Throughout the history of the NBA Playoffs, no team has ever battled back from a 3-0 series deficit. In 103 series where one team fell behind three games to none, only 10 had ever fought back hard enough just to win the next two games and force a Game 6 in the series. In the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs, you can now make that 12 teams, as the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets have battled back after losing the first three games of their respective series against the New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder and have now forced pivotal Game 6 contests at home on Friday night.
As I stated earlier, no team in NBA Playoffs history has ever battled back to overcome a 3-0 series deficit to sweep the next four games. But, while the Knicks do a lot of talking and the Thunder look to overcome the devastating loss of Russell Westbrook, the veteran Celtics and upstart Rockets look to capitalize on their way to possibly making history.