1959 Boston Celtics vs. 1955 Syracuse Nationals - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1958-59 Celtics and the 1954-55 Nationals, 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
1955 Nationals
in Eastern Division
Season Record
1959 Celtics
52 - 20
1955 Nationals
43 - 29

Winning %
1959 Celtics
.722
1955 Nationals
.597

Longest Streaks
1959 Celtics
Winning Streak: 11
Losing Streak: 2
1955 Nationals
Winning Streak: 7
Losing Streak: 4
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1959 Celtics
1955 Nationals

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1959 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1955 Nationals
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1959 Celtics
8 - 3
1955 Nationals
7 - 4

Winning %
1959 Celtics
.727
1955 Nationals
.636

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1959 Celtics
1955 Nationals

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1959 Celtics
3 -
All-NBA 1st Team: Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, Bill Sharman
1955 Nationals
2 -
All-NBA 1st Team: Dolph Schayes
All-NBA 2nd Team: Paul Seymour
NBA Leaders
1959 Celtics
2 -
Rebounds Leader: Bill Russell
Assists Leader: Bob Cousy
1955 Nationals
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1959 Celtics
116.4
1955 Nationals
91.1

Rebounds
1959 Celtics
77.8
1955 Nationals
54.6

Assists
1959 Celtics
21.8
1955 Nationals
24.7

Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1955 Nationals
-

n/a *
Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1955 Nationals
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1955 Nationals
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1959 Celtics
.395
1955 Nationals
.372

3-Point %
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1955 Nationals
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1959 Celtics
.766
1955 Nationals
.750

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1959 Celtics
123.3
1955 Nationals
97.2

Rebounds
1959 Celtics
82.6
1955 Nationals
55.5

Assists
1959 Celtics
26.1
1955 Nationals
25.6

Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1955 Nationals
-

n/a *
Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1955 Nationals
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1955 Nationals
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1959 Celtics
.397
1955 Nationals
.363

3-Point %
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1955 Nationals
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1959 Celtics
.746
1955 Nationals
.741


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1959 Celtics
20.4 ppg
1955 Nationals
18.5 ppg
Rebounds
1959 Celtics
23.0 rpg
1955 Nationals
12.3 rpg
Assists
1959 Celtics
8.6 apg
1955 Nationals
6.7 apg
Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1955 Nationals
-
n/a *
Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1955 Nationals
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1959 Celtics
23.2 ppg
1955 Nationals
19.0 ppg
Rebounds
1959 Celtics
27.7 rpg
1955 Nationals
12.8 rpg
Assists
1959 Celtics
10.8 apg
1955 Nationals
6.8 apg
Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1955 Nationals
-
n/a *
Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1955 Nationals
-
n/a *

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