1998 Chicago Bulls vs. 1962 Boston Celtics - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1997-98 Bulls and the 1961-62 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
1962 Celtics
in Eastern Division
Season Record
1998 Bulls
62 - 20
1962 Celtics
60 - 20

Winning %
1998 Bulls
.756
1962 Celtics
.750

Longest Streaks
1998 Bulls
Winning Streak: 13
Losing Streak: 2
1962 Celtics
Winning Streak: 9
Losing Streak: 4
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1998 Bulls
1962 Celtics

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1998 Bulls
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1962 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1998 Bulls
15 - 6
1962 Celtics
8 - 6

Winning %
1998 Bulls
.714
1962 Celtics
.571

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1998 Bulls
1962 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
1962 Celtics
4 -
Season MVP: Bill Russell
All-NBA 2nd Team: Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn, Bill Russell
NBA Leaders
1998 Bulls
2 -
Scoring Leader: Michael Jordan
Rebounds Leader: Dennis Rodman
1962 Celtics
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1998 Bulls
96.7
1962 Celtics
121.1

Rebounds
1998 Bulls
44.9
1962 Celtics
76.0

Assists
1998 Bulls
23.8
1962 Celtics
25.6

Steals
1998 Bulls
8.5
1962 Celtics
-

n/a *
Blocks
1998 Bulls
4.3
1962 Celtics
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1998 Bulls
3.8
1962 Celtics
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1998 Bulls
.451
1962 Celtics
.423

3-Point %
1998 Bulls
.323
1962 Celtics
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1998 Bulls
.743
1962 Celtics
.728

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1998 Bulls
93.1
1962 Celtics
114.9

Rebounds
1998 Bulls
41.0
1962 Celtics
66.7

Assists
1998 Bulls
20.5
1962 Celtics
25.7

Steals
1998 Bulls
9.0
1962 Celtics
-

n/a *
Blocks
1998 Bulls
4.5
1962 Celtics
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1998 Bulls
4.2
1962 Celtics
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1998 Bulls
.445
1962 Celtics
.407

3-Point %
1998 Bulls
.324
1962 Celtics
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1998 Bulls
.734
1962 Celtics
.734


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1998 Bulls
28.7 ppg
1962 Celtics
22.1 ppg
Rebounds
1998 Bulls
15.0 rpg
1962 Celtics
23.6 rpg
Assists
1998 Bulls
5.8 apg
1962 Celtics
7.8 apg
Steals
1998 Bulls
1.8 spg
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
Blocks
1998 Bulls
1.1 bpg
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1998 Bulls
32.4 ppg
1962 Celtics
22.4 ppg
Rebounds
1998 Bulls
11.8 rpg
1962 Celtics
26.4 rpg
Assists
1998 Bulls
5.2 apg
1962 Celtics
8.8 apg
Steals
1998 Bulls
2.1 spg
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
Blocks
1998 Bulls
1.0 bpg
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *

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