Top 5 Questions to Elias: April 29, 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: Mike Scott scored 17 points in the second quarter for the Hawks in Game 5 at Indiana. When was the last time that a Hawks player scored 17 or more points in a playoff quarter?
A: Joe Johnson scored 20 points in the fourth quarter on April 28, 2008 vs. Boston, in Game 4 of a first-round series.
Q: When was the last time that the Hawks scored at least 41 points in a playoff quarter?
A: They scored 44 points in the first quarter on May 13, 1996 vs. Orlando.
Q: What is the Pacers' W-L series record when trailing, three games to two, in an NBA best-of-seven playoff series?
Q: What is the largest deficit overcome by the winning team in any game in this year's playoffs?
A: Two teams have won after overcoming 13-point deficits and both teams did it on the road: Portland in Game 1 at Houston and Washington in Game 1 at Chicago.
Q: Since 1984, the first year that the NBA conducted eight first-round playoff series, has there ever been a first round without a series sweep?
A: Only once: in 2003, the first year that all first-round series were played in a best-of-seven format.