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NBA Playoffs - Game 7 Facts



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Game 7 Quick Facts

-- The NBA has had 133 Game 7’s in playoff history

-- The home team is 105-28 (79%) in those games

The 2019 NBA playoffs has had one Game 7 so far and the home team was victorious.

Western Conference First Round - Denver (-6.5) 90 vs. San Antonio 86 (Under 207.5)

-- The 2018 NBA playoffs has had four Game 7's and road teams captured two wins.

Eastern Conference First Round - Cleveland (-5.5) 105 vs. Indiana 101 (Over 200.5)
Eastern Conference First Round - Boston (-4.5) 112 vs. Milwaukee 96 (Over 196)
Eastern Conference Finals - Cleveland (+2.5) 87 at Boston 79 (Under 197)
Western Conference Finals - Golden State (-6) 101 at Houston 92 (Under 208.5) 

-- The 2017 NBA playoffs only had two Game 7's and the results were split with the Jazz capturing a rare road victory. 

Western Conference First Round - Utah (+3.5) 104 at L.A. Clippers 91 (Over 190.5)
Eastern Conference Semifinals - Boston (-5) 115 vs. Washington 105 (Over 211)

-- The 2016 NBA playoffs had five Game 7's played and the home team won four games (3-2 ATS), two of the victories coming by double digits. 

Eastern Conference First Round - Miami (-6.5) 106 vs. Charlotte 73 (Under 190.5)
Eastern Conference First Round - Toronto (-6) 89 vs. Indiana 84 (Under 190)
Eastern Conference Semifinals - Toronto (-4.5) 116 vs. Miami 89 (Over 188.5)
Western Conference Finals - Golden State (-7) 96 vs. Oklahoma City 88 (Under 219)
NBA Finals - Cleveland (+5) 93 at Golden State 89 (Under 182)

-- The 2015 postseason featured two Game 7's. The home team went 2-0 with the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets capturing victories.

-- The 2014 postseason featured five Game 7's. The home team went 4-1 in those games and the lone visitor to win was Brooklyn, who defeated Toronto 104-103 in overtime.

Denver Game 7 Recent History

The Nuggets have only played in four Game 7's in franchise history. They've gone 2-2 in those games with the last matchup coming in the first round of this year's playoffs. Prior to that game, the last Game 7 for the Nuggets came in the 2012 playoffs. 

2018 First Round
Denver 90 San Antonio 86

2012 First Round
Denver 87 at L.A. Lakers 96 

Portland Game 7 Recent History

The Trail Blazers have played three Game 7's in franchise history and they've gone 1-2. Their last visit came in the 2003 postseason. 

2003 First Round
Portland 95 at Dallas 107

Toronto Game 7 Recent History

The Raptors have played in four Game 7's in franchise history and it owns a 2-2 record, but it has won its last two appearances, both coming at home. 

2016 First Round
Toronto 89 vs. Indiana 84

2016 Conference Semifinals
Toronto 116 vs. Miami 89

2014 First Round
Toronto 103 vs. Boston 104

Philadelphia Game 7 Recent History

The 76ers franchise has gone 6-9 in 15 Game 7 appearances. The last Game 7 for Philadelphia took place in the 2012 postseason. 

2012 Conference Semifinals
Philadelphia 75 Boston 85
All-Time Game 7 Road Winners
Year Road Team Home Team Round
2018 Golden State 101 Houston 92 Conference finals
2018 Cleveland 87 Boston 79 Conference finals
2017 Utah 104 L.A. Clippers 91 First round
2016 Cleveland 93 Golden State 89 NBA Finals
2014 Brooklyn 104 Toronto 103 First round
2013 Chicago 99 Brooklyn 93 First round
2012 L.A. Clippers 82 Memphis 72 First round
2009 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

  
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