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BEST-OF-7 SERIES RESULTS
The master list: Winner and loser of each and every best-of-7 MLB, NBA, and NHL playoff series from 1905 (the year of the first best-of-7 series).

BEST-OF-7 HISTORICAL VICTORY PROBABILITIES
SERIES STATUS IN GAMES
leading, 1-game-nil
leading, 2-games-nil
leading, 3-games-nil
leading, 2-games-1
leading, 3-games-1
leading, 3-games-2

WhoWins™ BEST-OF-7 GREATEST COMEBACK EVER
Surmounting the 3-games-nil deficit.

WhoWins™ BEST-OF-7 ANNIHILATIONS
The ultimate ignominy: Sweeps during which the swept team never, ever leads.

BEST-OF-7 FRANCHISE SERIES OUTCOMES
ALL ROUNDS
Irrespective of Game 1 site
Game 1 played at home
Game 1 played on road
FINALS
Irrespective of Game 1 site
Game 1 played at home
Game 1 played on road
SEMIFINALS
Irrespective of Game 1 site
Game 1 played at home
Game 1 played on road
QUARTERFINALS (NBA, NHL)
Irrespective of Game 1 site
Game 1 played at home
Game 1 played on road
PRELIMINARIES (NBA, NHL)
Irrespective of Game 1 site
Game 1 played at home
Game 1 played on road

BEST-OF-7 FRANCHISE GAME OUTCOMES
ALL ROUNDS
All | Home Games | Road Games
FINALS
All | Home Games | Road Games
SEMIFINALS
All | Home Games | Road Games
QUARTERFINALS (NBA, NHL)
All | Home Games | Road Games
PRELIMINARIES (NBA, NHL)
All | Home Games | Road Games

BEST-OF-7 FRANCHISE SCORING OUTCOMES
MLB: all runs for/against
NBA: all points for/against
NHL: all goals for/against

BEST-OF-7 SCORING RECORDS
BEST-OF-7 MLB, NBA, NHL Series and Game Scoring Records

NHL 2016 BEST-OF-7 SERIES
PRELIM
Series 1287: New York Islanders(4) vs. Florida(2)
Series 1288: Detroit(1) vs. Tampa Bay(4)
Series 1289: Philadelphia(2) vs. Washington(4)
Series 1290: New York Rangers(1) vs. Pittsburgh(4)
Series 1291: Minnesota(2) vs. Dallas(4)
Series 1292: Chicago(3) vs. St. Louis(4)
Series 1293: Nashville(4) vs. Anaheim(3)
Series 1294: San Jose(4) vs. Los Angeles(1)
QTRS
Series 1295: New York Islanders(1) vs. Tampa Bay(4)
Series 1296: Pittsburgh(4) vs. Washington(2)
Series 1297: St. Louis(4) vs. Dallas(3)
Series 1298: Nashville(3) vs. San Jose(4)
SEMIFINALS
Series 1299: Tampa Bay(3) vs. Pittsburgh(4)
Series 1300: San Jose(4) vs. St. Louis(2)
FINALS
Series 1301: San Jose(0) vs. Pittsburgh(0)

NBA 2016 BEST-OF-7 SERIES
PRELIM
Series 1302: Detroit(0) vs. Cleveland(4)
Series 1303: Indiana(3) vs. Toronto(4)
Series 1304: Charlotte(II)(3) vs. Miami(4)
Series 1305: Boston(2) vs. Atlanta(4)
Series 1306: Houston(1) vs. Golden State(4)
Series 1307: Memphis(0) vs. San Antonio(4)
Series 1308: Dallas(1) vs. Oklahoma City(4)
Series 1309: Portland(4) vs. Los Angeles Clippers(2)
QTRS
Series 1310: Atlanta(0) vs. Cleveland(4)
Series 1311: Miami(3) vs. Toronto(4)
Series 1312: Portland(1) vs. Golden State(4)
Series 1313: Oklahoma City(4) vs. San Antonio(2)
SEMIFINALS
Series 1314: Toronto(2) vs. Cleveland(4)
Series 1315: Oklahoma City(3) vs. Golden State(3)
FINALS
Series 1316: 2016 NBA Finals

MLB 2016 BEST-OF-7 SERIES
SEMIFINALS
Series 1317: American League Championship Series
Series 1318: National League Championship Series
FINALS
Series 1319: 2016 World Series

CURRENT STANDINGS
NBA 2015-16 standings
NHL 2015-16 standings
MLB 2016 standings

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Spring 2016 Day 46:
On Saturday 28 May in the NBA, the Golden State Warriors visited, came from behind, and defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-pts-101 to force their NBA Semifinals series to a Game 7 at Golden State. No games are scheduled in either the NBA or the NHL on Spring 2016 Day 47, on Sunday 29 May.

NBA Game 7s:
In the history of best-of-7 NBA playoff series since 1947, inclusive, home teams irrespective of win/site order have a Game 7 record of 100-24 (.806) in all rounds, and 25-8 (.758) in the NBA Semifinals.

