1998 Chicago Bulls vs. 1963 Boston Celtics - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1997-98 Bulls and the 1962-63 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
1963 Celtics
in Eastern Division
Season Record
1998 Bulls
62 - 20
1963 Celtics
58 - 22

Winning %
1998 Bulls
.756
1963 Celtics
.725

Longest Streaks
1998 Bulls
Winning Streak: 13
Losing Streak: 2
1963 Celtics
Winning Streak: 6
Losing Streak: 2
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1998 Bulls
1963 Celtics

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1998 Bulls
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1963 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1998 Bulls
15 - 6
1963 Celtics
8 - 5

Winning %
1998 Bulls
.714
1963 Celtics
.615

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1998 Bulls
1963 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
1963 Celtics
5 -
Season MVP: Bill Russell
All-NBA 1st Team: Bill Russell
All-NBA 2nd Team: Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn
All-Rookie 1st Team: John Havlicek
NBA Leaders
1998 Bulls
2 -
Scoring Leader: Michael Jordan
Rebounds Leader: Dennis Rodman
1963 Celtics
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1998 Bulls
96.7
1963 Celtics
118.8

Rebounds
1998 Bulls
44.9
1963 Celtics
72.7

Assists
1998 Bulls
23.8
1963 Celtics
24.5

Steals
1998 Bulls
8.5
1963 Celtics
-

n/a *
Blocks
1998 Bulls
4.3
1963 Celtics
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1998 Bulls
3.8
1963 Celtics
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1998 Bulls
.451
1963 Celtics
.427

3-Point %
1998 Bulls
.323
1963 Celtics
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1998 Bulls
.743
1963 Celtics
.725

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1998 Bulls
93.1
1963 Celtics
118.1

Rebounds
1998 Bulls
41.0
1963 Celtics
68.7

Assists
1998 Bulls
20.5
1963 Celtics
24.3

Steals
1998 Bulls
9.0
1963 Celtics
-

n/a *
Blocks
1998 Bulls
4.5
1963 Celtics
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1998 Bulls
4.2
1963 Celtics
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1998 Bulls
.445
1963 Celtics
.422

3-Point %
1998 Bulls
.324
1963 Celtics
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1998 Bulls
.734
1963 Celtics
.744


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1998 Bulls
28.7 ppg
1963 Celtics
19.7 ppg
Rebounds
1998 Bulls
15.0 rpg
1963 Celtics
23.6 rpg
Assists
1998 Bulls
5.8 apg
1963 Celtics
6.8 apg
Steals
1998 Bulls
1.8 spg
1963 Celtics
-
n/a *
Blocks
1998 Bulls
1.1 bpg
1963 Celtics
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1998 Bulls
32.4 ppg
1963 Celtics
24.7 ppg
Rebounds
1998 Bulls
11.8 rpg
1963 Celtics
25.1 rpg
Assists
1998 Bulls
5.2 apg
1963 Celtics
8.9 apg
Steals
1998 Bulls
2.1 spg
1963 Celtics
-
n/a *
Blocks
1998 Bulls
1.0 bpg
1963 Celtics
-
n/a *

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