Teams That Have Comeback From 3-1 Series Deficits In NBA Playoffs History

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The Golden State Warriors find themselves on the brink of elimination in a 3-1 series hole against the red hot Oklahoma City Thunder.

The good news for the Warriors is that the series is not over just yet.

If the Warriors don’t become the tenth team in NBA history to overcome a 3-1 series deficit, they greatest regular season in NBA history, 73-9, will end with a trip to the NBA Finals.

Below are the nine teams who’ve overcome a 3-1 deficit:

1970 Eastern Conference Finals – Celtics over 76ers

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Game 5: Boston Celtics – 122, Philadelphia 76ers – 104

Game 6: Philadelphia 76ers – 106, Boston Celtics – 114

Game 7: Boston Celtics – 100 , Philadelphia 76ers: 96

1970 Western Conference Semifinals – Lakers over Suns

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Game 5: Los Angeles Lakers 138 Phoenix Suns 121

Game 6: Los Angeles Lakers 104 Phoenix Suns 93

Game 7: Los Angeles  Lakers 129 Phoenix Suns 94

1979 Eastern Conference Finals – Bullets over Spurs

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Game 5: San Antonio Spurs – 103, Washington Bullets – 107

Game 6: Washington Bullets – 108, San Antonio Spurs – 100

Game 7: San Antonio Spurs – 105, Washington Bullets – 107

1981 Eastern Conference Finals – Celtics over 76ers

Game 5: Philadelphia 76ers – 109, Boston Celtics – 111

Game 6: Boston Celtics – 100, Philadelphia 76ers – 98

Game 7: Philadelphia 76ers – 90, Boston Celtics: 91

1995 Western Conference Semifinals – Rockets over Suns

Game 5: Houston Rockets – 103, Phoenix Suns – 97, OT

Game 6: Phoenix Suns – 116, Houston Rockets – 103

Game 7: Houston Rockets – 115, at Phoenix Suns – 114

1997 Eastern Conference Semifinals – Heat over Knicks

Game 5: New York Knicks – 81 , Miami Heat – 96

Game 6: Miami Heat – 95 , New York Knicks – 90

Game 7: New York Knicks: 90 , Miami Heat – 101

2003 Eastern Conference First Round – Pistons over Magic

Game 5: Orlando Magic – 67 , Detroit Pistons – 98

Game 6: Detroit Pistons – 103 , Orlando Magic – 88

Game 7: Orlando Magic – 93 , Detroit Pistons – 108

2006 Western Conference First Round – Suns over Lakers

Game 5: Los Angeles Lakers – 97 , Phoenix Suns – 114

Game 6: Phoenix Suns 126 , Los Angeles Lakers – 118, OT

Game 7: Los Angeles Lakers: 90, Phoenix Suns: 121

2015 Western Conference Semifinals – Rockets over Clippers

 Game 5: Los Angeles Clippers: 103 , Houston Rockets: 124

Game 6: Houston Rockets: 119 , Los Angeles Clippers: 107

Game 7: Houston Rockets: 113 , Los Angeles Clippers: 100