Top 5 Questions: April 11, 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: Since the NBA playoffs expanded to 16 teams in the 1983-84 season, which teams had the most regular-season wins without reaching the playoffs?
A: Golden State, 48 in 2007-08; Phoenix, 46 in 2008-09; Houston, 45 in 2000-01.
Q: Who had the most rebounds in a game for a Nuggets player since the team entered the NBA?
A: Dikembe Mutombo, 31 rebounds on March 26, 1996 against the Charlotte Hornets. Timofey Mozgov's total of 29 rebounds on Thursday night stands second on the list.
Q: Is the Spurs' total of 30 road wins this season their highest since entering the NBA?
A: Yes, the Spurs had 29 in two previous seasons (1994-95 and 2005-06).
Q: When was the last time that two Spurs players had 15-or-more rebounds in a game?
A: On February 2, 2009, Tim Duncan and Kurt Thomas both had exactly 15.
Q: When was the last time Dirk Nowitzki started a game and did not score in the first quarter?
A: March 23, 2014 against the Nets.