1959 Boston Celtics vs. 1954 Minneapolis Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1958-59 Celtics and the 1953-54 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
1959 Celtics
in Eastern Division
1954 Lakers
in Western Division
Season Record
1959 Celtics
52 - 20
1954 Lakers
46 - 26

Winning %
1959 Celtics
.722
1954 Lakers
.639

Longest Streaks
1959 Celtics
Winning Streak: 11
Losing Streak: 2
1954 Lakers
Winning Streak: 11
Losing Streak: 4
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1959 Celtics
1954 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1959 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1954 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1959 Celtics
8 - 3
1954 Lakers
9 - 4

Winning %
1959 Celtics
.727
1954 Lakers
.692

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1959 Celtics
1954 Lakers

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1959 Celtics
3 -
All-NBA 1st Team: Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, Bill Sharman
1954 Lakers
2 -
All-NBA 1st Team: George Mikan
All-NBA 2nd Team: Jim Pollard
NBA Leaders
1959 Celtics
2 -
Rebounds Leader: Bill Russell
Assists Leader: Bob Cousy
1954 Lakers
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1959 Celtics
116.4
1954 Lakers
81.7

Rebounds
1959 Celtics
77.8
1954 Lakers
52.1

Assists
1959 Celtics
21.8
1954 Lakers
18.4

Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1959 Celtics
.395
1954 Lakers
.376

3-Point %
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1959 Celtics
.766
1954 Lakers
.731

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1959 Celtics
123.3
1954 Lakers
80.3

Rebounds
1959 Celtics
82.6
1954 Lakers
49.8

Assists
1959 Celtics
26.1
1954 Lakers
15.6

Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1959 Celtics
.397
1954 Lakers
.400

3-Point %
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1959 Celtics
.746
1954 Lakers
.722


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1959 Celtics
20.4 ppg
1954 Lakers
18.1 ppg
Rebounds
1959 Celtics
23.0 rpg
1954 Lakers
14.3 rpg
Assists
1959 Celtics
8.6 apg
1954 Lakers
3.7 apg
Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1959 Celtics
23.2 ppg
1954 Lakers
19.4 ppg
Rebounds
1959 Celtics
27.7 rpg
1954 Lakers
13.2 rpg
Assists
1959 Celtics
10.8 apg
1954 Lakers
4.6 apg
Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-
n/a *

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