1966 Boston Celtics vs. 1972 Los Angeles Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1965-66 Celtics and the 1971-72 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
1966 Celtics
in Eastern Division
1972 Lakers
in Western Conference
Season Record
1966 Celtics
54 - 26
1972 Lakers
69 - 13

Winning %
1966 Celtics
.675
1972 Lakers
.841

Longest Streaks
1966 Celtics
Winning Streak: 6
Losing Streak: 3
1972 Lakers
Winning Streak: 33
Losing Streak: 2
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1966 Celtics
1972 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1966 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1972 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1966 Celtics
11 - 6
1972 Lakers
12 - 3

Winning %
1966 Celtics
.647
1972 Lakers
.800

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1966 Celtics
1972 Lakers

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1966 Celtics
3 -
All-NBA 2nd Team: John Havlicek, Sam Jones, Bill Russell
1972 Lakers
6 -
Finals MVP: Wilt Chamberlain
Coach of the Year: Bill Sharman
All-NBA 1st Team: Jerry West
All-NBA 2nd Team: Wilt Chamberlain
All-Defensive 1st Team: Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West
NBA Leaders
1966 Celtics
-
none
1972 Lakers
2 -
Rebounds Leader: Wilt Chamberlain
Assists Leader: Jerry West
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1966 Celtics
112.7
1972 Lakers
121.0

Rebounds
1966 Celtics
69.9
1972 Lakers
56.4

Assists
1966 Celtics
22.4
1972 Lakers
27.2

Steals
1966 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1966 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1966 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1966 Celtics
.417
1972 Lakers
.490

3-Point %
1966 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1966 Celtics
.739
1972 Lakers
.734

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1966 Celtics
115.8
1972 Lakers
106.6

Rebounds
1966 Celtics
67.8
1972 Lakers
54.1

Assists
1966 Celtics
21.6
1972 Lakers
21.6

Steals
1966 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1966 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1966 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1966 Celtics
.435
1972 Lakers
.429

3-Point %
1966 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1966 Celtics
.767
1972 Lakers
.750


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1966 Celtics
23.5 ppg
1972 Lakers
25.9 ppg
Rebounds
1966 Celtics
22.8 rpg
1972 Lakers
19.2 rpg
Assists
1966 Celtics
6.3 apg
1972 Lakers
9.7 apg
Steals
1966 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1966 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1966 Celtics
24.8 ppg
1972 Lakers
23.8 ppg
Rebounds
1966 Celtics
25.2 rpg
1972 Lakers
21.0 rpg
Assists
1966 Celtics
5.0 apg
1972 Lakers
8.9 apg
Steals
1966 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1966 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *

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