Top 5 Questions: April 12, 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: Prior to Corey Brewer on Friday night, who was the last player with at least 50 points and at least 6 steals in a game?
A: Allen Iverson, who had 51 points and 7 steals for the 76ers against the Jazz on Dec. 20, 2004.
Q: Prior to Andre Drummond on Friday night, who was the last Pistons player to grab 19-or-more rebounds in a half?
A: Ben Wallace, who had 19 in the second half at Madison Square Garden in November of 2002.
Q: The Spurs won on Friday night after overcoming a 21-point Suns lead. Prior to that game, what was the largest deficit the Spurs have overcome in a victory this season?
A: 17 points, on February 5 at Washington.
Q: This season, which team has won the most games after having trailed by 20-or-more points?
A: The Suns have won three such games, and no other team has won more than one.
Q: What is the highest regular-season winning percentage for team that missed the playoffs (since the field expanded to 16 teams for the 1983-84 season)?
A: .585, the Golden State Warriors posted a 48-34 record in the 2007-08 season.