1961 Boston Celtics vs. 1987 Los Angeles Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1960-61 Celtics and the 1986-87 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
1987 Lakers
in Western Conference
Season Record
1961 Celtics
57 - 22
1987 Lakers
65 - 17

Winning %
1961 Celtics
.722
1987 Lakers
.793

Longest Streaks
1961 Celtics
Winning Streak: 9
Losing Streak: 3
1987 Lakers
Winning Streak: 11
Losing Streak: 2
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1961 Celtics
1987 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1961 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1987 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1961 Celtics
8 - 2
1987 Lakers
15 - 3

Winning %
1961 Celtics
.800
1987 Lakers
.833

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1961 Celtics
1987 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
1987 Lakers
5 -
Season MVP: Magic Johnson
Finals MVP: Magic Johnson
Defensive Player: Michael Cooper
All-NBA 1st Team: Magic Johnson
All-Defensive 1st Team: Michael Cooper
NBA Leaders
1961 Celtics
-
none
1987 Lakers
1 -
Assists Leader: Magic Johnson
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1961 Celtics
119.7
1987 Lakers
117.8

Rebounds
1961 Celtics
77.6
1987 Lakers
44.4

Assists
1961 Celtics
23.7
1987 Lakers
29.6

Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
8.9

Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
5.9

3-Pointers Made
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
2.0

Percentages

Field Goal %
1961 Celtics
.398
1987 Lakers
.516

3-Point %
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
.367

Free Throw %
1961 Celtics
.735
1987 Lakers
.789

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1961 Celtics
120.7
1987 Lakers
120.6

Rebounds
1961 Celtics
82.1
1987 Lakers
44.9

Assists
1961 Celtics
24.7
1987 Lakers
28.3

Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
7.9

Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
6.4

3-Pointers Made
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
2.4

Percentages

Field Goal %
1961 Celtics
.413
1987 Lakers
.522

3-Point %
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
.361

Free Throw %
1961 Celtics
.723
1987 Lakers
.785


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1961 Celtics
21.3 ppg
1987 Lakers
23.9 ppg
Rebounds
1961 Celtics
23.9 rpg
1987 Lakers
7.8 rpg
Assists
1961 Celtics
7.7 apg
1987 Lakers
12.2 apg
Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
1.7 spg
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers

NBA Playoffs

Points
1961 Celtics
19.7 ppg
1987 Lakers
23.6 ppg
Rebounds
1961 Celtics
29.9 rpg
1987 Lakers
7.9 rpg
Assists
1961 Celtics
9.1 apg
1987 Lakers
12.2 apg
Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
1.7 spg
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers

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