More on Game 7s:
When tied 3-games-all in a best-of-7 MLB/NBA/NHL playoff series, the Golden State Warriors have a Game 7 record of 1-3, while the Oklahoma City Thunder have a Game 7 record of 2-0. The Golden State Warriors have a home-court Game 7 record of 1-1 (.500), while the Oklahoma City Thunder are playing their first Game 7 on the road as the Oklahoma City Thunder. Of the two Golden State seventh games at home, the win occurred in the 1975 NBA Semifinals over the visiting Chicago Bulls, which launched the Warriors into their four-game NBA Finals sweep and the 1975 NBA championship. The loss occurred in the 1976 NBA Semifinals to the visiting Phoenix Suns, which ended the Golden State title defense.

Warriors Comeback:
Golden State trailed host Oklahoma City by eight points after three quarters of 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals Game 6. In the history of best-of-7 NBA playoff games since 1947 prior to 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals Game 6, inclusive, road teams down eight points after three quarters had a game record of only 17-82 (.172).

Record Margins:
The sum of the victory margins by the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors in the 2016 NBA Eastern Conference Finals was 135 points over six games, which breaks the best-of-7 NBA playoff series record for largest sum of victory margins. The previous record was 134 points, set by the victorious Atlanta Hawks and vanquished Miami Heat over seven games, in the 2009 NBA Preliminary round.

Routing Games 5-6:
The Cleveland Cavaliers also set a more obscure best-of-7 format NBA playoff record in Games 5 and 6 of the 2016 NBA Eastern Conference Finals, winning them by a combined 64 points. In best-of-7 NBA playoff series history, the previous largest combined victory margin in Games 5 and 6 by one team was only 46 points, set by the Detroit Pistons against the Orlando Magic and by the Los Angeles Lakers against the Minnesota Timberwolves, both in the 2003 NBA Preliminary round.

2016 Ousters:
Detroit NHL: 4/21, 9:44pmEDT
Los Angeles NHL: 4/23, 1:20amEDT
N.Y. Rangers NHL: 4/23, 5:55pmEDT
Philadelphia NHL: 4/24, 2:50pmEDT
Memphis NBA: 4/24, 3:47pmEDT
Minnesota NHL: 4/24, 6:07pmEDT
Florida NHL: 4/24, 11:07pmEDT
Detroit NBA: 4/24, 11:15pmEDT
Dallas NBA: 4/25, 10:46pmEDT
Chicago NHL: 4/25, 11:16pmEDT
Anaheim NHL: 4/28, 12:44amEDT
Houston NBA: 4/28, 1:09amEDT
Boston NBA: 4/28, 10:42pmEDT
Los Angeles Clippers NBA: 4/30, 12:20amEDT
Charlotte NBA: 5/1, 3:19pmEDT
Indiana NBA: 5/1, 10:32pmEDT
N.Y. Islanders NHL: 5/8, 5:47pmEDT
Atlanta NBA: 5/8, 6:04pmEDT
Washington NHL: 5/10, 11:18pmEDT
Dallas NHL: 5/11, 10:38pmEDT
Portland NBA: 5/12, 1:34amEDT
San Antonio NBA: 5/12, 10:52pmEDT
Nashville NHL: 5/12, 11:39pmEDT
Miami NBA: 5/15, 6:16pmEDT
St. Louis NHL: 5/25, 11:43pmEDT
Tampa Bay NHL: 5/26, 10:55pmEDT
Toronto NBA: 5/27, 11:01pmEDT

Second-Largest Upset Brewing:
If the Oklahoma City Thunder, which finished eighteen regular-season games behind the Golden State Warriors, do defeat the Warriors in their series, then the upset would become the largest best-of-7 NBA playoff series upset (in terms of regular-season games differential) since the largest-ever such upset - in which the Golden State Warriors themselves finished 25 regular-seaon games behind the Dallas Mavericks but defeated Dallas in their 2007 NBA Preliminary-round series.

Game Comeback of the Season:
The in-game comeback of the Spring 2016 NHL/NBA playoff season thus far was achieved by the Tampa Bay Lightning in New York against the Islanders on 03 May. Tampa trailed Game 3 of their series by a goal as late as 19:20 into the third period, but won the game: In the history of best-of-7 format NHL playoff games from 1939 through 2015, inclusive, road teams down a goal as late as 19:20 into the third period had a game record of only 14-569 (.024).

Series Comeback of the Season:
The NBA Portland Trailblazers trailed the Los Angeles Clippers by a win/site order of LL @ VV after two games, but rallied to win the series early on 30 April. In the history of best-of-7 NBA playoff series (all rounds), teams such as Portland which post a win/site order of LL @ VV through two games had a series record of only 13-222 (.055) prior to the Portland series victory. Of the 13 previous teams to achieve this comeback, one of them was the Portland Trailblazers, in the 1977 NBA Finals.

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