season, 1 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1971 defeated Denver, 1-0, ABA Westen Division Fourth Place Special Playoff lost to Utah, 4-0, ABA Western Division Semifinals 1972 renamed Dallas Chaparrals DALLAS CHAPARRALS - 2 seasons, 1 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1972 lost to Utah, 4-0, ABA Western Division Semifinals 1973 missed playoffs 1974 became San Antonio Spurs SAN ANTONIO SPURS - 3 seasons, 3 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1974 lost to Indiana, 4-3, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1975 lost to Indiana, 4-2, ABA Western Division Semifinals 1976 lost to New York, 4-3, ABA Semifinals 1977 joined NBA ________________________________________ SAN DIEGO SAILS FRANCHISE - 4 seasons, 2 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles SAN DIEGO CONQUISTADORS - 3 seasons, 2 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1973 joined ABA as expansion team 1973 lost to Utah, 4-0, ABA Western Division Semifinals 1974 defeated Denver, 1-0, ABA Western Division Fourth Place Special Playoff lost to Utah, 4-2, ABA Western Division Semifinals 1975 missed playoffs 1976 renamed San Diego Sails SAN DIEGO SAILS 1 season, 0 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1976 dropped out of ABA after 11 games ________________________________________ UTAH ROCKIES FRANCHISE 9 seasons, 5 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles HOUSTON MAVERICKS 2 seasons, 1 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1968 joined ABA as charter member 1968 lost to Dallas, 3-0, ABA Western Division Semifinals 1969 missed playoffs 1970 became Carolina Cougars CAROLINA COUGARS 5 seasons, 3 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1970 lost to Indiana, 4-0, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals 1971-1972 missed playoffs 1973 defeated New York, 4-1, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to Kentucky, 4-3, ABA Eastern Division Finals 1974 lost to Kentucky, 4-0, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals 1975 became Spirits of St. Louis SPIRITS OF ST. LOUIS 2 seasons, 1 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1975 defeated New York, 4-1, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to Kentucky, 4-1, ABA Eastern Divison Finals 1976 missed playoffs 1977 were to become Utah Rockies but ABA disbanded UTAH ROCKIES 0 seasons, 0 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1977 ABA disbanded; Rockies not invited to join ABA ________________________________________ UTAH STARS FRANCHISE 9 seasons, 6 playoffs, 3 finals, 1 titles ANAHEIM AMIGOS 1 seasons, 0 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1968 joined ABA as charter member 1968 missed playoffs 1969 became Los Angeles Stars LOS ANGELES STARS 2 seasons, 1 playoffs, 1 finals, 0 titles 1969 missed playoffs 1970 defeated Dallas, 4-2, ABA Western Division Semifinals defeated Denver, 4-1, ABA Western Division Finals lost to Indiana, 4-2, ABA Championship Series 1971 became Utah Stars UTAH STARS 6 seasons, 5 playoffs, 2 finals, 1 titles 1971 defeated Texas, 4-0, ABA Western Division Semifinals defeated Indiana, 4-3, ABA Western Division Semifinals defeated Kentucky, 4-3, ABA Championship Series ABA CHAMPIONS 1972 defeated Dallas, 4-0, ABA Western Division Semifinals lost to Indiana, 4-2, ABA Western Division Finals 1973 defeated San Diego, 4-0, ABA Western Division Semifinals lost to Indiana, 4-2, ABA Western Division Semifinals 1974 defeated San Diego, 4-2, ABA Western Division Semifinals defeated Indiana, 4-3, ABA Western Division Finals lost to New York, 4-1, ABA Championship Series 1975 lost to Denver, 4-2, ABA Western Division Semifinals 1976 dropped out of ABA after 16 games ________________________________________ VIRGINIA SQUIRES FRANCHISE 9 seasons, 6 playoffs, 1 finals, 1 titles OAKLAND OAKS 2 seasons, 1 playoffs, 1 finals, 1 titles 1968 joined ABA as charter member 1968 missed playoffs 1969 defeated Denver, 4-3, ABA Western Division Semifinals defeated New Orleans, 4-0, ABA Western Division Finals defeated Indiana, 4-1, ABA Championship Series ABA CHAMPIONS 1970 became Washington Capitols WASHINGTON CAPITOLS 1 season, 1 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1970 lost to Denver, 4-3, ABA Western Division Semifinals VIRGINIA SQUIRES STARS 6 seasons, 4 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1971 defeated New York, 4-2, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to Kentucky, 4-2, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals 1972 defeated Floridians, 4-0, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to New York, 4-2, ABA Eastern Division Finals 1973 lost to Kentucky, 4-1, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals 1974 lost to New York, 4-1, ABA Eastern Division Semifinals 1975-1976 missed playoffs 1977 ABA disbanded; Virginia not invited to join NBA