Teams to overcome 3-1 deficit in Division/Conference Finals— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) May 29, 2016
* Celtics (1981)
* Celtics (1968)
* Won #NBAFinals#ELIAS
The 1968 Celtics, with a starting five of Bill Russell, Bailey Howell, John Havlicek, Sam Jones and Larry Siegfried were down 3-1 to the 76ers in the East Finals before winning in seven games. They then defeated the Lakers 4-2 to capture the title.
In 1981, Larry Bird, Robert Parish, Chris Ford, Tiny Archibald, Cedric Maxwell and a rookie Kevin McHale also fell behind the Sixers 3-1 in the Conference Finals before rallying and taking a one-point victory (91-90) in Game 7.
#Warriors trying to become first team to rally from 3-1 deficit in Conference Finals since #Celtics in 1981 @CSNNE pic.twitter.com/vk3SKk1nc2— Jim Aberdale (@JimAberdale) May 29, 2016
That Boston squad won the championship in six games as well, knocking off the Rockets.