1981 Boston Celtics vs. 1982 Los Angeles Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1980-81 Celtics and the 1981-82 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
1982 Lakers
in Western Conference
Season Record
1981 Celtics
62 - 20
1982 Lakers
57 - 25

Winning %
1981 Celtics
.756
1982 Lakers
.695

Longest Streaks
1981 Celtics
Winning Streak: 13
Losing Streak: 3
1982 Lakers
Winning Streak: 9
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1981 Celtics
1982 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1981 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1982 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1981 Celtics
12 - 5
1982 Lakers
12 - 2

Winning %
1981 Celtics
.706
1982 Lakers
.857

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1981 Celtics
1982 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
1982 Lakers
3 -
Finals MVP: Magic Johnson
All-NBA 2nd Team: Magic Johnson
All-Defensive 1st Team: Michael Cooper
NBA Leaders
1981 Celtics
-
none
1982 Lakers
1 -
Steals Leader: Magic Johnson
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1981 Celtics
109.9
1982 Lakers
114.6

Rebounds
1981 Celtics
43.6
1982 Lakers
45.9

Assists
1981 Celtics
26.9
1982 Lakers
28.7

Steals
1981 Celtics
8.3
1982 Lakers
10.3

Blocks
1981 Celtics
7.2
1982 Lakers
6.3

3-Pointers Made
1981 Celtics
0.8
1982 Lakers
0.2

Percentages

Field Goal %
1981 Celtics
.504
1982 Lakers
.517

3-Point %
1981 Celtics
.270
1982 Lakers
.138

Free Throw %
1981 Celtics
.752
1982 Lakers
.717

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1981 Celtics
103.4
1982 Lakers
115.4

Rebounds
1981 Celtics
44.4
1982 Lakers
47.9

Assists
1981 Celtics
22.8
1982 Lakers
31.4

Steals
1981 Celtics
7.5
1982 Lakers
10.0

Blocks
1981 Celtics
6.6
1982 Lakers
7.4

3-Pointers Made
1981 Celtics
0.6
1982 Lakers
0.1

Percentages

Field Goal %
1981 Celtics
.480
1982 Lakers
.517

3-Point %
1981 Celtics
.222
1982 Lakers
.167

Free Throw %
1981 Celtics
.754
1982 Lakers
.723


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1981 Celtics
21.2 ppg
1982 Lakers
Rebounds
1981 Celtics
10.9 rpg
1982 Lakers
9.6 rpg
Assists
1981 Celtics
7.7 apg
1982 Lakers
9.5 apg
Steals
1981 Celtics
2.0 spg
1982 Lakers
2.7 spg
Blocks
1981 Celtics
2.6 bpg
1982 Lakers

NBA Playoffs

Points
1981 Celtics
21.9 ppg
1982 Lakers
20.4 ppg
Rebounds
1981 Celtics
14.0 rpg
1982 Lakers
11.3 rpg
Assists
1981 Celtics
6.3 apg
1982 Lakers
9.3 apg
Steals
1981 Celtics
2.3 spg
1982 Lakers
2.9 spg
Blocks
1981 Celtics
2.3 bpg
1982 Lakers