Top 5 Questions: April 2, 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: Entering Tuesday night, the Nets had lost each of their last 14 games against the Rockets. Where does that losing streak rank in terms of the Nets' longest streaks of consecutive losses to one opponent in their NBA history?
|Atlanta Hawks||16||Feb. 1986 to Feb. 1989|
|Houston Rockets||14||Dec. 2006 to Nov. 2013, entering Tuesday night|
|San Antonio Spurs||14||March 2003 to Jan. 2010|
Q: What's the most points in an NBA game this season by a player who didn't start the game?
A: Nick Young scored 40 points off the bench for the Lakers against Portland on Tuesday night, the highest such total in any NBA game this season. The previous high: 37 points by Jamal Crawford of the Clippers, at Toronto on January 25. The last NBA player to score 40 points in a game he didn't start was James Harden, then with the Thunder; he scored 40 on April 18, 2012.
Q: What's the most free throws made in a game without a miss in NBA history? What's the most James Harden has made without a miss?
A: The NBA record is 23 by Dominique Wilkins on Dec. 8, 1992. Harden's highest total is 16, done four times (including last night's game).
Q: Which team has the most wins this season when trailing after three quarters?
A: The Warriors and the Heat are tied for the most with 11, followed by the Raptors with 10.
Q: What's the most field goals made without a miss by a player in the first half of a game this season?
A: Eight, done several times, most recently by Andre Drummond on March 24 at Utah.