Top 5 Questions: March 25, 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: In NBA history, which players have had the longest streaks of scoring 25-or-more points in consecutive games, with no "single-season" restriction?
A: Wilt Chamberlain, 106 games; Oscar Robertson, 47; Michael Jordan, two separate streaks of 40; Chamberlain, 35; Kevin Durant, 35 (current).
Q: Prior to Kevin Durant's current three-game span, who was the last NBA player to average at least 32 points and seven assists over a three-game span, while shooting at least 58 percent from the floor?
A: James Harden in February of last year (33.7 points, 7.3 assists, 63.5 percent)
Q: Who have been the NBA's leading rebounders during the month of March?
A: DeMarcus Cousins, 13.2 per game; Andre Drummond, 12.8; Tyson Chandler, 12.3; DeAndre Jordan, 12.3; Nicolas Batum, 12.2.
Q: Where do the Lakers and the Knicks stand in most different starting lineups used this season?
A: Entering play on Monday, the Lakers had the most (30), the Knicks stood tied for eighth (18).
Q: Which teams have had the largest declines in victories, from last season to their current total?
A: Denver (57 to 32), Milwaukee (38 to 13) and New York (54 to 29) currently have 25 fewer wins than the total with which they finished last season.