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Leading Candidates

On Sunday, as the NBA entered its stretch run, 76er Allen
Iverson was leading the league in steals with the highest
average (2.78) in six seasons. Who was the last player to
average as many as three steals per game for a season?

a. Scottie Pippen c. Micheal Ray Richardson
b. Alvin Robertson d. John Stockton

Pistons center-forward Ben Wallace led the NBA in blocked shots
(3.33) and was second in rebounds (12.1), behind the Spurs' Tim
Duncan (12.8). Since the NBA started keeping track of blocks in
1972-73, who are the only two players to lead in both categories
in the same season?

Pair these former NBA players, all of whom finished a season
leading in a major statistical category, with their real first

1. Mookie Blaylock a. Anthony
2. Tree Rollins b. Charles
3. Spud Webb c. Daron
4. Buck Williams d. Wayne

Put these players in descending order according to the number of
seasons they have either led or tied for the NBA lead in most
times fouled out.

a. Shawn Kemp c. Charles Oakley
b. Lamar Odom d. Rik Smits


STOLEN SEASON: b. Alvin Robertson averaged 3.04 steals for the
1990-91 Bucks.

BIG BEN: Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar led in rebounds (16.9
per game) and blocks (4.12) in 1975-76. Fourteen seasons later
Hakeem Olajuwon of the Rockets led with averages of 14.0 and

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

CALL TO ORDER: 1. Kemp (five times); 2. Smits (three); 3. Odom
(one); 4. Oakley (none)