2009–10 ABA season

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2009–10 ABA season
League American Basketball Association (2000-)
Sport Basketball
Duration November 2009 - March 2010
Regular season
Playoffs
Eastern champions Kentucky Bisons
  Eastern runners-up Bluegrass Stallions
Western champions Southeast Texas Mavericks
  Western runners-up San Francisco Rumble
2010 ABA Championship
Champions Southeast Texas Mavericks
ABA seasons

The 2009-2010 ABA season was the ninth season of the American Basketball Association that lasted from November 2009 and ended with the three-game championship series between the Kentucky Bisons and the Southeast Texas Mavericks at the end of March 2010. The Mavericks won the championship series, two games to one after an 85-76 win March 30 for their first title.[1]

League changes[edit]

For the first time, the league championship was played in a three-game series, between the Kentucky Bisons and Southeast Texas Mavericks, a series in which was won by the Mavericks, two games to one.

Regular season standings[edit]

These are the 2009-2010 regular season standings.[2] Many franchises folded during the season, resulting in very few games being played for a lot of teams.

North California W L Win %
San Francisco Rumble 22 8 0.733
Clayton Showtime 16 7 0.696
California Sea Kings 16 12 0.571
Sacramento Heatwave 13 12 0.520
North Central Division W L Win %
Chicago Steam 16 4 0.800
Lake Michigan Admirals 13 6 0.684
Columbus Crush 8 3 0.727
Pittsburgh Phantoms (ABA) 6 2 0.750
Detroit Hoops 6 5 0.545
Kansas City Stars 4 0 1.000
Cleveland Rockers (ABA) 2 2 0.500
Grand Rapids Flight 0 2 0.000
Youngstown Swish 0 2 0.000
Akron Rise 0 5 0.000
Northeast Division W L Win %
Jersey Express 12 4 0.750
NYC Thunder 9 3 0.750
Maryland Marvels 7 10 0.412
New York Red Riders 6 9 0.400
Tri-City Suns 5 9 0.357
Pacific Northwest Division W L Win %
Seattle Mountaineers 9 8 0.529
Seattle Zhen Gan 3 0 1.000
Everett Longshoremen 2 2 0.500
Spokane Sunz 1 1 0.500
Washington Rapids 1 6 0.143
Southern California Division W L Win %
Riverside Rainmakers 9 3 0.750
Los Angeles Slam 6 9 0.400
San Diego Surf 5 8 0.385
Compton Cobras 4 2 0.667
Central Valley Dawgs 4 10 0.286
Las Vegas Aces 3 0 1.000
California Beach Ballers 2 6 0.250
Honolulu Pegasus 1 1 0.500
South Central Division W L Win %
Kentucky Bluegrass Stallions 13 7 0.650
Kentucky Bisons 12 7 0.632
West Virginia Blazers 6 10 0.375
St. Louis Stunners 0 3 0.000
Southeast Division W L Win %
Music City Stars 9 3 0.750
Mississippi Blues 4 6 0.400
Columbus Life 3 5 0.375
Florida Thundercats 1 0 1.000
Charlotte Crossovers 1 3 0.250
Carolina Kings 0 0 0.000
Georgia PROWL 0 1 0.000
Southwest Division W L Win %
Southeast Texas Mustangs 23 3 0.885
North Texas Fresh 10 4 0.714
West Texas Whirlwinds 7 6 0.538
Texas Fuel 3 11 0.214
Dallas Generals 2 1 0.667
Texas Chaparrals 0 2 0.000
Houston Takers 0 6 0.000
Exhibition Teams W L Win %
Play2Win Rimrockers 10 4 0.714

Postseason[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals ABA Championship
                                     
       
  5 Jersey Express 91  
    Bluegrass Stallions 99  
3 Bluegrass Stallions  
Elmira Red Riders  
  Bluegrass Stallions 100  
  Kentucky Bisons 91  
2 Chicago Steam  
9 Lake Michigan Admirals  
  Chicago Steam 106
    Kentucky Bisons 114  
4 Kentucky Bisons
14 West Virginia Blazers  
  Kentucky Bisons 99, 83, 76
  Southeast Texas Mavericks 96, 104, 85
       
       
  1 Southeast Texas Mavericks 146
    Texas Fuel 84  
8 West Texas Whirlwinds
Texas Fuel  
  Southeast Texas Mavericks
  San Francisco Rumble Forfeit  
10 Los Angeles Slam  
So Cal Tournament Winner  
  Los Angeles Slam
    San Francisco Rumble  
6 San Francisco Rumble
Sacramento Heatwave  

Note: Finals was a best of 3 series.
Note: ABA did not release the game results for the first round or the winners of the regional first round tournaments.

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