Heading into Friday night’s Game 4, the Cleveland Cavaliers now find themselves down 3-0 to the Golden State Warriors after a heartbreaking loss on Wednesday night.
At the very least, they can hope to avoid a sweep and force a Game 5, but could they actually come back from their 0-3 deficit?
It’s never been done in the NBA Finals, but neither has coming back from 3-1. Just one win in Game 4 can begin the “3-1” memes all over again.
JR Smith, in a deleted tweet where he claims he was hacked, said this after Game 3:
Could Cleveland actually do it? I’m not betting on it, but I’m not going to say it’s impossible (word to Kevin Garnett).
Coming back from 3-0 and winning has happened before in professional sports, just not in the NBA. However, forcing a Game 7 after being down 3-0 has occurred in the playoffs (once in the Finals).
The only problem for Cleveland is that it’s only happened three times. The last time it occurred was in 2003.
Flip the pages to take a look at those teams to make it happen…