Ten best postseason comebacks in NBA history

Sport360 staff 23/06/2016

Cleveland Cavaliers romped to a stunning win over Golden State Warriors on Monday to win the NBA title after being 3-1 down in the series.

It was a historic comeback as Warriors looked unstoppable for the first half of the series, carving out such a commanding lead after four games.

With that in mind, Sport360 looks at ten of the best postseason comebacks, featuring Houston Rockets' famous win in 1995 and Miami's triumph in 2006.

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Happy Birthday: Michel Platini, Richard Jefferson, Matt Kuchar

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Matt Kuchar, Michel Platini, Richard Jefferson.

While he had a turbulent time on the administration side of football that saw him receive a six-year ban by FIFA following an ethics investigation, there is no denying that the ex-UEFA president, Michel Platini, who turns 61 today, was one of the greatest footballers in his day.

After enjoying success with Nancy and Saint-Etienne, the attacking midfielder enjoyed his most successful stint with Italian giants Juventus. In his five years in Turin, the Frenchman found his scoring touch, winning the Serie A golden boot consecutively between 1983-85.

His 68 goals in 147 appearances saw Juve win numerous trophies, including the European Cup and two Serie A crowns. On the international stage, his greatest moment was captaining Les Bleus to Euro 1984 glory. He has won the Ballon D’Or three times in 1983, ’84 and ‘85.

Other sporting stars born on this day:

June 21

1964: Dean Saunders, ex-Wales footballer, who played for Liverpool, Aston Villa and Galatasaray (52).

1978: Matt Kuchar, American golfer who has won seven PGA Tour titles (38).

1980: Richard Jefferson, NBA player who won the 2015-16 championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers (36).

1991: Gael Kakuta, former Chelsea forward, now with Hebei China Fortune (25)

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On this day in 1975: West Indies lift World Cup at Lord’s

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The best of West Indies in cricket

It was just a few months ago that Darren Sammy’s troops were celebrating their second World Twenty20 triumph in India.

Back on this day 41 years ago, the West Indies were again celebrating by becoming the first ever world champions.

Facing Australia at Lord’s, the Caribbean side came into their encounter having won all their games in the tournament. That form continued as captain Clive Lloyd smashed 102 runs from 85 deliveries as the West Indies imposed a challenging total of 291.

Viv Richards was involved in three run-outs and it was the fifth and final one that sealed a memorable 17-run victory on the longest day of the year.

Memorable events on this day

2002: Ronaldinho scores with a 40-yard free-kick as Brazil defeat England 2-1 in the World Cup quarter-finals.

2009: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets to win the World T20.

2012: Frankie Dettori rides Colour Vision to Gold Cup win at Ascot.

2015: Jordan Spieth claims his second major in a row at the 115th US Open

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