You also have to consider the opponent. The 1996 Sonics were the best team record wise [64-18] to go down 3-0 (they lost in 6). Their opponent..72-10 Bulls. This is why no team in NBA history has a higher likelihood than these Celtics.how many of those 150 had the second best record in their conference?
how many of them were #2 seeds in their conference?
how many had a roster from top to bottom who made the finals the year before?
must win for is G6 not G5 imoThis Boston team has a chance. I’d say Miami is in “must win” territory in games 5 and 6 even though they’re up 3-1 still. If this gets back to Boston for a game 7 the C’s will make NBA history and be the first team to reach the Finals after being down 0-3.
yes very true. they seem to tighten up in their sphincters at the garden.I think in some ways Boston plays better on the road than they do at home in the Garden. It sounds crazy but look at game 6 in Philly when they were down 3-2. They responded and got the victory. They've lost multiple games at home in this playoffs for whatever reason so it seems to me to get them to play their best basketball they almost have to have their backs against the wall like they do now.