1998 Chicago Bulls vs. 1959 Boston Celtics - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1997-98 Bulls and the 1958-59 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
1998 Bulls
in Eastern Conference
1959 Celtics
in Eastern Division
Season Record
1998 Bulls
62 - 20
1959 Celtics
52 - 20

Winning %
1998 Bulls
.756
1959 Celtics
.722

Longest Streaks
1998 Bulls
Winning Streak: 13
Losing Streak: 2
1959 Celtics
Winning Streak: 11
Losing Streak: 2
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1998 Bulls
1959 Celtics

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1998 Bulls
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1959 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1998 Bulls
15 - 6
1959 Celtics
8 - 3

Winning %
1998 Bulls
.714
1959 Celtics
.727

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1998 Bulls
1959 Celtics

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
1959 Celtics
3 -
All-NBA 1st Team: Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, Bill Sharman
NBA Leaders
1998 Bulls
2 -
Scoring Leader: Michael Jordan
Rebounds Leader: Dennis Rodman
1959 Celtics
2 -
Rebounds Leader: Bill Russell
Assists Leader: Bob Cousy
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1998 Bulls
96.7
1959 Celtics
116.4

Rebounds
1998 Bulls
44.9
1959 Celtics
77.8

Assists
1998 Bulls
23.8
1959 Celtics
21.8

Steals
1998 Bulls
8.5
1959 Celtics
-

n/a *
Blocks
1998 Bulls
4.3
1959 Celtics
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1998 Bulls
3.8
1959 Celtics
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1998 Bulls
.451
1959 Celtics
.395

3-Point %
1998 Bulls
.323
1959 Celtics
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1998 Bulls
.743
1959 Celtics
.766

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1998 Bulls
93.1
1959 Celtics
123.3

Rebounds
1998 Bulls
41.0
1959 Celtics
82.6

Assists
1998 Bulls
20.5
1959 Celtics
26.1

Steals
1998 Bulls
9.0
1959 Celtics
-

n/a *
Blocks
1998 Bulls
4.5
1959 Celtics
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1998 Bulls
4.2
1959 Celtics
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1998 Bulls
.445
1959 Celtics
.397

3-Point %
1998 Bulls
.324
1959 Celtics
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1998 Bulls
.734
1959 Celtics
.746


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1998 Bulls
28.7 ppg
1959 Celtics
20.4 ppg
Rebounds
1998 Bulls
15.0 rpg
1959 Celtics
23.0 rpg
Assists
1998 Bulls
5.8 apg
1959 Celtics
8.6 apg
Steals
1998 Bulls
1.8 spg
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
Blocks
1998 Bulls
1.1 bpg
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1998 Bulls
32.4 ppg
1959 Celtics
23.2 ppg
Rebounds
1998 Bulls
11.8 rpg
1959 Celtics
27.7 rpg
Assists
1998 Bulls
5.2 apg
1959 Celtics
10.8 apg
Steals
1998 Bulls
2.1 spg
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *
Blocks
1998 Bulls
1.0 bpg
1959 Celtics
-
n/a *

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