1961 Boston Celtics vs. 2004 Detroit Pistons - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1960-61 Celtics and the 2003-04 Pistons, 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
2004 Pistons
in Eastern Conference
Season Record
1961 Celtics
57 - 22
2004 Pistons
54 - 28

Winning %
1961 Celtics
.722
2004 Pistons
.659

Longest Streaks
1961 Celtics
Winning Streak: 9
Losing Streak: 3
2004 Pistons
Winning Streak: 13
Losing Streak: 6
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1961 Celtics
2004 Pistons

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1961 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
2004 Pistons
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1961 Celtics
8 - 2
2004 Pistons
16 - 7

Winning %
1961 Celtics
.800
2004 Pistons
.696

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1961 Celtics
2004 Pistons

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
2004 Pistons
3 -
Finals MVP: Chauncey Billups
All-NBA 2nd Team: Ben Wallace
All-Defensive 1st Team: Ben Wallace
NBA Leaders
1961 Celtics
-
none
2004 Pistons
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1961 Celtics
119.7
2004 Pistons
90.1

Rebounds
1961 Celtics
77.6
2004 Pistons
42.8

Assists
1961 Celtics
23.7
2004 Pistons
20.8

Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2004 Pistons
8.0

Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2004 Pistons
7.0

3-Pointers Made
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2004 Pistons
4.1

Percentages

Field Goal %
1961 Celtics
.398
2004 Pistons
.435

3-Point %
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2004 Pistons
.344

Free Throw %
1961 Celtics
.735
2004 Pistons
.753

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1961 Celtics
120.7
2004 Pistons
87.1

Rebounds
1961 Celtics
82.1
2004 Pistons
44.8

Assists
1961 Celtics
24.7
2004 Pistons
19.4

Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2004 Pistons
8.0

Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2004 Pistons
7.1

3-Pointers Made
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2004 Pistons
4.2

Percentages

Field Goal %
1961 Celtics
.413
2004 Pistons
.412

3-Point %
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2004 Pistons
.304

Free Throw %
1961 Celtics
.723
2004 Pistons
.734


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1961 Celtics
21.3 ppg
2004 Pistons
17.6 ppg
Rebounds
1961 Celtics
23.9 rpg
2004 Pistons
12.4 rpg
Assists
1961 Celtics
7.7 apg
2004 Pistons
Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2004 Pistons
1.8 spg
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2004 Pistons
3.0 bpg

NBA Playoffs

Points
1961 Celtics
19.7 ppg
2004 Pistons
21.5 ppg
Rebounds
1961 Celtics
29.9 rpg
2004 Pistons
14.3 rpg
Assists
1961 Celtics
9.1 apg
2004 Pistons
Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2004 Pistons
1.9 spg
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2004 Pistons
2.4 bpg

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