1981 Boston Celtics vs. 1956 Philadelphia Warriors - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1980-81 Celtics and the 1955-56 Warriors, 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
1956 Warriors
in Eastern Division
Season Record
1981 Celtics
62 - 20
1956 Warriors
45 - 27

Winning %
1981 Celtics
.756
1956 Warriors
.625

Longest Streaks
1981 Celtics
Winning Streak: 13
Losing Streak: 3
1956 Warriors
Winning Streak: 8
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1981 Celtics
1956 Warriors

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1981 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1956 Warriors
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1981 Celtics
12 - 5
1956 Warriors
7 - 3

Winning %
1981 Celtics
.706
1956 Warriors
.700

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1981 Celtics
1956 Warriors

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
1956 Warriors
3 -
All-NBA 1st Team: Paul Arizin, Neil Johnston
All-NBA 2nd Team: Jack George
NBA Leaders
1981 Celtics
-
none
1956 Warriors
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1981 Celtics
109.9
1956 Warriors
103.1

Rebounds
1981 Celtics
43.6
1956 Warriors
60.6

Assists
1981 Celtics
26.9
1956 Warriors
26.2

Steals
1981 Celtics
8.3
1956 Warriors
-

n/a *
Blocks
1981 Celtics
7.2
1956 Warriors
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1981 Celtics
0.8
1956 Warriors
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1981 Celtics
.504
1956 Warriors
.410

3-Point %
1981 Celtics
.270
1956 Warriors
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1981 Celtics
.752
1956 Warriors
.757

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1981 Celtics
103.4
1956 Warriors
104.6

Rebounds
1981 Celtics
44.4
1956 Warriors
64.4

Assists
1981 Celtics
22.8
1956 Warriors
25.9

Steals
1981 Celtics
7.5
1956 Warriors
-

n/a *
Blocks
1981 Celtics
6.6
1956 Warriors
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1981 Celtics
0.6
1956 Warriors
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1981 Celtics
.480
1956 Warriors
.398

3-Point %
1981 Celtics
.222
1956 Warriors
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1981 Celtics
.754
1956 Warriors
.750


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1981 Celtics
21.2 ppg
1956 Warriors
24.2 ppg
Rebounds
1981 Celtics
10.9 rpg
1956 Warriors
12.5 rpg
Assists
1981 Celtics
7.7 apg
1956 Warriors
6.3 apg
Steals
1981 Celtics
2.0 spg
1956 Warriors
-
n/a *
Blocks
1981 Celtics
2.6 bpg
1956 Warriors
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1981 Celtics
21.9 ppg
1956 Warriors
28.9 ppg
Rebounds
1981 Celtics
14.0 rpg
1956 Warriors
14.3 rpg
Assists
1981 Celtics
6.3 apg
1956 Warriors
5.8 apg
Steals
1981 Celtics
2.3 spg
1956 Warriors
-
n/a *
Blocks
1981 Celtics
2.3 bpg
1956 Warriors
-
n/a *

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