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Playoffs 2019

NBA Playoffs 2019: Game 7 fast facts and history for Denver Nuggets, San Antonio Spurs

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Gary Harris guards DeMar DeRozan (NBA Getty Images)

The Denver Nuggets are set to host the San Antonio Spurs in the 133rd Game 7 in NBA history.

Seventh-seeded San Antonio looks to become the lowest seed to win a Game 7 in the first round - up until this point, teams seeded seventh or eighth are 0-9 all-time Game 7s of the opening round.

MORE: A complete history of first-round upsets

So who does history favour in Game 7? Check below for some fast facts and stats.

Game 7 Fast Facts

  • Home teams have an all-time record of 104-28 (.788) in Game 7
  • There were four Game 7s in 2018 and road teams were 2-2; each win came in the Conference Finals.
    • Eastern Conference First Round: No. 4 Cavaliers 105, No. 5 Pacers 101
    • Eastern Conference First Round: No. 2 Celtics 112, No. 7 Bucks 96
    • Eastern Conference Finals: No. 4 Cavaliers 87, No. 2 Celtics 79
    • Western Conference Finals: No. 2 Warriors 101, No. 1 Rockets 92
  • San Antonio has played in 10 Game 7's in franchise history and holds a record of 4-6.
  • In the Spurs most recent Game 7 (2015), they suffered a road loss to the Clippers in the game's final moments.
  • San Antonio's most recent Game 7 win came on April 26, 2014, when it defeated Dallas 119-96 in the Western Conference First Round.
  • The Spurs are 1-3 all-time in road Game 7's - their lone win came over the New Orleans Hornets in the 2008 Western Conference Semifinals as the No. 3 seed.
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  • Denver has played in three Game 7's in franchise history and holds a record of 1-2.
  • The Nuggets most recent Game 7 came in 2012, where they suffered a road loss to Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.
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  • Denver's lone Game 7 win came on May 3, 1978, when it defeated Milwaukee 116-110 in the Western Conference Semifinals.

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