Despite Odds, Thunder Believe

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A 3-1 series hole hung over the Thunder's head like the blanket of clouds that have swept in and stolen South Beach's scenic nature the past two days.

History says this team is staring at an insurmountable deficit. No team has ever come back to win the championship when trailing 3-1 in the NBA Finals. Thirty teams have tried. Thirty teams have failed.

Since the NBA Finals adopted the 2-3-2 format in 1985, all 13 teams that have taken a 3-1 series lead have gone on to win the title.

And when the Miami Heat exited American Airlines Arena, making way for the Thunder to take the court for its late afternoon practice, it felt like only a matter of time before the Thunder became the 14th team to fall.

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