1959 Boston Celtics vs. 1988 Los Angeles Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1958-59 Celtics and the 1987-88 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
1988 Lakers
in Western Conference
Season Record
1959 Celtics
52 - 20
1988 Lakers
62 - 20

Winning %
1959 Celtics
.722
1988 Lakers
.756

Longest Streaks
1959 Celtics
Winning Streak: 11
Losing Streak: 2
1988 Lakers
Winning Streak: 15
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1959 Celtics
1988 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1959 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1988 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1959 Celtics
8 - 3
1988 Lakers
15 - 9

Winning %
1959 Celtics
.727
1988 Lakers
.625

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1959 Celtics
1988 Lakers

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1959 Celtics
3 -
All-NBA 1st Team: Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, Bill Sharman
1988 Lakers
3 -
Finals MVP: James Worthy
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
1988 Lakers
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1959 Celtics
116.4
1988 Lakers
112.8

Rebounds
1959 Celtics
77.8
1988 Lakers
43.5

Assists
1959 Celtics
21.8
1988 Lakers
28.6

Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1988 Lakers
8.2

Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1988 Lakers
4.9

3-Pointers Made
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1988 Lakers
1.7

Percentages

Field Goal %
1959 Celtics
.395
1988 Lakers
.505

3-Point %
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1988 Lakers
.297

Free Throw %
1959 Celtics
.766
1988 Lakers
.789

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1959 Celtics
123.3
1988 Lakers
105.6

Rebounds
1959 Celtics
82.6
1988 Lakers
40.5

Assists
1959 Celtics
26.1
1988 Lakers
25.9

Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1988 Lakers
7.2

Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1988 Lakers
4.7

3-Pointers Made
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1988 Lakers
2.4

Percentages

Field Goal %
1959 Celtics
.397
1988 Lakers
.499

3-Point %
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1988 Lakers
.393

Free Throw %
1959 Celtics
.746
1988 Lakers
.779


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1959 Celtics
20.4 ppg
1988 Lakers
21.7 ppg
Rebounds
1959 Celtics
23.0 rpg
1988 Lakers
8.7 rpg
Assists
1959 Celtics
8.6 apg
1988 Lakers
11.9 apg
Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1988 Lakers
1.9 spg
Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1988 Lakers

NBA Playoffs

Points
1959 Celtics
23.2 ppg
1988 Lakers
21.1 ppg
Rebounds
1959 Celtics
27.7 rpg
1988 Lakers
7.3 rpg
Assists
1959 Celtics
10.8 apg
1988 Lakers
12.6 apg
Steals
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1988 Lakers
1.4 spg
Blocks
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
1988 Lakers

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