Sweep Revenge: How Teams Bounce Back After Being Swept In The Playoffs.



The Hawks have avenged their playoff sweep at the hands of the Orlando Magic in 2010. They became the 9th team in the last 30 years win a series against the team who swept them in the playoffs the previous season. On the following table, teams in bold have achieved the feat and the teams in red got swept two years in a row by the same team.


                              Some notables about the table:

The 2001 Lakers swept all three teams they faced in the Western Conference Playoffs and then beat the same three teams a year later in the playoffs.

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6 Responses to Sweep Revenge: How Teams Bounce Back After Being Swept In The Playoffs.

  1. Anonymous says:

    You have a Twitter man?

  2. DRP says:

    Yes, it's @statforthat, but it's probably easier to follow by email.

  3. Crow says:

    Might be interesting to check how many who got swept at one point eventually won a championship with enough of the same core to logically count vs those who didn't have that experience and look at whether coaches changed or GMs made significant moves and if they look like they were to specifically fix an issue that occurred in that sweep or not.

  4. DRP says:

    That's a good idea.

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