I don’t know about you, but I love me some trivia. I could participate in trivia all day for hours on end (and often have, as my Sporcle browser history would reveal). I also like basketball. When you put the two together, you are definitely speaking my language. I have decided to put them together myself and compile a set of 12 questions that allows you to take Stock(ton) of your basketball knowledge. The perfect score is a full Stockton – in honor of the best #12 to play in the Association. We should be finishing up round 1 of the playoffs right about now (if there was actually a season being played), so let’s reminisce on last year’s round one.
Good luck and enjoy.
Category: 2019 Playoffs – 1st Round
1 How many series in round one went to seven games?
2 How many sweeps took place?
3 Despite winning their 1st round series handily, which pair of high profile (recent or current all-stars) teammates would both depart from their team after the season?
4 Which player led his team in scoring despite making zero three-point field goals?
5 Which team lost a game in which they held a 30 point 3rd quarter lead?
6 Which 2019 all-star scored 0 points as his team lost another Game 1, moving them to 2-14 all time in playoff game ones?
7 Which playoff team did Donatas Motiejunas play for?
8 Which playoff team did not have a single player average 16 PPG or more?
9 Which journeyman 28-year-old center started (and won) a playoff game after playing just 3 games with this team in the regular season?
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10 Which player(s) had the most points in a single game in round one?
11 Which player hit a game-winning three with 3 seconds left to spring a road upset in game 1?
12 Which two teams had a pair of teammates average 24+ points per game?
1 One – Denver vs San Antonio
2 Two – Milwaukee (over Detroit) & Boston (over Indiana)
4 DeMar DeRozan (22.0 PPG)
5 Golden State (G2 vs LAC)
6 Kyle Lowry (TOR)
7 San Antonio
8 Orlando (Aaron Gordon led the team with 15.3 PPG)
9 Greg Monroe (9 pts 13 rebs) – PHI
11 D.J. Augustin (G1 vs TOR)
Thank you Basketball Reference for providing the content for the majority of these answers.