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Schedule set for 2014-15 ABA Championship Finals at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum

Kirk Copeland
(318) 525-8853 cell
kirk@abamavericks.com

Friday, January 16th

(Shreveport, LA.) – The American Basketball Association and the Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks announced Thursday the schedule for this season’s Championship Finals, which will be played for the second straight season at Shreveport’s Hirsch Memorial Coliseum.

The Finals will begin Tuesday, April 7, with all games slated to be seen globally on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app for mobile devices. The final game of the series will be either Sunday, April 12, or Monday, April 13 (if necessary). The top four teams in the ABA will compete in a double-elimination format, with a best two-of-three game championship series starting Saturday, April 11. A complete schedule for the tournament follows:


ABA Championship Finals
Hirsch Memorial Coliseum 
April 7th - April 13th 


Monday, April 6th
Teams arrive

Tuesday, April 7th
6 PM Game 1 - Seed 2 vs Seed 3
8 PM Game 2 - Seed 1 vs Seed 4

Wednesday, April 8th
6 PM Game 3 - Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 2
(loser of this game goes home – winner plays game 5)
8 PM Game 4 - Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 2
(winner of this game advances to Saturday - loser plays Game 5)
NOTE: The Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks will play in the 2nd Game of the evening, so the schedule may be altered to accommodate this according to the situation as the Championship Finals plays out.

Thursday, April 9th
7 PM Game 5 - Loser Game 4 vs Winner Game 3
(winner advances to Championship Series - loser goes home)

Friday, April 10th
Off day, no games
Awards day

Saturday, April 11th
7 PM Game 6 - First Game of Championship Series
Best two out of three
Winner of Game 4 vs Winner of Game 5

Sunday, April 12th
4 PM Game 7 Second game of Championship Series
Winner of Game 4 vs Winner of Game 5

Monday, April 13th
7 PM Game 8 (if necessary)


ABA Chief Executive Officer Ron Tilley announced in October that the series would return to Shreveport at the Mavericks’ season tip-off party. Tilley cited the success of last season’s finals, as well as the unparalleled success of the Mavericks, as motivating factors for the championship to be decided at Hirsch. The Mavericks completed their perfect 34-0 season with a sweep of the Jacksonville Giants in the Finals at Hirsch in April of 2014.

“Number one, the professionalism showed by the Mavericks organization and the city of Shreveport was a huge factor in returning the Finals to the city in 2015,” said Ron Tilley, Chief Executive Officer of the ABA. “We also like to reward the defending champions of the league by allowing them to host the following season. The Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks have been superb in all aspects and they deserve to host this great event once again.

“We are confident in the Mavericks organization, as they continue to exceed our expectations,” continued Tilley. “We look forward to seeing them build on the success they had last year.”

Tickets for 2014-15 Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks games are on sale now at www.sbmavs.com or at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum box office, which can be reached at (318) 631-4930.

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