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BASKETBALL TRIVIA V

41) In what city were the Houston Rockets originally founded?


San Diego Rockets were founded as an expansion team in 1967. In 1971, the Rockets moved to Houston.

42) Who was the first head coach of the Dallas Mavericks?


Dick Motta served as head coach of the Dallas Mavericks from 1980-87 and again from 1994-96.

43) What player holds the NBA record for most career assists?


John Stockton holds the NBA record for most career assists (15,806) by a margin of more than 3,000, as well as the record for most career steals (3,265).

44) What player holds the record for most blocked shots in a game?


On October 28, 1973, in a game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers center Elmore Smith set an NBA record with 17 blocked shots.

45) Who was the only Harlem Globetrotters player to win league MVP in the NBA?


Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain played for the Harlem Globetrotters (1958-59) before joining the NBA where he would earn 4 League MVP Awards and become the only player in the history of the NBA to score 100 points in a single game.

46) Who was the first NBA player to record a triple-double in the All-Star Game?


In 1997, Michael Jordan became the first player to record a triple-double in All-Star Game history: 14 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists in 26 minutes.

47) Who was the first WNBA player to capture all three MVP awards in the same season?


In 2001, Lisa Leslie became the first WNBA player to win the regular season MVP, the All-Star Game MVP and the playoff MVP in the same season.

48) What NBA team won eight consecutive championships from 1959 to 1966?


In 1959, the Celtics won the NBA Championship after sweeping the Minneapolis Lakers, the first of their record eight consecutive championships. During that time, the Celtics met the Lakers in the Finals five times, starting an intense and often bitter rivalry that has spanned generations.

49) What NBA player was thrown out of a record 127 games?


One of the NBA's first power forwards, Vern Mikkelsen was known for his tenacious defense and still holds the record for career disqualifications with 127.

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