1957 Boston Celtics vs. 1953 Minneapolis Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1956-57 Celtics and the 1952-53 Lakers, including both NBA teams stats, regular season and Playoffs wins, losses and performance, winning streaks and other data side by side.

Team Comparison

Summary

Regular Season

Standings
1957 Celtics
in Eastern Division
1953 Lakers
in Western Division
Season Record
1957 Celtics
44 - 28
1953 Lakers
48 - 22

Winning %
1957 Celtics
.611
1953 Lakers
.686

Longest Streaks
1957 Celtics
Winning Streak: 10
Losing Streak: 4
1953 Lakers
Winning Streak: 6
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1957 Celtics
1953 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1957 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1953 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1957 Celtics
7 - 3
1953 Lakers
9 - 3

Winning %
1957 Celtics
.700
1953 Lakers
.750

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1957 Celtics
1953 Lakers

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1957 Celtics
4 -
Season MVP: Bob Cousy
Rookie of the Year: Tom Heinsohn
All-NBA 1st Team: Bob Cousy, Bill Sharman
1953 Lakers
2 -
All-NBA 1st Team: George Mikan
All-NBA 2nd Team: Vern Mikkelsen
NBA Leaders
1957 Celtics
1 -
Assists Leader: Bob Cousy
1953 Lakers
1 -
Rebounds Leader: George Mikan
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1957 Celtics
105.5
1953 Lakers
85.3

Rebounds
1957 Celtics
68.9
1953 Lakers
48.7

Assists
1957 Celtics
20.3
1953 Lakers
19.3

Steals
1957 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1957 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1957 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1957 Celtics
.383
1953 Lakers
.390

3-Point %
1957 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1957 Celtics
.750
1953 Lakers
.739

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1957 Celtics
111.7
1953 Lakers
82.9

Rebounds
1957 Celtics
72.9
1953 Lakers
53.0

Assists
1957 Celtics
22.9
1953 Lakers
17.2

Steals
1957 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1957 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1957 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1957 Celtics
.369
1953 Lakers
.377

3-Point %
1957 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1957 Celtics
.715
1953 Lakers
.723


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1957 Celtics
21.1 ppg
1953 Lakers
20.6 ppg
Rebounds
1957 Celtics
19.6 rpg
1953 Lakers
14.4 rpg
Assists
1957 Celtics
7.5 apg
1953 Lakers
3.6 apg
Steals
1957 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1957 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1957 Celtics
22.9 ppg
1953 Lakers
19.8 ppg
Rebounds
1957 Celtics
24.4 rpg
1953 Lakers
15.4 rpg
Assists
1957 Celtics
9.3 apg
1953 Lakers
4.1 apg
Steals
1957 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1957 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *

Notes: * - Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74.
- Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80.