It's been done 14 times in a 7-game series since 2000.
2008 Pistons (1st round vs. Phi)
2007 Spurs (1st round vs. Den)
2006 Nets (1st round vs. Ind)
2006 Heat (ECSF vs. NJ)
2006 Mavericks (WCF vs. Pho)
2005 Spurs (1st round vs. Den)
2005 Mavericks (1st round vs. Hou)
2004 TWolves (WCSF vs. Sac)
2003 Spurs (1st round vs. Phoe, WCF vs. Dal)
2003 Mavericks (WCSF vs. Sac)
2003 Pistons (1st round vs. Orl)
2001 Sixers (ECSF vs. Tor)
2001 L*kers (Finals vs. Phi)
What did these teams do? They pulled out a series win after losing the first game at home.
14 times it has been done. The odds are not that daunting.
Now if the Blazers lose tonight, then the odds are VERY daunting -- of all these teams, only one, the 2005 Mavericks, came back to win after dropping the first TWO games at home (and, interestingly enough, it was against Yao and his Rockets).
So make no mistake, tonight is a must-win. But I believe the Blazers will step up and get 'er done. And then it's anybody's series.
Let's Go Blazers.