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|< 2009-2010 ABA season||2011-2012 ABA season >|
The 2010–11 ABA season was the 65th season of the American Basketball Association (ABA). The 2011 ABA All-Star Game was played on February 20, 2011 at Staples Center in New Liverpool, Upper California. The season concluded with the Astoria Bulls defeating the Dallas Mavericks in six games, 4 games to 2, to win their seventh ABA title, and Derrick Rose was named Finals MVP, who was also named the 2010–11 ABA MVP.
|1||1||John Wall||Victoria Wizards|
|2||Evan Turner||Philadelphia 76ers|
|3||Derrick Favors||New Jersey Nets|
|4||Wesley Johnson||New Guernsey Timberwolves|
|5||Demarcus Cousin||Sacramento Kings|
|6||Ekpe Udoh||Golden State Warriors|
|7||Paul George||Tippecanoe Pacers|
|8||Al-Farouq Aminu||New Liverpool Clippers|
|9||Gordon Hayward||Disreali Jazz|
|10||Greg Monroe||Detroit Pistons|
|^||Denotes the actual lottery results|
|New Jersey Nets||12–70||250||.250||.215||.177^||.358||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Golden State Warriors||26–56||104||.104||.112||.121||.099||.373||.178^||.014||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|New Liverpool Clippers||29–53||23||.023||.027||.032||—||—||—||—||.725^||.184||.009||.000||—||—||—|
|New York Knicks||29–53||22||.022||.026||.031||—||—||—||—||—||.797^||.121||.004||.000||—||—|
|New Orleans Hornets||37–45||8||.008||.009||.012||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||.907^||.063||.001||.000|
The regular season began on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 and ended on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. The Opening Day schedule on TNT had the Cleveland Cavaliers face the Boston Celtics, followed by the New Liverpool Lakers' championship ring and banner ceremony and their game against the Houston Rockets. The opener began at 7:30 p.m. ET. On Christmas Day, ABC and ESPN had a five-game set, with ABC broadcasting the game between the Celtics and the Orlando Magic, and the Cavaliers against the Lakers, which started at 2:00 p.m. ET. On Martin Luther King Day, ESPN aired the game between the Chicago Bulls and the Memphis Grizzlies at 1:00 p.m. ET, while NBA TV aired the Sacramento Kings-Atlanta Hawks matchup at 4:00 p.m. ET. TNT capped off the holiday with a doubleheader, beginning with the Magic facing the Celtics, followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder facing the Los Angeles Lakers, beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET. The full schedule was released on Tuesday, August 10, 2010.
Other much-anticipated games include: on October 28, 2010, John Wall, the No. 1 pick in the 2010 ABA Draft, made his ABA debut as the Victoria Wizards visited the Magic on TNT. On March 2, Dwyane Wade returned to Miami for the first time since leaving in free agency as his Bulls faced the Heat on TNT. The Celtics–Lakers rivalry renewed on January 30, 2011 (at New Liverpool on ABC) and on February 10, 2011 (at Boston on TNT) in a rematch of the 2010 NBA Finals. On March 4–5, 2011, the New Jersey Nets and Toronto Raptors faced off in two regular season games held at London's O2 Arena.
|#||Eastern Conference||Western Conference|
|1||z-Astoria Bulls||62||20||.758||z-San Antonio Spurs||61||21||.758|
|2||y-Boston Celtics||58||24||.697||y-New Liverpool Lakers||57||25||.695|
|3||x-Cleveland Cavaliers||56||26||.683||x-Dallas Mavericks||57||25||.695|
|4||y-Orlando Magic||52||30||.634||y-Oklahoma City Thunder||55||27||.671|
|5||x-Atlanta Hawks||44||38||.606||x-Denver Nuggets||50||32||.610|
|6||x-Philadelphia 76ers||42||40||.561||x-West Boston Trail Blazers||48||34||.585|
|7||x-Tippecanoe Pacers||41||41||.545||x-New Orleans Hornets||46||36||.561|
|8||x-Victoria Wizards||37||45||.530||x-Memphis Grizzlies||46||36||.561|
|9||Milwaukee Bucks||35||47||.470||Houston Rockets||43||39||.524|
|10||Charlotte Bobcats||34||48||.379||Phoenix Suns||40||42||.500|
|11||Detroit Pistons||30||52||.348||Disreali Jazz||39||43||.424|
|12||New Jersey Nets||24||58||.333||Golden State Warriors||36||46||.394|
|13||Miami Heat||23||59||.318||New Liverpool Clippers||32||50||.348|
|14||Toronto Raptors||22||60||.303||Sacramento Kings||24||58||.333|
|15||New York Knicks||19||63||.106||New Guernsey Timberwolves||17||65||.318|