1981 Boston Celtics vs. 1988 Los Angeles Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1980-81 Celtics and the 1987-88 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
1988 Lakers
in Western Conference
Season Record
1981 Celtics
62 - 20
1988 Lakers
62 - 20

Winning %
1981 Celtics
.756
1988 Lakers
.756

Longest Streaks
1981 Celtics
Winning Streak: 13
Losing Streak: 3
1988 Lakers
Winning Streak: 15
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1981 Celtics
1988 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1981 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1988 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1981 Celtics
12 - 5
1988 Lakers
15 - 9

Winning %
1981 Celtics
.706
1988 Lakers
.625

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1981 Celtics
1988 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
1988 Lakers
3 -
Finals MVP: James Worthy
All-NBA 1st Team: Magic Johnson
All-Defensive 1st Team: Michael Cooper
NBA Leaders
1981 Celtics
-
none
1988 Lakers
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1981 Celtics
109.9
1988 Lakers
112.8

Rebounds
1981 Celtics
43.6
1988 Lakers
43.5

Assists
1981 Celtics
26.9
1988 Lakers
28.6

Steals
1981 Celtics
8.3
1988 Lakers
8.2

Blocks
1981 Celtics
7.2
1988 Lakers
4.9

3-Pointers Made
1981 Celtics
0.8
1988 Lakers
1.7

Percentages

Field Goal %
1981 Celtics
.504
1988 Lakers
.505

3-Point %
1981 Celtics
.270
1988 Lakers
.297

Free Throw %
1981 Celtics
.752
1988 Lakers
.789

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1981 Celtics
103.4
1988 Lakers
105.6

Rebounds
1981 Celtics
44.4
1988 Lakers
40.5

Assists
1981 Celtics
22.8
1988 Lakers
25.9

Steals
1981 Celtics
7.5
1988 Lakers
7.2

Blocks
1981 Celtics
6.6
1988 Lakers
4.7

3-Pointers Made
1981 Celtics
0.6
1988 Lakers
2.4

Percentages

Field Goal %
1981 Celtics
.480
1988 Lakers
.499

3-Point %
1981 Celtics
.222
1988 Lakers
.393

Free Throw %
1981 Celtics
.754
1988 Lakers
.779


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1981 Celtics
21.2 ppg
1988 Lakers
21.7 ppg
Rebounds
1981 Celtics
10.9 rpg
1988 Lakers
8.7 rpg
Assists
1981 Celtics
7.7 apg
1988 Lakers
11.9 apg
Steals
1981 Celtics
2.0 spg
1988 Lakers
1.9 spg
Blocks
1981 Celtics
2.6 bpg
1988 Lakers

NBA Playoffs

Points
1981 Celtics
21.9 ppg
1988 Lakers
21.1 ppg
Rebounds
1981 Celtics
14.0 rpg
1988 Lakers
7.3 rpg
Assists
1981 Celtics
6.3 apg
1988 Lakers
12.6 apg
Steals
1981 Celtics
2.3 spg
1988 Lakers
1.4 spg
Blocks
1981 Celtics
2.3 bpg
1988 Lakers