NBA Stats

Mar 20 2014 12:49PM

Top 5 Questions: March 20, 2014

Each night the Elias Sports Bureau fields questions from broadcasters, reporters and other members of the media.
Here are the top five questions (and answers) from last night.

Q: Have the Heat ever lost six out of nine regular season games during the Big Three era (single season)?

A: Yes, the last time was a 3-6 stretch from Feb. 27 to Mar. 16, 2011.

Q: What are the last few teams to post winning streaks of seven or more games immediately after a losing streak of seven or more games (single season)?
TeamLosing streakWinning streak
Knicks?7 (Feb. 21 -- Mar. 3, 2014)7 (Mar. 5-19, 2014)
Warriors9 (Feb. 27 -- Mar. 13, 2004)7 (Mar. 15-28, 2004)
Rockets7 (Dec. 29, 1992 -- Jan. 8, 1993)8 (Jan. 10-23, 1993)

Q: What is the longest home losing streak in NBA history?

A: 19 games by Dallas from Nov. 6, 1993 to Jan. 21, 1994. The current 17-game home losing streak by the 76ers is the second-longest in NBA history.

Q: What are the most minutes played by a Kings rookie in a game since the franchise moved to Sacramento in 1985-86?

A: 50:07 by Ben McLemore on March 18, 2014 vs. Washington, breaking the previous record of 49:53 set by Francisco Garcia on Jan. 25, 2006 at New York.

Q: What are the best records in the Eastern Conference since the All-Star break?

A: Nets (11-4, .733)
Bulls (11-5, .688)
Raptors (10-5, .667)
Wizards (10-5, .667)