1959 Boston Celtics vs. 1982 Los Angeles Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1958-59 Celtics and the 1981-82 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
1982 Lakers
in Western Conference
Season Record
1959 Celtics
52 - 20
1982 Lakers
57 - 25

Winning %
1959 Celtics
.722
1982 Lakers
.695

Longest Streaks
1959 Celtics
Winning Streak: 11
Losing Streak: 2
1982 Lakers
Winning Streak: 9
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1959 Celtics
1982 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1959 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1982 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1959 Celtics
8 - 3
1982 Lakers
12 - 2

Winning %
1959 Celtics
.727
1982 Lakers
.857

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1959 Celtics
1982 Lakers

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1959 Celtics
3 -
All-NBA 1st Team: Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, Bill Sharman
1982 Lakers
3 -
Finals MVP: Magic Johnson
All-NBA 2nd Team: Magic Johnson
All-Defensive 1st Team: Michael Cooper
NBA Leaders
1959 Celtics
2 -
Rebounds Leader: Bill Russell
Assists Leader: Bob Cousy
1982 Lakers
1 -
Steals Leader: Magic Johnson
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1959 Celtics
116.4
1982 Lakers
114.6

Rebounds
1959 Celtics
77.8
1982 Lakers
45.9

Assists
1959 Celtics
21.8
1982 Lakers
28.7

Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1982 Lakers
10.3

Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1982 Lakers
6.3

3-Pointers Made
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1982 Lakers
0.2

Percentages

Field Goal %
1959 Celtics
.395
1982 Lakers
.517

3-Point %
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1982 Lakers
.138

Free Throw %
1959 Celtics
.766
1982 Lakers
.717

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1959 Celtics
123.3
1982 Lakers
115.4

Rebounds
1959 Celtics
82.6
1982 Lakers
47.9

Assists
1959 Celtics
26.1
1982 Lakers
31.4

Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1982 Lakers
10.0

Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1982 Lakers
7.4

3-Pointers Made
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1982 Lakers
0.1

Percentages

Field Goal %
1959 Celtics
.397
1982 Lakers
.517

3-Point %
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1982 Lakers
.167

Free Throw %
1959 Celtics
.746
1982 Lakers
.723


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1959 Celtics
20.4 ppg
1982 Lakers
Rebounds
1959 Celtics
23.0 rpg
1982 Lakers
9.6 rpg
Assists
1959 Celtics
8.6 apg
1982 Lakers
9.5 apg
Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1982 Lakers
2.7 spg
Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1982 Lakers

NBA Playoffs

Points
1959 Celtics
23.2 ppg
1982 Lakers
20.4 ppg
Rebounds
1959 Celtics
27.7 rpg
1982 Lakers
11.3 rpg
Assists
1959 Celtics
10.8 apg
1982 Lakers
9.3 apg
Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1982 Lakers
2.9 spg
Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1982 Lakers

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