Top 5 Questions to Elias: May 7, 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: The Spurs scored 68 first-half points against Dallas on Sunday and 65 first-half points against Portland last night. When was the last time that the Spurs scored at least 65 points in the first half in each of two consecutive playoff games?
A: In the first two games of the 2003 Western Conference Finals, against Dallas (66 and 69).
Q: Prior to his last two games, when was the last time that Tony Parker scored at least 30 points in each of two straight playoff games?
A: April 22 & 25, 2008 against Phoenix (32 and 41).
Q: What was Damian Lillard's lowest-scoring first half during the 2013-14 regular season?
A: He went scoreless in the first half twice this past season.
Q: When was the last time that the Heat didn't commit a personal foul in a quarter of a playoff game?
A: April 21, 2011 in the first quarter of Game 3 of a first-round series at Philadelphia.
Q: Had Kevin Garnett ever scored no points in a playoff game, prior to last night?
A: It was the first time that he was held scoreless in a playoff game (it was his 139th game).