Top 5 Questions to Elias: May 6, 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 had 30 points, 10 assists, and shot 80 percent from the floor in a playoff game?
A: Michael Jordan (33 points, 13 assists, 83.3 percent) in Game 2 of the 1991 Finals, and Chris Paul (32 points, 10 assists, 85.7 percent) last night.
Q: Prior to Chris Paul last night, who was the last player to make eight consecutive 3-point field-goal attempts in a playoff game?
A: Vince Carter, with Toronto vs. Philadelphia, on May 11, 2001.
Q: What's the most 3-point field goals without a miss by an individual in a playoff game?
A: Seven by Robert Horry, with the Lakers, on May 6, 1997; six by Peja Stojakovic, with Dallas, on May 8, 2011 and by Trevor Ariza last night.
Q: Prior to Washington this season, which was the last team to win its first four road games in one playoff year, all against higher-seeded opponents?
A: The Nets in the 1984 playoffs.
Q: Which individuals won the first four road playoff games of their NBA head-coaching careers?
A: Pat Riley (first five for 1982 Lakers), Mike Dunleavy (first four for 1991 Lakers), and Randy Wittman (first four for 2014 Wizards).