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  • 2020 Western Conference Semifinals - Nuggets over Clippers

    19 29.69%
  • 2020 Western Conference First Round - Nuggets over Jazz

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  • 2016 NBA Finals - Cavaliers over Warriors

    34 53.13%
  • 2016 Western Conference Finals - Warriors over Thunder

    6 9.38%
  • 2015 Western Conference Semifinals - Rockets over Clippers

    4 6.25%
  • 2006 Western Conference First Round - Suns over Lakers

    0 0%
  • 2003 Eastern Conference First Round - Pistons over Magic

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  • 1997 Eastern Conference Semifinals - Heat over Knicks

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  • 1995 Western Conference Semifinals - Rockets over Suns

    1 1.56%
  • 1981 Eastern Conference Finals - Celtics over Sixers

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    Default Most embarassing 3 - 1 lead blown

    What is most embarassing 3 - 1 lead blown .

    1981 Eastern Conference Finals - Celtics over Sixers
    Celtics Won the NBA Finals

    1995 Western Conference Semifinals - Rockets over Suns
    Houston Rockets ended up Wining the NBA Finals; first time a team won 2 away games from the 1-3 deficit.

    1997 Eastern Conference Semifinals - Heat over Knicks
    A players' fight in Game 5 resulted in the suspension of several key Knicks players, including Ewing, Houston, and Ward for Game 6, and Starks and Larry Johnson for Game 7 in Miami

    2003 Eastern Conference First Round - Pistons over Magic
    First year the first round expanded to a best-of-seven series

    2006 Western Conference First Round - Suns over Lakers

    2015 Western Conference Semifinals - Rockets over Clippers

    2016 Western Conference Finals - Warriors over Thunder

    2016 NBA Finals - Cavaliers over Warriors
    The first time a 31 deficit has been overcome in the NBA Finals; Golden State also had the NBA's best-ever regular season record of 739 and were considered heavy favorites to win the title; second time a team won 2 away games from the 13 deficit

    2020 Western Conference First Round - Nuggets over Jazz
    2020 Western Conference Semifinals - Nuggets over Clippers
    First NBA team to ever come back from 13 deficit back to back in a playoff run; third team to win 2 games as the designated road team during the comeback; Second blown 31 series lead in Clippers franchise history and second such blown lead in five years; only the Philadelphia 76ers (13) and Phoenix Suns (25) have blown 31 series leads within a 10 year span or more

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    Default Re: Most embarassing 3 - 1 lead blown

    2016 comes out on top and it's still the most embarrassing of all-time.

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    Default Re: Most embarassing 3 - 1 lead blown

    2016 Warriors over Thunder.

    OKC completely stopped playing winning ball that had them up in the first place the last 3 games.

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    Default Re: Most embarassing 3 - 1 lead blown

    Maybe it is the most recent thing, so it is in our minds and we have forgotten what went back in other series.
    But I go with Clippers - Nuggets, it is just not 3 - 1 lead blown.But 19, 16, and 12 point leads in each of games 5 6 & 7 that were blown too. Add to it all the media hype about Clippers.

    Warriors at least blew 3 - 1 lead to Lebron friggin James. LEBRON just went nuts .

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    Default Re: Most embarassing 3 - 1 lead blown

    Quote Originally Posted by francesco totti View Post
    Maybe it is the most recent thing, so it is in our minds and we have forgotten what went back in other series.
    But I go with Clippers - Nuggets, it is just not 3 - 1 lead blown.But 19, 16, and 12 point leads in each of games 5 6 & 7 that were blown too. Add to it all the media hype about Clippers.

    Warriors at least blew 3 - 1 lead to Lebron friggin James. LEBRON just went nuts .

    I agree. It should also be noted that the Clippers didn't have any injury issues that would cause them to blow the lead. Remember that the Nuggets were missing Barton who started 58 games this season.

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    Default Re: Most embarassing 3 - 1 lead blown

    1. 2016 warriors. 1 win away from ring and back to back rings

    2. 2016 thunder 1 win away from finals and possibly changing the legacy of playoff Durant

    Nobody else comes close to those two. 2020 clippers just lost a game 7 series to a tough 2nd round matchup, like spurs did to mavs in 2006. Plus the bubble conditions are rough.

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    Default Re: Most embarassing 3 - 1 lead blown

    Quote Originally Posted by francesco totti View Post
    Maybe it is the most recent thing, so it is in our minds and we have forgotten what went back in other series.
    But I go with Clippers - Nuggets, it is just not 3 - 1 lead blown.But 19, 16, and 12 point leads in each of games 5 6 & 7 that were blown too. Add to it all the media hype about Clippers.

    Warriors at least blew 3 - 1 lead to Lebron friggin James. Silver just went nuts .
    Correction.

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    Default Re: Most embarassing 3 - 1 lead blown

    It's obviously either '16 or this recent one, very good debate imo. '03 Magic & '06 Lakers have no business being in this discussion It's always a bad look to lose a 3-1 lead, but I'm not gonna penalize a huge underdog for overachieving and pushing their opponent to the limit

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    Default Re: Most embarassing 3 - 1 lead blown

    2020 Clippers are at the very top.

    4 all-star caliber players led by the modern MJ, highly favorites to win it all, were supposed to be a mix between the Bulls and the KD Warriors-> blows a 3-1 lead to a team led by a 23 yr old that was supposed to lose in 5 max.

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    Default Re: Most embarassing 3 - 1 lead blown

    Just the fact that they were blowing them out by 16+ by halftime in G5 and G6 makes it hands down the greatest chokejob of all time

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    Default Re: Most embarassing 3 - 1 lead blown

    theres some recency bias with the clippers game

    but the 2016 warriors-cavs will go down in history as the worst one.
    not only because it was the finals
    but because it was the heavily favored team with the best win-record in NBA history

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    Default Re: Most embarassing 3 - 1 lead blown

    Quote Originally Posted by LukeWalton View Post
    theres some recency bias with the clippers game

    but the 2016 warriors-cavs will go down in history as the worst one.
    not only because it was the finals
    but because it was the heavily favored team with the best win-record in NBA history
    Draymond did get suspended for game 5, I knew the moment he got suspended it was going 7, yes it was a choke, but the Warriors lost to a formidable opponent.

    The Clippers on the other hand had no business choking that lead, superior talent, up double digits in games 5 & 6 and blow it, blow another lead in game 7. I don't think I've ever seen an NBA team choke so bad to be honest.

    2016 will be remembered more cause it was in the Finals, but the Clippers choke to me was bigger once you look at all the facts.

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    Default Re: Most embarassing 3 - 1 lead blown

    One was in the Finals with a 73-win GOAT team, and that team had the 1st and only Unanimous MVP ever.

    Against all odds.

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    Default Re: Most embarassing 3 - 1 lead blown

    Quote Originally Posted by 1987_Lakers View Post
    Draymond did get suspended for game 5, I knew the moment he got suspended it was going 7, yes it was a choke, but the Warriors lost to a formidable opponent.

    The Clippers on the other hand had no business choking that lead, superior talent, up double digits in games 5 & 6 and blow it, blow another lead in game 7. I don't think I've ever seen an NBA team choke so bad to be honest.

    2016 will be remembered more cause it was in the Finals, but the Clippers choke to me was bigger once you look at all the facts.
    I think its not just that the clippers choked
    but that the Nuggets are being very underestimated this year
    just like the Heat and OKC

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    Default Re: Most embarassing 3 - 1 lead blown

    2006 Lakers? They were the vastly inferior team and much lower seed? They shouldn’t have even been up 3-1 to begin with

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