1961 Boston Celtics vs. 1981 Boston Celtics - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1960-61 Celtics and the 1980-81 Celtics, 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
1981 Celtics
in Eastern Conference
Season Record
1961 Celtics
57 - 22
1981 Celtics
62 - 20

Winning %
1961 Celtics
.722
1981 Celtics
.756

Longest Streaks
1961 Celtics
Winning Streak: 9
Losing Streak: 3
1981 Celtics
Winning Streak: 13
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1961 Celtics
1981 Celtics

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1961 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1981 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1961 Celtics
8 - 2
1981 Celtics
12 - 5

Winning %
1961 Celtics
.800
1981 Celtics
.706

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1961 Celtics
1981 Celtics

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
1981 Celtics
4 -
Finals MVP: Cedric Maxwell
All-NBA 1st Team: Larry Bird
All-NBA 2nd Team: Tiny Archibald
All-Rookie 1st Team: Kevin McHale
NBA Leaders
1961 Celtics
-
none
1981 Celtics
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1961 Celtics
119.7
1981 Celtics
109.9

Rebounds
1961 Celtics
77.6
1981 Celtics
43.6

Assists
1961 Celtics
23.7
1981 Celtics
26.9

Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
8.3

Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
7.2

3-Pointers Made
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
0.8

Percentages

Field Goal %
1961 Celtics
.398
1981 Celtics
.504

3-Point %
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
.270

Free Throw %
1961 Celtics
.735
1981 Celtics
.752

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1961 Celtics
120.7
1981 Celtics
103.4

Rebounds
1961 Celtics
82.1
1981 Celtics
44.4

Assists
1961 Celtics
24.7
1981 Celtics
22.8

Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
7.5

Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
6.6

3-Pointers Made
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
0.6

Percentages

Field Goal %
1961 Celtics
.413
1981 Celtics
.480

3-Point %
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
.222

Free Throw %
1961 Celtics
.723
1981 Celtics
.754


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1961 Celtics
21.3 ppg
1981 Celtics
21.2 ppg
Rebounds
1961 Celtics
23.9 rpg
1981 Celtics
10.9 rpg
Assists
1961 Celtics
7.7 apg
1981 Celtics
7.7 apg
Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
2.0 spg
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
2.6 bpg

NBA Playoffs

Points
1961 Celtics
19.7 ppg
1981 Celtics
21.9 ppg
Rebounds
1961 Celtics
29.9 rpg
1981 Celtics
14.0 rpg
Assists
1961 Celtics
9.1 apg
1981 Celtics
6.3 apg
Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
2.3 spg
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
2.3 bpg

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