Stats of Playoff Series with a 3-1 Lead

Statistics about how many times the team with a 3-1 lead won the series and how many teams recovered from a 1-3 deficit. Details by playoff round and games played.

A total of 265 playoff series had at some point a status of 3-1. Here you have the details.

Summary

Series status: 3-1
How many teams won their series after having a
3-1 lead?
252
95.1%
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How many teams recovered from a
1-3 deficit?
13
4.9%
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Details by Playoff Round

Team with
3-1
lead won series
Team with
1-3
deficit won series
Total Series
NBA Finals
35
(97.2%)
1
(2.8%)
36
NBA Conference Finals
41
(93.2%)
3
(6.8%)
44
NBA Conference Semifinals
90
(95.7%)
4
(4.3%)
94
NBA Conference First Round
68
(95.8%)
3
(4.2%)
71
NBA Division Finals
(1949 to 1970)
12
(92.3%)
1
(7.7%)
13
NBA Division Semifinals
(1949 to 1970)
5
(83.3%)
1
(16.7%)
6
NBA Quarterfinals
(1947 to 1948)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
0
NBA Semifinals
(1947 to 1948)
1
(100.0%)
0
(0.0%)
1
Total Series:
252
13
265

Details by Total Games Played
Team with
3-1
lead won series
Team with
1-3
deficit won series
Total Series
Best of 7 series...
finished in 5 games
(final result 4-1)
159
(100.0%)
- *
159
finished in 6 games
(final result 4-2)
72
(100.0%)
- *
72
finished in 7 games
(final result 4-3)
21
(61.8%)
13
(38.2%)
34
Total Series:
252
13
265

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