1965 Boston Celtics vs. 1952 Minneapolis Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1964-65 Celtics and the 1951-52 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
1965 Celtics
in Eastern Division
1952 Lakers
in Western Division
Season Record
1965 Celtics
62 - 18
1952 Lakers
40 - 26

Winning %
1965 Celtics
.775
1952 Lakers
.606

Longest Streaks
1965 Celtics
Winning Streak: 16
Losing Streak: 3
1952 Lakers
Winning Streak: 8
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1965 Celtics
1952 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1965 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1952 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1965 Celtics
8 - 4
1952 Lakers
9 - 4

Winning %
1965 Celtics
.667
1952 Lakers
.692

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1965 Celtics
1952 Lakers

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1965 Celtics
4 -
Season MVP: Bill Russell
Coach of the Year: Red Auerbach
All-NBA 1st Team: Bill Russell
All-NBA 2nd Team: Sam Jones
1952 Lakers
3 -
All-NBA 1st Team: George Mikan
All-NBA 2nd Team: Vern Mikkelsen, Jim Pollard
NBA Leaders
1965 Celtics
1 -
Rebounds Leader: Bill Russell
1952 Lakers
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1965 Celtics
112.8
1952 Lakers
85.6

Rebounds
1965 Celtics
71.9
1952 Lakers
53.7

Assists
1965 Celtics
22.2
1952 Lakers
21.0

Steals
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1952 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1952 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1952 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1965 Celtics
.414
1952 Lakers
.367

3-Point %
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1952 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1965 Celtics
.731
1952 Lakers
.748

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1965 Celtics
116.8
1952 Lakers
82.3

Rebounds
1965 Celtics
72.3
1952 Lakers
45.9

Assists
1965 Celtics
23.6
1952 Lakers
18.5

Steals
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1952 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1952 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1952 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1965 Celtics
.414
1952 Lakers
.403

3-Point %
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1952 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1965 Celtics
.744
1952 Lakers
.742


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1965 Celtics
25.9 ppg
1952 Lakers
23.8 ppg
Rebounds
1965 Celtics
24.1 rpg
1952 Lakers
13.5 rpg
Assists
1965 Celtics
5.6 apg
1952 Lakers
3.8 apg
Steals
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1952 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1952 Lakers
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1965 Celtics
28.6 ppg
1952 Lakers
23.6 ppg
Rebounds
1965 Celtics
25.2 rpg
1952 Lakers
15.9 rpg
Assists
1965 Celtics
6.3 apg
1952 Lakers
4.3 apg
Steals
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1952 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1952 Lakers
-
n/a *

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