1965 Boston Celtics vs. 1954 Minneapolis Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1964-65 Celtics and the 1953-54 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
1954 Lakers
in Western Division
Season Record
1965 Celtics
62 - 18
1954 Lakers
46 - 26

Winning %
1965 Celtics
.775
1954 Lakers
.639

Longest Streaks
1965 Celtics
Winning Streak: 16
Losing Streak: 3
1954 Lakers
Winning Streak: 11
Losing Streak: 4
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1965 Celtics
1954 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1965 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1954 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1965 Celtics
8 - 4
1954 Lakers
9 - 4

Winning %
1965 Celtics
.667
1954 Lakers
.692

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1965 Celtics
1954 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
1954 Lakers
2 -
All-NBA 1st Team: George Mikan
All-NBA 2nd Team: Jim Pollard
NBA Leaders
1965 Celtics
1 -
Rebounds Leader: Bill Russell
1954 Lakers
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1965 Celtics
112.8
1954 Lakers
81.7

Rebounds
1965 Celtics
71.9
1954 Lakers
52.1

Assists
1965 Celtics
22.2
1954 Lakers
18.4

Steals
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1965 Celtics
.414
1954 Lakers
.376

3-Point %
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1965 Celtics
.731
1954 Lakers
.731

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1965 Celtics
116.8
1954 Lakers
80.3

Rebounds
1965 Celtics
72.3
1954 Lakers
49.8

Assists
1965 Celtics
23.6
1954 Lakers
15.6

Steals
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1965 Celtics
.414
1954 Lakers
.400

3-Point %
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1965 Celtics
.744
1954 Lakers
.722


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1965 Celtics
25.9 ppg
1954 Lakers
18.1 ppg
Rebounds
1965 Celtics
24.1 rpg
1954 Lakers
14.3 rpg
Assists
1965 Celtics
5.6 apg
1954 Lakers
3.7 apg
Steals
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1965 Celtics
28.6 ppg
1954 Lakers
19.4 ppg
Rebounds
1965 Celtics
25.2 rpg
1954 Lakers
13.2 rpg
Assists
1965 Celtics
6.3 apg
1954 Lakers
4.6 apg
Steals
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-
n/a *

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