The Cleveland Cavaliers became the 9th team in NBA history to dig themselves out of a 3-1 deficit when the Cavaliers beat Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors 101-115 in game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals. In the last playoff series, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder had the Golden State Warriors down with a foot on their neck and Golden State pumped adrenaline to pull themselves out.
There is something powerful about having your back against the wall just short of your goal with no way out. It forces you to dig deep. You come to grips with who you are and how badly you really want it.