1981 Boston Celtics vs. 1986 Boston Celtics - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1980-81 Celtics and the 1985-86 Celtics, 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
1986 Celtics
in Eastern Conference
Season Record
1981 Celtics
62 - 20
1986 Celtics
67 - 15

Winning %
1981 Celtics
.756
1986 Celtics
.817

Longest Streaks
1981 Celtics
Winning Streak: 13
Losing Streak: 3
1986 Celtics
Winning Streak: 14
Losing Streak: 2
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1981 Celtics
1986 Celtics

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1981 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1986 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1981 Celtics
12 - 5
1986 Celtics
15 - 3

Winning %
1981 Celtics
.706
1986 Celtics
.833

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1981 Celtics
1986 Celtics

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
1986 Celtics
6 -
Season MVP: Larry Bird
Finals MVP: Larry Bird
6th Man of the Year: Bill Walton
All-NBA 1st Team: Larry Bird
All-Defensive 1st Team: Kevin McHale
All-Defensive 2nd Team: Dennis Johnson
NBA Leaders
1981 Celtics
-
none
1986 Celtics
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1981 Celtics
109.9
1986 Celtics
114.1

Rebounds
1981 Celtics
43.6
1986 Celtics
46.4

Assists
1981 Celtics
26.9
1986 Celtics
29.1

Steals
1981 Celtics
8.3
1986 Celtics
7.8

Blocks
1981 Celtics
7.2
1986 Celtics
6.2

3-Pointers Made
1981 Celtics
0.8
1986 Celtics
1.7

Percentages

Field Goal %
1981 Celtics
.504
1986 Celtics
.508

3-Point %
1981 Celtics
.270
1986 Celtics
.351

Free Throw %
1981 Celtics
.752
1986 Celtics
.794

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1981 Celtics
103.4
1986 Celtics
114.4

Rebounds
1981 Celtics
44.4
1986 Celtics
45.2

Assists
1981 Celtics
22.8
1986 Celtics
28.6

Steals
1981 Celtics
7.5
1986 Celtics
9.0

Blocks
1981 Celtics
6.6
1986 Celtics
6.1

3-Pointers Made
1981 Celtics
0.6
1986 Celtics
2.5

Percentages

Field Goal %
1981 Celtics
.480
1986 Celtics
.507

3-Point %
1981 Celtics
.222
1986 Celtics
.391

Free Throw %
1981 Celtics
.754
1986 Celtics
.794


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1981 Celtics
21.2 ppg
1986 Celtics
25.8 ppg
Rebounds
1981 Celtics
10.9 rpg
1986 Celtics
9.8 rpg
Assists
1981 Celtics
7.7 apg
1986 Celtics
6.8 apg
Steals
1981 Celtics
2.0 spg
1986 Celtics
2.0 spg
Blocks
1981 Celtics
2.6 bpg
1986 Celtics
2.0 bpg

NBA Playoffs

Points
1981 Celtics
21.9 ppg
1986 Celtics
25.9 ppg
Rebounds
1981 Celtics
14.0 rpg
1986 Celtics
9.3 rpg
Assists
1981 Celtics
6.3 apg
1986 Celtics
8.2 apg
Steals
1981 Celtics
2.3 spg
1986 Celtics
2.3 spg
Blocks
1981 Celtics
2.3 bpg
1986 Celtics
2.4 bpg