Top 5 Questions to Elias: May 25, 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: Dwyane Wade made eight consecutive field-goal attempts starting in the second quarter of last night's game. What is his longest such streak in a playoff game?
A: He made 11 consecutive field-goal attempts in Game 4 of the 2012 Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Pacers in Indianapolis.
Q: Where does LeBron James rank on the list of most points in a player's first 150 career postseason games?
A: LeBron stands third with 4,214 points. Michael Jordan (5056) and Jerry West (4418) are the top two on that list.
Q: Ray Allen made all four of this 3-point field-goal attempts last night. How many times has he done that in a playoff game?
A: Last night marked the third playoff game in which Allen had attempted at least four 3-point shots and made them all, tying Jeff Hornacek for the most such games by any player in NBA history. (Allen had previously done it in 2011 for the Celtics against the Knicks and last year in Game 5 of the Finals at San Antonio.)
Q: The Heat scored only 14 first-quarter points last night; is that the fewest points in the opening period for the Heat in any playoff game in the "Big Three" era?
A: Yes. The previous low was 15, done twice: in the first game of a second-round series vs. Chicago last year, and in the second game of a second-round series vs. Brooklyn earlier this month.
Q: Which was the last team to win a playoff game by at least 35 points, and then lose its next game by at least 10 points?
A: The Spurs, who defeated Miami, 113-77, in Game 3 of last year's Finals, and then lost to the Heat, 109-93, in Game 4.