The Knicks ended one streak Sunday when they beat Miami, 89-87, to avoid being swept and ending a 13-game playoff losing streak dating back to 2001. Now New York will try to be the first team to climb out of an 0-3 hole and win.
“History is made to be broken,” Tyson Chandler said. “We just have to keep thinking positive. But that’s obviously a tall task. We’ve got to take it game-by-game.”
New York has seen that kind of comeback once before, when the Boston Red Sox came back from three games behind to beat the Yankees in the 2004 American League Championship Series, before going on to win their first World Series in 86 years.
No team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a best-of-seven series in the NBA playoffs. The 1951 Knicks rallied from 0-3 in the NBA Finals to tie the series before losing in Game 7 to the Minneapolis Lakers.
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