1961 Boston Celtics vs. 1955 Syracuse Nationals - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1960-61 Celtics and the 1954-55 Nationals, 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
1955 Nationals
in Eastern Division
Season Record
1961 Celtics
57 - 22
1955 Nationals
43 - 29

Winning %
1961 Celtics
.722
1955 Nationals
.597

Longest Streaks
1961 Celtics
Winning Streak: 9
Losing Streak: 3
1955 Nationals
Winning Streak: 7
Losing Streak: 4
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1961 Celtics
1955 Nationals

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1961 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1955 Nationals
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1961 Celtics
8 - 2
1955 Nationals
7 - 4

Winning %
1961 Celtics
.800
1955 Nationals
.636

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1961 Celtics
1955 Nationals

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
1955 Nationals
2 -
All-NBA 1st Team: Dolph Schayes
All-NBA 2nd Team: Paul Seymour
NBA Leaders
1961 Celtics
-
none
1955 Nationals
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1961 Celtics
119.7
1955 Nationals
91.1

Rebounds
1961 Celtics
77.6
1955 Nationals
54.6

Assists
1961 Celtics
23.7
1955 Nationals
24.7

Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1955 Nationals
-

n/a *
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1955 Nationals
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1955 Nationals
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1961 Celtics
.398
1955 Nationals
.372

3-Point %
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1955 Nationals
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1961 Celtics
.735
1955 Nationals
.750

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1961 Celtics
120.7
1955 Nationals
97.2

Rebounds
1961 Celtics
82.1
1955 Nationals
55.5

Assists
1961 Celtics
24.7
1955 Nationals
25.6

Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1955 Nationals
-

n/a *
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1955 Nationals
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1955 Nationals
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1961 Celtics
.413
1955 Nationals
.363

3-Point %
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1955 Nationals
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1961 Celtics
.723
1955 Nationals
.741


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1961 Celtics
21.3 ppg
1955 Nationals
18.5 ppg
Rebounds
1961 Celtics
23.9 rpg
1955 Nationals
12.3 rpg
Assists
1961 Celtics
7.7 apg
1955 Nationals
6.7 apg
Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1955 Nationals
-
n/a *
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1955 Nationals
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1961 Celtics
19.7 ppg
1955 Nationals
19.0 ppg
Rebounds
1961 Celtics
29.9 rpg
1955 Nationals
12.8 rpg
Assists
1961 Celtics
9.1 apg
1955 Nationals
6.8 apg
Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1955 Nationals
-
n/a *
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1955 Nationals
-
n/a *

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