1959 Boston Celtics vs. 1987 Los Angeles Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1958-59 Celtics and the 1986-87 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
1987 Lakers
in Western Conference
Season Record
1959 Celtics
52 - 20
1987 Lakers
65 - 17

Winning %
1959 Celtics
.722
1987 Lakers
.793

Longest Streaks
1959 Celtics
Winning Streak: 11
Losing Streak: 2
1987 Lakers
Winning Streak: 11
Losing Streak: 2
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1959 Celtics
1987 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1959 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1987 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1959 Celtics
8 - 3
1987 Lakers
15 - 3

Winning %
1959 Celtics
.727
1987 Lakers
.833

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1959 Celtics
1987 Lakers

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1959 Celtics
3 -
All-NBA 1st Team: Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, Bill Sharman
1987 Lakers
5 -
Season MVP: Magic Johnson
Finals MVP: Magic Johnson
Defensive Player: Michael Cooper
All-NBA 1st Team: Magic Johnson
All-Defensive 1st Team: Michael Cooper
NBA Leaders
1959 Celtics
2 -
Rebounds Leader: Bill Russell
Assists Leader: Bob Cousy
1987 Lakers
1 -
Assists Leader: Magic Johnson
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1959 Celtics
116.4
1987 Lakers
117.8

Rebounds
1959 Celtics
77.8
1987 Lakers
44.4

Assists
1959 Celtics
21.8
1987 Lakers
29.6

Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
8.9

Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
5.9

3-Pointers Made
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
2.0

Percentages

Field Goal %
1959 Celtics
.395
1987 Lakers
.516

3-Point %
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
.367

Free Throw %
1959 Celtics
.766
1987 Lakers
.789

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1959 Celtics
123.3
1987 Lakers
120.6

Rebounds
1959 Celtics
82.6
1987 Lakers
44.9

Assists
1959 Celtics
26.1
1987 Lakers
28.3

Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
7.9

Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
6.4

3-Pointers Made
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
2.4

Percentages

Field Goal %
1959 Celtics
.397
1987 Lakers
.522

3-Point %
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
.361

Free Throw %
1959 Celtics
.746
1987 Lakers
.785


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1959 Celtics
20.4 ppg
1987 Lakers
23.9 ppg
Rebounds
1959 Celtics
23.0 rpg
1987 Lakers
7.8 rpg
Assists
1959 Celtics
8.6 apg
1987 Lakers
12.2 apg
Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
1.7 spg
Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers

NBA Playoffs

Points
1959 Celtics
23.2 ppg
1987 Lakers
23.6 ppg
Rebounds
1959 Celtics
27.7 rpg
1987 Lakers
7.9 rpg
Assists
1959 Celtics
10.8 apg
1987 Lakers
12.2 apg
Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
1.7 spg
Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers

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