Top 5 Questions to Elias: June 5, 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 many times has the NBA Finals been a rematch of the previous year's Finals?
A: This marks the 13th time that the teams in the Finals had met in the previous year's Finals, and the first time since the Bulls and Jazz met in the 1997 and 1998 Finals.
Q: Where does Gregg Popovich stand among head coaches in NBA history in terms of highest winning percentage in road playoff games (minimum: 10 such games)?
A: Popovich stands fifth with a .487 winning percentage (56 wins, 59 losses).
Q: How many fouls have there been on 3-point field goal attempts in this year's playoffs?
Q: Which was the last team to lose Game 7 of the Finals and then play that same opponent in the NBA Finals the next year?
A: The Pistons lost Game 7 to the Lakers in Los Angeles in the 1988 Finals, and then swept the Lakers in four games in the 1989 Finals.
Q: Has a player ever scored 30-or-more points in every game of a seven-game Finals series?
A: Only one: Elgin Baylor in the 1962 Finals, which his Lakers lost to the Celtics. Baylor scored 284 points in those seven games (40.6 per game).