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NBA Playoffs - Game 7 Facts

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Game 7 Quick Facts

-- The NBA has had 112 Game 7’s in playoff history

-- The home team is 90-23 (79%) in those games

-- The NBA Finals has featured 17 Game 7's and the road team has won just three (17.6%) of those finales.

-- Ten of the last 12 Game 7 outcomes have been decided by double digits

-- The 2013 postseason has featured two Game 7. Chicago defeated Brooklyn 99-93 on the road in the first round and Miami knocked off Indiana 99-76 in the Eastern Conference Finals.
All-Time Game 7 Road Winners
Year Road Team Home Team Round
2013 Chicago 99 Brooklyn 93 First round
2012 L.A. Clippers 82 Memphis 72 First round
2008 Orlando 101 Boston 82 Conference semifinals
2007 San Antonio 91 New Orleans 82 Conference semifinals
2007 Utah 103 Houston 99 First round
2006 *Dallas 119 San Antonio 111 Conference semifinals
2005 Detroit 88 Miami 82 Conference finals
2005 Indiana 97 Boston 70 First round
2002 *L.A. Lakers 112 Sacramento 106 Conference finals
2000 New York 83 Miami 82 Conference semifinals
1995 Indiana 97 New York 95 Conference semifinals
1995 Houston 115 Phoenix 114 Conference semifinals
1982 Philadelphia 120 Boston 106 Conference finals
1981 Kansas City 95 Phoenix 88 Conference semifinals
1981 Houston 105 San Antonio 100 Conference semifinals
1978 Washington 105 Seattle 99 NBA Finals
1976 Phoenix 94 Golden State 86 Conference finals
1974 Boston 102 Milwaukee 87 NBA Finals
1973 New York 94 Boston 78 Conference finals
1971 Baltimore 93 New York 91 Conference finals
1969 Boston 108 L.A. Lakers 106 NBA Finals
1968 Boston 100 Philadelphia 96 Division finals
1948 Philadelphia 85 St Louis 46 Semifinals
(*) Asterisk denotes overtime
Game 7 Notes - Miami vs. San Antonio

-- San Antonio has gone 3-4 in Game 7's. However, the team is 2-1 under head coach Gregg Popovich, the one loss coming in overtime.

-- The last Game 7 for the Spurs came in 2008, when they beat the Hornets 91-82 in the Western Conference semifinals.

-- Miami has gone 4-3 in Game 7's, the last instance coming in this year's Eastern Conference Finals (see above).

-- Two of the three losses for the Heat in Game 7 have come at American Airlines Arena. In the 2005 conference finals to the Pistons (88-82) and in the 2001 conference semifinals to the Knicks (83-82).
 

San Antonio Game 7 History

1979 Western Conference Semifinals
San Antonio Spurs 111 vs. Philadelphia 76ers 108

1979 Western Conference Finals
Washington Bullets 107 vs. San Antonio Spurs 105

1981 Western Conference Semifinals
Houston Rockets 105 at San Antonio Spurs 100

1990 Western Conference Semifinals
Portland Trail Blazers 108 vs. San Antonio Spurs 105 (OT)

2005 NBA Finals
San Antonio Spurs 81 vs. Detroit Pistons 74

2006 Western Conference Semifinals
Dallas Mavericks 119 at San Antonio Spurs 111 (OT)

2008 Western Conference Semifinals
San Antonio Spurs 91 at New Orleans Hornets 82

Miami Game 7 History

1997 Eastern Conference Semifinals
Miami Heat 101 vs. New York Knicks 90

2000 Eastern Conference Semifinals
New York Knicks 83 at Miami Heat 82

2004 First Round
Miami Heat 85 vs. New Orleans Hornets 77

2005 Eastern Conference Finals
Detroit Pistons 88 at Miami Heat 82

2009 First Round
Atlanta Hawks 91 vs. Miami Heat 78

2012 Eastern Conference Finals
Miami Heat 101 vs. Boston Celtics 88

2013 Eastern Conference Finals
Miami Heat 99 vs. Indiana Pacers 76

  
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