1981 Boston Celtics vs. 1987 Los Angeles Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1980-81 Celtics and the 1986-87 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
1987 Lakers
in Western Conference
Season Record
1981 Celtics
62 - 20
1987 Lakers
65 - 17

Winning %
1981 Celtics
.756
1987 Lakers
.793

Longest Streaks
1981 Celtics
Winning Streak: 13
Losing Streak: 3
1987 Lakers
Winning Streak: 11
Losing Streak: 2
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1981 Celtics
1987 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1981 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1987 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1981 Celtics
12 - 5
1987 Lakers
15 - 3

Winning %
1981 Celtics
.706
1987 Lakers
.833

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1981 Celtics
1987 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
1987 Lakers
5 -
Season MVP: Magic Johnson
Finals MVP: Magic Johnson
Defensive Player: Michael Cooper
All-NBA 1st Team: Magic Johnson
All-Defensive 1st Team: Michael Cooper
NBA Leaders
1981 Celtics
-
none
1987 Lakers
1 -
Assists Leader: Magic Johnson
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1981 Celtics
109.9
1987 Lakers
117.8

Rebounds
1981 Celtics
43.6
1987 Lakers
44.4

Assists
1981 Celtics
26.9
1987 Lakers
29.6

Steals
1981 Celtics
8.3
1987 Lakers
8.9

Blocks
1981 Celtics
7.2
1987 Lakers
5.9

3-Pointers Made
1981 Celtics
0.8
1987 Lakers
2.0

Percentages

Field Goal %
1981 Celtics
.504
1987 Lakers
.516

3-Point %
1981 Celtics
.270
1987 Lakers
.367

Free Throw %
1981 Celtics
.752
1987 Lakers
.789

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1981 Celtics
103.4
1987 Lakers
120.6

Rebounds
1981 Celtics
44.4
1987 Lakers
44.9

Assists
1981 Celtics
22.8
1987 Lakers
28.3

Steals
1981 Celtics
7.5
1987 Lakers
7.9

Blocks
1981 Celtics
6.6
1987 Lakers
6.4

3-Pointers Made
1981 Celtics
0.6
1987 Lakers
2.4

Percentages

Field Goal %
1981 Celtics
.480
1987 Lakers
.522

3-Point %
1981 Celtics
.222
1987 Lakers
.361

Free Throw %
1981 Celtics
.754
1987 Lakers
.785


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1981 Celtics
21.2 ppg
1987 Lakers
23.9 ppg
Rebounds
1981 Celtics
10.9 rpg
1987 Lakers
7.8 rpg
Assists
1981 Celtics
7.7 apg
1987 Lakers
12.2 apg
Steals
1981 Celtics
2.0 spg
1987 Lakers
1.7 spg
Blocks
1981 Celtics
2.6 bpg
1987 Lakers

NBA Playoffs

Points
1981 Celtics
21.9 ppg
1987 Lakers
23.6 ppg
Rebounds
1981 Celtics
14.0 rpg
1987 Lakers
7.9 rpg
Assists
1981 Celtics
6.3 apg
1987 Lakers
12.2 apg
Steals
1981 Celtics
2.3 spg
1987 Lakers
1.7 spg
Blocks
1981 Celtics
2.3 bpg
1987 Lakers