Top 5 Questions to Elias: April 27, 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 players have hit game-winning buzzer-beaters in the playoffs against the Spurs since Gregg Popovich became their head coach?
A: Stephon Marbury (April 19, 2003), Derek Fisher (May 13, 2004), Kevin Martin (April 28, 2006), and Vince Carter (Saturday).
Q: Have the Hawks ever been perfect from the free-throw line in a playoff game?
A: Not until Saturday, when they went 17-for-17 from the line.
Q: Which Pacers players have recorded at least 20 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists in an NBA playoff game?
A: Paul George (six times, including Saturday), Mark Jackson (once), and Chuck Person (once).
Q: What are the Pacers' and Hawks' all-time records in best-of-seven NBA playoff series after having split the first four games?
A: The Pacers are 4-9 and the Hawks are 6-12.
Q: Before Vince Carter yesterday, who was the last player to make a field goal in the last 10 seconds of a playoff game to put his team up for good at age 37 years, 90 days old (or older)?
A: Gary Payton of the Heat on June 13, 2006 against the Mavericks, at age 37 years, 325 days, in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.