1961 Boston Celtics vs. 1985 Los Angeles Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1960-61 Celtics and the 1984-85 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
1985 Lakers
in Western Conference
Season Record
1961 Celtics
57 - 22
1985 Lakers
62 - 20

Winning %
1961 Celtics
.722
1985 Lakers
.756

Longest Streaks
1961 Celtics
Winning Streak: 9
Losing Streak: 3
1985 Lakers
Winning Streak: 10
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1961 Celtics
1985 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1961 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1985 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1961 Celtics
8 - 2
1985 Lakers
15 - 4

Winning %
1961 Celtics
.800
1985 Lakers
.789

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1961 Celtics
1985 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
1985 Lakers
4 -
Finals MVP: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
All-NBA 1st Team: Magic Johnson
All-NBA 2nd Team: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
All-Defensive 1st Team: Michael Cooper
NBA Leaders
1961 Celtics
-
none
1985 Lakers
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1961 Celtics
119.7
1985 Lakers
118.2

Rebounds
1961 Celtics
77.6
1985 Lakers
44.1

Assists
1961 Celtics
23.7
1985 Lakers
31.4

Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1985 Lakers
8.5

Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1985 Lakers
5.9

3-Pointers Made
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1985 Lakers
1.1

Percentages

Field Goal %
1961 Celtics
.398
1985 Lakers
.545

3-Point %
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1985 Lakers
.305

Free Throw %
1961 Celtics
.735
1985 Lakers
.763

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1961 Celtics
120.7
1985 Lakers
126.3

Rebounds
1961 Celtics
82.1
1985 Lakers
46.1

Assists
1961 Celtics
24.7
1985 Lakers
33.7

Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1985 Lakers
9.4

Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1985 Lakers
6.3

3-Pointers Made
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1985 Lakers
1.5

Percentages

Field Goal %
1961 Celtics
.413
1985 Lakers
.543

3-Point %
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1985 Lakers
.372

Free Throw %
1961 Celtics
.723
1985 Lakers
.755


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1961 Celtics
21.3 ppg
1985 Lakers
Rebounds
1961 Celtics
23.9 rpg
1985 Lakers
Assists
1961 Celtics
7.7 apg
1985 Lakers
12.6 apg
Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1985 Lakers
1.5 spg
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1985 Lakers

NBA Playoffs

Points
1961 Celtics
19.7 ppg
1985 Lakers
Rebounds
1961 Celtics
29.9 rpg
1985 Lakers
Assists
1961 Celtics
9.1 apg
1985 Lakers
15.2 apg
Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1985 Lakers
2.2 spg
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1985 Lakers

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