Some of the largest comebacks in NBA playoff history:
James Worthy scored 12 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter as the Lakers overcame a 29-point first-half deficit to sweep their Western Conference semifinal series, four games to none. The Lakers scored only 12 points in the first quarter, were behind by 29 points twice early in the second quarter.
Chris Paul hit a pair of free throws with 23.7 seconds left, and Los Angeles rallied from 27 down to beat Memphis. Nick Young scored 19 points off the bench, including three 3-pointers in the midst of the Clippers' 26-1 run in the fourth quarter. The Clippers, trailing 85-64 after three quarters, matched the biggest fourth quarter playoff comeback in NBA Playoffs history.
Cleveland set an NBA postseason record by erasing a 25-point halftime deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers 119-114. The Cavaliers Cleveland trailed by 26 in the first half and was still down 74-49 at halftime. The largest halftime deficit overcome to win a playoff game had been 21 points by Baltimore against Philadelphia in 1948.
Boston overcame a 21-point New Jersey lead to start the fourth, outscoring the Nets 41-16 in the final period. Paul Pierce scored 19 points in the final period that led the biggest fourth quarter playoff comeback in NBA Playoffs history. The Nets largest lead was 26 in the game.
Tim Duncan scored 19 points, helping engineer a 24-0 run in the third quarter after the Spurs trailed by 24 points earlier, and San Antonio defeated the Clippers to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the series. The Clippers opened the game with a rush, outscoring the Spurs 33-11 while shooting 64 percent. Los Angeles ended the first quarter on a 20-2 run, including 14 in a row. The Spurs took their first lead during the 24-0 run on a fadeaway jumper by Duncan, who scored nine points in the outburst that put them ahead for good.
Sacramento outscored the Lakers 40-20 in the first and led by as much as 24 in the game. Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal of the Lakers missed their shots, and Sacramento center Vlade Divac tipped a rebound blindly away from the basket. The ball went toward Robert Horry, who hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
The Lakers had as much as a 24-point lead in the first half. Boston cut Los Angeles' lead from 18 to 2 by outscoring the Lakers 31-15 in the third quarter. Ray Allen's acrobatic lay in finished the comeback in the last 20 seconds.
Portland rallied from 23 points down in the second half, including an 18-point deficit to start the fourth quarter to defeat the Mavericks. Portland's Brandon Roy, scored 18 in the fourth quarter, including a 4-point play and the go ahead jumper with 39 seconds left. Roy outscored Dallas 18-15 in the quarter.
The Suns trailed by 18 in Houston to start the fourth quarter and were down 104-84 with 10 minutes left. Phoenix held the Rockets to eight points in the quarter and Danny Ainge hit a three to tie the game at 108 to send the game into overtime.
Houston trailed by 20 points in the first half and were led back by Kenny Smith, whose Finals record seventh three pointer sent the game into overtime. Hakeem Olajuwon's tip-in with .3 seconds left that won it for Houston. Orlando's Nick Anderson's missed four free throws in the final minute that allowed Houston to stay in the game.
Washington ended the game on a 18-0 run in the last 3:49 and won the game on a banked Dudley Bradley 3-pointer at the horn. The 76ers had a seemingly safe 94-77 lead with 3 minutes, 49 seconds remaining. But Philadelphia didn't score another point.
Baltimore overcame a 21-point halftime deficit (41-20) to defeat the host Philadelphia Warriors.