When a team wins a playoff series, but loses one game in the series. A team is said to have "let" the other team win one game before sweeping them.
"5 Games. Book it. Gentleman's Sweep" -/u/Indianmirage
by CurryMustard May 5, 2014
When a sports team wins a playoff series in 5 games instead of a sweep. They let the other team win one game. Often the one loss is an away loss.
It was a gentleman’s sweep in the 2015 NBA Finals when the warriors beat the cavs 4-1.
by nsteff May 31, 2018