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HISTORICAL VICTORY PROBABILITIES AND TEAM PERFORMANCE RECORDS FOR BEST-OF-7 FORMAT MLB, NBA, AND NHL PLAYOFF SERIES

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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

RESOURCES
Societies, books, and other resources.

BEST-OF-7 FEATURES
Articles on best-of-7 series phenomena.

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Frequently-asked questions.

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PROBABILITY FORMULAE
Mathematical formulae for best-of-7 probability computations.

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WhoWins(tm) -- MLB, NBA, NHL Playoffs -- Best-of-7 Team Win-Loss Records (Games: All Sites; Preliminary)

This table tells you franchise best-of-7 game win-loss records in Preliminary round action (applicable only to the NHL through 2002; the NBA played its first best-of-7 Preliminary-round playoff games in 2003). The NHL games have been known as the Conference Quarterfinals since 1994; they previously were the NHL Division Semifinals (1987-1993).

Game win-loss records for MLB, NBA, and NHL best-of-7 playoff series.
Series round = Preliminary
Location = Home and Road, inclusive
Sorted by winning fraction, then by game appearances
A = game appearances
W = game wins
L = game losses
Frc. = winning fraction (= %/100)
Bold numbers denote largest values for the table column
Table updated through Fall 2013

series (all rounds) A W L Frc.
Cleveland Cavaliers 25 20 5 0.800
Seattle Supersonics 5 4 1 0.800
San Antonio Spurs 56 39 17 0.696
Detroit Pistons 36 24 12 0.667
Oklahoma City Thunder 21 14 7 0.667
Golden State Warriors 12 8 4 0.667
Colorado Avalanche 70 44 26 0.629
New Jersey Nets 26 16 10 0.615
Miami Heat 47 28 19 0.596
Detroit Red Wings 142 84 58 0.592
Los Angeles Lakers 55 32 23 0.582
Phoenix Suns 33 19 14 0.576
San Jose Sharks 93 53 40 0.570
Pittsburgh Penguins 111 63 48 0.568
Dallas Stars 66 37 29 0.561
Boston Celtics 52 29 23 0.558
Los Angeles Clippers 18 10 8 0.556
Philadelphia Flyers 111 61 50 0.550
New York Rangers 88 48 40 0.545
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 22 12 10 0.545
Minnesota Timberwolves 11 6 5 0.545
Indiana Pacers 39 21 18 0.538
Montreal Canadiens 112 60 52 0.536
St. Louis Blues 117 62 55 0.530
Toronto Maple Leafs 87 46 41 0.529
Sacramento Kings 21 11 10 0.524
Carolina Hurricanes 31 16 15 0.516
Edmonton Oilers 78 40 38 0.513
New Jersey Devils 121 62 59 0.512
Anaheim Ducks 30 15 15 0.500
Buffalo Sabres 97 48 49 0.495
Atlanta Hawks 39 19 20 0.487
Ottawa Senators 76 37 39 0.487
Orlando Magic 37 18 19 0.486
Tampa Bay Lightning 35 17 18 0.486
Boston Bruins 124 60 64 0.484
Washington Capitals 127 61 66 0.480
Chicago Bulls 46 22 24 0.478
Vancouver Canucks 103 49 54 0.476
Dallas Mavericks 55 26 29 0.473
Chicago Blackhawks 96 45 51 0.469
Los Angeles Kings 85 39 46 0.459
Quebec Nordiques 18 8 10 0.444
Minnesota North Stars 25 11 14 0.440
Brooklyn Nets 7 3 4 0.429
Utah Jazz 33 14 19 0.424
Calgary Flames 88 37 51 0.420
New Orleans Hornets 29 12 17 0.414
Philadelphia 76ers 34 14 20 0.412
Nashville Predators 39 16 23 0.410
Houston Rockets 37 15 22 0.405
Winnipeg Jets 37 15 22 0.405
Florida Panthers 21 8 13 0.381
Washington Wizards 22 8 14 0.364
Phoenix Coyotes 47 17 30 0.362
Portland Trailblazers 25 9 16 0.360
Memphis Grizzlies 31 11 20 0.355
Minnesota Wild 23 8 15 0.348
New York Islanders 56 19 37 0.339
Hartford Whalers 36 12 24 0.333
Denver Nuggets 53 16 37 0.302
Toronto Raptors 11 3 8 0.273
New York Knickerbockers 19 5 14 0.263
Milwaukee Bucks 27 7 20 0.259
Atlanta Thrashers 4 0 4 0.000
Charlotte Bobcats 4 0 4 0.000
Columbus Blue Jackets 4 0 4 0.000
Grand Total 3386 1693 1693