Sports Trivia

Matt Hoh

1. Wilt Chamberlain holds the NBA record for most points scored, with just over 4,000 in one season.
2. The NBA has had a team score 100 or more points in every game of the season.
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar managed to score 1,000 points in 19 consecutive seasons.
4. There has been a team unable to score during an overtime period in an NBA game.
5. Michael Jordan played 15 seasons, averaging less than 20 points per game in only two of those seasons.
Answers:
1. True. In the 1961-62 season, he averaged 50.4 points per game and ended with 4,029. In comparison, Michael Jordan ended his best season with 3,041 points.
2. True. The Denver Nuggets pulled off this feat in the 1981-82 season when they averaged 126.5 points per game.
3. True. Kareem scored at least 1,000 points every season of his 20-season career, except for his final season.
4. True. There have been many teams that have been unable to score in an overtime period. The lowest total scoring overtime was in 1997 when the Charlotte Hornets beat the Denver Nuggets 2-0 in the overtime period.
5. False. He never averaged a season with less than 20 points per game. In his final season, he averaged exactly that. Over the 15 year span, he averaged 30.1 points per game.

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