The Los Angeles Clippers find themselves in another 0-2 deficit during the NBA Playoffs. Another comeback is well within reach.
The Clippers have already made NBA history by overturning two consecutive 0-2 deficits in their NBA Playoffs so far.
Now that they’re once again down 0-2 to the Suns, everyone is wondering if they can do it again.
The truth is they can. It won’t be easy, but there are good reasons the team can extend this series and earn a berth in the NBA Finals.
3 reasons the Clippers can come back again
3. The Clippers have been in this position before this postseason
The Hawks won Game 1 against the Bucks for many reasons, but the fact that they’ve won a Game 1 on the road twice before didn’t hurt them.
The Clippers are in a similar boat. Arguably the biggest reason they’ll be able to come back from 0-2 is that they’ve done it before. Belief is half the battle.
Sure, they missed opportunities to steal a game in Phoenix, particularly at the end of Game 2. The thing is, they were in a position to steal those games in the first place.
They got burned by Luka Doncic in the first round. They got burned by Donovan Mitchell in the second round. In response, they came together and made sure the hole didn’t get any larger. Tyron Lue adjusted and the team did what they needed to do.
This time it’ll be tougher to begin the comeback because Kawhi Leonard isn’t there to drive them forward, but they coped well in the final two games of the Utah series. They know they can win without him.