Top 5 Questions to Elias: June 9, 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: Who was the last player with 35 or more points and 10 or more rebounds in an NBA Finals game on the road?
A: Dwyane Wade (36 and 10) in Game 6 of the 2006 Finals at Dallas.
Q: Coming into Game 2, what was the Spurs' record in this year's playoffs when leading after three quarters? What was the Heat's record when trailing after three?
A: Spurs, 11-1; Heat, 2-3.
Q: When was the last year in which the combined field-goal percentage in the Conference Finals was as high as it was this year (46.945 percent)?
A: In 1996, the four teams (Bulls, Magic, SuperSonics, Jazz) combined to shoot 46.947 percent.
Q: Which head coaches have won the most NBA Finals games?
A: Phil Jackson, 47; Red Auerbach, 40; Pat Riley, 26; Johnny Kundla, 20; Gregg Popovich, 20.
Q: What are Gregg Popovich's Game 3 and series records when splitting the first two games of a best-of-seven series?
A: His Spurs are 9?5 in Game 3, and are also 9?5 in the series after splitting the first two games.