Record Still Belongs to 2019 Contest Between Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors

Published on June 19th, 2021 2:07 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel



The biggest comeback in the history of the NBA is discussed.  Swoosh. There have been some wild comebacks during the 2021 NBA Playoffs.

The Atlanta Hawks came back from 26 points down to beat the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Los Angeles Clippers came back from 25 points down to defeat the Utah Jazz to clinch their series, and they did it without Kawhi Leonard.

A few years back, Lebron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers from 26 down to defeat the Indiana Pacers.

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While all of these comebacks were certainly impressive, they did not set the records for biggest ever comeback in a NBA playoff game.

When you think of the record, you might think of a team that is not very good that jumps out to an early lead, only to be caught by the better team that got off to a slow start.

In actuality, the record was set by a team that came back against arguably one of the best teams of all time - the 2019 Golden State Warriors, who had Kevin Durant, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.

The Warriors were up 94-63 in the third quarter of the game, and appeared to be cruising to another early victory. There was plenty of laughing and loose play taking place for the Warriors, who figured that they had the game in hand.

The Clippers, led by some amazing bench play, would soon take over, going on an incredible 72-37 run to close out the game.

By the time that the Warriors figured out what was going on, they had lost the game.

Momentum is a powerful thing in the game of basketball, as the Clippers would overcome a 31 point deficit to post the greatest comeback in the history of the NBA playoffs.

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