1981 Boston Celtics vs. 2008 Boston Celtics - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1980-81 Celtics and the 2007-08 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
2008 Celtics
in Eastern Conference
Season Record
1981 Celtics
62 - 20
2008 Celtics
66 - 16

Winning %
1981 Celtics
.756
2008 Celtics
.805

Longest Streaks
1981 Celtics
Winning Streak: 13
Losing Streak: 3
2008 Celtics
Winning Streak: 10
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1981 Celtics
2008 Celtics

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1981 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
2008 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1981 Celtics
12 - 5
2008 Celtics
16 - 10

Winning %
1981 Celtics
.706
2008 Celtics
.615

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1981 Celtics
2008 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
2008 Celtics
5 -
Finals MVP: Paul Pierce
Defensive Player: Kevin Garnett
All-NBA 1st Team: Kevin Garnett
All-NBA 3rd Team: Paul Pierce
All-Defensive 1st Team: Kevin Garnett
NBA Leaders
1981 Celtics
-
none
2008 Celtics
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1981 Celtics
109.9
2008 Celtics
100.5

Rebounds
1981 Celtics
43.6
2008 Celtics
42.0

Assists
1981 Celtics
26.9
2008 Celtics
22.4

Steals
1981 Celtics
8.3
2008 Celtics
8.5

Blocks
1981 Celtics
7.2
2008 Celtics
4.6

3-Pointers Made
1981 Celtics
0.8
2008 Celtics
7.3

Percentages

Field Goal %
1981 Celtics
.504
2008 Celtics
.475

3-Point %
1981 Celtics
.270
2008 Celtics
.381

Free Throw %
1981 Celtics
.752
2008 Celtics
.771

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1981 Celtics
103.4
2008 Celtics
94.0

Rebounds
1981 Celtics
44.4
2008 Celtics
40.0

Assists
1981 Celtics
22.8
2008 Celtics
21.5

Steals
1981 Celtics
7.5
2008 Celtics
7.6

Blocks
1981 Celtics
6.6
2008 Celtics
4.3

3-Pointers Made
1981 Celtics
0.6
2008 Celtics
6.0

Percentages

Field Goal %
1981 Celtics
.480
2008 Celtics
.447

3-Point %
1981 Celtics
.222
2008 Celtics
.359

Free Throw %
1981 Celtics
.754
2008 Celtics
.783


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1981 Celtics
21.2 ppg
2008 Celtics
19.6 ppg
Rebounds
1981 Celtics
10.9 rpg
2008 Celtics
9.2 rpg
Assists
1981 Celtics
7.7 apg
2008 Celtics
5.1 apg
Steals
1981 Celtics
2.0 spg
2008 Celtics
1.7 spg
Blocks
1981 Celtics
2.6 bpg
2008 Celtics

NBA Playoffs

Points
1981 Celtics
21.9 ppg
2008 Celtics
20.4 ppg
Rebounds
1981 Celtics
14.0 rpg
2008 Celtics
10.5 rpg
Assists
1981 Celtics
6.3 apg
2008 Celtics
6.6 apg
Steals
1981 Celtics
2.3 spg
2008 Celtics
1.7 spg
Blocks
1981 Celtics
2.3 bpg
2008 Celtics