1962 Boston Celtics vs. 1972 Los Angeles Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1961-62 Celtics and the 1971-72 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
1962 Celtics
in Eastern Division
1972 Lakers
in Western Conference
Season Record
1962 Celtics
60 - 20
1972 Lakers
69 - 13

Winning %
1962 Celtics
.750
1972 Lakers
.841

Longest Streaks
1962 Celtics
Winning Streak: 9
Losing Streak: 4
1972 Lakers
Winning Streak: 33
Losing Streak: 2
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1962 Celtics
1972 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1962 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1972 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1962 Celtics
8 - 6
1972 Lakers
12 - 3

Winning %
1962 Celtics
.571
1972 Lakers
.800

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1962 Celtics
1972 Lakers

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1962 Celtics
4 -
Season MVP: Bill Russell
All-NBA 2nd Team: Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn, Bill Russell
1972 Lakers
6 -
Finals MVP: Wilt Chamberlain
Coach of the Year: Bill Sharman
All-NBA 1st Team: Jerry West
All-NBA 2nd Team: Wilt Chamberlain
All-Defensive 1st Team: Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West
NBA Leaders
1962 Celtics
-
none
1972 Lakers
2 -
Rebounds Leader: Wilt Chamberlain
Assists Leader: Jerry West
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1962 Celtics
121.1
1972 Lakers
121.0

Rebounds
1962 Celtics
76.0
1972 Lakers
56.4

Assists
1962 Celtics
25.6
1972 Lakers
27.2

Steals
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1962 Celtics
.423
1972 Lakers
.490

3-Point %
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1962 Celtics
.728
1972 Lakers
.734

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1962 Celtics
114.9
1972 Lakers
106.6

Rebounds
1962 Celtics
66.7
1972 Lakers
54.1

Assists
1962 Celtics
25.7
1972 Lakers
21.6

Steals
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1962 Celtics
.407
1972 Lakers
.429

3-Point %
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1962 Celtics
.734
1972 Lakers
.750


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1962 Celtics
22.1 ppg
1972 Lakers
25.9 ppg
Rebounds
1962 Celtics
23.6 rpg
1972 Lakers
19.2 rpg
Assists
1962 Celtics
7.8 apg
1972 Lakers
9.7 apg
Steals
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1962 Celtics
22.4 ppg
1972 Lakers
23.8 ppg
Rebounds
1962 Celtics
26.4 rpg
1972 Lakers
21.0 rpg
Assists
1962 Celtics
8.8 apg
1972 Lakers
8.9 apg
Steals
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *

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