The Dallas Mavericks are going to want a historic comeback in the event that they wish to preserve their season alive.
After upsetting the Phoenix Suns within the second spherical, Luka Doncic and Co. are down 3-0 of their Western Conference finals collection towards the Golden State Warriors. The Mavs misplaced Games 1 and a couple of in San Francisco earlier than shedding on their house ground in Game 3 on Sunday.
With a loss in Tuesday’s Game 4, the Mavs could be despatched house packing, whereas the Warriors would attain their fifth NBA Finals in seven seasons. It would mark the second sweep of the 2022 NBA playoffs, with the Boston Celtics’ first-round overcome the Brooklyn Nets being the opposite.
While no workforce must be dominated out till the collection is formally over, let’s check out what number of occasions a workforce has come again from a 3-0 deficit within the NBA playoffs.
How many occasions has an NBA workforce come again from a 3-0 deficit within the playoffs?
The unlucky reply is zero occasions.
While no groups have come again to win after being down 3-0, there are three groups which have rallied to tie up a collection 3-3 and went on to lose Game 7.
1951 – Rochester Royals def. New York Knicks (NBA Finals)
1994 – Denver Nuggets def. Utah Jazz (Western convention semifinals)
2003 – Dallas Mavericks def. Portland Trail Blazers (Western convention first spherical)
How many occasions have NBA groups come again from 3-1 within the playoffs?
There are 13 groups which have overcome a 3-1 collection deficit and gained Game 7 within the NBA playoffs.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are the one workforce to return again after being down 3-1 within the NBA Finals and win Game 7 (2016).
The Denver Nuggets are the one NBA workforce to return again from a 3-1 collection deficit a number of occasions in the identical yr (2020).
Has any NBA workforce been in a position to sweep the entire playoffs?
While no workforce has been in a position to win each single sport in postseason competitors, there are some squads that managed to drop just one playoff sport.
1982-83 – 76ers (12-1)
2000-01 – Lakers (15-1)
2016-17 – Warriors (16-1)