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Toronto’s Kyle Lowry drives past Orlando’s Aaron Gordon in Game 3 on April 19 (John Raoux)
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Wednesday Quickie Quiz & Single Digits: Kyle Lowry, Joel Embiid, Chet Walker, Zack Wheeler, Ron Darling

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

WEDNESDAY’S QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Toronto’s Kyle Lowry (Villanova) has scored 12,355 regular season points, the third-highest NBA career total for a former Big 5 player. Who are the top two?

(Answer Below)

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WEDNESDAY’S SINGLE DIGITS

>>> The Sixers’ 22-point win Tuesday was the third largest series close-out margin of victory in their postseason history:

25: April 27, 1986 (134-109 over Washington Bullets)
24: April 11, 1967 (140-116 over Boston Celtics)
22: April 23, 2019 (122-100 over Brooklyn Nets)
21: April 30, 1991 (121-100 over Milwaukee Bucks)

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>>> Joel Embiid scoring 23 points in 20 minutes Tuesday is certainly getting the bang for your playing-time buck. But how about this box score line from the Sixers’ Chet Walker in a 134-131 overtime playoff win over the Celtics on April 9, 1965:

15 . . . Minutes
31 . . . Points

11-22 . . Field Goals
9-11 . . Free Throws
11 . . . Rebounds
1 . . . . Assist

P.S.: Minutes played for individual games are scarce the further back you go in NBA history, but Walker’s 31 is the highest point total for anybody playing 23 or fewer minutes in a postseason game found in the basketball-reference.com database.

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>>> Zack Wheeler Tuesday became the eighth Mets pitcher to homer off the Phillies. Every one of them was a solo shot. The others:

1981: Pete Falcone
1984: Tim Leary
1989: Ron Darling
1996: Paul Wilson
2012: Jeremy Hefner
2015: Noah Syndergaard
2018: Steven Matz

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>>> The Phillies in their last three games have scored 1, 1 and 0 runs. The team record (having checked all the way back to their 1883 beginnings) for most consecutive games scoring one or fewer runs is five, set twice:

1959, Sept. 9-13 . . . 0-1, 0-5, 1-0, 1-9, 0-1
1983, May 18-25 . . . 1-8, 0-5, 0-2, 0-3, 1-6

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Villanova’s Paul Arizin (16,266) and Temple’s Eddie Jones (14,155) are the only Big 5 players to score more NBA career regular season points than Kyle Lowry.