Top 5 Questions: April 17, 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 teams had the best record this season when leading after three quarters?
A: Spurs, 52-1 (.981); Raptors, 35-2 (.946); Pacers, 47-3 (.940); Nets, 40-3 (.930); Clippers, 52-4 (.929). (The league-wide winning percentage for teams leading after three quarters was .833.)
Q: Kevin Durant led the NBA with 703 free throws made this season, the second time in his career that he has reached the 700 mark in that category. Which other players in NBA history have had multiple seasons with 700 free throws made?
A: Oscar Robertson had four such seasons; Jerry West and Michael Jordan each had two.
Q: Which players had the most game-winning buzzer-beaters this season?
A: Andre Iguodala, Joe Johnson, and Evan Turner had two each.
Q: When was the last time the 76ers beat the Heat in a season series?
A: 2007-08, when the 76ers won all three games against Miami.
Q: When was the last time that the Cavaliers had six-or-more players score 10-or-more points in each of four consecutive games?
A: From February 26 to March 4, 1993.