1996 Chicago Bulls vs. 1986 Boston Celtics - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1995-96 Bulls and the 1985-86 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
1996 Bulls
in Eastern Conference
1986 Celtics
in Eastern Conference
Season Record
1996 Bulls
72 - 10
1986 Celtics
67 - 15

Winning %
1996 Bulls
.878
1986 Celtics
.817

Longest Streaks
1996 Bulls
Winning Streak: 18
Losing Streak: 2
1986 Celtics
Winning Streak: 14
Losing Streak: 2
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1996 Bulls
1986 Celtics

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1996 Bulls
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1986 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1996 Bulls
15 - 3
1986 Celtics
15 - 3

Winning %
1996 Bulls
.833
1986 Celtics
.833

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1996 Bulls
1986 Celtics

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1996 Bulls
9 -
Season MVP: Michael Jordan
Finals MVP: Michael Jordan
Coach of the Year: Phil Jackson
6th Man of the Year: Toni Kukoc
All-NBA 1st Team: Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen
All-Defensive 1st Team: Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman
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
NBA Leaders
1996 Bulls
2 -
Scoring Leader: Michael Jordan
Rebounds Leader: Dennis Rodman
1986 Celtics
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1996 Bulls
105.2
1986 Celtics
114.1

Rebounds
1996 Bulls
44.6
1986 Celtics
46.4

Assists
1996 Bulls
24.8
1986 Celtics
29.1

Steals
1996 Bulls
9.1
1986 Celtics
7.8

Blocks
1996 Bulls
4.2
1986 Celtics
6.2

3-Pointers Made
1996 Bulls
6.6
1986 Celtics
1.7

Percentages

Field Goal %
1996 Bulls
.478
1986 Celtics
.508

3-Point %
1996 Bulls
.403
1986 Celtics
.351

Free Throw %
1996 Bulls
.746
1986 Celtics
.794

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1996 Bulls
97.4
1986 Celtics
114.4

Rebounds
1996 Bulls
43.6
1986 Celtics
45.2

Assists
1996 Bulls
22.7
1986 Celtics
28.6

Steals
1996 Bulls
9.5
1986 Celtics
9.0

Blocks
1996 Bulls
3.9
1986 Celtics
6.1

3-Pointers Made
1996 Bulls
6.2
1986 Celtics
2.5

Percentages

Field Goal %
1996 Bulls
.443
1986 Celtics
.507

3-Point %
1996 Bulls
.306
1986 Celtics
.391

Free Throw %
1996 Bulls
.738
1986 Celtics
.794


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1996 Bulls
30.4 ppg
1986 Celtics
25.8 ppg
Rebounds
1996 Bulls
14.9 rpg
1986 Celtics
9.8 rpg
Assists
1996 Bulls
5.9 apg
1986 Celtics
6.8 apg
Steals
1996 Bulls
2.2 spg
1986 Celtics
2.0 spg
Blocks
1996 Bulls
1.4 bpg
1986 Celtics
2.0 bpg

NBA Playoffs

Points
1996 Bulls
30.7 ppg
1986 Celtics
25.9 ppg
Rebounds
1996 Bulls
13.7 rpg
1986 Celtics
9.3 rpg
Assists
1996 Bulls
5.9 apg
1986 Celtics
8.2 apg
Steals
1996 Bulls
2.6 spg
1986 Celtics
2.3 spg
Blocks
1996 Bulls
1.4 bpg
1986 Celtics
2.4 bpg