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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: Home; Preliminary)

This table tells you franchise best-of-7 home game win-loss records in Preliminary round action (applicable only to the NHL through 2002, and to the NHL and the NBA beginning in 2003). These 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
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 2014

games (Prelim) A W L Frc.
Seattle Supersonics 3 3 0 1.000
Golden State Warriors 9 8 1 0.889
Miami Heat 26 22 4 0.846
Cleveland Cavaliers 13 11 2 0.846
Sacramento Kings 11 9 2 0.818
San Antonio Spurs 34 27 7 0.794
Quebec Nordiques 9 7 2 0.778
Los Angeles Clippers 13 10 3 0.769
Los Angeles Lakers 28 21 7 0.750
Detroit Pistons 20 15 5 0.750
Atlanta Hawks 23 17 6 0.739
Oklahoma City Thunder 15 11 4 0.733
Boston Celtics 28 20 8 0.714
Phoenix Suns 17 12 5 0.706
New Jersey Nets 13 9 4 0.692
Toronto Maple Leafs 42 28 14 0.667
Dallas Mavericks 30 20 10 0.667
Utah Jazz 15 10 5 0.667
Minnesota Timberwolves 6 4 2 0.667
Philadelphia Flyers 61 40 21 0.656
New Orleans Hornets 14 9 5 0.643
Chicago Bulls 25 16 9 0.640
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 11 7 4 0.636
Colorado Avalanche 41 26 15 0.634
Anaheim Ducks 19 12 7 0.632
Detroit Red Wings 73 46 27 0.630
New York Rangers 47 29 18 0.617
Dallas Stars 36 22 14 0.611
Orlando Magic 18 11 7 0.611
St. Louis Blues 64 39 25 0.609
Buffalo Sabres 46 28 18 0.609
Indiana Pacers 23 14 9 0.609
Chicago Blackhawks 51 31 20 0.608
New Jersey Devils 61 37 24 0.607
Portland Trailblazers 15 9 6 0.600
Montreal Canadiens 57 34 23 0.596
Pittsburgh Penguins 58 34 24 0.586
San Jose Sharks 49 28 21 0.571
Brooklyn Nets 7 4 3 0.571
Philadelphia 76ers 16 9 7 0.563
Toronto Raptors 9 5 4 0.556
Edmonton Oilers 38 21 17 0.553
Los Angeles Kings 44 24 20 0.545
Minnesota North Stars 11 6 5 0.545
Minnesota Wild 13 7 6 0.538
Carolina Hurricanes 15 8 7 0.533
Hartford Whalers 17 9 8 0.529
Winnipeg Jets 17 9 8 0.529
Houston Rockets 21 11 10 0.524
Nashville Predators 21 11 10 0.524
Boston Bruins 68 35 33 0.515
Ottawa Senators 37 19 18 0.514
Calgary Flames 46 23 23 0.500
Denver Nuggets 24 12 12 0.500
Florida Panthers 12 6 6 0.500
Washington Capitals 67 33 34 0.493
Memphis Grizzlies 19 9 10 0.474
Washington Wizards 13 6 7 0.462
Vancouver Canucks 53 24 29 0.453
New York Islanders 25 10 15 0.400
Milwaukee Bucks 12 4 8 0.333
New York Knickerbockers 9 3 6 0.333
Tampa Bay Lightning 19 6 13 0.316
Phoenix Coyotes 23 7 16 0.304
Columbus Blue Jackets 5 1 4 0.200
Atlanta Thrashers 2 0 2 0.000
Charlotte Bobcats 4 0 4 0.000
Grand Total 1791 1058 733 0.591