NBA Stats

Mar 31 2014 9:50PM

Top 5 Questions: March 31, 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: Has Paul Pierce ever scored 16 or more points in first quarters of consecutive games before Sunday's game?

A: No, he'd never done that before Sunday. The last NBA player who did it was Carmelo Anthony with the Nuggets in 2009.

Q: How many teams since 1969-70 have won the NBA title after posting a winning percentage of .500 or worse during the month of March?

A: Four: the 1969-70 Knicks, 1972-73 Knicks, 1976-77 Trail Blazers, and 1994–95 Rockets.

Q: Which Eastern Conference team has the best road record vs. other Eastern teams this season?

A: The Wizards, who are 15-7 (.682).

Q: Where do the Magic's eight five-second violations this season rank in the NBA?

A: It's tied with the Pelicans for the most.

Q: Where does the Knicks' 1-32 (.030) record when trailing at the half rank in the NBA this season?

A: It's the poorest such record (lowest winning percentage) in the NBA in 2013-14.