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Today’s Sports Stat: March 8, 2018

Here’s a quick trivia question for you…

The last time the Milwaukee Bucks had three players score 25 or more points in the same game was on March 9, 2012. Can you name those three players? Answer at the end of this column.

When the Bucks earlier this season acquired Eric Bledsoe from Phoenix, the hope was that he would give the Bucks a formidable “Big Three” when the Bucks were on offense. As of today, the jury is still out on whether or not that has been accomplished, but the “Big Three” is each averaging over 17 points per game: Giannis Antetokounmpo is at 27.2 points per game; Khris Middleton is averaging 19.7 per game; and Bledsoe is scoring at a 17.6 points per game clip.

Four times in Bucks history the team has had three players average 18 or more points per game (minimum of 40 games played to qualify for the list) in a season. The four times:

2001-02: Ray Allen (21.8), Sam Cassell (19.7), Glenn Robinson (20.7)

2000-01: Ray Allen (22.0), Sam Cassell (18.2), Glenn Robinson (22.0)

1999-2000: Ray Allen (22.1), Sam Cassell (18.6), Glenn Robinson (20.9)

1970-71: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (31.7), Bob Dandridge (18.40, Oscar Robertson (19.4)

Answer to the trivia question: The last three Bucks players to score 25 or more points in the same game were Mike Dunleavy (25), Ersan Ilyasova (26) and Brandon Jennings (25) on March 19, 2012.

 

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Today’s Sports Stat: February 26, 2018

LeBron James had a pair of three-pointers in his team’s loss to San Antonio on Sunday. Those two treys give him 101 for the season, the 10th season in his career that he had 100 or more three-pointers. By reaching that milestone, he became the 14th player in NBA history with 10 or more seasons with 100 or more three-pointers made.

James is one of 60 players this season that have 100 or more three-pointers. Leading the way is Houston’s James Harden with 215.

Ray Allen tops the list of most seasons with 100 or more three-pointers with 17.

Following are the 14 players who have 10 or more seasons with 100 or more threes made in a season.

17: Ray Allen

15: Reggie Miller, Paul Pierce

14: Jason Terry

13: Jamal Crawford, Kyle Korver

12: Joe Johnson

11: Chauncey Billups, Vince Carter, Jason Kidd

10: LeBron James, J.R. Smith, Peja Stojakovic, Nick Van Exel

 

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2012 NBA Playoffs: Scoring 35 or more points at age 35+ in the playoffs

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A handful of older players (age 35 or older) are on the rosters of the teams remaining in the NBA playoffs. In fact, a few of those players play predominant scoring roles for their teams, including Boston’s elder statesmen Kevin Garnett (he will turn 36 on May 19) and Ray Allen (age 36), and San Antonio’s Tim Duncan (he just turned 36 in April). Could any of these three (or any other 35+ player) light up the scoreboard with 35 or more points at age 35-plus in this year’s playoffs?

Karl Malone at age 36 and 273 days, is the oldest player to score 50 points in an NBA playoff game.

Here’s a look at the players who have scored 35 or more points at age 35 (or older) in the last 25 playoffs (since 1986 playoffs).

Most playoff points by player 35 years of age and older (age), team, date

50: Karl Malone (36) Utah, 4/22/2000

45: Michael Jordan (35) Chicago, 6/14/98

41: Michael Jordan (35) Chicago, 5/19/98

41: Reggie Miller (35) Indiana, 4/24/2001

39: Michael Jordan (35) Chicago, 4/24/98

38: Michael Jordan (35) Chicago, 4/29/98

37: Michael Jordan (35) Chicago, 6/5/98

36: Alex English (35) Denver, 4/30/89

35: Michael Jordan (35) Chicago, 5/3/98

35: Michael Jordan (35) Chicago, 5/29/98

35: Reggie Miller (35) Indiana, 4/28/2001

If we drop the point total down to 30 points in a playoff game, here’s a look at the players age 35+ who scored 30 points or more in the most playoff games in the last 25 years.

Most playoff games (1986-2011) with 30+ points at age 35+, Player(s)

14: Michael Jordan

6: Reggie Miller

5: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone

1: Ray Allen, Charles Barkley, Sam Cassell, Alex English, Eddie Johnson, Kevin McHale, Steve Nash, Clifford Robinson

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