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Best NBA Playoff Series Comebacks of All Time
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It may not happen this year, it might not happen in the next decade even, but at some point an NBA team will find its way out of a 0-3 playoff deficit.

The first round of the 2013 postseason saw two clubs make a strong bid to enter the history books. Both the Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics turned 0-3 deficits into six-game series, but neither was able to complete the still impossible task.

The NHL and MLB have both witnessed 3-0 series leads get completely relinquished, most recently by the Philadelphia Flyers in their seven-game tilt with the Boston Bruins in 2010.

So basketball's lagging a bit behind its peers in that regard, although there's a reason for that.

An NBA team can't rely on a dominant pitcher or a stonewall goalie to change the complexion of a series. It takes a total team commitment over the 192 minutes (at least) to fuel a four-game spurt, with little to no margin for error.

But that's not to say that the rich history of the league has been devoid of some masterful series comebacks. 

So in the spirit of these cardiac kids both past and present, why not take a look back at the 10 most memorable series comebacks in NBA playoff history?

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