Top 5 Questions to Elias: May 22, 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: How much time did the five-man unit of Adams-Durant-Perkins-Westbrook-Sefolosha play in the regular season?
A: Those five players were never on the floor together in the 2013-14 regular season.
Q: What is the largest playoff loss in Thunder franchise history? Since moving to OKC?
A: The franchise record of 35 was tied on Wednesday night, in the Spurs' 112-77 victory. Back on June 4, 1978, the Thunder's predecessors, the Seattle SuperSonics, were defeated, 117-82, at Washington; and on May 30, 1996, they dropped a 118-83 decision at Utah. The OKC-era record had been 24 points on April 27, 2010, a 111-87 loss to the Lakers in Los Angeles.
Q: Which is the last team to win a playoff series after losing each of its first two games by 15-or-more points?
A: The Spurs came back to defeat the New Orleans Hornets in a second-round series in 2008.
Q: What is the single-season record for a team playing the most consecutive playoff games decided by more than 10 points?
A: 10, by the Pacers in 1994.
Q: What is the all-time best-of-seven series record of teams that win the first two games, both by 10-or-more points?