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Opening Tap


Michael Jordan began his latest comeback with a career scoring
average of 31.5 points, the best ever in the NBA. In 1986-87 he
set the Bulls' single-season record by scoring 37.1 points per
game. Who holds the Wizards' franchise season scoring record?

a. Walt Bellamy b. Bernard King
c. Elvin Hayes d. Chris Webber


Last season Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki sank 151
three-pointers and blocked 101 shots--the only player in the
league to reach the century mark in both categories. Who was the
last player before Nowitzki to make 100 threes and block 100
shots in a season?

Pair the NBA coach with the NBA team that drafted him.

1. Rick Adelman a. Rockets
2. Dan Issel b. Knicks
3. George Karl c. Bulls
4. Sidney Lowe d. Pistons

Put these young NBA stars in order of their ages, starting with
the oldest.

a. Stephon Marbury
b. Kobe Bryant
c. Peja Stojakovic
d. Vince Carter


POINTS TAKEN: a. Walt Bellamy averaged 31.6 points per game in
the franchise's inaugural season, 1961-62, when it was the
Chicago Packers.

DALLAS STAR: The Rockets' Robert Horry made 142 three-pointers
and blocked 109 shots during the 1995-96 season.

THIS WEEK'S MATCHUP: 1. a; 2. d; 3. b; 4. c

CALL TO ORDER: 1. Carter (born Jan. 26, 1977); 2. Marbury (Feb.
20, 1977); 3. Stojakovic (Jun. 9, 1977); 4. Bryant (Aug. 23,