Top 5 Questions: April 6, 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: Kyrie Irving scored 11 consecutive Cavaliers points during Saturday night's game (their last four points of the fourth quarter and first seven of overtime). Has anyone else this season scored 11 straight points for his team, with some of those points coming in overtime?
A: One other player: In a November 20 victory at New York, Paul George scored the Pacers' last four points of the fourth quarter and their first seven in overtime.
Q: Has there ever been an NBA season in which the Celtics, Knicks, Lakers and 76ers all missed the postseason?
A: No, there has not been a season when all four of those franchises missed the postseason.
Q: What is the highest field-goal percentage for the Nets in a quarter this season?
A: The high in a quarter for the Nets (minimum: 15 field-goal attempts) is 76.5%. Brooklyn shot 13-for-17 from the floor in the second quarter against the Pistons on November 24.
Q: Who are the leaders in dunks for the Hawks this season?
A: Paul Millsap, 34; Al Horford, 32; DeMarre Carroll, 23.
Q: What are the longest single-season streaks of games with at least 25 points by a player?
A: Here are the streaks of at least 40 games:
|80||Wilt Chamberlain||1961-62||10/19/1961 to 3/14/1962 (every game of season)|
|46||Oscar Robertson||1963-64||12/25/1963 to 3/15/1964|
|40||Michael Jordan||1986-87||12/16/1986 to 3/11/1987|
|40||Kevin Durant||2013-14||1/7/2014 to 4/4/2014 (active)|