1966 Boston Celtics vs. 1981 Boston Celtics - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1965-66 Celtics and the 1980-81 Celtics, 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
1981 Celtics
in Eastern Conference
Season Record
1966 Celtics
54 - 26
1981 Celtics
62 - 20

Winning %
1966 Celtics
.675
1981 Celtics
.756

Longest Streaks
1966 Celtics
Winning Streak: 6
Losing Streak: 3
1981 Celtics
Winning Streak: 13
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1966 Celtics
1981 Celtics

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1966 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1981 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1966 Celtics
11 - 6
1981 Celtics
12 - 5

Winning %
1966 Celtics
.647
1981 Celtics
.706

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1966 Celtics
1981 Celtics

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1966 Celtics
3 -
All-NBA 2nd Team: John Havlicek, Sam Jones, Bill Russell
1981 Celtics
4 -
Finals MVP: Cedric Maxwell
All-NBA 1st Team: Larry Bird
All-NBA 2nd Team: Tiny Archibald
All-Rookie 1st Team: Kevin McHale
NBA Leaders
1966 Celtics
-
none
1981 Celtics
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1966 Celtics
112.7
1981 Celtics
109.9

Rebounds
1966 Celtics
69.9
1981 Celtics
43.6

Assists
1966 Celtics
22.4
1981 Celtics
26.9

Steals
1966 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
8.3

Blocks
1966 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
7.2

3-Pointers Made
1966 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
0.8

Percentages

Field Goal %
1966 Celtics
.417
1981 Celtics
.504

3-Point %
1966 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
.270

Free Throw %
1966 Celtics
.739
1981 Celtics
.752

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1966 Celtics
115.8
1981 Celtics
103.4

Rebounds
1966 Celtics
67.8
1981 Celtics
44.4

Assists
1966 Celtics
21.6
1981 Celtics
22.8

Steals
1966 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
7.5

Blocks
1966 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
6.6

3-Pointers Made
1966 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
0.6

Percentages

Field Goal %
1966 Celtics
.435
1981 Celtics
.480

3-Point %
1966 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
.222

Free Throw %
1966 Celtics
.767
1981 Celtics
.754


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1966 Celtics
23.5 ppg
1981 Celtics
21.2 ppg
Rebounds
1966 Celtics
22.8 rpg
1981 Celtics
10.9 rpg
Assists
1966 Celtics
6.3 apg
1981 Celtics
7.7 apg
Steals
1966 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
2.0 spg
Blocks
1966 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
2.6 bpg

NBA Playoffs

Points
1966 Celtics
24.8 ppg
1981 Celtics
21.9 ppg
Rebounds
1966 Celtics
25.2 rpg
1981 Celtics
14.0 rpg
Assists
1966 Celtics
5.0 apg
1981 Celtics
6.3 apg
Steals
1966 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
2.3 spg
Blocks
1966 Celtics
-
n/a *
1981 Celtics
2.3 bpg

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