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Will Rockets or Celtics make NBA history?

Updated: May 2, 2013, 1:52 PM ET

The word "never" is the most dangerous word in sports. (Exhibit A: "The U.S. hockey team will never beat the Soviets at Lake Placid.") But one of those nevers has stood the test of time: No NBA team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a best-of-seven series. That what makes what's happening in Boston and Houston so interesting.

The eighth-seeded Rockets were down 3-0 to the Thunder and seemingly overwhelmed. The Celtics were in a 3-0 hole against the Knicks ...

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