Top 5 Questions to Elias: May 11, 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 made all 25 of their free-throw attempts in Game 3 in Portland. Which other teams made all of their free-throw attempts in a game in this year's playoffs?
A: Two other teams did it: Atlanta went 17-for-17 in a Game 4 loss to Indiana in the First Round, and Portland went 10-for-10 in a Game 2 loss to San Antonio on Thursday night.
Q: The Spurs have won each of their last four games by a margin of 15-or-more points. Which was the last team to win four straight games by 15-or-more points in one playoff year?
A: The Cavaliers won four straight in that way, against Detroit and Atlanta, in April/May 2009.
Q: Which was the last team to score 60-plus points in the first half of four straight games in one year's playoffs, as the Spurs have done in their last four games?
A: The Trail Blazers had a streak of four such games against Phoenix and Utah in May 1992.
Q: The Nets shot 15-for-25 from 3-point range last night. Which was the last team to hit 60 percent of its 3-point shots in a playoff game, with at least that many attempts?
A: The Mavericks shot 20-for-32 (62.5 percent) on May 8, 2011 as they finished a second-round sweep of the Lakers.
Q: What is the record for LeBron James's teams in playoff series in which they take a 2-0 lead?
A: 12-0 entering this current series.