1961 Boston Celtics vs. 2005 San Antonio Spurs - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1960-61 Celtics and the 2004-05 Spurs, 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
2005 Spurs
in Western Conference
Season Record
1961 Celtics
57 - 22
2005 Spurs
59 - 23

Winning %
1961 Celtics
.722
2005 Spurs
.720

Longest Streaks
1961 Celtics
Winning Streak: 9
Losing Streak: 3
2005 Spurs
Winning Streak: 8
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1961 Celtics
2005 Spurs

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1961 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
2005 Spurs
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1961 Celtics
8 - 2
2005 Spurs
16 - 7

Winning %
1961 Celtics
.800
2005 Spurs
.696

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1961 Celtics
2005 Spurs

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
2005 Spurs
4 -
Finals MVP: Tim Duncan
All-NBA 1st Team: Tim Duncan
All-Defensive 1st Team: Bruce Bowen, Tim Duncan
NBA Leaders
1961 Celtics
-
none
2005 Spurs
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1961 Celtics
119.7
2005 Spurs
96.2

Rebounds
1961 Celtics
77.6
2005 Spurs
42.4

Assists
1961 Celtics
23.7
2005 Spurs
21.6

Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2005 Spurs
7.5

Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2005 Spurs
6.6

3-Pointers Made
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2005 Spurs
6.2

Percentages

Field Goal %
1961 Celtics
.398
2005 Spurs
.453

3-Point %
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2005 Spurs
.363

Free Throw %
1961 Celtics
.735
2005 Spurs
.724

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1961 Celtics
120.7
2005 Spurs
96.9

Rebounds
1961 Celtics
82.1
2005 Spurs
42.1

Assists
1961 Celtics
24.7
2005 Spurs
18.4

Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2005 Spurs
5.6

Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2005 Spurs
5.8

3-Pointers Made
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2005 Spurs
7.1

Percentages

Field Goal %
1961 Celtics
.413
2005 Spurs
.454

3-Point %
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2005 Spurs
.389

Free Throw %
1961 Celtics
.723
2005 Spurs
.727


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1961 Celtics
21.3 ppg
2005 Spurs
20.3 ppg
Rebounds
1961 Celtics
23.9 rpg
2005 Spurs
11.1 rpg
Assists
1961 Celtics
7.7 apg
2005 Spurs
6.1 apg
Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2005 Spurs
1.6 spg
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2005 Spurs
2.6 bpg

NBA Playoffs

Points
1961 Celtics
19.7 ppg
2005 Spurs
23.6 ppg
Rebounds
1961 Celtics
29.9 rpg
2005 Spurs
12.4 rpg
Assists
1961 Celtics
9.1 apg
2005 Spurs
4.3 apg
Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2005 Spurs
1.2 spg
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2005 Spurs
2.3 bpg

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