1981 Boston Celtics vs. 1973 New York Knicks - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1980-81 Celtics and the 1972-73 Knicks, 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
1973 Knicks
in Eastern Conference
Season Record
1981 Celtics
62 - 20
1973 Knicks
57 - 25

Winning %
1981 Celtics
.756
1973 Knicks
.695

Longest Streaks
1981 Celtics
Winning Streak: 13
Losing Streak: 3
1973 Knicks
Winning Streak: 11
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1981 Celtics
1973 Knicks

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1981 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1973 Knicks
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1981 Celtics
12 - 5
1973 Knicks
12 - 5

Winning %
1981 Celtics
.706
1973 Knicks
.706

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1981 Celtics
1973 Knicks

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
1973 Knicks
4 -
Finals MVP: Willis Reed
All-NBA 2nd Team: Walt Frazier
All-Defensive 1st Team: Dave DeBusschere, Walt Frazier
NBA Leaders
1981 Celtics
-
none
1973 Knicks
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1981 Celtics
109.9
1973 Knicks
105.0

Rebounds
1981 Celtics
43.6
1973 Knicks
47.3

Assists
1981 Celtics
26.9
1973 Knicks
26.7

Steals
1981 Celtics
8.3
1973 Knicks
-

n/a *
Blocks
1981 Celtics
7.2
1973 Knicks
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1981 Celtics
0.8
1973 Knicks
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1981 Celtics
.504
1973 Knicks
.467

3-Point %
1981 Celtics
.270
1973 Knicks
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1981 Celtics
.752
1973 Knicks
.780

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1981 Celtics
103.4
1973 Knicks
103.8

Rebounds
1981 Celtics
44.4
1973 Knicks
44.5

Assists
1981 Celtics
22.8
1973 Knicks
23.3

Steals
1981 Celtics
7.5
1973 Knicks
-

n/a *
Blocks
1981 Celtics
6.6
1973 Knicks
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1981 Celtics
0.6
1973 Knicks
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1981 Celtics
.480
1973 Knicks
.484

3-Point %
1981 Celtics
.222
1973 Knicks
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1981 Celtics
.754
1973 Knicks
.748


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1981 Celtics
21.2 ppg
1973 Knicks
21.1 ppg
Rebounds
1981 Celtics
10.9 rpg
1973 Knicks
10.2 rpg
Assists
1981 Celtics
7.7 apg
1973 Knicks
5.9 apg
Steals
1981 Celtics
2.0 spg
1973 Knicks
-
n/a *
Blocks
1981 Celtics
2.6 bpg
1973 Knicks
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1981 Celtics
21.9 ppg
1973 Knicks
21.9 ppg
Rebounds
1981 Celtics
14.0 rpg
1973 Knicks
10.5 rpg
Assists
1981 Celtics
6.3 apg
1973 Knicks
6.2 apg
Steals
1981 Celtics
2.3 spg
1973 Knicks
-
n/a *
Blocks
1981 Celtics
2.3 bpg
1973 Knicks
-
n/a *

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