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Top 10 Comebacks In NBA History

By 12.16.11

7. 1989 Western Conference Semifinals Game 4 – L.A. Lakers 97 Seattle 95
The greatest playoff comeback ever by the numbers. Down 43-14 in the second quarter, the Showtime Lakers somehow made it all the way back to win and sweep the Sonics. This year, the Lakers swept through the West playoffs and had to deal with a number of injuries to their best players in the Finals.

After it was all over, every Seattle player – from Dale Ellis to Olden Polynice – echoed the same thing: the Lakers were just too relentless to keep locked down. Even before Orlando Woolridge hit two free throws with six minutes left to give the Lakers the lead they’d never relinquish, it was a 16-0 L.A. run that really did the job at the end of the second quarter. James Worthy led the future Western Conference champs with 33.


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