3 biggest comebacks in Golden State Warriors history

If the Golden State Warriors bounce back and have a deep playoff run after early season struggles, it would be a massive comeback. It wouldn't be the biggest of their franchise's history, though.

Golden State Warriors v New Orleans Pelicans - Game Three 2015 First Round
Golden State Warriors v New Orleans Pelicans - Game Three 2015 First Round / Stacy Revere/GettyImages
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2. 31-point comeback against the Bucks (Nov. 27, 1975)

A year after they won the 1975 NBA title, their last until 2015, the Warriors had to make some magic happen against a stingy Milwaukee Bucks team, who had a 38-44 record.

On this night at home, though, the Bucks got off to a scorching 34-13 start after the first quarter, and led by as many as 31 points (52-21) in the first half. Golden State didn't give in, cutting the deficit to ten heading into the fourth. And, in the fourth, they went on a 10-0 run, with eight of those points scored by Gus Williams, to make it a four-point game. Williams had 13 of his 22 points in the quarter, three more coming from an and-one late to cut the deficit to three, and two more being off a steal and layup that gave the Warriors their first lead of the game in the final minute of the ball game. They ended up winning 106-105.

Williams and Phil Smith led the way with 22 points each, helped by Rick Barry and Jamaal Wilkes' 18 points a piece. In the comeback, the Warriors got their scoring up and locked down on defense, outscoring the Bucks 32-14 in the fourth period. Brian Winters had 22 points in defeat, and Jim Fox chipped in with 21 for Milwaukee.

The comeback is now tied for the fifth-largest comeback in NBA history. Ironically enough, it's tied for a 2019 Los Angeles Clippers playoff comeback that the Warriors were on the receiving end.

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