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Seven series of unfortunate events

A look at unusual developments in each remaining series (PER Diem: April 26, 2011)

Updated: April 26, 2011, 1:57 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
MagicKevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesThe Magic are facing elimination, but it's not Dwight Howard's fault. His teammates have gone missing.

As far as probability propositions go, 8-in-174 doesn't sound real hot. But those are the odds facing the 76ers, Pacers, Nuggets, Magic and Spurs after each fell behind 3-1 in their best-of-seven series. In NBA history, 174 other teams have been in that situation in a best-of-seven, and only eight lived to tell about it.


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