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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 2013

series (all rounds) A W L Frc.
Golden State Warriors 6 6 0 1.000
Seattle Supersonics 3 3 0 1.000
Cleveland Cavaliers 13 11 2 0.846
Miami Heat 24 20 4 0.833
Oklahoma City Thunder 11 9 2 0.818
Sacramento Kings 11 9 2 0.818
San Antonio Spurs 30 24 6 0.800
Atlanta Hawks 20 16 4 0.800
Los Angeles Clippers 9 7 2 0.778
Quebec Nordiques 9 7 2 0.778
Los Angeles Lakers 28 21 7 0.750
Detroit Pistons 20 15 5 0.750
Chicago Bulls 22 16 6 0.727
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 27 18 9 0.667
Utah Jazz 15 10 5 0.667
Minnesota Timberwolves 6 4 2 0.667
Philadelphia Flyers 58 38 20 0.655
Detroit Red Wings 71 46 25 0.648
New Orleans Hornets 14 9 5 0.643
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 11 7 4 0.636
Indiana Pacers 19 12 7 0.632
Colorado Avalanche 37 23 14 0.622
Orlando Magic 18 11 7 0.611
Buffalo Sabres 46 28 18 0.609
New Jersey Devils 61 37 24 0.607
St. Louis Blues 61 37 24 0.607
Dallas Stars 33 20 13 0.606
New York Rangers 43 26 17 0.605
Toronto Raptors 5 3 2 0.600
Chicago Blackhawks 48 28 20 0.583
Portland Trailblazers 12 7 5 0.583
Montreal Canadiens 55 32 23 0.582
Pittsburgh Penguins 55 32 23 0.582
San Jose Sharks 45 26 19 0.578
Anaheim Ducks 16 9 7 0.563
Philadelphia 76ers 16 9 7 0.563
Houston Rockets 18 10 8 0.556
Edmonton Oilers 38 21 17 0.553
Minnesota North Stars 11 6 5 0.545
Los Angeles Kings 41 22 19 0.537
Carolina Hurricanes 15 8 7 0.533
Hartford Whalers 17 9 8 0.529
Winnipeg Jets 17 9 8 0.529
Nashville Predators 21 11 10 0.524
Ottawa Senators 37 19 18 0.514
Boston Bruins 65 33 32 0.508
Calgary Flames 46 23 23 0.500
Denver Nuggets 24 12 12 0.500
Memphis Grizzlies 16 8 8 0.500
Florida Panthers 12 6 6 0.500
Brooklyn Nets 4 2 2 0.500
Washington Capitals 67 33 34 0.493
Washington Wizards 11 5 6 0.455
Vancouver Canucks 53 24 29 0.453
New York Islanders 25 10 15 0.400
Minnesota Wild 10 4 6 0.400
Tampa Bay Lightning 17 6 11 0.353
Milwaukee Bucks 12 4 8 0.333
New York Knickerbockers 9 3 6 0.333
Phoenix Coyotes 23 7 16 0.304
Atlanta Thrashers 2 0 2 0.000
Charlotte Bobcats 2 0 2 0.000
Columbus Blue Jackets 2 0 2 0.000
Grand Total 1693 1000 693 0.591