Top 5 NBA Regular Season Comebacks (modern era)
#5 Dallas Mavericks 107 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves 100 - (2008)
• Midway through the third quarter the Mavs trailed by 29 points, making this epic comeback the largest in franchise history. Led by Jason Terry, the Mavs staved off an embarrassment from one of the league's bottom dwellers by continuing to execute and fight on every possession. By the time the team closed the gap to single digits in the fourth quarter, the crowd had come back to life and the expectation was victory! The second quarter ejection of head coach Rick Carlisle paid off (if his intention was to motivate his team using unconventional means).
#4 Utah Jazz 101 - Chicago Bulls 93 - (1998)
• This Jazz squad had an odd knack for bestowing opponents with a healthy lead before picking up their own intensity. This night was no different as they dug themselves an unbelievable hole before deciding to flip the switch, as the Jazz overcame a 31-point deficit.
#3 Sacramento Kings 102 vs. Chicago Bulls 98 - (2009)
• The Kings overcame a 35-point third quarter deficit to snatch victory from the Bulls.
#2 Los Angeles Lakers 105 vs Dallas Mavericks 103 - (2002)
• The Lakers entered the fourth quarter down 27 points before clawing their way back. 21 of Kobe Bryant's 27 points came in the 4th quarter. This may have been the greatest single quarter in his storied hall of fame career.
#1 Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets - (1998)
• Not only the largest second half deficit overcome (36 points), but also the overall greatest comeback in NBA history. The Jazz clicked on all cylinders for possession after possession for long stretches in the third quarter.