NBA Stats

Mar 22 2014 12:48PM

Top 5 Questions: March 22, 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: The 76ers and Knicks combined to take 70 three-point attempts -- is that the most for two teams combined in a game this season?

A: It tied the most; the Lakers (18-for-37) and Cavaliers (5-for-33) had 70 on February 5.

Q: What's the lowest combined three-point shooting percentage for two NBA teams in a half this season (minimum: 20 combined three-point attempts)?


120.050DEN at CLE 12/04/2013 (second half)
227.074LAC at PHI 12/09/2013 (first half)
222.091BOS at IND 03/11/2014 (second half)
222.091BOS at MIA 01/21/2014 (second half)
221.095BOS at ATL 11/23/2013 (second half)

Q: When was the last game in which the Knicks had 3+ players with at least ten rebounds?

A: April 5, 2013 vs. Milwaukee (Carmelo Anthony, 14; Tyson Chandler, 10; J.R. Smith, 10)

Q: The Spurs are averaging 45.6 bench points per game -- is that the highest in team history?

A: It's the highest average since they joined the NBA in 1976.? Their previous high was 41.9 in 2011-12.

Q: How many times have Raptors had at least four players score 20+ points in a game? When was the last one?

A: Friday's game was the 7th regular-season game in which the Raptors had at least four players score 20+ points -- the last one came on January 13, 2013 vs. Milwaukee:
22 -- Amir Johnson
23 -- DeMar DeRozan
20 -- Ed Davis
21 -- Jose Calderon