1962 Boston Celtics vs. 1981 Boston Celtics - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1961-62 Celtics and the 1980-81 Celtics, 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
1981 Celtics
in Eastern Conference
Season Record
1962 Celtics
60 - 20
1981 Celtics
62 - 20

Winning %
1962 Celtics
.750
1981 Celtics
.756

Longest Streaks
1962 Celtics
Winning Streak: 9
Losing Streak: 4
1981 Celtics
Winning Streak: 13
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1962 Celtics
1981 Celtics

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1962 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1981 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1962 Celtics
8 - 6
1981 Celtics
12 - 5

Winning %
1962 Celtics
.571
1981 Celtics
.706

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1962 Celtics
1981 Celtics

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1962 Celtics
4 -
Season MVP: Bill Russell
All-NBA 2nd Team: Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn, Bill Russell
1981 Celtics
4 -
Finals MVP: Cedric Maxwell
All-NBA 1st Team: Larry Bird
All-NBA 2nd Team: Tiny Archibald
All-Rookie 1st Team: Kevin McHale
NBA Leaders
1962 Celtics
-
none
1981 Celtics
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1962 Celtics
121.1
1981 Celtics
109.9

Rebounds
1962 Celtics
76.0
1981 Celtics
43.6

Assists
1962 Celtics
25.6
1981 Celtics
26.9

Steals
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
8.3

Blocks
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
7.2

3-Pointers Made
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
0.8

Percentages

Field Goal %
1962 Celtics
.423
1981 Celtics
.504

3-Point %
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
.270

Free Throw %
1962 Celtics
.728
1981 Celtics
.752

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1962 Celtics
114.9
1981 Celtics
103.4

Rebounds
1962 Celtics
66.7
1981 Celtics
44.4

Assists
1962 Celtics
25.7
1981 Celtics
22.8

Steals
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
7.5

Blocks
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
6.6

3-Pointers Made
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
0.6

Percentages

Field Goal %
1962 Celtics
.407
1981 Celtics
.480

3-Point %
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
.222

Free Throw %
1962 Celtics
.734
1981 Celtics
.754


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1962 Celtics
22.1 ppg
1981 Celtics
21.2 ppg
Rebounds
1962 Celtics
23.6 rpg
1981 Celtics
10.9 rpg
Assists
1962 Celtics
7.8 apg
1981 Celtics
7.7 apg
Steals
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
2.0 spg
Blocks
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
2.6 bpg

NBA Playoffs

Points
1962 Celtics
22.4 ppg
1981 Celtics
21.9 ppg
Rebounds
1962 Celtics
26.4 rpg
1981 Celtics
14.0 rpg
Assists
1962 Celtics
8.8 apg
1981 Celtics
6.3 apg
Steals
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
2.3 spg
Blocks
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
2.3 bpg

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