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Most 3 Pointers in an NBA Playoff Game

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Who holds the record for the most 3-point field goals made in an NBA playoff game?

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Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors set the record in a playoff game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on May 28, 2016 when he made 11 3-point field goals on 18 attempts. He ended the night in the Golden State win with 41 points.

First NBA Finals MVP

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Who was the first NBA player to win the MVP award for the NBA finals?

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In 1969 Jerry West of the Los Angeles Lakers became the first NBA player to win the MVP award for the NBA finals. He is also, to date, the only player from the losing team to win the MVP award.

NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award

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When was the National Basketball Association’s Defensive Player of the Year Award first awarded and who was its first winner?

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The NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year Award is selected by a panel of sports writers. It has been awarded annually since the 1982/1983 season. The first winner was Sidney Moncrief of the Milwaukee Bucks. Moncrief was also the second winner of the award in 1983/1984 and the first NBA player to win the award in back-to-back years.

NBA Largest Margin of Victory in a Playoff Game

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In the NBA playoffs, what is the largest margin of victory accomplished by any team?

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Two teams are tied with the largest margin of victory of 58 points in an NBA playoff game. On March 19, 1956 the Minneapolis Lakers defeated the the St. Louis Hawks by 58 points (133-75). On April 27, 2009 the Denver Nuggets defeated the New Orleans Hornets by 58 points (121-63).

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).