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The Comeback Effect: Why Game-Scores (Shouldn't) Matter

The Nuggets have been through this before; down 3-1 in a best of seven series against teams with a clear comparative advantage over Denver.

Only eight teams have come back from being down 3-1 in a playoff series, with the last rally being in 2006, by the Phoenix Suns against LA.

Our beloved Nuggets are not one of those teams.

As hard as it may seem to win three games in a row, it's not impossible, even against a team as volatile as the Warriors. (Don't forget that the Nuggets have a 3-1 regular season record against them.) With a team like Denver, only factor has the true potential to stop all hope of a mini-streak to stay alive: PRESSURE.

If there's any team that can pull off a feat such as this (not including Miami), it's the Nuggs. With a 15 game win streak in the regular season, 3 games should be a cake walk, regardless of being on the road or not. Let's also acknowledge that the Nuggets tallied their highest win total in history this year (57).

So if those numbers are in our favor, what's to stop us?

Pressure.

Everyone knows that it's hard to close out a series, and that showed two nights ago. So what's gonna make it any easier tonight? While the Warriors do have home court with some LOUD fans, that shouldn't matter. The Nuggets only need to do ONE thing tonight to win this game:

DON'T BUY INTO THE PRESSURE.

I hope everyone's watching.

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