Greatest NBA Playoff Upsets

Rockets defeat Magic
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Rockets defeat Magic

1995 (NBA Finals)

After a 47-win regular season earned it the sixth seed, Houston went through Utah (60-22), Phoenix (59-22) and San Antonio (62-20) to reach the Finals. Then the Rockets, led by Hakeem Olajuwon, took out Shaquille O'Neal and Orlando (57-25) to win their second consecutive championship, prompting coach Rudy Tomjanovich to famously say, "Don't ever underestimate the heart of a champion."

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