1998 Chicago Bulls vs. 1953 Minneapolis Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1997-98 Bulls 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
1998 Bulls
in Eastern Conference
1953 Lakers
in Western Division
Season Record
1998 Bulls
62 - 20
1953 Lakers
48 - 22

Winning %
1998 Bulls
.756
1953 Lakers
.686

Longest Streaks
1998 Bulls
Winning Streak: 13
Losing Streak: 2
1953 Lakers
Winning Streak: 6
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1998 Bulls
1953 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1998 Bulls
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1953 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1998 Bulls
15 - 6
1953 Lakers
9 - 3

Winning %
1998 Bulls
.714
1953 Lakers
.750

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1998 Bulls
1953 Lakers

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1998 Bulls
6 -
Season MVP: Michael Jordan
Finals MVP: Michael Jordan
All-NBA 1st Team: Michael Jordan
All-NBA 3rd Team: Scottie Pippen
All-Defensive 1st Team: Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen
1953 Lakers
2 -
All-NBA 1st Team: George Mikan
All-NBA 2nd Team: Vern Mikkelsen
NBA Leaders
1998 Bulls
2 -
Scoring Leader: Michael Jordan
Rebounds Leader: Dennis Rodman
1953 Lakers
1 -
Rebounds Leader: George Mikan
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1998 Bulls
96.7
1953 Lakers
85.3

Rebounds
1998 Bulls
44.9
1953 Lakers
48.7

Assists
1998 Bulls
23.8
1953 Lakers
19.3

Steals
1998 Bulls
8.5
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1998 Bulls
4.3
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1998 Bulls
3.8
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1998 Bulls
.451
1953 Lakers
.390

3-Point %
1998 Bulls
.323
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1998 Bulls
.743
1953 Lakers
.739

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1998 Bulls
93.1
1953 Lakers
82.9

Rebounds
1998 Bulls
41.0
1953 Lakers
53.0

Assists
1998 Bulls
20.5
1953 Lakers
17.2

Steals
1998 Bulls
9.0
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1998 Bulls
4.5
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1998 Bulls
4.2
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1998 Bulls
.445
1953 Lakers
.377

3-Point %
1998 Bulls
.324
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1998 Bulls
.734
1953 Lakers
.723


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1998 Bulls
28.7 ppg
1953 Lakers
20.6 ppg
Rebounds
1998 Bulls
15.0 rpg
1953 Lakers
14.4 rpg
Assists
1998 Bulls
5.8 apg
1953 Lakers
3.6 apg
Steals
1998 Bulls
1.8 spg
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1998 Bulls
1.1 bpg
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1998 Bulls
32.4 ppg
1953 Lakers
19.8 ppg
Rebounds
1998 Bulls
11.8 rpg
1953 Lakers
15.4 rpg
Assists
1998 Bulls
5.2 apg
1953 Lakers
4.1 apg
Steals
1998 Bulls
2.1 spg
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1998 Bulls
1.0 bpg
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *

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