Some perspective on just how critical it is for the Jazz to win tonight if they are to have much hope in the remainder of their first NBA postseason since 2003:

• Only two teams in NBA history have ever rallied from down 0-2 to win a best-of-seven conference finals series — Baltimore against New York in 1971, and Chicago against New York in 1993.

• Only one of those teams, Chicago, went on to the win the NBA title that year.

• No team in league history has ever come back from an 0-3 deficit to win a playoff series.