1981 Boston Celtics vs. 1954 Minneapolis Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1980-81 Celtics and the 1953-54 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
1981 Celtics
in Eastern Conference
1954 Lakers
in Western Division
Season Record
1981 Celtics
62 - 20
1954 Lakers
46 - 26

Winning %
1981 Celtics
.756
1954 Lakers
.639

Longest Streaks
1981 Celtics
Winning Streak: 13
Losing Streak: 3
1954 Lakers
Winning Streak: 11
Losing Streak: 4
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1981 Celtics
1954 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1981 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1954 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1981 Celtics
12 - 5
1954 Lakers
9 - 4

Winning %
1981 Celtics
.706
1954 Lakers
.692

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1981 Celtics
1954 Lakers

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
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
1954 Lakers
2 -
All-NBA 1st Team: George Mikan
All-NBA 2nd Team: Jim Pollard
NBA Leaders
1981 Celtics
-
none
1954 Lakers
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1981 Celtics
109.9
1954 Lakers
81.7

Rebounds
1981 Celtics
43.6
1954 Lakers
52.1

Assists
1981 Celtics
26.9
1954 Lakers
18.4

Steals
1981 Celtics
8.3
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1981 Celtics
7.2
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1981 Celtics
0.8
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1981 Celtics
.504
1954 Lakers
.376

3-Point %
1981 Celtics
.270
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1981 Celtics
.752
1954 Lakers
.731

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1981 Celtics
103.4
1954 Lakers
80.3

Rebounds
1981 Celtics
44.4
1954 Lakers
49.8

Assists
1981 Celtics
22.8
1954 Lakers
15.6

Steals
1981 Celtics
7.5
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1981 Celtics
6.6
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1981 Celtics
0.6
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1981 Celtics
.480
1954 Lakers
.400

3-Point %
1981 Celtics
.222
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1981 Celtics
.754
1954 Lakers
.722


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1981 Celtics
21.2 ppg
1954 Lakers
18.1 ppg
Rebounds
1981 Celtics
10.9 rpg
1954 Lakers
14.3 rpg
Assists
1981 Celtics
7.7 apg
1954 Lakers
3.7 apg
Steals
1981 Celtics
2.0 spg
1954 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1981 Celtics
2.6 bpg
1954 Lakers
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1981 Celtics
21.9 ppg
1954 Lakers
19.4 ppg
Rebounds
1981 Celtics
14.0 rpg
1954 Lakers
13.2 rpg
Assists
1981 Celtics
6.3 apg
1954 Lakers
4.6 apg
Steals
1981 Celtics
2.3 spg
1954 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1981 Celtics
2.3 bpg
1954 Lakers
-
n/a *

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