1970–71 Texas Chaparrals season

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1970–71 Texas Chaparrals season
Head coachMax Williams (5–14)
Bill Blakeley (25–40)
ArenaMoody Coliseum
Tarrant County Coliseum
Lubbock Municipal Coliseum
Dallas Memorial Auditorium
Results
Record30–54 (.357)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Western)
Playoff finishLost in the ABA Semifinals
< 1969–70 1971–72 >

The 1970–71 Texas Chaparrals season was the fourth season of the Chaparrals in the American Basketball Association. In order to try to attract more fans, the Chaparrals adopted the Texas moniker, even playing games in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Tarrant County Coliseum along with Lubbock, Texas, at the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum; this practice was scrapped after the season, along with the moniker, as the team was renamed before the next season. For the fourth straight year, the Chaps made the playoffs, but for the third straight year in a row they bowed out in the Division Semifinals, once again to Utah.

Roster[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Western Division[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB
Indiana Pacers * 58 26 .690 -
Utah Stars * 57 27 .679 1.0
Memphis Pros * 41 43 .488 17.0
Denver Rockets * 30 54 .357 28.0
Texas Chaparrals * 30 54 .357 28.0

Playoffs[edit]

The Rockets and Chaparrals were tied for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Western Division, so the two teams played in a one game playoff, with the Chaps winning 115–109.

Western Division Semifinals[1]

Game Date Location Score Record Attendance
1 April 2 Utah 115–125 0–1 4,375
2 April 3 Utah 107–137 0–2 6,061
3 April 4 Texas 101–113 0–3 4,674
4 April 6 Texas 107–128 0–4 3,666

Awards and honors[edit]

1971 ABA All-Star Game selections (game played on January 23, 1971)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-11. Retrieved 2016-07-02.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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