Top 5 Questions: April 15, 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: What is the record for the most 50-win teams in one conference in a season? (There will be seven 50-win teams in the West this season).
A: The Western Conference has had eight 50-win teams in two different seasons -- 2007-08 and 2009-10.
Q: When was the last time that the Rockets swept a season-series from the Spurs?
A: The 1988-89 season: the Rockets won all six meetings from the Spurs.
Q: Prior to Michael Carter-Williams on Monday night, who was the last NBA rookie with at least 21 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists and four steals in one game?
A: Bernard King -- on March 24, 1978, he had 26 points, 17 boards, 8 assists and 4 steals for the New Jersey Nets against the Washington Bullets.
Q: Before Kevin Love on Monday night, who was the last player to score as many as 16 points in the first five minutes of a game?
A: Deron Williams, who scored 18 points in the game's first five minutes on March 8 vs. Washington.
Q: When was the last time John Wall had no points in the first half of a game?
A: March 7, 2012 against the Lakers.