Top 5 Questions: April 9, 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: When was the last time that two teams played three or more games in a season that were decided by exactly one point? Which was the last team to earn three one-point wins over another team in one season?
A: The Nets and Pistons were the last teams to play three one-point games in a season, doing so in the 1986-87 season (the Pistons won two of the three games). The last time that one team produced three one-point victories over another team within one season came when the Suns had three such wins over the Trail Blazers in the 1979-80 season.
Q: Which teams have swept a season series from the Heat since the 2010-11 season (minimum: two meetings in a season)?
A: The Mavericks (2-0) and the Bulls (3-0) each did so in the 2010-11 season, and the Nets (4-0) have now done it this season.
Q: How many bench players in the NBA are averaging at least 12 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game this season (minimum: 40 games as a sub)?
A: Reggie Jackson of the Thunder (12.4, 4.2, 3.3) and Tyreke Evans of the Pelicans (12.1, 4.5, 4.5).
Q: Prior to Tuesday night, when was the last time that the Timberwolves had a wire-to-wire win over the Spurs?
A: February 27, 2000 (the Timberwolves won at home, 102-98).
Q: The Rockets scored 49 points in the third quarter against the Lakers on Tuesday night. What is the highest total of points that the Rockets have ever scored in a single quarter?
A: 50 points, in the fourth quarter at Denver, on Jan. 10, 1991.