The 15 NBA teams that have come closest to overcoming a 3-0 series deficit

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum walks off the court after the Celtics defeated the Miami Heat 110-97 in Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Thursday, May 25, 2023, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa )

A list of the 15 teams that forced at least a Game 6 in a best-of-seven NBA playoff series after dropping the first three games:


1947 BAA Semifinals: Washington Capitols trailed Chicago Stags 3-0, lost in six.

1949 BAA Finals: Washington Capitols trailed Minneapolis 3-0, lost in six.

1951 NBA Finals: New York trailed Rochester Royals 3-0, lost in seven.

1962 Western Division finals: Detroit trailed L.A. Lakers 3-0, lost in six.

1994 Western Conference semifinals: Denver trailed Utah 3-0, lost in seven.

1996 NBA Finals: Seattle trailed Chicago 3-0, lost in six.

2000 Eastern Conference semifinals: Philadelphia trailed Indiana 3-0, lost in six.

2003 Western Conference first round: Portland trailed Dallas 3-0, lost in seven.

2007 Eastern Conference semifinals: Chicago trailed Detroit 3-0, lost in six.

2010 Eastern Conference finals: Orlando trailed Boston 3-0, lost in six.

2013 Eastern Conference first round: Boston trailed New York 3-0, lost in six.

2013 Western Conference first round: Houston trailed Oklahoma City 3-0, lost in six.

2015 Eastern Conference first round: Milwaukee trailed Chicago 3-0, lost in six.

2022 Eastern Conference first round: Toronto trailed Philadelphia 3-0, lost in six.

2023 Eastern Conference finals: Boston trailed Miami 3-0, forced Game 6 on Saturday.


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