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JWO35
05-29-2016, 10:38 AM
Since there was a thread earlier about the GSW having the most disappointing season ever if they lost...
OKC up 3-1 against the defending champs and they come all the way back to win 3 straight games. Would this be the biggest collapse ever?

BKLYNpigeon
05-29-2016, 11:17 AM
no.

Warriors are Defending Champs. won 73 Games. They are a tough out.

kobe4thewinbang
05-29-2016, 12:11 PM
I think it's happened before in the WCF, not sure. But yes, I think it would be the worst.

JWO35
05-29-2016, 12:29 PM
In recent memory I can't really think of flat out collapses whether its playoffs or regular season. Last year's Clippers collapse comes to mind and the '03 Orlando Magic too but I can't think of anything this big in terms of what's on the line for OKC

Missing56&33
05-29-2016, 01:36 PM
no.

Warriors are Defending Champs. won 73 Games. They are a tough out.

X2......a few series come to mind for me....94' Nuggets vs Supersonics...warriors vs Mavs 07'....Knicks vs Celtics 91'....Nets vs Sixers 84'......

OKC is who we thought they were.

jerellh528
05-29-2016, 01:39 PM
If either team loses its pretty much going to be a huge choke job for the losing team. Okc for being up 3-1 and gs for losing in the wcf after the best record ever in the regular season

TheNumber37
05-29-2016, 01:46 PM
Last year the Clippers collapse was harder. They had knocked out the Spurs to lose the rockets.

this is warriors team is way better than any team from last year

CHANGO
05-29-2016, 05:22 PM
Hell naw, Warriors are a 73-9 team, the fact that OKC was 3-1 doesn't mean the W's are less of the team they are. Clippers collapse against the Rockets on last year playoffs was worse.

But yes, any team losing right now (OKC/W's) would be a choke job.

Cal827
05-29-2016, 05:33 PM
:laugh: the Clipper choke after being up, then absolutely blowing game 6 was hilarious

But I think this would be. I know Golden State is 73-9, but it's not like the Thunder are a fluke team in the conference finals that stole a bunch of games. They won 55 games, and had dominated the Warriors in 2 of the 3 wins. I don't care about the Warriors record, if you're able to get 3 wins against them and have 3 more opportunities to win another game, you should be able to. They were up in games 5 and 6 and blew them both late. A 3rd loss for the Thunder could lead to a complete changing of the franchise (Durant).

DboneG
05-30-2016, 01:10 PM
This will be the biggest choke for Kevin Durant in his short history. If OKC lose this game 7, I don't know if Durant can get over it, and be the elite player like people say that he is. This game 7 is huge for Kevin Durant! Not RWB...but, Kevin Durant. He's playing hero ball the last two games, trying to win the series all by himself.

Stunner
05-30-2016, 01:16 PM
Yea KD been shooting un KD like this playoffs

kdspurman
05-30-2016, 11:38 PM
Clips and OKC. Last 2 teams to eliminate us, then both do the same thing and give up 3-1 series leads.

This is a tough one for OKC to swallow though, could change their franchise big time

Jeffy25
05-31-2016, 12:18 AM
No, it's happened plenty of GS won 73 games and are the defending champs

http://www.nba.com/2016/news/05/25/teams-to-overcome-3-1-series-deficits-in-playoffs-boston-celtics-los-angeles-lakers-washington-wizards-houston-rockets-miami-heat-detroit-pistons-phoenix-suns/

Chrisclover
05-31-2016, 01:54 AM
In recent memory I can't really think of flat out collapses whether its playoffs or regular season. Last year's Clippers collapse comes to mind and the '03 Orlando Magic too but I can't think of anything this big in terms of what's on the line for OKC
It is a huge disappointment for OKC. If they go to the finals, KD will definitely stay. Now with the stigma of such an embarrassing losing streak, KD may reconsider leaving.

Jeffy25
05-31-2016, 04:00 AM
This is the 10th time a team was down 3-1 and then won the series, it's not the biggest collapse in that sense.

Scoots
05-31-2016, 11:56 AM
I think OKC having the most 4th quarter collapses during the season, then this ... it probably adds up to them questioning themselves more and more. They played better against the Spurs than they did all season and their confidence was at an all time high, then this, and now the offseason to think about it. Add to that the immediate future of KD and Westbrook next year. It's got to REALLY hurt.

Chronz
05-31-2016, 11:59 AM
Why is pushing a superior team to the brink a chokejob? Do we only credit them for the losses. Would it have been more honorable to lose sooner and not go up?

Chromehounds
05-31-2016, 12:55 PM
A couple of things here, first off, being up 3-1 is not pushing anyone to the brink. The 3-1 record alone says OKC was a better team... in the first 4 games. Second, I beleive the point of the thread is losing the 3-1 lead in a 7-game series is a mega chokejob.
In a way the "pushing a superior team to the brink" might be better served for the W's not OKC.