1961 Boston Celtics vs. 2020 Los Angeles Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1960-61 Celtics and the 2019-20 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
2020 Lakers
in Western Conference
Season Record
1961 Celtics
57 - 22
2020 Lakers
52 - 19

Winning %
1961 Celtics
.722
2020 Lakers
.732

Longest Streaks
1961 Celtics
Winning Streak: 9
Losing Streak: 3
2020 Lakers
Winning Streak: 10
Losing Streak: 4
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1961 Celtics
2020 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1961 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
2020 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1961 Celtics
8 - 2
2020 Lakers
16 - 5

Winning %
1961 Celtics
.800
2020 Lakers
.762

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1961 Celtics
2020 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
2020 Lakers
4 -
Finals MVP: LeBron James
All-NBA 1st Team: Anthony Davis, LeBron James
All-Defensive 1st Team: Anthony Davis
NBA Leaders
1961 Celtics
-
none
2020 Lakers
1 -
Assists Leader: LeBron James
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1961 Celtics
119.7
2020 Lakers
113.4

Rebounds
1961 Celtics
77.6
2020 Lakers
45.7

Assists
1961 Celtics
23.7
2020 Lakers
25.4

Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2020 Lakers
8.6

Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2020 Lakers
6.6

3-Pointers Made
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2020 Lakers
11.0

Percentages

Field Goal %
1961 Celtics
.398
2020 Lakers
.480

3-Point %
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2020 Lakers
.349

Free Throw %
1961 Celtics
.735
2020 Lakers
.729

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1961 Celtics
120.7
2020 Lakers
112.8

Rebounds
1961 Celtics
82.1
2020 Lakers
44.1

Assists
1961 Celtics
24.7
2020 Lakers
25.6

Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2020 Lakers
8.0

Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2020 Lakers
5.3

3-Pointers Made
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2020 Lakers
12.1

Percentages

Field Goal %
1961 Celtics
.413
2020 Lakers
.489

3-Point %
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2020 Lakers
.354

Free Throw %
1961 Celtics
.723
2020 Lakers
.758


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1961 Celtics
21.3 ppg
2020 Lakers
26.1 ppg
Rebounds
1961 Celtics
23.9 rpg
2020 Lakers
9.3 rpg
Assists
1961 Celtics
7.7 apg
2020 Lakers
10.2 apg
Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2020 Lakers
1.5 spg
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2020 Lakers
2.3 bpg

NBA Playoffs

Points
1961 Celtics
19.7 ppg
2020 Lakers
27.7 ppg
Rebounds
1961 Celtics
29.9 rpg
2020 Lakers
10.8 rpg
Assists
1961 Celtics
9.1 apg
2020 Lakers
8.8 apg
Steals
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2020 Lakers
1.4 spg
Blocks
1961 Celtics
-
n/a *
2020 Lakers
1.4 bpg

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