7-Game Playoff Series Outcomes (Since 1984); 2-2-1-1-1 Format

H designates home games, and A away games; bolded H and A are played games; green indicates a win, red a loss.

HHAA/HAH describes a series in which a team played two home games and won them, then played two away games, losing both, and then had three potential games remaining according to the indicated home/away pattern.

The NBA moved to a 16-team playoff in 1984. In 2003, the first round was changed to best of 7. All series are scheduled as a 2-2-1-1-1 home/away pattern except for the Finals from 1985 to 2013, which were 2-3-2.

Team is up

Team is up Table
Record Games W-L
1-0All series295-94
1-0H/HAAHAH242-40
1-0A/AHHAHA53-54
2-0All series216-20
2-0HH/AAHAH195-16
2-0AA/HHAHA21-4
2-1All series220-65
2-1HHA/AHAH104-16
2-1HHA/AHAH31-5
2-1HHA/AHAH32-6
2-1AAH/HAHA8-4
2-1AAH/HAHA26-18
2-1AAH/HAHA19-16
3-0All series104-0
3-0HHA/AHAH91-0
3-0AAH/HAHA13-0
3-1All series164-9
3-1HHAA/HAH14-0
3-1HHAA/HAH18-1
3-1HHAA/HAH54-2
3-1HHAA/HAH33-0
3-1AAHH/AHA16-2
3-1AAHH/AHA20-4
3-1AAHH/AHA6-0
3-1AAHH/AHA3-0
3-2All series180-32
3-2HHAAH/AH3-0
3-2HHAAH/AH13-3
3-2HHAAH/AH18-2
3-2HHAAH/AH2-0
3-2HHAAH/AH12-1
3-2HHAAH/AH13-1
3-2HHAAH/AH4-1
3-2HHAAH/AH42-4
3-2HHAAH/AH10-2
3-2HHAAH/AH7-0
3-2AAHHA/HA10-8
3-2AAHHA/HA3-0
3-2AAHHA/HA2-2
3-2AAHHA/HA11-2
3-2AAHHA/HA4-0
3-2AAHHA/HA3-1
3-2AAHHA/HA16-4
3-2AAHHA/HA2-1
3-2AAHHA/HA4-0
3-2AAHHA/HA1-0

Team is tied

Team is tied Table
Record Games W-L
1-1All series153-153
1-1HH/AAHAH47-24
1-1HH/AAHAH50-32
1-1AA/HHAHA32-50
1-1AA/HHAHA24-47
2-2All series148-148
2-2HHAA/HAH50-14
2-2HHAA/HAH13-4
2-2HHAA/HAH14-3
2-2HHAA/HAH18-6
2-2HHAA/HAH14-6
2-2HHAA/HAH4-2
2-2AAHH/AHA2-4
2-2AAHH/AHA6-14
2-2AAHH/AHA6-18
2-2AAHH/AHA3-14
2-2AAHH/AHA4-13
2-2AAHH/AHA14-50
3-3All series88-88
3-3HHAAHA/H2-0
3-3HHAAHA/H3-2
3-3HHAAHA/H15-4
3-3HHAAHA/H8-0
3-3HHAAHA/H0-0
3-3HHAAHA/H8-2
3-3HHAAHA/H0-2
3-3HHAAHA/H2-0
3-3HHAAHA/H1-1
3-3HHAAHA/H0-0
3-3HHAAHA/H2-1
3-3HHAAHA/H4-1
3-3HHAAHA/H0-0
3-3HHAAHA/H6-3
3-3HHAAHA/H1-0
3-3HHAAHA/H4-2
3-3AAHHAH/A0-0
3-3AAHHAH/A0-0
3-3AAHHAH/A1-1
3-3AAHHAH/A0-2
3-3AAHHAH/A2-2
3-3AAHHAH/A1-2
3-3AAHHAH/A1-6
3-3AAHHAH/A0-8
3-3AAHHAH/A4-15
3-3AAHHAH/A0-2
3-3AAHHAH/A2-4
3-3AAHHAH/A0-1
3-3AAHHAH/A3-6
3-3AAHHAH/A0-0
3-3AAHHAH/A1-4
3-3AAHHAH/A1-2

Team is down

Team is down Table
Record Games W-L
0-1All series94-295
0-1H/HAAHAH54-53
0-1A/AHHAHA40-242
0-2All series20-216
0-2HH/AAHAH4-21
0-2AA/HHAHA16-195
1-2All series65-220
1-2HHA/AHAH4-8
1-2HHA/AHAH18-26
1-2HHA/AHAH16-19
1-2AAH/HAHA16-104
1-2AAH/HAHA5-31
1-2AAH/HAHA6-32
0-3All series0-104
0-3HHA/AHAH0-13
0-3AAH/HAHA0-91
1-3All series9-164
1-3HHAA/HAH2-16
1-3HHAA/HAH4-20
1-3HHAA/HAH0-6
1-3HHAA/HAH0-3
1-3AAHH/AHA0-14
1-3AAHH/AHA1-18
1-3AAHH/AHA2-54
1-3AAHH/AHA0-33
2-3All series32-180
2-3HHAAH/AH8-10
2-3HHAAH/AH0-3
2-3HHAAH/AH2-2
2-3HHAAH/AH2-11
2-3HHAAH/AH0-4
2-3HHAAH/AH1-3
2-3HHAAH/AH4-16
2-3HHAAH/AH1-2
2-3HHAAH/AH0-4
2-3HHAAH/AH0-1
2-3AAHHA/HA0-3
2-3AAHHA/HA3-13
2-3AAHHA/HA2-18
2-3AAHHA/HA0-2
2-3AAHHA/HA1-12
2-3AAHHA/HA1-13
2-3AAHHA/HA1-4
2-3AAHHA/HA4-42
2-3AAHHA/HA2-10
2-3AAHHA/HA0-7