Top 5 Questions to Elias: May 15, 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: What was Dwyane Wade's highest-scoring half this past regular season?
A: He scored 20 points in the first half on December 14 against Cleveland.
Q: What is the Heat's team record for highest free-throw percentage in a playoff game?
A: Miami went 19-for-19 on April 25, 2009 vs. Atlanta and 15-for-15 on May 15, 2011 at Chicago. Wednesday's 93.5-percent rate was the its third highest in a playoff game.
Q: What is the record of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce's teams in playoff games in which they played as teammates?
A: They're 53-43, including the loss on Wednesday night.
Q: Prior to Miami, which was the last team to reach the Conference Finals in each of four consecutive years?
A: The Pistons, who made it six straight years, from 2003 to 2008.
Q: Have the Spurs ever won four consecutive home playoff games, each by 15 or more points?
A: This is the second time that they've done it since entering the NBA in 1976. They also did it in the 2012 Playoffs.