1961 Boston Celtics vs. 2000 Los Angeles Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1960-61 Celtics and the 1999-00 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
2000 Lakers
in Western Conference
Season Record
1961 Celtics
57 - 22
2000 Lakers
67 - 15

Winning %
1961 Celtics
.722
2000 Lakers
.817

Longest Streaks
1961 Celtics
Winning Streak: 9
Losing Streak: 3
2000 Lakers
Winning Streak: 19
Losing Streak: 2
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1961 Celtics
2000 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1961 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
2000 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1961 Celtics
8 - 2
2000 Lakers
15 - 8

Winning %
1961 Celtics
.800
2000 Lakers
.652

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1961 Celtics
2000 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
2000 Lakers
6 -
Season MVP: Shaquille O'Neal
Finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal
All-NBA 1st Team: Shaquille O'Neal
All-NBA 2nd Team: Kobe Bryant
All-Defensive 1st Team: Kobe Bryant
All-Defensive 2nd Team: Shaquille O'Neal
NBA Leaders
1961 Celtics
-
none
2000 Lakers
1 -
Scoring Leader: Shaquille O'Neal
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1961 Celtics
119.7
2000 Lakers
100.8

Rebounds
1961 Celtics
77.6
2000 Lakers
47.0

Assists
1961 Celtics
23.7
2000 Lakers
23.4

Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2000 Lakers
7.5

Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2000 Lakers
6.5

3-Pointers Made
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2000 Lakers
4.2

Percentages

Field Goal %
1961 Celtics
.398
2000 Lakers
.459

3-Point %
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2000 Lakers
.329

Free Throw %
1961 Celtics
.735
2000 Lakers
.696

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1961 Celtics
120.7
2000 Lakers
99.8

Rebounds
1961 Celtics
82.1
2000 Lakers
43.3

Assists
1961 Celtics
24.7
2000 Lakers
21.8

Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2000 Lakers
6.6

Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2000 Lakers
6.1

3-Pointers Made
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2000 Lakers
5.4

Percentages

Field Goal %
1961 Celtics
.413
2000 Lakers
.465

3-Point %
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2000 Lakers
.349

Free Throw %
1961 Celtics
.723
2000 Lakers
.623


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1961 Celtics
21.3 ppg
2000 Lakers
29.7 ppg
Rebounds
1961 Celtics
23.9 rpg
2000 Lakers
13.6 rpg
Assists
1961 Celtics
7.7 apg
2000 Lakers
4.9 apg
Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2000 Lakers
1.6 spg
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2000 Lakers

NBA Playoffs

Points
1961 Celtics
19.7 ppg
2000 Lakers
30.7 ppg
Rebounds
1961 Celtics
29.9 rpg
2000 Lakers
15.4 rpg
Assists
1961 Celtics
9.1 apg
2000 Lakers
4.4 apg
Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2000 Lakers
1.5 spg
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2000 Lakers

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