Top 5 Questions to Elias: May 1, 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: How many players accumulated at least 100 points and at least 30 assists over their first four career playoff games?
A: Five players have done so: Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan, Kevin Johnson, Stephen Curry and Damian Lillard.
Q: After three quarters last night, the Raptors led the Nets, 91-69. Had Brooklyn come back to win, would it have been the largest end-of-third-period deficit overcome to win a game in NBA playoff history?
A: Yes. The record remains at 21 points, by the Celtics against the Nets in 2002 and by the Clippers against the Grizzlies in 2012.
Q: What is the Spurs' series record under Gregg Popovich when leading a best-of-seven series, three games to two?
Q: What was the Rockets' record in the 2013-14 regular season in games in which Jeremy Lin scored 20 or more points?
Q: Is Vince Carter the oldest player to make seven-or-more three-point field goals in a playoff game?
A: Yes, Carter, at 37 years, 94 days, is the oldest to do so. The mark was previously owned by Ray Allen (35 years, 276 days), who made eight treys for the Celtics on April 22, 2011.