1974 Boston Celtics vs. 1972 Los Angeles Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1973-74 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
1974 Celtics
in Eastern Conference
1972 Lakers
in Western Conference
Season Record
1974 Celtics
56 - 26
1972 Lakers
69 - 13

Winning %
1974 Celtics
.683
1972 Lakers
.841

Longest Streaks
1974 Celtics
Winning Streak: 12
Losing Streak: 2
1972 Lakers
Winning Streak: 33
Losing Streak: 2
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1974 Celtics
1972 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1974 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1972 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1974 Celtics
12 - 6
1972 Lakers
12 - 3

Winning %
1974 Celtics
.667
1972 Lakers
.800

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1974 Celtics
1972 Lakers

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1974 Celtics
4 -
Finals MVP: John Havlicek
All-NBA 1st Team: John Havlicek
All-Defensive 1st Team: John Havlicek
All-Defensive 2nd Team: Don Chaney
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
1974 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
1974 Celtics
109.0
1972 Lakers
121.0

Rebounds
1974 Celtics
54.3
1972 Lakers
56.4

Assists
1974 Celtics
26.7
1972 Lakers
27.2

Steals
1974 Celtics
6.8
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1974 Celtics
3.7
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1974 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1974 Celtics
.456
1972 Lakers
.490

3-Point %
1974 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1974 Celtics
.800
1972 Lakers
.734

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1974 Celtics
102.4
1972 Lakers
106.6

Rebounds
1974 Celtics
48.5
1972 Lakers
54.1

Assists
1974 Celtics
25.5
1972 Lakers
21.6

Steals
1974 Celtics
6.8
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1974 Celtics
2.8
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1974 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1974 Celtics
.448
1972 Lakers
.429

3-Point %
1974 Celtics
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1974 Celtics
.809
1972 Lakers
.750


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1974 Celtics
22.6 ppg
1972 Lakers
25.9 ppg
Rebounds
1974 Celtics
15.7 rpg
1972 Lakers
19.2 rpg
Assists
1974 Celtics
5.9 apg
1972 Lakers
9.7 apg
Steals
1974 Celtics
1.3 spg
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1974 Celtics
1.3 bpg
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1974 Celtics
27.1 ppg
1972 Lakers
23.8 ppg
Rebounds
1974 Celtics
13.3 rpg
1972 Lakers
21.0 rpg
Assists
1974 Celtics
6.0 apg
1972 Lakers
8.9 apg
Steals
1974 Celtics
1.3 spg
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1974 Celtics
0.9 bpg
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *

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