NBA Stats

May 31 2014 5:34PM

Top 5 Questions to Elias: May 31, 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: Was the Heat's 26-point halftime lead in Game 6 against the Pacers the largest in a playoff game in team history?

A: Yes. The team's old record was 25 points, on April 27, 1997 vs. Orlando.


Q: When was the last time a conference final went seven games with all the games won by the home team?

A: The last instance came in 1998, when the Bulls beat the Pacers in a seven-game series.


Q: Prior to the Heat's current streak against the Pacers, when was the last time one team eliminated the same team in the playoffs in three straight seasons?

A: The Lakers knocked the Jazz out of the playoffs in three straight seasons, from 2008 to 2010.


Q: What are home and road teams shooting from three-point range in this year's playoffs?

A: Including Friday, home teams are shooting 35.9 percent and road teams are shooting 35.0.


Q: What player has the highest career scoring average in games in which his team is facing elimination (minimum: five such games)?

A: LeBron James, who has averaged 31.9 points in the 13 playoff games in which his team faced elimination.