1963 Boston Celtics vs. 1953 Minneapolis Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1962-63 Celtics and the 1952-53 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
1963 Celtics
in Eastern Division
1953 Lakers
in Western Division
Season Record
1963 Celtics
58 - 22
1953 Lakers
48 - 22

Winning %
1963 Celtics
.725
1953 Lakers
.686

Longest Streaks
1963 Celtics
Winning Streak: 6
Losing Streak: 2
1953 Lakers
Winning Streak: 6
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1963 Celtics
1953 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1963 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1953 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1963 Celtics
8 - 5
1953 Lakers
9 - 3

Winning %
1963 Celtics
.615
1953 Lakers
.750

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1963 Celtics
1953 Lakers

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1963 Celtics
5 -
Season MVP: Bill Russell
All-NBA 1st Team: Bill Russell
All-NBA 2nd Team: Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn
All-Rookie 1st Team: John Havlicek
1953 Lakers
2 -
All-NBA 1st Team: George Mikan
All-NBA 2nd Team: Vern Mikkelsen
NBA Leaders
1963 Celtics
-
none
1953 Lakers
1 -
Rebounds Leader: George Mikan
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1963 Celtics
118.8
1953 Lakers
85.3

Rebounds
1963 Celtics
72.7
1953 Lakers
48.7

Assists
1963 Celtics
24.5
1953 Lakers
19.3

Steals
1963 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1963 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1963 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1963 Celtics
.427
1953 Lakers
.390

3-Point %
1963 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1963 Celtics
.725
1953 Lakers
.739

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1963 Celtics
118.1
1953 Lakers
82.9

Rebounds
1963 Celtics
68.7
1953 Lakers
53.0

Assists
1963 Celtics
24.3
1953 Lakers
17.2

Steals
1963 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1963 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1963 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1963 Celtics
.422
1953 Lakers
.377

3-Point %
1963 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1963 Celtics
.744
1953 Lakers
.723


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1963 Celtics
19.7 ppg
1953 Lakers
20.6 ppg
Rebounds
1963 Celtics
23.6 rpg
1953 Lakers
14.4 rpg
Assists
1963 Celtics
6.8 apg
1953 Lakers
3.6 apg
Steals
1963 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1963 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1963 Celtics
24.7 ppg
1953 Lakers
19.8 ppg
Rebounds
1963 Celtics
25.1 rpg
1953 Lakers
15.4 rpg
Assists
1963 Celtics
8.9 apg
1953 Lakers
4.1 apg
Steals
1963 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1963 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *

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