1981 Boston Celtics vs. 1985 Los Angeles Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1980-81 Celtics and the 1984-85 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
1985 Lakers
in Western Conference
Season Record
1981 Celtics
62 - 20
1985 Lakers
62 - 20

Winning %
1981 Celtics
.756
1985 Lakers
.756

Longest Streaks
1981 Celtics
Winning Streak: 13
Losing Streak: 3
1985 Lakers
Winning Streak: 10
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1981 Celtics
1985 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1981 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1985 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1981 Celtics
12 - 5
1985 Lakers
15 - 4

Winning %
1981 Celtics
.706
1985 Lakers
.789

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1981 Celtics
1985 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
1985 Lakers
4 -
Finals MVP: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
All-NBA 1st Team: Magic Johnson
All-NBA 2nd Team: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
All-Defensive 1st Team: Michael Cooper
NBA Leaders
1981 Celtics
-
none
1985 Lakers
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1981 Celtics
109.9
1985 Lakers
118.2

Rebounds
1981 Celtics
43.6
1985 Lakers
44.1

Assists
1981 Celtics
26.9
1985 Lakers
31.4

Steals
1981 Celtics
8.3
1985 Lakers
8.5

Blocks
1981 Celtics
7.2
1985 Lakers
5.9

3-Pointers Made
1981 Celtics
0.8
1985 Lakers
1.1

Percentages

Field Goal %
1981 Celtics
.504
1985 Lakers
.545

3-Point %
1981 Celtics
.270
1985 Lakers
.305

Free Throw %
1981 Celtics
.752
1985 Lakers
.763

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1981 Celtics
103.4
1985 Lakers
126.3

Rebounds
1981 Celtics
44.4
1985 Lakers
46.1

Assists
1981 Celtics
22.8
1985 Lakers
33.7

Steals
1981 Celtics
7.5
1985 Lakers
9.4

Blocks
1981 Celtics
6.6
1985 Lakers
6.3

3-Pointers Made
1981 Celtics
0.6
1985 Lakers
1.5

Percentages

Field Goal %
1981 Celtics
.480
1985 Lakers
.543

3-Point %
1981 Celtics
.222
1985 Lakers
.372

Free Throw %
1981 Celtics
.754
1985 Lakers
.755


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1981 Celtics
21.2 ppg
1985 Lakers
Rebounds
1981 Celtics
10.9 rpg
1985 Lakers
Assists
1981 Celtics
7.7 apg
1985 Lakers
12.6 apg
Steals
1981 Celtics
2.0 spg
1985 Lakers
1.5 spg
Blocks
1981 Celtics
2.6 bpg
1985 Lakers

NBA Playoffs

Points
1981 Celtics
21.9 ppg
1985 Lakers
Rebounds
1981 Celtics
14.0 rpg
1985 Lakers
Assists
1981 Celtics
6.3 apg
1985 Lakers
15.2 apg
Steals
1981 Celtics
2.3 spg
1985 Lakers
2.2 spg
Blocks
1981 Celtics
2.3 bpg
1985 Lakers