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 1 San Francisco CC 19-0 
 2 Team Trouble 19-3 
 3 San Diego G. 12-5 
 4 San Diego K. 12-5 
 5 Orange Cnty N. 10-7 
 6 Arizona Beast 9-2 
 7 Vancouver D. 8-1 
 8 Las Vegas R. 2-2 
 9 Henderson H. 1-3 
 10 San Diego S. 1-4 
 11 Oakland TH 1-5 
 12 Contra Costa CD 1-6 
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 14 Colorado K. 0-0 
 15 Colorado Spr.M. 0-0 
 16 Hawaii S. 0-0 
 17 Port Angeles R. 0-0 
 18 Quad City F. 0-0 
 19 Seattle M. 0-0 
 20 Seven Cities K. 0-0 
 21 Stanislaus K. 0-0 
 22 Tacoma K. 0-0 
 23 Los Angeles S. 0-1 
 24 Tucson B. 0-2 
 25 Oaktown W. 0-4 
 1 Richmond E. 14-1 
 2 Baltimore H. 14-6 
 3 Fredericksburg G. 9-5 
 4 Roanoke RS 3-4 
 5 Fayetteville F. 2-1 
 6 Wood Bridge W. 1-2 
 7 Carolina C. 0-0 
 8 Charlotte R. 0-0 
 9 Greenville G. 0-0 
 10 Maryland B. 0-0 
 11 PG Valor 0-0 
 12 RDC Vulcans 0-0 
 13 Winston-Salem 0-0 
 14 Perseverance 0-3 
 15 WV Warlocks 0-3 
North Central
 1 Steel City YJ 17-2 
 2 Chicago F. 16-4 
 3 Chicago Knights 14-4 
 4 Indiana Lyons 14-8 
 5 W.Michigan LH 12-5 
 6 Akron A. 10-7 
 7 Team NetWork 9-6 
 8 La Crosse S. 4-3 
 9 Illinois B. 3-1 
 10 S.Bend Monarchs 3-6 
 11 Cleveland Blaze 2-4 
 12 Lansing Legends 1-1 
 13 Chicago S. 1-2 
 14 Evansville D. 0-0 
 15 Kentucky E. 0-0 
 16 Motor City Charge.. 0-0 
 17 Oakland CC 0-1 
 18 Viper Pro Bball 0-4 
 1 Syracuse Stallions 22-1 
 2 Binghamton B. 20-5 
 3 Wyoming VC 18-2 
 4 Worcester 78s 11-5 
 5 DMV Warriors 10-4 
 6 Philadelphia C. 10-5 
 7 Jersey E. 5-3 
 8 York B. 1-0 
 9 Atlantic CC 0-0 
 10 Boston Outtatowne.. 0-0 
 11 Bronx HF 0-0 
 12 Elmira E. 0-0 
 13 Lancaster Wolfpack 0-0 
 14 LeHigh Valley Hun.. 0-0 
 15 LI Whoshoseballers 0-0 
 16 NY Lightning 0-0 
 17 Oneonta O. 0-0 
 18 Roc City R. 0-0 
 19 Scranton Shamrock 0-0 
 20 Springfield S. 0-0 
 21 Washington (NJ) S.. 0-0 
 22 Westchester W. 0-0 
 23 NEPA Stars 0-1 
 24 Pottstown F. 0-1 
 25 Reading W. 0-1 
South Central
 1 St.Louis S. 15-3 
 2 Austin Bats 9-2 
 3 Tri-City Allstars 8-5 
 4 Alexandria A. 6-1 
 5 Topeka S. 5-0 
 6 C.Texas N. 3-1 
 7 Jackson S. 1-0 
 8 Dallas I. 0-0 
 9 LZ*ouisiana C. 0-0 
 10 Memphis R. 0-0 
 11 Kyle S. 0-1 
 12 St.Joseph S. 0-1 
 13 Houston RS 0-3 
 14 Twin City J. 0-3 
 15 San Antonio B. 0-4 
 16 Kansas City G. 0-6 
 1 Jacksonville G. 19-1 
 2 S.Florida G. 18-0 
 3 Port City T. 17-3 
 4 Tri-City B. 13-5 
 5 Music City K. 10-5 
 6 River Region G. 10-6 
 7 Magic City S. 9-5 
 8 Atlanta S. 9-6 
 9 St Petersburg T. 3-2 
 10 SW Warriors 3-10 
 11 Augusta 706 2-0 
 12 St.Augustine G. 2-1 
 13 Sunrise J. 2-1 
 14 305 Ballers 2-3 
 15 Atlanta W. 2-3 
 16 C.Georgia R. 2-3 
 17 Pensacola L. 1-1 
 18 M.Georgia P. 1-5 
 19 Atlanta R. 0-1 
 20 Florida All-Stars 0-1 
 21 X Freedom 0-1 
 22 Atlanta A. 0-2 
 23 Georgia G. 0-2 
 24 Georgia T. 0-3 
 25 Sarasota M. 0-4 
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Giants Win Third Straight ABA Championship, Fifth in Franchise History - Apr 8, 2018

