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Breakdown of Game 7s in NBA playoff history

By NBA.com staff reports
Posted Jun 11 2012 6:29AM

Saturday's Game 7 between the Celtics and Heat in the East finals marked the 111th time an NBA playoff series has gone to a Game 7. Here's a look back at every Game 7 in league history:

H W = Home team won
A W = Away team won
<= 6 = Score diff. of 6 points or less
WG6? = Winner of Game 7 also won Game 6

Game 7s in NBA history
Year Round Home H Pts Away A Pts Diff. Tot pts H W A W <=6 OT WG6?
2012 First round L.A. Lakers 96 Denver 87 9 183 1 0 0 0 0
2012 First round Memphis 72 L.A. Clippers 82 -10 154 0 1 0 0 0
2012 Conf. semis Boston 85 Philadelphia 75 10 160 1 0 0 0 0
2012 Conf. finals Miami 101 Boston 88 13 189 1 0 0 0 1
2011 Conf. semis Oklahoma City 105 Memphis 90 15 195 1 0 0 0 0
2010 First round Atlanta 95 Milwaukee 74 21 169 1 0 0 0 1
2010 Finals L.A. Lakers 83 Boston 79 4 162 1 0 1 0 1
2009 First round Boston 109 Chicago 99 10 208 1 0 0 0 0
2009 First round Atlanta 91 Miami 78 13 169 1 0 0 0 0
2009 Conf. semis L.A. Lakers 89 Houston 70 19 159 1 0 0 0 0
2009 Conf. semis Boston 82 Orlando 101 -19 183 0 1 0 0 1
2008 First round Boston 99 Atlanta 65 34 164 1 0 0 0 0
2008 Conf. semis Boston 97 Cleveland 92 5 189 1 0 1 0 0
2008 Conf. semis New Orleans 82 San Antonio 91 -9 173 0 1 0 0 1
2007 First round Houston 99 Utah 103 -4 202 0 1 1 0 1
2006 First round Phoenix 121 L.A. Lakers 90 31 211 1 0 0 0 1
2006 Conf. semis Detroit 79 Cleveland 61 18 140 1 0 0 0 1
2006 Conf. semis San Antonio 111 Dallas 119 -8 230 0 1 0 1 0
2006 Conf. semis Phoenix 127 L.A. Clippers 107 20 234 1 0 0 0 0
2005 First round Dallas 116 Houston 76 40 192 1 0 0 0 0
2005 First round Boston 70 Indiana 97 -27 167 0 1 0 0 0
2005 Conf. finals Miami 82 Detroit 88 -6 170 0 1 1 0 1
2005 Finals San Antonio 81 Detroit 74 7 155 1 0 0 0 0
2004 First round Miami 85 New Orleans 77 8 162 1 0 0 0 0
2004 Conf. semis Detroit 90 New Jersey 69 21 159 1 0 0 0 1
2004 Conf. semis Minnesota 83 Sacramento 80 3 163 1 0 1 0 0
2003 First round Detroit 108 Orlando 93 15 201 1 0 0 0 1
2003 First round Dallas 107 Portland 95 12 202 1 0 0 0 0
2003 Conf. semis Dallas 112 Sacramento 99 13 211 1 0 0 0 0
2002 Conf. finals Sacramento 106 L.A. Lakers 112 -6 218 0 1 1 1 1
2001 Conf. semis Milwaukee 104 Charlotte 95 9 199 1 0 0 0 1
2001 Conf. semis Philadelphia 88 Toronto 87 1 175 1 0 1 0 0
2001 Conf. finals Philadelphia 108 Milwaukee 91 17 199 1 0 0 0 0
2000 Conf. semis Miami 82 New York 83 -1 165 0 1 1 0 1
2000 Conf. finals L.A. Lakers 89 Portland 84 5 173 1 0 1 0 0
1998 Conf. finals Chicago 88 Indiana 83 5 171 1 0 1 0 0
1997 Conf. semis Miami 101 New York 90 11 191 1 0 0 0 1
1997 Conf. semis Houston 96 Seattle 91 5 187 1 0 1 0 0
1996 Conf. finals Seattle 90 Utah 86 4 176 1 0 1 0 0
1995 Conf. semis Phoenix 114 Houston 115 -1 229 0 1 1 0 1
1995 Conf. semis New York 95 Indiana 97 -2 192 0 1 1 0 0
1995 Conf. finals Orlando 105 Indiana 81 24 186 1 0 0 0 0
1994 Conf. semis New York 87 Chicago 77 10 164 1 0 0 0 0
1994 Conf. semis Utah 91 Denver 81 10 172 1 0 0 0 0
1994 Conf. semis Houston 104 Phoenix 94 10 198 1 0 0 0 0
1994 Conf. finals New York 94 Indiana 90 4 184 1 0 1 0 1
1994 Finals Houston 90 New York 84 6 174 1 0 1 0 1
1993 Conf. semis Seattle 103 Houston 100 3 203 1 0 1 1 0
1993 Conf. finals Phoenix 123 Seattle 110 13 233 1 0 0 0 0
1992 Conf. semis Cleveland 122 Boston 104 18 226 1 0 0 0 0
1992 Conf. semis Chicago 110 New York 81 29 191 1 0 0 0 0
1990 Conf. semis Portland 108 San Antonio 105 3 213 1 0 1 1 0
1990 Conf. finals Detroit 93 Chicago 74 19 167 1 0 0 0 0
1988 Conf. semis Boston 118 Atlanta 116 2 234 1 0 1 0 1
1988 Conf. semis L.A. Lakers 109 Utah 98 11 207 1 0 0 0 0
