1961 Boston Celtics vs. 2012 Miami Heat - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1960-61 Celtics and the 2011-12 Heat, 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
2012 Heat
in Eastern Conference
Season Record
1961 Celtics
57 - 22
2012 Heat
46 - 20

Winning %
1961 Celtics
.722
2012 Heat
.697

Longest Streaks
1961 Celtics
Winning Streak: 9
Losing Streak: 3
2012 Heat
Winning Streak: 9
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1961 Celtics
2012 Heat

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1961 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
2012 Heat
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1961 Celtics
8 - 2
2012 Heat
16 - 7

Winning %
1961 Celtics
.800
2012 Heat
.696

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1961 Celtics
2012 Heat

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
2012 Heat
5 -
Season MVP: LeBron James
Finals MVP: LeBron James
All-NBA 1st Team: LeBron James
All-NBA 3rd Team: Dwyane Wade
All-Defensive 1st Team: LeBron James
NBA Leaders
1961 Celtics
-
none
2012 Heat
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1961 Celtics
119.7
2012 Heat
98.5

Rebounds
1961 Celtics
77.6
2012 Heat
41.6

Assists
1961 Celtics
23.7
2012 Heat
20.0

Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2012 Heat
8.9

Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2012 Heat
5.4

3-Pointers Made
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2012 Heat
5.6

Percentages

Field Goal %
1961 Celtics
.398
2012 Heat
.469

3-Point %
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2012 Heat
.359

Free Throw %
1961 Celtics
.735
2012 Heat
.775

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1961 Celtics
120.7
2012 Heat
97.3

Rebounds
1961 Celtics
82.1
2012 Heat
40.4

Assists
1961 Celtics
24.7
2012 Heat
17.5

Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2012 Heat
7.3

Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2012 Heat
5.0

3-Pointers Made
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2012 Heat
6.8

Percentages

Field Goal %
1961 Celtics
.413
2012 Heat
.460

3-Point %
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2012 Heat
.347

Free Throw %
1961 Celtics
.723
2012 Heat
.744


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1961 Celtics
21.3 ppg
2012 Heat
27.1 ppg
Rebounds
1961 Celtics
23.9 rpg
2012 Heat
7.9 rpg
Assists
1961 Celtics
7.7 apg
2012 Heat
6.2 apg
Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2012 Heat
1.9 spg
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2012 Heat
1.3 bpg

NBA Playoffs

Points
1961 Celtics
19.7 ppg
2012 Heat
30.3 ppg
Rebounds
1961 Celtics
29.9 rpg
2012 Heat
9.7 rpg
Assists
1961 Celtics
9.1 apg
2012 Heat
5.6 apg
Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2012 Heat
1.9 spg
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2012 Heat
1.3 bpg

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