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The dynasty continues for the five time ABA Champion Jacksonville Giants. The Giants, in front of a tough Texas crowd, defeated the Austin Bats, 119-114, to win their third straight ABA Championship. The Giants have made ABA history as being the only team to win three consecutive ABA titles and are the only ABA organization to win five championships. Its safe to say that the city of Jacksonville is "Title Town USA'' for the American Basketball Association. Jacksonville ends the season at 22-1.
"The three peat is alive!" said an excited Giants head coach Jerry Williams . "I'm extremely proud of my guys. They came together and finished our goal. Five championships for the organization is beautiful."
The season started with great promise as the Giants returned a majority of players from the 2016-17 team. The Giants started the season with an impressive 8-0 record, which included 30 straight wins dating back to December 2016. Jacksonville suffered a close 103-99 loss to the Orlando Waves in early January. However, the Giants bounced back winning all their remaining games and dominating Orlando in a February rematch, 127-94.
"Great win!" said assistant coach Marcus Thomas . "Proud of the guys for finishing out the season. Great group of guys and finishing the goal was what we wanted to do." The Championship game was Jacksonville's biggest test for the season. The Giants would advance to the ABA Finals game with their opponent being the local Austin Bats team. The Bats, like the Giants, had only one loss this season and would look to benefit from the home court advantage as this seasons ABA Championship tournament was held in Austin, Texas. However, the Giants used their championship attitude to outplay the aggressive Bats team and win their third straight championship.
"We did it for Duval," said guard Bernard Nugent (6'0''-PG-91, college: Clayton St.). Nugent was named ABA Finals MVP. "We are glad to win this championship."
The Bats jumped out to an early 19-13 first quarter lead, but the speedy play of Jacksonville helped the Giants regain the lead late in the first. Former ABA MVP Jeremiah Hill (6'2''-G-95, college: Valdosta St.) converted on an explosive slam dunk at the end of the quarter to give his team a 33-28 lead. Jermaine Bell (7'0''-C-84, college: Indian Hills CC) ended the game with 10 points on the night. Calvin Warner (6'7''-F-80, college: Jacksonville) also provided strong inside play with 15 points in the game. Jeremiah Hill (6'2''-G-95, college: Valdosta St.) came off the bench to add nine points.
The second quarter was thrilling for both fan bases as both team competed back and forth. Offensively the tempo was rapid for both teams with the Giants hanging on to a slim 61-58 halftime lead. Similar to the Final Four game, Jacksonville regained their composure and went into the fourth and final quarter with a superior 94-79 lead. The guard play was once again the difference throughout the game for Jacksonville. Reigning ABA MVP and point guard Maurice Mickens (6'0''-G-86, college: LeMoyne-Owen) scored 35 points on the night, with shooting guard Nugent adding 25 points. The duo contributed for just over 50 percent of the teams total points on the evening.
Despite the lead, Austin didn't back down. The Bats went on a scoring rally of their own, cutting the Giant lead to 107-104 midway through the fourth quarter. D'Mond Grismore (6'6''-F-86, college: Huston-Tillotson) was the leading scorer for the Bats with 20 points. At this moment the Giants looked to Mickens to make a play and the ABA All Star did just that. Mickens landed four straight three-point baskets, which extended the Giants lead and ultimately helped seal the win and third straight Championship.
"We did what champions do which is finish on top," said Warner. "No matter how it looked we prevailed in the end."   

Thomas Brown
Atlanta Aliens Too Hot For Blackhawks - 3 days ago
Unranked Atlanta Aliens pulls another upset over ABA #18 Power Ranked Tri-City Blackhawks 151-135. The Aliens are, without a doubt, one of the hottest teams in the ABA right now. They are currently riding a seven game winning streak from regular season then knocking out four different ABA Power Ranked teams to advance to the 2019 Southeast Regional Championship Game. The Aliens traveled to Phenix City, Alabama without two of their primary key players and struggled with the Blackhawks in t...   [read more]
ABA SCORES - First Round of Divisional Playoff Games - Weekend of March 16, 17 - 4 days ago
Atlanta Aliens over Music City Jazz (forfeit, Jazz withdrew) Alexandria Armor over Twin City Jazz, 138-116 Tri City All Stars over Houston Red Storm, 141-117 Akron Aviators over Cleveland Blaze, 125-118 OT Philadelphia Cannons over NEPA Stars & Stripes, 115-104 Topeka Sizzlers over Missouri Capitals, 141-131 Orange County Novastars over Oakland Townhawks, 142-134 OT PG Valor over Woodbridge Wolves, 137-124 Las Vegas Royals over San Diego Kings, 127-123 Chicago Fury over South Bend Monarch...   [read more]

Aliens zaps Lightning and upset Generals - 9 days ago
The unranked Atlanta Aliens are proving that they are one of the most competitive teams in the ABA and definitely one of the best ABA teams in the State of Georgia. This past weekend, the Aliens were faced with two elimination games and survived. In Game 1 Saturday, the Pensacola Lightning traveled to Atlanta for the Play-in game and the Aliens won 150-103. Immediately from the tip-off, the Aliens quickly took control of the game with their infamous defensive pressure and built a 29-3 lea...   [read more]

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