1988 Conf. finals L.A. Lakers 117 Dallas 102 15 219 1 0 0 0 0
1988 Finals L.A. Lakers 108 Detroit 105 3 213 1 0 1 0 1
1987 Conf. semis Boston 119 Milwaukee 113 6 232 1 0 1 0 0
1987 Conf. finals Boston 117 Detroit 114 3 231 1 0 1 0 0
1986 Conf. semis Milwaukee 113 Philadelphia 112 1 225 1 0 1 0 0
1984 Conf. semis Boston 121 New York 104 17 225 1 0 0 0 0
1984 Finals Boston 111 L.A. Lakers 102 9 213 1 0 0 0 0
1982 Conf. finals Boston 106 Philadelphia 120 -14 226 0 1 0 0 0
1981 Conf. semis San Antonio 100 Houston 105 -5 205 0 1 1 0 0
1981 Conf. semis Phoenix 88 Kansas City 95 -7 183 0 1 0 0 0
1981 Conf. semis Philadelphia 99 Milwaukee 98 1 197 1 0 1 0 0
1981 Conf. finals Boston 91 Philadelphia 90 1 181 1 0 1 0 1
1980 Conf. semis Seattle 98 Milwaukee 94 4 192 1 0 1 0 1
1979 Conf. semis Washington 100 Atlanta 94 6 194 1 0 1 0 0
1979 Conf. semis San Antonio 111 Philadelphia 108 3 219 1 0 1 0 0
1979 Conf. finals Seattle 114 Phoenix 110 4 224 1 0 1 0 1
1979 Conf. finals Washington 107 San Antonio 105 2 212 1 0 1 0 1
1978 Conf. semis Denver 116 Milwaukee 110 6 226 1 0 1 0 0
1978 Finals Seattle 99 Washington 105 -6 204 0 1 1 0 1
1977 Conf. semis Philadelphia 83 Boston 77 6 160 1 0 1 0 0
1977 Conf. semis L.A. Lakers 97 Golden State 84 13 181 1 0 0 0 0
1976 Conf. semis Cleveland 87 Washington 85 2 172 1 0 1 0 0
1976 Conf. finals Golden State 86 Phoenix 94 -8 180 0 1 0 0 1
1975 Conf. semis Washington 115 Buffalo 96 19 211 1 0 0 0 0
1975 Conf. finals Golden State 83 Chicago 79 4 162 1 0 1 0 1
1974 Conf. semis New York 91 Capital 81 10 172 1 0 0 0 0
1974 Conf. semis Chicago 96 Detroit 94 2 190 1 0 1 0 0
1974 Finals Milwaukee 87 Boston 102 -15 189 0 1 0 0 0
1973 Conf. semis L.A. Lakers 95 Chicago 92 3 187 1 0 1 0 0
1973 Conf. finals Boston 78 New York 94 -16 172 0 1 0 0 0
1971 Conf. semis L.A. Lakers 109 Chicago 98 11 207 1 0 0 0 0
1971 Conf. semis Baltimore 128 Philadelphia 120 8 248 1 0 0 0 0
1971 Conf. finals New York 91 Baltimore 93 -2 184 0 1 1 0 1
1970 Div. semis New York 127 Baltimore 114 13 241 1 0 0 0 0
1970 Div. semis L.A. Lakers 129 Phoenix 94 35 223 1 0 0 0 1
1970 Finals New York 113 L.A. Lakers 99 14 212 1 0 0 0 0
1969 Finals L.A. Lakers 106 Boston 108 -2 214 0 1 1 0 1
1968 Div. finals Philadelphia 96 Boston 100 -4 196 0 1 1 0 1
1966 Div. finals L.A. Lakers 130 St. Louis 121 9 251 1 0 0 0 0
1966 Finals Boston 95 L.A. Lakers 93 2 188 1 0 1 0 0
1965 Div. finals Boston 110 Philadelphia 109 1 219 1 0 1 0 0
1964 Div. finals San Francisco 105 St. Louis 95 10 200 1 0 0 0 0
1963 Div. finals Boston 142 Cincinnati 131 11 273 1 0 0 0 0
1963 Div. finals L.A. Lakers 115 St. Louis 100 15 215 1 0 0 0 0
1962 Div. finals Boston 109 Philadelphia W 107 2 216 1 0 1 0 0
1962 Finals Boston 110 L.A. Lakers 107 3 217 1 0 1 1 1
1961 Div. finals St. Louis 105 L.A. Lakers 103 2 208 1 0 1 0 1
1960 Div. finals St. Louis 97 Minneapolis 86 11 183 1 0 0 0 1
1960 Finals Boston 122 St. Louis 103 19 225 1 0 0 0 0
1959 Div. finals Boston 130 Syracuse 125 5 255 1 0 1 0 0
1957 Finals Boston 125 St. Louis 123 2 248 1 0 1 2 0
1955 Finals Syracuse 92 Fort Wayne 91 1 183 1 0 1 0 1
1954 Finals Minneapolis 87 Syracuse 80 7 167 1 0 0 0 0
1952 Finals Minneapolis 82 New York 65 17 147 1 0 0 0 0
1951 Finals Rochester 79 New York 75 4 154 1 0 1 0 0
1948 Div. finals St. Louis B 46 Philadelphia W 85 -39 131 0 1 0 0 1
Totals - - 100.8 - 94.6 6.2 195.4 88 22 50 6 35
H W = Home team won
A W = Away team won
<= 6 = Score diff. of 6 points or less
NR W = Winner won the next round
NR L = Winner lost the next round
WG6? = Winner of Game 7 also won Game 6
Rds won = Total rounds won by winner (for first round Game 7s only)
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