Top 5 Questions to Elias: May 2, 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: Have there ever been three Game Seven's played on the same day in NBA history?
A: That has never happened before. (There have been instances in which three or more winner-take-all playoff games were played on the same day, but in shorter series, not in series played in a best-of-seven format.)
Q: What are the most three-point field goal attempts by a team in a half in NBA playoff history?
A: The Lakers attempted 26 on May 24, 2002 in the second half against the Kings.
Q: How many times has Kevin Durant scored 30 or more points in a playoff game?
A: Durant has played in 60 playoff games, and has scored 30-plus points in 26 of them.
Q: When is the last time a team won a playoff series in which it was held below 90 points in at least three games of that series?
A: The Pacers won an Eastern Conference Semifinals series against the Knicks in that manner last year.
Q: Which players have posted consecutive scoreless playoff games after having been selected to the All-Star Game that season?
A: Jim King (1968 Warriors) and Roy Hibbert (2014 Pacers)