Basketball Trivia Questions

  • Basketball Trivia

    Basketball Trivia

    Trivia about all things basketball including the NBA and college basketball.

  • Basketball Trivia

    Basketball Trivia

    Trivia about all things basketball including the NBA and college basketball.

Most Free Throws Made in an NBA Playoff Game

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Who holds the record for the most free throws made in an NBA playoff game?

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The record for the most free throws made in a playoff game is 30. This was achieved by Bob Cousy of the Boston Celtics in a game against the Syracuse Nationals on March 21, 1953 that went into 4 overtimes in the first round of the playoffs. The Celtics won the game and went on to win the series but lost the next series to the New York Knicks.

Most Lost NBA Finals

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Everyone knows that the Boston Celtics currently hold the record for the most NBA Championships. Who currently holds the record for losing in the NBA Finals?

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The Los Angeles Lakers, owner of the second most NBA Championship victories, also have the record for the most Championships losses.  To date, the Lakers have lost in the NBA Finals 15 times.

Most Points Scored in an NBA Playoff Game Combined

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What are the most points scored in an NBA playoff game by both teams combined?

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On May 11, 1992 in a double overtime game, Portland defeated Phoenix 153 to 151. Combined the two teams scored 304 points which stands to this day as the most points scored in an NBA playoff game by both teams combined.

First NBA Team to Win Second NBA Championship

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What was the first NBA team to win a second NBA Championship?

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The Minneapolis Lakers, now the Los Angeles Lakers, won the BAA Championship in 1949, and then won the NBA Championship in 1950 to become the first team to win a second NBA Championship as well as the first team to win back-to-back championships. The BAA (Basketball Association of America) was the original name of the NBA when it was founded in 1947. The name was changed to the National Basketball Association in 1950.

Most Points in NBA Playoff Game by a Rookie

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Who holds the record for the most points scored by a rookie in an NBA playoff game?

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On March 14, 1960 Wilt Chamberlain scored 53 points as a rookie to set the record for the most points in an NBA playoff game in a game between the Philadelphia Warriors (now the Golden State Warriors) and the Syracuse Nationals (now the Philadelphia 76ers).

Most Points by an Individual in an NBA Playoff Game

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What is the most points scored in an NBA playoff game by an individual player?

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In an April 20, 1986 playoff game against the Celtics in Boston, Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls scored 63 points. The double overtime game ended as a 135 to 131 Celtics victory in spite of Jordan’s record setting effort.

Basketball Championships for Connecticut Women’s Basketball Team

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How many times has the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team won the NCAA Division I basketball national championship?

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With their 2015 win over Notre Dame, the Connecticut women’s basketball team has won a total of ten NCAA Division I basketball national championships.

2015 March Madness Final 4 First Championships

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March Madness 2015 edition is down to the final four. In the final four this year are Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State, and Wisconsin. When were the first NCAA Division I Basketball National Championships for each of these schools?

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The first NCAA Division I Basketball National Championships for each of these schools are as follows:

  • Duke: 1991
  • Kentucky: 1948
  • Michigan State: 1979
  • Wisconsin: 1941

Most Points in an NBA Game

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Who holds the record for the most points scored in an NBA game?

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In a 1962 game between the Philadelphia Warriors (now the Golden State Warriors) and New York, Wilt Chamberlain (of Philadelphia) scored 100 points to set the record for the most points scored in an NBA game that still stands to this day. The number two position for most points goes to Kobe Bryant (81).  Positions 3 (78), 4 (73), and 5 (73) are also held by Wilt Chamberlain.

First NCAA Men’s Basketball Champions

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What schools won the first NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championships?

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  • The first NCAA Division I men’s basketball national champion was Oregon in 1939.
  • The first NCAA Division II men’s basketball national champion was Wheaton (Ill.) in 1957.
  • The first NCAA Division III men’s basketball national champion was LeMoyne-Owen in 1975.