1965 Boston Celtics vs. 1987 Los Angeles Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1964-65 Celtics and the 1986-87 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
1987 Lakers
in Western Conference
Season Record
1965 Celtics
62 - 18
1987 Lakers
65 - 17

Winning %
1965 Celtics
.775
1987 Lakers
.793

Longest Streaks
1965 Celtics
Winning Streak: 16
Losing Streak: 3
1987 Lakers
Winning Streak: 11
Losing Streak: 2
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1965 Celtics
1987 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1965 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1987 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1965 Celtics
8 - 4
1987 Lakers
15 - 3

Winning %
1965 Celtics
.667
1987 Lakers
.833

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1965 Celtics
1987 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
1987 Lakers
5 -
Season MVP: Magic Johnson
Finals MVP: Magic Johnson
Defensive Player: Michael Cooper
All-NBA 1st Team: Magic Johnson
All-Defensive 1st Team: Michael Cooper
NBA Leaders
1965 Celtics
1 -
Rebounds Leader: Bill Russell
1987 Lakers
1 -
Assists Leader: Magic Johnson
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1965 Celtics
112.8
1987 Lakers
117.8

Rebounds
1965 Celtics
71.9
1987 Lakers
44.4

Assists
1965 Celtics
22.2
1987 Lakers
29.6

Steals
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
8.9

Blocks
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
5.9

3-Pointers Made
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
2.0

Percentages

Field Goal %
1965 Celtics
.414
1987 Lakers
.516

3-Point %
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
.367

Free Throw %
1965 Celtics
.731
1987 Lakers
.789

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1965 Celtics
116.8
1987 Lakers
120.6

Rebounds
1965 Celtics
72.3
1987 Lakers
44.9

Assists
1965 Celtics
23.6
1987 Lakers
28.3

Steals
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
7.9

Blocks
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
6.4

3-Pointers Made
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
2.4

Percentages

Field Goal %
1965 Celtics
.414
1987 Lakers
.522

3-Point %
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
.361

Free Throw %
1965 Celtics
.744
1987 Lakers
.785


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1965 Celtics
25.9 ppg
1987 Lakers
23.9 ppg
Rebounds
1965 Celtics
24.1 rpg
1987 Lakers
7.8 rpg
Assists
1965 Celtics
5.6 apg
1987 Lakers
12.2 apg
Steals
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
1.7 spg
Blocks
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers

NBA Playoffs

Points
1965 Celtics
28.6 ppg
1987 Lakers
23.6 ppg
Rebounds
1965 Celtics
25.2 rpg
1987 Lakers
7.9 rpg
Assists
1965 Celtics
6.3 apg
1987 Lakers
12.2 apg
Steals
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
1.7 spg
Blocks
1965 Celtics
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers

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