Famous Comebacks (NBA)


On Dec. 9, 2004, the Rockets were down 13 points playing the Spurs in the 4th quarter. It showed 33 seconds on the clock when Tracy McGrady stepped up to the court to make the final seconds more memorable to the fans even to this day. The Spurs were up 80-68 with the rockets having the ball possession 7 seconds into the game, Tmac hits his first jumper from the 3-point line and makes it. This was one of those 4 shots behind the arc and 1 free throw he made to get to 13 points in 33 seconds and win the game.

During the game 1 of the eastern conference semi-finals on May 7, 1995, Reggie Miller stunned the New York Knicks with one of the greatest finishes to the game. Reggie Miller and the Pacers were down 105-99 with less than 20 seconds on the clock. Miller took over. with the help of a steal, he tied the game in just 5.5 seconds by hitting two quick three-pointers. Then, after the Knicks missed a pair of free throws, New York fouled Miller while he was grabbing a rebound. That’s when he completed his incredible run by knocking down two free throws. Miller finished with 31 points and the Pacers had a 107-105 victory and also went onto win the series in 7 games.

One of the greatest games to be spectated with the most unlikely twist was played on November 26, 1996, The Utah Jazz took on the Denver Nuggets in Utah. The Jazz gave up 70 points in the first half and found themselves down 34. All hopes were lost when the lead went up to 36. But the second half showed in favor of the home team when the jazz outscored the nuggets to 36-15 in the third quarter. They continued to dominate the half even in the fourth quarter with a score of 35-18. The Jazz won the game over the nuggets 107-103 with Karl Malone contributing 31 points and Jeff Hornacek with 29. This is by far the greatest comeback in NBA history.