1959 Boston Celtics vs. 1986 Boston Celtics - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1958-59 Celtics and the 1985-86 Celtics, 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
1986 Celtics
in Eastern Conference
Season Record
1959 Celtics
52 - 20
1986 Celtics
67 - 15

Winning %
1959 Celtics
.722
1986 Celtics
.817

Longest Streaks
1959 Celtics
Winning Streak: 11
Losing Streak: 2
1986 Celtics
Winning Streak: 14
Losing Streak: 2
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1959 Celtics
1986 Celtics

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1959 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1986 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1959 Celtics
8 - 3
1986 Celtics
15 - 3

Winning %
1959 Celtics
.727
1986 Celtics
.833

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1959 Celtics
1986 Celtics

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1959 Celtics
3 -
All-NBA 1st Team: Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, Bill Sharman
1986 Celtics
6 -
Season MVP: Larry Bird
Finals MVP: Larry Bird
6th Man of the Year: Bill Walton
All-NBA 1st Team: Larry Bird
All-Defensive 1st Team: Kevin McHale
All-Defensive 2nd Team: Dennis Johnson
NBA Leaders
1959 Celtics
2 -
Rebounds Leader: Bill Russell
Assists Leader: Bob Cousy
1986 Celtics
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1959 Celtics
116.4
1986 Celtics
114.1

Rebounds
1959 Celtics
77.8
1986 Celtics
46.4

Assists
1959 Celtics
21.8
1986 Celtics
29.1

Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1986 Celtics
7.8

Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1986 Celtics
6.2

3-Pointers Made
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1986 Celtics
1.7

Percentages

Field Goal %
1959 Celtics
.395
1986 Celtics
.508

3-Point %
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1986 Celtics
.351

Free Throw %
1959 Celtics
.766
1986 Celtics
.794

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1959 Celtics
123.3
1986 Celtics
114.4

Rebounds
1959 Celtics
82.6
1986 Celtics
45.2

Assists
1959 Celtics
26.1
1986 Celtics
28.6

Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1986 Celtics
9.0

Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1986 Celtics
6.1

3-Pointers Made
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1986 Celtics
2.5

Percentages

Field Goal %
1959 Celtics
.397
1986 Celtics
.507

3-Point %
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1986 Celtics
.391

Free Throw %
1959 Celtics
.746
1986 Celtics
.794


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1959 Celtics
20.4 ppg
1986 Celtics
25.8 ppg
Rebounds
1959 Celtics
23.0 rpg
1986 Celtics
9.8 rpg
Assists
1959 Celtics
8.6 apg
1986 Celtics
6.8 apg
Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1986 Celtics
2.0 spg
Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1986 Celtics
2.0 bpg

NBA Playoffs

Points
1959 Celtics
23.2 ppg
1986 Celtics
25.9 ppg
Rebounds
1959 Celtics
27.7 rpg
1986 Celtics
9.3 rpg
Assists
1959 Celtics
10.8 apg
1986 Celtics
8.2 apg
Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1986 Celtics
2.3 spg
Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1986 Celtics
2.4 bpg

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