This week I celebrate the beginning of the NBA playoffs, where the pressure builds and careers are made. This year there is no shortage of story lines as the Cavs try to end Cleveland’s championship drought, the Spurs try to repeat, and the young Warriors go for their first NBA title in 40 years. Settle in for the next 2 months and prepare yourselves for some Dick Stockton and Kevin Harlan. Here’s this week’s NBA Playoffs Trivia.
1. What former player and current NBA head coach currently holds the record for most playoff games played?
2. What player has highest career playoff free throw shooting percentage?
3. Since 1984, Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson hold 9 of the top 10 scoring performances in NBA playoff games. Who holds the other?
4. What NBA coach has the record for most playoff losses?
5. Since 1980, what NBA team with the most regular season wins failed to win the NBA title?
6. What is the lowest seeded team ever to win an NBA title?
7. Since the NBA/ABA merger in 1976, what team holds the record for most consecutive playoff appearances?
8. What NBA championship team won the NBA title in the fewest number of games?
9. What player committed the most turnovers in NBA playoff history?
10. Since the ’91-’92 season this player holds the record for most rebounds in one playoff game with 25. Who is this legend?
Before the answers, here is one of the most improbable NBA playoff shots of all-time sometimes forgotten due to the era…
1. Derek Fisher 259 games
2. Mark Price 94.4%
3. Charles Barkley 56 points in 1994
4. Pat Riley 111
5. 2006-2007 Dallas Mavericks won 67 games and lost in the first round
6. 94-95 Houston Rockets were a 6 seed
7. Portland Trailblazers 21 years 1982-2003
8. 2001 L.A. Lakers 16 total games
9. Magic Johnson 696 TOs
10. Tim Duncan