1976 Boston Celtics vs. 1953 Minneapolis Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1975-76 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
1976 Celtics
in Eastern Conference
1953 Lakers
in Western Division
Season Record
1976 Celtics
54 - 28
1953 Lakers
48 - 22

Winning %
1976 Celtics
.659
1953 Lakers
.686

Longest Streaks
1976 Celtics
Winning Streak: 9
Losing Streak: 4
1953 Lakers
Winning Streak: 6
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1976 Celtics
1953 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1976 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1953 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1976 Celtics
12 - 6
1953 Lakers
9 - 3

Winning %
1976 Celtics
.667
1953 Lakers
.750

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1976 Celtics
1953 Lakers

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1976 Celtics
6 -
Finals MVP: Jo Jo White
All-NBA 2nd Team: Dave Cowens, John Havlicek
All-Defensive 1st Team: Dave Cowens, John Havlicek, Paul Silas
1953 Lakers
2 -
All-NBA 1st Team: George Mikan
All-NBA 2nd Team: Vern Mikkelsen
NBA Leaders
1976 Celtics
-
none
1953 Lakers
1 -
Rebounds Leader: George Mikan
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1976 Celtics
106.2
1953 Lakers
85.3

Rebounds
1976 Celtics
52.9
1953 Lakers
48.7

Assists
1976 Celtics
24.1
1953 Lakers
19.3

Steals
1976 Celtics
6.8
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1976 Celtics
3.2
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1976 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1976 Celtics
.446
1953 Lakers
.390

3-Point %
1976 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1976 Celtics
.780
1953 Lakers
.739

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1976 Celtics
100.7
1953 Lakers
82.9

Rebounds
1976 Celtics
50.1
1953 Lakers
53.0

Assists
1976 Celtics
22.6
1953 Lakers
17.2

Steals
1976 Celtics
6.2
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1976 Celtics
2.3
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1976 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1976 Celtics
.435
1953 Lakers
.377

3-Point %
1976 Celtics
-
n/a *
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1976 Celtics
.802
1953 Lakers
.723


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1976 Celtics
19.0 ppg
1953 Lakers
20.6 ppg
Rebounds
1976 Celtics
16.0 rpg
1953 Lakers
14.4 rpg
Assists
1976 Celtics
5.4 apg
1953 Lakers
3.6 apg
Steals
1976 Celtics
1.3 spg
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1976 Celtics
0.9 bpg
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1976 Celtics
22.7 ppg
1953 Lakers
19.8 ppg
Rebounds
1976 Celtics
16.4 rpg
1953 Lakers
15.4 rpg
Assists
1976 Celtics
5.4 apg
1953 Lakers
4.1 apg
Steals
1976 Celtics
1.3 spg
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1976 Celtics
0.7 bpg
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *

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