Top 5 Questions: April 7, 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 Pacers trailed the Hawks, 55-23, at halftime on Sunday evening. Where does that rank in terms of fewest first-half points and largest halftime deficit in the Pacers' NBA history?
A: It's the lowest first-half points total in the team's NBA history; the previous low: 27 points on Nov. 10, 2004 against the Clippers. The halftime deficit matched the team's NBA high, done twice before (most recently, Jan. 3, 2010 at New York, trailing, 74-42, at the half).
Q: Stephen Curry had 20 points and 11 assists in the first half on Sunday night. Who was the last Warriors player with at least 20 points and 10 assists in a half?
A: Baron Davis on March 23, 2007 vs. Washington (22 points, 10 assists in the second half).
Q: When is the last time teammates each had 30 or more points through three quarters of a game? (Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson did it for the Warriors on Sunday night.)
A: March 7, 2011 -- The Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (34) and Amar'e Stoudemire (31) did it against the Jazz.
Q: Which players had the most double-doubles in a season for the Kings since the team moved to Sacramento?
A: Chris Webber (2000-01), 50; Otis Thorpe (1987-88), Webber (1999-2000) and DeMarcus Cousins (this season), 49 each.
Q: Have the Clippers ever won season series against the Lakers in each of back-to-back seasons?
A: That had never happened before last season and this season.