1961 Boston Celtics vs. 1952 Minneapolis Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1960-61 Celtics and the 1951-52 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
1961 Celtics
in Eastern Division
1952 Lakers
in Western Division
Season Record
1961 Celtics
57 - 22
1952 Lakers
40 - 26

Winning %
1961 Celtics
.722
1952 Lakers
.606

Longest Streaks
1961 Celtics
Winning Streak: 9
Losing Streak: 3
1952 Lakers
Winning Streak: 8
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1961 Celtics
1952 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1961 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1952 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1961 Celtics
8 - 2
1952 Lakers
9 - 4

Winning %
1961 Celtics
.800
1952 Lakers
.692

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1961 Celtics
1952 Lakers

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1961 Celtics
4 -
Season MVP: Bill Russell
All-NBA 1st Team: Bob Cousy
All-NBA 2nd Team: Tom Heinsohn, Bill Russell
1952 Lakers
3 -
All-NBA 1st Team: George Mikan
All-NBA 2nd Team: Vern Mikkelsen, Jim Pollard
NBA Leaders
1961 Celtics
-
none
1952 Lakers
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1961 Celtics
119.7
1952 Lakers
85.6

Rebounds
1961 Celtics
77.6
1952 Lakers
53.7

Assists
1961 Celtics
23.7
1952 Lakers
21.0

Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1952 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1952 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1952 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1961 Celtics
.398
1952 Lakers
.367

3-Point %
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1952 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1961 Celtics
.735
1952 Lakers
.748

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1961 Celtics
120.7
1952 Lakers
82.3

Rebounds
1961 Celtics
82.1
1952 Lakers
45.9

Assists
1961 Celtics
24.7
1952 Lakers
18.5

Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1952 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1952 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1952 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1961 Celtics
.413
1952 Lakers
.403

3-Point %
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1952 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1961 Celtics
.723
1952 Lakers
.742


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1961 Celtics
21.3 ppg
1952 Lakers
23.8 ppg
Rebounds
1961 Celtics
23.9 rpg
1952 Lakers
13.5 rpg
Assists
1961 Celtics
7.7 apg
1952 Lakers
3.8 apg
Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1952 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1952 Lakers
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1961 Celtics
19.7 ppg
1952 Lakers
23.6 ppg
Rebounds
1961 Celtics
29.9 rpg
1952 Lakers
15.9 rpg
Assists
1961 Celtics
9.1 apg
1952 Lakers
4.3 apg
Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1952 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1952 Lakers
-
n/a *

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