The Celtics have overcame the hardest part.In NBA history, 150 teams have built a 3-0 lead in a seven game series. Of those 150 teams, 136 went their matchups in five games or less. That means more than 90% of teams facing 3-0 deficits before 2023 eastern conference finals got knocked out much faster than Celtics have. Historically teams trailing 3-0 almost never make it to 3-2.
Not 3-2 deficit are nothing new for the Celtics. They have overcame one in last round against 76ers.
At worst, the Celtics have outside chance to make history. At best? This notion will defies eight decade of NBA history. So let’s have look into some of the teams who almost pulled off this impossible comeback.
Why Boston can create history.
The Celtics already have create history here. Of the 10 modern era teams to go from 3-0 to 3-2, only one i.e. magic in 2010 were the seed.
All of this is to suggest that while the Heat may be at home for Game 6, their advantage is likely to be minimal. The road Celtics and home Heat are of fairly similar quality as teams.
Overall, if they can keep that up for two more games. This team can surely will have chance to make history.