1961 Boston Celtics vs. 1954 Minneapolis Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1960-61 Celtics and the 1953-54 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
1954 Lakers
in Western Division
Season Record
1961 Celtics
57 - 22
1954 Lakers
46 - 26

Winning %
1961 Celtics
.722
1954 Lakers
.639

Longest Streaks
1961 Celtics
Winning Streak: 9
Losing Streak: 3
1954 Lakers
Winning Streak: 11
Losing Streak: 4
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1961 Celtics
1954 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1961 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1954 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1961 Celtics
8 - 2
1954 Lakers
9 - 4

Winning %
1961 Celtics
.800
1954 Lakers
.692

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1961 Celtics
1954 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
1954 Lakers
2 -
All-NBA 1st Team: George Mikan
All-NBA 2nd Team: Jim Pollard
NBA Leaders
1961 Celtics
-
none
1954 Lakers
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1961 Celtics
119.7
1954 Lakers
81.7

Rebounds
1961 Celtics
77.6
1954 Lakers
52.1

Assists
1961 Celtics
23.7
1954 Lakers
18.4

Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1961 Celtics
.398
1954 Lakers
.376

3-Point %
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1961 Celtics
.735
1954 Lakers
.731

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1961 Celtics
120.7
1954 Lakers
80.3

Rebounds
1961 Celtics
82.1
1954 Lakers
49.8

Assists
1961 Celtics
24.7
1954 Lakers
15.6

Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1961 Celtics
.413
1954 Lakers
.400

3-Point %
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1961 Celtics
.723
1954 Lakers
.722


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1961 Celtics
21.3 ppg
1954 Lakers
18.1 ppg
Rebounds
1961 Celtics
23.9 rpg
1954 Lakers
14.3 rpg
Assists
1961 Celtics
7.7 apg
1954 Lakers
3.7 apg
Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1961 Celtics
19.7 ppg
1954 Lakers
19.4 ppg
Rebounds
1961 Celtics
29.9 rpg
1954 Lakers
13.2 rpg
Assists
1961 Celtics
9.1 apg
1954 Lakers
4.6 apg
Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-
n/a *

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