Top 5 Questions: April 10, 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: Which five-player unit has spent the most time on court together this season?
A: The Pacers' usual starting five of Roy Hibbert, Paul George, Lance Stephenson, George Hill and David West has logged the most playing time together: 1432 minutes, 21.6 seconds.
Q: On Wednesday night, Denver's Randy Foye scored 22 points in the third quarter against the Rockets, making all seven field-goal attempts (including four three-pointers). Who was the last NBA player to score as many points in a quarter without missing a field-goal attempt?
A: Ty Lawson, also of the Nuggets, on Jan. 18, 2013 vs. Washington; he scored 23 points, making all 11 field-goal attempts.
Q: Kevin Durant has 45 games with 30 or more points this season. Is that total of 30-point games higher than the total of individual 30-point games this season that all other NBA teams have from their entire roster of players?
A: Yes, that's more than all other NBA teams. The closest to Durant's 45 games are the Rockets and Heat, each with 34 such games.
Q: Who was the last rookie with at least three triple-doubles in one season?
A: Lamar Odom in 1999-2000 season, with three triple doubles.
Q: Which team has the most assists in a half this season?
A: 26, done by the Cavaliers on Wednesday night in the first half against Detroit.