Top 5 Questions to Elias: April 25, 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: In the history of the NBA playoffs, when a best-of-seven series is tied at one win apiece, what percentage of the time has the Game 3 winner gone on to win the series?
A: 77 percent of the time.
Q: Since the Hawks move to Atlanta (in 1968), which of their players have recorded at least 20 points and at least 10 assists in a playoff game?
A: Before Jeff Teague did it on Thursday night, the only Hawks players to do it since the team moved to Atlanta were Pete Maravich (twice in 1973) and Spud Webb (1986).
Q: Prior to Thursday night, when was the last time Paul George went scoreless in the first half of a playoff game?
A: May 24, 2012, in Game 6 of a second-round series against Miami.
Q: The Hawks scored 59 points in the second half against the Pacers on Thursday night. When was the last time that the Hawks scored that many points in the second half of a playoff game?
A: They last did it on May 2, 1991, when they scored 65 second-half points in Game 4 of a first-round series with the Pistons.
Q: Since the franchise moved to Oklahoma City, what is the team's lowest first-half points total in a playoff game?
A: 34 points on April 27, 2002 against the Lakers in Los Angeles, in Game 5 of a first-round series (it was the Thunder's first playoff series after the team moved to Oklahoma City in 2008). The Thunder scored 36 points in the first half at Memphis on Thursday night.