Amazing things happen in the NBA. They have been happening for quite some time now. One of the most spectacular things that happen in the NBA, whether it is a single game or a playoff series, is comebacks. Let’s break down the list of top 10 comebacks in NBA history, randomly ranked, brought to us by FantasyBasketballMoneyLeagues.Com.
2004- Tracy McGrady- 13 points in 35 seconds
An unforgettable game, one that will go down as one of the greatest comebacks in league history, occurred back in 2004. The recently-retired Tracy McGrady, who back then was a member of the Houston Rockets, scored 13 points in almost 35 seconds, including four three-pointers in a row. One of those gave the victory to Houston.
2010- Paul Milsap- 11 points in 28 seconds
Coming back from a 22-point deficit, the Utah Jazz were able to get the victory in overtime against the Miami Heat. Led by Paul Milsap, who scored 11 points in 28 seconds to force overtime, the Jazz treated the Miami Heat their first home loss after the formation of the Big Three.
1995- Reggie Miller – 8 points in 9 seconds
Reggie Miller managed to give the Indiana Pacers a two-point victory against the New York Knicks, hitting two consecutive threes, which were separated by a steal. The Pacers were losing 105-99 before Miller was able to give his team the win.
2008- Celtics rally from 28 point deficit versus Lakers in NBA Finals
The Los Angeles Lakers set an NBA record for the largest first-quarter lead in NBA Finals history with their 35-14 lead against the Boston Celtics. The third quarter found the Lakers up by as many as 24 points, before the C’s recorded the biggest comeback in NBA Finals since 1971 with a 21-3 run to steal the victory.
1996– Utah Jazz rally from 36 down to defeat the Nuggets
The Utah Jazz were able to erase a 36-point deficit against the Denver Nuggets back in 1996. They outscored Denver 71-33 in the second half.
2011 – Portland Trail Blazers comes back from 23 points against the Dallas Mavericks
During the 2011 NBA Playoffs, the Portland Trail Blazers were able to come back from a 23-point deficit and steal the victory from the Dallas Mavericks, in what was one of the best comebacks in playoff history.
2010 – Utah comes back from 25 points against Portland
In yet another comeback from the Utah Jazz, they managed to erase a 25-point deficit to escape with a W against the Portland Trail Blazers.
2007 – Los Angeles Lakers score 14 points in 50 seconds
In another significant comeback, the Los Angeles Lakers were able to go on a 14-0 run during the final 50 seconds of a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. They escaped with a victory in what was a game with a splendid finale.
2013 – Miami Heat overcome a five-point deficit in less than 28 seconds to win the Championship
In last year’s NBA Finals, one of the greatest comebacks in Finals history happened. The deficit was not big, but the time was very little. The Miami Heat managed to force overtime and finally win Game 6 after trailing by five with 28 seconds left in the game. The Heat went on to win the championship.
2011 – Dallas comes back from a 17-point deficit to win Game 2 of the NBA Finals
Another recent NBA Finals comeback happened in 2011. The Dallas Mavericks were down 89-76 in Game 2, when they managed to turn things around against the Miami Heat. Miami melted down and finally lost Game 2 and the NBA Championship.