1981 Boston Celtics vs. 1972 Los Angeles Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1980-81 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
1981 Celtics
in Eastern Conference
1972 Lakers
in Western Conference
Season Record
1981 Celtics
62 - 20
1972 Lakers
69 - 13

Winning %
1981 Celtics
.756
1972 Lakers
.841

Longest Streaks
1981 Celtics
Winning Streak: 13
Losing Streak: 3
1972 Lakers
Winning Streak: 33
Losing Streak: 2
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1981 Celtics
1972 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1981 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1972 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1981 Celtics
12 - 5
1972 Lakers
12 - 3

Winning %
1981 Celtics
.706
1972 Lakers
.800

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1981 Celtics
1972 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
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
1981 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
1981 Celtics
109.9
1972 Lakers
121.0

Rebounds
1981 Celtics
43.6
1972 Lakers
56.4

Assists
1981 Celtics
26.9
1972 Lakers
27.2

Steals
1981 Celtics
8.3
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1981 Celtics
7.2
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1981 Celtics
0.8
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1981 Celtics
.504
1972 Lakers
.490

3-Point %
1981 Celtics
.270
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1981 Celtics
.752
1972 Lakers
.734

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1981 Celtics
103.4
1972 Lakers
106.6

Rebounds
1981 Celtics
44.4
1972 Lakers
54.1

Assists
1981 Celtics
22.8
1972 Lakers
21.6

Steals
1981 Celtics
7.5
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1981 Celtics
6.6
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1981 Celtics
0.6
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1981 Celtics
.480
1972 Lakers
.429

3-Point %
1981 Celtics
.222
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1981 Celtics
.754
1972 Lakers
.750


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1981 Celtics
21.2 ppg
1972 Lakers
25.9 ppg
Rebounds
1981 Celtics
10.9 rpg
1972 Lakers
19.2 rpg
Assists
1981 Celtics
7.7 apg
1972 Lakers
9.7 apg
Steals
1981 Celtics
2.0 spg
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1981 Celtics
2.6 bpg
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1981 Celtics
21.9 ppg
1972 Lakers
23.8 ppg
Rebounds
1981 Celtics
14.0 rpg
1972 Lakers
21.0 rpg
Assists
1981 Celtics
6.3 apg
1972 Lakers
8.9 apg
Steals
1981 Celtics
2.3 spg
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1981 Celtics
2.3 bpg
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *

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