Down but not out: The 14 NBA teams to come back from an 0-2 series deficit

History says Thunder only has six percent chance to win series against San Antonio.
by Darnell Mayberry Modified: May 30, 2012 at 10:13 pm •  Published: May 30, 2012
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Only 14 teams in NBA history have come back to win a best-of-seven series after trailing 2-0.

WINNER; LOSER; YEAR; ROUND


Boston; Los Angeles; 1969; NBA Finals

Los Angeles; San Francisco; 1969; Western Division Semifinals

Baltimore; New York; 1971; Eastern Conference Finals

Portland; Philadelphia; 1977; NBA Finals

Chicago; New York; 1993; Eastern Conference Finals

Houston; Phoenix; 1994; Western Conference Semifinals

Houston; Phoenix; 1995; Western Conference Semifinals

Lakers; San Antonio; 2004; Western Conference Semifinals

Dallas; Houston; 2005; Western Conference First Round

Washington; Chicago; 2005; Eastern Conference First Round

Miami; Dallas; 2006; NBA Finals

Utah; Houston; 2007; Western Conference First Round

Cleveland; Detroit; 2007; Eastern Conference Finals

San Antonio; New Orleans; 2008; Western Conference Semifinals

Source: NBA


by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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