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1972–73 Virginia Squires season

The 1972–73 Virginia Squires season was the third season of the Virginia Squires in the American Basketball Association. The Squires had one of their victories due to forfeit, on October 26, when the Denver Rockets forfeited to them. The Squires had a 21–21 first half with, a five-game winning streak in that half. In the second half, they finished the same, though they did lose five straight games near the end of the season. They finished 4th in points scored at 114.1 per game and 8th in points allowed at 114.4 per game. This was the debut season of future Hall of Famer George Gervin. In the Division Semifinals, the Squires lost in five games. [1]

1972–73 Virginia Squires season
Head coachAl Bianchi
ArenaNorfolk Scope
Hampton Coliseum
Richmond Coliseum
Results
Record42–42 (.500)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finishLost in Division Semifinals
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Contents

RosterEdit

Final standingsEdit

Eastern DivisionEdit

Team W L % GB
Carolina Cougars 57 27 .679 -
Kentucky Colonels 56 28 .667 1
Virginia Squires 42 42 .500 15
New York Nets 30 54 .357 27
Memphis Tams 24 60 .286 33

PlayoffsEdit

Eastern Division Semifinals[2]

Game Date Location Score Record Attendance
1 March 30 Kentucky 129–101–129 0–1 4,692
2 April 1 Kentucky 109–94 1–1 5,139
3 April 3 Norfolk (Virginia) 113–115 (OT) 1–2 9,621
4 April 6 Hampton (Virginia) 90–108 1–3 8,644
5 April 7 Kentucky 93–114 1–4 16,887

Squire lose series, 4–1

Awards and honorsEdit

1973 ABA All-Star Game selections (game played on February 6, 1973)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/VIR/1973_games.html
  2. ^ "1972-73 ABA Regular Season Standings". Remembertheaba.com. Archived from the original on 2010-11-29. Retrieved 2016-07-25.

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