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A Brief History of Game 7's
“If you don’t feel pressure in a Game 7, you’re probably not human.” – Steve Kerr
- Sunday’s matchup will be the 19th Game 7 in NBA Finals history, and first since 2013 when Miami beat San Antonio for the title.
- This will be the first Finals Game 7 in Warriors’ franchise history. Golden State possesses a 4-4 record all-time in Game 7’s, including a 3-1 mark at home, most recently defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals.
- Historically, home teams are 101-24 in Game 7’s, and 15-3 in Game 7’s of the NBA Finals.
- A road team hasn’t won Game 7 of the NBA Finals since 1978.
- Teams with the reigning league MVP have won 18-straight Game 7’s.
- Stephen Curry will be the eighth reigning MVP to play in Game 7 of the NBA Finals that season; the previous seven were 6-1 in those games.
- The Cavaliers are looking to become the first team in NBA history to overcome a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals; historically, teams are 0-32 all-time when trailing 3-1 in the NBA Finals.
- Highest scoring average all-time in Game 7’s (min 2 games):
- Stephen Curry, 34.5 ppg
- LeBron James, 34.4
- Michael Jordan, 33.7
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