Biggest upset in NBA history?

If the Lakers do the unthinkable, if they fail to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder in their first-round playoff series, will it be the biggest postseason upset in NBA history? Eighth-seeded teams have beaten top-seeded teams in the past, but the Lakers also are the defending champions, a team that’s made consecutive trips to the Finals. The Thunder are a team with almost zero playoff experience. The series is deadlocked at 2-all.

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  • Blue Bruin

    It’s a rhetorical question. Of course it would be the greatest upset in league history. But we’re also a long way from that. The Lakers did this last year by turning what should have been a sweep of Houston into a grueling 7-game series. As proved in the Houston and Denver series last year, the Lakers seemed to play their best with their backs up against the wall and when the stakes were the highest. I like the Lakers chances to win two of the next three games, with two games at home.

  • Hg

    While it is true that the Lakers of late seem to respond to the holes they dig for themselves, they have never looked as weak as in the last 2 games. They looked like a talented college team up against an NBA powerhouse, particularly in the second quarter of the last game.

    I don’t know what it is but let’s hope they get over the flu or whatever they have!!

  • Blue Bruin

    L.A. was embarrased @ Houston in Games 4 and 6 last year, but won Games 5 and 7 by an average of 29.5 points (which is skewed by a 40-point victory in Game 5.) Erego, I’m not worried.

  • Blue Bruin

    And, for good measure, the Lakers lost to Denver by 19 in Game 4 last year…