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839team playoff history summaries

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  • mikel_ind
    Apr 9, 2002
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      Just for fun (as usual), I have compiled franchise won-lost
      percentages for regular season and playoffs, and the ratio of playoff
      victories to regular-season wins.

      So this could be called a list of historic playoff overachieving
      teams. Records from 1950 onward are considered.

      Team Reg. Pla. PO/RS

      LA- .615 .595 .134
      Bos .609 .592 .109
      Chi .526 .581 .099
      Phl .543 .528 .088
      NY- .516 .520 .082
      Uta .544 .500 .077
      Hou .499 .508 .071
      SA- .564 .488 .069
      Sea .539 .493 .067
      Mil .547 .497 .066
      Phe .551 .473 .064
      Por .545 .478 .064
      Ind .489 .513 .060
      Det .478 .496 .059
      Atl .507 .435 .056
      Was .459 .416 .046
      Orl .505 .449 .046
      GS- .463 .450 .045
      Den .464 .398 .042
      Mia .482 .392 .040
      Dal .412 .431 .036
      Tor .396 .400 .033
      Cha .482 .410 .032
      Sac .457 .386 .027
      Cle .449 .380 .027
      LAC .353 .371 .015
      Min .377 .250 .014
      NJ- .397 .231 .011
      Mem .220 ---- .000

      The playoff winning percentage isn't what determines the 3rd column
      percentage. A 42-40 team that just makes the playoffs is likely to
      go 0-3 or 1-3, whereas a 40-42 team that just misses the playoffs
      goes 0-0.
      Some teams have a clear history of just making the playoffs and
      exiting quickly.

      The Lakers 13.4% (playoff wins/season wins) attests to their lack of
      playoff drought of more than a couple of years in the last 50+. Only
      5 teams have HALF that ratio.

      The Jazz missed the playoffs their first 9 seasons, and have made
      them the last 18 years.