Since the most accomplished team in baseball, the New York Yankees, were the very first to blow a 3-0 series lead in the game's history, it's probably fitting that the Boston Celtics, the most decorated team in pro basketball, are perilously close to becoming the first to blow a 3-0 series lead in NBA history.
Down 0-3 in the Eastern Conference finals last weekend, Orlando Magic Coach Stan Van Gundy said that at some point some team was going to come back from a three-game deficit. Van Gundy was plotting a way to stop the streak of automatic 3-0 losers in the NBA playoffs at 93 straight. It seemed ludicrous . . . until the Magic won Game 4 in Boston, then crushed the Celtics in Game 5 back in Orlando. And now, the series swings back to New England for Friday night's Game 6 with the Magic enjoying the momentum shift if not total control of the series.