1967–68 New Orleans Buccaneers season

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1967–68 New Orleans Buccaneers season
Head coach Babe McCarthy
Arena Loyola Field House
Results
Record 48–30 (.615)
Place Division: 1st
Playoff finish Lost in ABA Finals
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The 1967–68 New Orleans Buccaneers season was the 1st season of the ABA and of the Buccaneers. The Pipers finished first in the Western Division, going all the way to the ABA Finals.[1]

In the Western Division semifinals, the Bucs beat the Denver Rockets in five games. In the Division Finals, they won three straight over the Dallas Chaparrals to win the series in five games. In the ABA Finals, the Bucs and the Pittsburgh Pipers split the six games of the series (with a Game 6 loss at home) that set up a pivotal Game 7 in Pittsburgh. The Pipers won the game and the Finals 122–113.

Roster[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Western Division[edit]

Team W L PCT. GB
New Orleans Buccaneers 48 30 .615
Dallas Chaparrals 46 32 .590 2
Denver Rockets 45 33 .577 3
Houston Mavericks 29 49 .372 19
Anaheim Amigos 25 53 .321 23
Oakland Oaks 22 56 .282 26

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1967-68 ABA Records
Team ANA DAL DEN HOU IND KEN MIN NJA NOB OAK PIT
Anaheim 2–8 3–7 6–3 2–4 0–6 1–5 2–4 2–7 6–4 1–5
Dallas 8–2 4–5 8–2 3–3 5–1 2–4 3–3 4–6 7–2 2–4
Denver 7–3 5–4 6–3 4–2 2–4 2–4 5–1 5–5 7–3 2–4
Houston 3–6 2–8 3–6 3–3 3–3 3–3 3–3 0–10 7–3 2–4
Indiana 4–2 3–3 2–4 3–3 6–5 3–8 6–4 3–3 4–2 4–6
Kentucky 6–0 1–5 4–2 3–3 5–6 5–5 4–7 2–4 3–3 3–7
Minnesota 5–1 4–2 4–2 3–3 8–3 5–5 7–3 5–1 5–1 4–7
New Jersey 4–2 3–3 1–5 3–3 4–6 7–4 3–7 3–3 5–1 3–8
New Orleans 7–2 6–4 5–5 10–0 3–3 4–2 1–5 3–3 6–3 3–3
Oakland 4–6 2–7 3–7 3–7 2–4 3–3 1–5 1–5 3–6 0–6
Pittsburgh 5–1 4–2 4–2 4–2 6–4 7–3 7–4 8–3 3–3 6–0

Playoffs[edit]

Western Division Semifinals[2]

Game Date Location Score Record Attendance
1 March 26 New Orleans 130–104 1–0 3,111
2 March 27 New Orleans 105–93 2–0 3,622
3 March 30 Denver 98–105 1–2 3,678
4 March 31 Denver 100–108 2–2 3,485
5 April 3 New Orleans 102–97 3–2 4,500

Western Division Finals

Game Date Location Score Record Attendance
1 April 5 New Orleans 104–99 1–0 3,332
2 April 9 New Orleans 109–112 1–1 5,287
3 April 10 Dallas 110–107 2–1 4,825
4 April 11 Dallas 119–103 3–1 3,623
5 April 13 New Orleans 108–107 4–1 4,614

ABA Finals[2]

Game Date Location Score Record Attendance
1 April 18 Pittsburgh 112–120 0–1 2,665
2 April 20 Pittsburgh 109–100 1–1 3,877
3 April 24 New Orleans 109–101 2–1 6,300
4 April 25 New Orleans 105–106 (OT) 2–2 7,000
5 April 27 Pittsburgh 111–108 3–2 3,347
6 May 1 New Orleans 112–118 3–3 7,200
7 May 4 Pittsburgh 113–122 3–4 11,457

Bucs lose series, 4–3

Awards, records, and honors[edit]

1968 ABA All-Star Game played on January 9, 1968

Brown (7-of-9 for 17 points) was named All–Star MVP.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-17. Retrieved 2015-09-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-29. Retrieved 2015-06-18.