NBA Stats

Mar 23 2014 12:41PM

Top 5 Questions: March 23, 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: James Harden had 37 points and 11 assists through three quarters tonight; who was the last NBA player to reach those totals in a game's first three quarters?

A: Antoine Walker (38 points, 12 assists) on January 17, 2001 (Boston vs. Sacramento).

Q: Prior to Matthew Dellavedova, who was the last Cavaliers player to post at least 10 points and 10 assists off the bench in back-to-back games?

A: John Morton did so for Cleveland back on March 14-16, 1991.

Q: When was the last time that a team beat an opponent by 30-or-more points after losing to that team earlier in the season by 30-or-more points? (The Bobcats beat the Blazers, 124-94, on Saturday after a 30-point loss to Portland earlier this season.)

A: In the 2012-13 season, the Warriors defeated the Rockets by 30 points after losing to Houston by 31 points the previous month.

Q: Entering Saturday night, who had the best three-point field-goal percentage in the month of March (minimum: 50 attempts)?

A: John Wall, having made 25-of-50 from beyond the arc (50%), followed by Joe Johnson (47.5%), Gerald Green (46.8%), Trevor Ariza (45.9%), and Klay Thompson (45.6%).

Q: How many times last season and this season did Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combine to score at least 50 points in a game? What was the Warriors' record in those games?

A: Curry and Thompson have done so 13 times this season (Warriors are 9-4 in those games), and they did so 10 times in the 2012-13 campaign (Golden State was 6-4).