1986 Boston Celtics vs. 1973 New York Knicks - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1985-86 Celtics and the 1972-73 Knicks, 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
1973 Knicks
in Eastern Conference
Season Record
1986 Celtics
67 - 15
1973 Knicks
57 - 25

Winning %
1986 Celtics
.817
1973 Knicks
.695

Longest Streaks
1986 Celtics
Winning Streak: 14
Losing Streak: 2
1973 Knicks
Winning Streak: 11
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1986 Celtics
1973 Knicks

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1986 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1973 Knicks
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1986 Celtics
15 - 3
1973 Knicks
12 - 5

Winning %
1986 Celtics
.833
1973 Knicks
.706

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1986 Celtics
1973 Knicks

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
1973 Knicks
4 -
Finals MVP: Willis Reed
All-NBA 2nd Team: Walt Frazier
All-Defensive 1st Team: Dave DeBusschere, Walt Frazier
NBA Leaders
1986 Celtics
-
none
1973 Knicks
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1986 Celtics
114.1
1973 Knicks
105.0

Rebounds
1986 Celtics
46.4
1973 Knicks
47.3

Assists
1986 Celtics
29.1
1973 Knicks
26.7

Steals
1986 Celtics
7.8
1973 Knicks
-

n/a *
Blocks
1986 Celtics
6.2
1973 Knicks
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1986 Celtics
1.7
1973 Knicks
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1986 Celtics
.508
1973 Knicks
.467

3-Point %
1986 Celtics
.351
1973 Knicks
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1986 Celtics
.794
1973 Knicks
.780

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1986 Celtics
114.4
1973 Knicks
103.8

Rebounds
1986 Celtics
45.2
1973 Knicks
44.5

Assists
1986 Celtics
28.6
1973 Knicks
23.3

Steals
1986 Celtics
9.0
1973 Knicks
-

n/a *
Blocks
1986 Celtics
6.1
1973 Knicks
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1986 Celtics
2.5
1973 Knicks
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1986 Celtics
.507
1973 Knicks
.484

3-Point %
1986 Celtics
.391
1973 Knicks
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1986 Celtics
.794
1973 Knicks
.748


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1986 Celtics
25.8 ppg
1973 Knicks
21.1 ppg
Rebounds
1986 Celtics
9.8 rpg
1973 Knicks
10.2 rpg
Assists
1986 Celtics
6.8 apg
1973 Knicks
5.9 apg
Steals
1986 Celtics
2.0 spg
1973 Knicks
-
n/a *
Blocks
1986 Celtics
2.0 bpg
1973 Knicks
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1986 Celtics
25.9 ppg
1973 Knicks
21.9 ppg
Rebounds
1986 Celtics
9.3 rpg
1973 Knicks
10.5 rpg
Assists
1986 Celtics
8.2 apg
1973 Knicks
6.2 apg
Steals
1986 Celtics
2.3 spg
1973 Knicks
-
n/a *
Blocks
1986 Celtics
2.4 bpg
1973 Knicks
-
n/a *

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