1986 Boston Celtics vs. 1953 Minneapolis Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1985-86 Celtics and the 1952-53 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
1986 Celtics
in Eastern Conference
1953 Lakers
in Western Division
Season Record
1986 Celtics
67 - 15
1953 Lakers
48 - 22

Winning %
1986 Celtics
.817
1953 Lakers
.686

Longest Streaks
1986 Celtics
Winning Streak: 14
Losing Streak: 2
1953 Lakers
Winning Streak: 6
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1986 Celtics
1953 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1986 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1953 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1986 Celtics
15 - 3
1953 Lakers
9 - 3

Winning %
1986 Celtics
.833
1953 Lakers
.750

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1986 Celtics
1953 Lakers

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
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
1953 Lakers
2 -
All-NBA 1st Team: George Mikan
All-NBA 2nd Team: Vern Mikkelsen
NBA Leaders
1986 Celtics
-
none
1953 Lakers
1 -
Rebounds Leader: George Mikan
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1986 Celtics
114.1
1953 Lakers
85.3

Rebounds
1986 Celtics
46.4
1953 Lakers
48.7

Assists
1986 Celtics
29.1
1953 Lakers
19.3

Steals
1986 Celtics
7.8
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1986 Celtics
6.2
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1986 Celtics
1.7
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1986 Celtics
.508
1953 Lakers
.390

3-Point %
1986 Celtics
.351
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1986 Celtics
.794
1953 Lakers
.739

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1986 Celtics
114.4
1953 Lakers
82.9

Rebounds
1986 Celtics
45.2
1953 Lakers
53.0

Assists
1986 Celtics
28.6
1953 Lakers
17.2

Steals
1986 Celtics
9.0
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1986 Celtics
6.1
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1986 Celtics
2.5
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1986 Celtics
.507
1953 Lakers
.377

3-Point %
1986 Celtics
.391
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1986 Celtics
.794
1953 Lakers
.723


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1986 Celtics
25.8 ppg
1953 Lakers
20.6 ppg
Rebounds
1986 Celtics
9.8 rpg
1953 Lakers
14.4 rpg
Assists
1986 Celtics
6.8 apg
1953 Lakers
3.6 apg
Steals
1986 Celtics
2.0 spg
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1986 Celtics
2.0 bpg
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1986 Celtics
25.9 ppg
1953 Lakers
19.8 ppg
Rebounds
1986 Celtics
9.3 rpg
1953 Lakers
15.4 rpg
Assists
1986 Celtics
8.2 apg
1953 Lakers
4.1 apg
Steals
1986 Celtics
2.3 spg
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1986 Celtics
2.4 bpg
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *

Notes: * - Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74.
- Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80.