1970 New York Knicks vs. 1953 Minneapolis Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1969-70 Knicks 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
1970 Knicks
in Eastern Division
1953 Lakers
in Western Division
Season Record
1970 Knicks
60 - 22
1953 Lakers
48 - 22

Winning %
1970 Knicks
.732
1953 Lakers
.686

Longest Streaks
1970 Knicks
Winning Streak: 18
Losing Streak: 4
1953 Lakers
Winning Streak: 6
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1970 Knicks
1953 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1970 Knicks
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1953 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1970 Knicks
12 - 7
1953 Lakers
9 - 3

Winning %
1970 Knicks
.632
1953 Lakers
.750

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1970 Knicks
1953 Lakers

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1970 Knicks
8 -
Season MVP: Willis Reed
Finals MVP: Willis Reed
Coach of the Year: Red Holzman
All-NBA 1st Team: Walt Frazier, Willis Reed
All-Defensive 1st Team: Dave DeBusschere, Walt Frazier, Willis Reed
1953 Lakers
2 -
All-NBA 1st Team: George Mikan
All-NBA 2nd Team: Vern Mikkelsen
NBA Leaders
1970 Knicks
-
none
1953 Lakers
1 -
Rebounds Leader: George Mikan
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1970 Knicks
115.0
1953 Lakers
85.3

Rebounds
1970 Knicks
48.9
1953 Lakers
48.7

Assists
1970 Knicks
26.0
1953 Lakers
19.3

Steals
1970 Knicks
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1970 Knicks
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1970 Knicks
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1970 Knicks
.477
1953 Lakers
.390

3-Point %
1970 Knicks
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1970 Knicks
.733
1953 Lakers
.739

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1970 Knicks
110.5
1953 Lakers
82.9

Rebounds
1970 Knicks
50.0
1953 Lakers
53.0

Assists
1970 Knicks
23.7
1953 Lakers
17.2

Steals
1970 Knicks
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1970 Knicks
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1970 Knicks
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1970 Knicks
.457
1953 Lakers
.377

3-Point %
1970 Knicks
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1970 Knicks
.758
1953 Lakers
.723


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1970 Knicks
21.7 ppg
1953 Lakers
20.6 ppg
Rebounds
1970 Knicks
13.9 rpg
1953 Lakers
14.4 rpg
Assists
1970 Knicks
8.2 apg
1953 Lakers
3.6 apg
Steals
1970 Knicks
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1970 Knicks
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1970 Knicks
23.7 ppg
1953 Lakers
19.8 ppg
Rebounds
1970 Knicks
13.8 rpg
1953 Lakers
15.4 rpg
Assists
1970 Knicks
8.2 apg
1953 Lakers
4.1 apg
Steals
1970 Knicks
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1970 Knicks
-
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.