Top 5 Questions: April 4, 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 Spurs are 21-2 (.913) since the All-Star break. What is the best record in a season for a team in games after the All-Star break?
A: The Heat went 30-2 (.938) after the break in the 2012-13 season. The Spurs' current winning percentage would rank second.
Q: The Thunder swept all four games with the Spurs this season. How many other teams have swept a season series of at least four games from San Antonio since Tim Duncan's rookie season (1997-98)?
A: Only two other teams have done it – the Lakers in 1997-98, and the Jazz in 2009-10. Both teams went 4-0 against the Spurs.
Q: Who has the most triple-doubles in Clippers' franchise history?
A: Going back to the franchise's origin in Buffalo in 1970, Bob Kauffman and Lamar Odom are tied for the most; each player had seven triple-doubles. Blake Griffin recorded his fourth triple-double on Thursday, which ties Mark Jackson for third on the Clippers' all-time list.
Q: Do the Clippers lead the league in double-doubles this season?
A: Yes -- Clippers' players have combined for 123 double-doubles after their game Thursday night -- the most in the NBA.
Q: The Warriors have 11 wins by three-or-fewer points this season. Is that a franchise record? If not, when was the last time that had as many as 11 in a season?
A: The 11 such wins this season is the most for the franchise since 1993-94, when the Warriors also won 11 games by three-or-fewer points. The last season with more than 11 such wins was the 1983-84 season, when Golden State earned 16 wins by a margin of three or less.