The GREATEST COMEBACKS In NBA Playoffs History

18. Stu 2020.
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We witnessed all kinds of wild playoff games and crazy comebacks in the bubble. The nuggets fought their way back from an impossible situation against the Clippers and pulled off a miracle. So inspired by them, and since I already did the greatest finals comebacks, let’s now go back to find the most incredible playoff comebacks in NBA history.
So, sit back and let’s start the revisit. What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
When Golden State Warriors won Game 1 of the 2019 Playoffs against the Los Angeles Clippers, nobody batted an eye. Yes, the Clippers had a fun team, but they were the eight seed for a reason. Many even expected the Warriors to pull off a sweep. So, when in game 2 the Dubs scored 73 in the first half to take a 23-point lead at the break, thanks mostly to Steph Curry’s 22 and Kevon Looney’s 14, it was nothing surprising. When Kevin Durant hit a free throw at the 7:31 mark in the third, the reigning champs had their largest lead, 31. With the Warriors up 94-63, at that point, according to ESPN Stats & Information, the Clippers’ win probability was a 0.01 percent.
But those Clippers were known to sometimes pull a rabbit out of the hat. They had come back from 28 points down to beat the Celtics on the road earlier that season. It also helped that the Warriors, as Coach Steve Kerr said afterwards, “stopped playing”, after they’d taken the 31-point lead.
Led by Lou Williams, with 17 points, Danilo Gallinari, 9 points, and JaMychal Green, 9 points, the visitors started to believe, ending the third period with 44 points.
Though the lead was cut to 14 to begin the fourth, we were in for a game.
In the final 12 minutes, Sweet Lou and Gallo continued to ball, scoring a combined 20, but Montrezl Harrell’s impact cannot be overstated. He had 15 on a perfect 5-5 from the field and was 5-6 from the charity stripe. The fact that Doc Rivers’ team played stellar defence and that the Warriors missed some open shuts helped as well.
When KD fouled out with 1:21 left, when the Dubs led 128-126, that gave the Clippers additional momentum. Sure enough, Williams scored to tie the game, but Curry responded with a three. The Clippers guard then again embraced the challenge, hitting a two-pointer despite some great defence by Klay Thompson. Klay himself had a chance to probably ice the game, but his three pointer with a little more than 30 seconds to go that would have given the home side a four-point lead didn’t go in. On the following possession, Landry Shamet, after a nice pass from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander,made the biggest shot of his young career to put the Clippers up 133-131. A Curry miss followed by two made free throws from Harrell completed the comeback.
Though the defending champs would prevail in six, gritty performances like this one were among the reasons why Kawhi Leonard would come to LA in the summer.
When the Clippers took an 89-70 lead in Game 6 of the 2015 Western Conference Semifinals against the Houston Rockets, you wouldn’t have blamed Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan if they started thinking about the Conference Finals, or even more. Up to that point, the Rockets had scored just six points after the half. Though they cut the lead to 13 to enter the fourth quarter thanks to a 9-3 run during which Terrence Jones scored seven, the home side had all the tools to close them out.
This is where the craziness happened. After Austin Rivers had put the Clippers up 88-100 with 7:38 to go, the visitors went on a mind-boggling 24-2 run to take a 112-102 lead with 1:16 left, basically killing the game. What’s crazy is that Josh Smith and Corey Brewer, both of whom had joined the team in December, were among the key factors in the run. Brewer and Smith, to put it mildly, were never considered solid options from deep. Yet they combined for 5-7 from behind the arc in the fourth.
The run was also helped in no small part by the Clippers who, fair or unfair, froze, shooting just 4-22 from the field in the final 12 minutes.
The craziest part, however, is actually that the Rockets carried it out the run without their best player, MVP candidate James Harden, who had shot 1-7 in the third and who was on the bench. Also, when we talk about the fourth quarter, which the Clippers won 40-15, the contribution of Dwight Howard and Jason Terry should be mentioned as well.
After the 119-107 victory, the series shifted back to Texas, where the Rockets used home court and the momentum from Game 6 to seal the deal and head to the Western Conference Finals, where they would lose to that year’s champion, the Warriors.

Komentari
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  • 2011 blazers rockets? Mavs blazers bro lol

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  • 7:11 you mean blazers vs mavericks why is it rockets???

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  • 12:40 Kings had the series, but the Lakers starting 5 of Shaq, Kobe, Ref 1, Ref 2, and ref 3 ended the Kings in 7 games I think

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  • Crazy how Kawhi went from being the clutchest player to a guy who blew a 3-1 lead

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  • wow. that Sacramento Lakers Matchup. Was just so Nuts. those were the best 2 teams. Watching it as just a fan... I think the Kings were robbed by the Refs. Not this game per se... but those 2 big playoff series... they impacted the series.

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  • didn't even include the 2011 mavs in game 2 vs the heat. that was in the finals too. smh

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  • *So if replays were used back then, the Lakers wouldn’t have won that game* 😳

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  • These are all great especially the Houston n clipper game . But the most Exciting comeback game was the Clippers vs Grizzlies

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  • How could you leave out the Cavs in 2017 first round vs the pacers. Cavs came back from down 27 in the second half at the time the biggest comeback in playoff history I believe. And that was accomplished with kevin love and kyrie BENCHED the entire 4th quarter. Nice video bro, might want to talk about that comeback one day tho

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  • That clippers 31 point comeback is the greatest comeback in nba history. I remember knowing for a fact the game was over, stopped watching it, heard some commotion and celebrations while going to bed, but I knew it couldn’t possibly be the warriors game cause that game was over... I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that they were up at the end of the 4th.

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    • @Christian Johnson but yeah this one was also great man.. never thought that gsw with KD would lose against pacer team.

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    • i thought cavs with james also had around -40 pts bacm then vs pacers.

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  • love this video! some corrections: - warriors-clippers game 2 not game 1 - blazers vs mavs not blazers vs rockets - 2012 not 2002 for the clippers-grizzlies series - 2017 not 2012 for the jazz-thunder series - i think mike dunleavy coached the 1999-2000 blazers, not rick adelman

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  • Cleveland vs Pacers 2017 comeback was pretty solid, pacers were up by as much as 26 & then the Cavs came back with stellar performances from not just Lebron but Channing Frye, Kyle Korver, deron Williams, jr Smith & many key role players

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    • he meant 2012

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    • Typing Error

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  • Wasn’t that Thunder vs Jazz series the one where the refs didn’t call that obvious foul on Gobert that would’ve sent PG to the foul line for 3? I’m not a Thunder fan by any means but that was a foul and it’s type of plays that make it hard to agree with the refs most of the time.

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