1959 Boston Celtics vs. 1985 Los Angeles Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1958-59 Celtics and the 1984-85 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
1985 Lakers
in Western Conference
Season Record
1959 Celtics
52 - 20
1985 Lakers
62 - 20

Winning %
1959 Celtics
.722
1985 Lakers
.756

Longest Streaks
1959 Celtics
Winning Streak: 11
Losing Streak: 2
1985 Lakers
Winning Streak: 10
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1959 Celtics
1985 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1959 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1985 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1959 Celtics
8 - 3
1985 Lakers
15 - 4

Winning %
1959 Celtics
.727
1985 Lakers
.789

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1959 Celtics
1985 Lakers

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1959 Celtics
3 -
All-NBA 1st Team: Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, Bill Sharman
1985 Lakers
4 -
Finals MVP: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
All-NBA 1st Team: Magic Johnson
All-NBA 2nd Team: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
All-Defensive 1st Team: Michael Cooper
NBA Leaders
1959 Celtics
2 -
Rebounds Leader: Bill Russell
Assists Leader: Bob Cousy
1985 Lakers
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1959 Celtics
116.4
1985 Lakers
118.2

Rebounds
1959 Celtics
77.8
1985 Lakers
44.1

Assists
1959 Celtics
21.8
1985 Lakers
31.4

Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1985 Lakers
8.5

Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1985 Lakers
5.9

3-Pointers Made
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1985 Lakers
1.1

Percentages

Field Goal %
1959 Celtics
.395
1985 Lakers
.545

3-Point %
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1985 Lakers
.305

Free Throw %
1959 Celtics
.766
1985 Lakers
.763

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1959 Celtics
123.3
1985 Lakers
126.3

Rebounds
1959 Celtics
82.6
1985 Lakers
46.1

Assists
1959 Celtics
26.1
1985 Lakers
33.7

Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1985 Lakers
9.4

Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1985 Lakers
6.3

3-Pointers Made
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1985 Lakers
1.5

Percentages

Field Goal %
1959 Celtics
.397
1985 Lakers
.543

3-Point %
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1985 Lakers
.372

Free Throw %
1959 Celtics
.746
1985 Lakers
.755


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1959 Celtics
20.4 ppg
1985 Lakers
Rebounds
1959 Celtics
23.0 rpg
1985 Lakers
Assists
1959 Celtics
8.6 apg
1985 Lakers
12.6 apg
Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1985 Lakers
1.5 spg
Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1985 Lakers

NBA Playoffs

Points
1959 Celtics
23.2 ppg
1985 Lakers
Rebounds
1959 Celtics
27.7 rpg
1985 Lakers
Assists
1959 Celtics
10.8 apg
1985 Lakers
15.2 apg
Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1985 Lakers
2.2 spg
Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1985 Lakers

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