1968 Boston Celtics vs. 1953 Minneapolis Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1967-68 Celtics and the 1952-53 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
1968 Celtics
in Eastern Division
1953 Lakers
in Western Division
Season Record
1968 Celtics
54 - 28
1953 Lakers
48 - 22

Winning %
1968 Celtics
.659
1953 Lakers
.686

Longest Streaks
1968 Celtics
Winning Streak: 7
Losing Streak: 4
1953 Lakers
Winning Streak: 6
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1968 Celtics
1953 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1968 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1953 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1968 Celtics
12 - 7
1953 Lakers
9 - 3

Winning %
1968 Celtics
.632
1953 Lakers
.750

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1968 Celtics
1953 Lakers

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1968 Celtics
2 -
All-NBA 2nd Team: John Havlicek, Bill Russell
1953 Lakers
2 -
All-NBA 1st Team: George Mikan
All-NBA 2nd Team: Vern Mikkelsen
NBA Leaders
1968 Celtics
-
none
1953 Lakers
1 -
Rebounds Leader: George Mikan
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1968 Celtics
116.1
1953 Lakers
85.3

Rebounds
1968 Celtics
69.1
1953 Lakers
48.7

Assists
1968 Celtics
21.9
1953 Lakers
19.3

Steals
1968 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1968 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1968 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1968 Celtics
.440
1953 Lakers
.390

3-Point %
1968 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1968 Celtics
.721
1953 Lakers
.739

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1968 Celtics
114.6
1953 Lakers
82.9

Rebounds
1968 Celtics
68.5
1953 Lakers
53.0

Assists
1968 Celtics
22.6
1953 Lakers
17.2

Steals
1968 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1968 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1968 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1968 Celtics
.451
1953 Lakers
.377

3-Point %
1968 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1968 Celtics
.731
1953 Lakers
.723


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1968 Celtics
21.3 ppg
1953 Lakers
20.6 ppg
Rebounds
1968 Celtics
18.6 rpg
1953 Lakers
14.4 rpg
Assists
1968 Celtics
4.7 apg
1953 Lakers
3.6 apg
Steals
1968 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1968 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1968 Celtics
25.9 ppg
1953 Lakers
19.8 ppg
Rebounds
1968 Celtics
22.8 rpg
1953 Lakers
15.4 rpg
Assists
1968 Celtics
7.5 apg
1953 Lakers
4.1 apg
Steals
1968 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1968 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *

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