1998 Chicago Bulls vs. 1981 Boston Celtics - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1997-98 Bulls and the 1980-81 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
1981 Celtics
in Eastern Conference
Season Record
1998 Bulls
62 - 20
1981 Celtics
62 - 20

Winning %
1998 Bulls
.756
1981 Celtics
.756

Longest Streaks
1998 Bulls
Winning Streak: 13
Losing Streak: 2
1981 Celtics
Winning Streak: 13
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1998 Bulls
1981 Celtics

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1998 Bulls
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1981 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1998 Bulls
15 - 6
1981 Celtics
12 - 5

Winning %
1998 Bulls
.714
1981 Celtics
.706

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1998 Bulls
1981 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
1981 Celtics
4 -
Finals MVP: Cedric Maxwell
All-NBA 1st Team: Larry Bird
All-NBA 2nd Team: Tiny Archibald
All-Rookie 1st Team: Kevin McHale
NBA Leaders
1998 Bulls
2 -
Scoring Leader: Michael Jordan
Rebounds Leader: Dennis Rodman
1981 Celtics
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1998 Bulls
96.7
1981 Celtics
109.9

Rebounds
1998 Bulls
44.9
1981 Celtics
43.6

Assists
1998 Bulls
23.8
1981 Celtics
26.9

Steals
1998 Bulls
8.5
1981 Celtics
8.3

Blocks
1998 Bulls
4.3
1981 Celtics
7.2

3-Pointers Made
1998 Bulls
3.8
1981 Celtics
0.8

Percentages

Field Goal %
1998 Bulls
.451
1981 Celtics
.504

3-Point %
1998 Bulls
.323
1981 Celtics
.270

Free Throw %
1998 Bulls
.743
1981 Celtics
.752

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1998 Bulls
93.1
1981 Celtics
103.4

Rebounds
1998 Bulls
41.0
1981 Celtics
44.4

Assists
1998 Bulls
20.5
1981 Celtics
22.8

Steals
1998 Bulls
9.0
1981 Celtics
7.5

Blocks
1998 Bulls
4.5
1981 Celtics
6.6

3-Pointers Made
1998 Bulls
4.2
1981 Celtics
0.6

Percentages

Field Goal %
1998 Bulls
.445
1981 Celtics
.480

3-Point %
1998 Bulls
.324
1981 Celtics
.222

Free Throw %
1998 Bulls
.734
1981 Celtics
.754


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1998 Bulls
28.7 ppg
1981 Celtics
21.2 ppg
Rebounds
1998 Bulls
15.0 rpg
1981 Celtics
10.9 rpg
Assists
1998 Bulls
5.8 apg
1981 Celtics
7.7 apg
Steals
1998 Bulls
1.8 spg
1981 Celtics
2.0 spg
Blocks
1998 Bulls
1.1 bpg
1981 Celtics
2.6 bpg

NBA Playoffs

Points
1998 Bulls
32.4 ppg
1981 Celtics
21.9 ppg
Rebounds
1998 Bulls
11.8 rpg
1981 Celtics
14.0 rpg
Assists
1998 Bulls
5.2 apg
1981 Celtics
6.3 apg
Steals
1998 Bulls
2.1 spg
1981 Celtics
2.3 spg
Blocks
1998 Bulls
1.0 bpg
1981 Celtics
2.3 bpg