Sports trivia

Greg Peterson

Q1: The U.S Olympic men’s hockey team beat the heavily-favored Canadians 5-3 on Sunday, drawing comparisons to the Herb Brooks-led “Miracle on Ice” team that beat the Soviet Union 4-3 in 1980. However, that game against the Soviets was actually not the last game of the Olympic hockey tournament – what country’s team did the Americans beat in the final game to actually clinch the gold?
A1: Finland. Down 2-1 in the third period, the Americans came from behind to win 4-2 and capture the gold medal. Finland finished the Olympics in fourth, while the Soviets rebounded to knock off Sweden in their last game and take the silver.
Q2: The Cleveland Cavaliers’ superstar forward LeBron James is currently locked in a dogfight with Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder for the NBA’s season scoring title. But what NBA player scores the most points per game among players who do not lead their teams in scoring?
A2: Corey Maggette of the Golden State Warriors has put up 20.3 points per game this year, but despite his place in the top 20 scorers in the league, Maggette has been overshadowed by the 25.7 points per game of his teammate Monta Ellis. Maggette, a 10th-year pro out of Duke, was drafted by the Orlando Magic but played the majority of his career for the Los Angeles Clippers before being traded to the Warriors last year.

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