Stats of Playoff Series with a 1-0 Lead

Statistics about how many times the team with a 1-0 lead won the series and how many teams recovered from a 0-1 deficit. Details by playoff round and games played.

A total of 833 playoff series had at some point a status of 1-0. Here you have the details.

Summary

Series status: 1-0
How many teams won their series after having a
1-0 lead?
651
78.2%
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How many teams recovered from a
0-1 deficit?
182
21.8%
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Details by Playoff Round

Team with
1-0
lead won series
Team with
0-1
deficit won series
Total Series
NBA Finals
53
(70.7%)
22
(29.3%)
75
NBA Conference Finals
79
(77.5%)
23
(22.5%)
102
NBA Conference Semifinals
153
(75.0%)
51
(25.0%)
204
NBA Conference First Round
268
(79.8%)
68
(20.2%)
336
NBA Division Finals
(1949 to 1970)
37
(82.2%)
8
(17.8%)
45
NBA Division Semifinals
(1949 to 1970)
54
(87.1%)
8
(12.9%)
62
NBA Quarterfinals
(1947 to 1948)
3
(75.0%)
1
(25.0%)
4
NBA Semifinals
(1947 to 1948)
4
(80.0%)
1
(20.0%)
5
Total Series:
651
182
833

Details by Total Games Played
Team with
1-0
lead won series
Team with
0-1
deficit won series
Total Series
Best of 7 series...
finished in 4 games
(final result 4-0)
89
(100.0%)
- *
89
finished in 5 games
(final result 4-1)
133
(83.6%)
26
(16.4%)
159
finished in 6 games
(final result 4-2)
125
(68.3%)
58
(31.7%)
183
finished in 7 games
(final result 4-3)
86
(60.6%)
56
(39.4%)
142
Best of 5 series...
finished in 3 games
(final result 3-0)
54
(100.0%)
- *
54
finished in 4 games
(final result 3-1)
52
(81.3%)
12
(18.8%)
64
finished in 5 games
(final result 3-2)
43
(69.4%)
19
(30.6%)
62
Best of 3 series...
finished in 2 games
(final result 2-0)
38
(100.0%)
- *
38
finished in 3 games
(final result 2-1)
31
(73.8%)
11
(26.2%)
42
Total Series:
651
182
833

* not possible because here we are analyzing a situation where the losing team had already won more games