1961 Boston Celtics vs. 1956 Philadelphia Warriors - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1960-61 Celtics and the 1955-56 Warriors, 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
1956 Warriors
in Eastern Division
Season Record
1961 Celtics
57 - 22
1956 Warriors
45 - 27

Winning %
1961 Celtics
.722
1956 Warriors
.625

Longest Streaks
1961 Celtics
Winning Streak: 9
Losing Streak: 3
1956 Warriors
Winning Streak: 8
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1961 Celtics
1956 Warriors

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1961 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1956 Warriors
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1961 Celtics
8 - 2
1956 Warriors
7 - 3

Winning %
1961 Celtics
.800
1956 Warriors
.700

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1961 Celtics
1956 Warriors

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
1956 Warriors
3 -
All-NBA 1st Team: Paul Arizin, Neil Johnston
All-NBA 2nd Team: Jack George
NBA Leaders
1961 Celtics
-
none
1956 Warriors
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1961 Celtics
119.7
1956 Warriors
103.1

Rebounds
1961 Celtics
77.6
1956 Warriors
60.6

Assists
1961 Celtics
23.7
1956 Warriors
26.2

Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1956 Warriors
-

n/a *
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1956 Warriors
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1956 Warriors
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1961 Celtics
.398
1956 Warriors
.410

3-Point %
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1956 Warriors
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1961 Celtics
.735
1956 Warriors
.757

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1961 Celtics
120.7
1956 Warriors
104.6

Rebounds
1961 Celtics
82.1
1956 Warriors
64.4

Assists
1961 Celtics
24.7
1956 Warriors
25.9

Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1956 Warriors
-

n/a *
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1956 Warriors
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1956 Warriors
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1961 Celtics
.413
1956 Warriors
.398

3-Point %
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1956 Warriors
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1961 Celtics
.723
1956 Warriors
.750


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1961 Celtics
21.3 ppg
1956 Warriors
24.2 ppg
Rebounds
1961 Celtics
23.9 rpg
1956 Warriors
12.5 rpg
Assists
1961 Celtics
7.7 apg
1956 Warriors
6.3 apg
Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1956 Warriors
-
n/a *
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1956 Warriors
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1961 Celtics
19.7 ppg
1956 Warriors
28.9 ppg
Rebounds
1961 Celtics
29.9 rpg
1956 Warriors
14.3 rpg
Assists
1961 Celtics
9.1 apg
1956 Warriors
5.8 apg
Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1956 Warriors
-
n/a *
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1956 Warriors
-
n/a *

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