2008 Boston Celtics vs. 1952 Minneapolis Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 2007-08 Celtics and the 1951-52 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
2008 Celtics
in Eastern Conference
1952 Lakers
in Western Division
Season Record
2008 Celtics
66 - 16
1952 Lakers
40 - 26

Winning %
2008 Celtics
.805
1952 Lakers
.606

Longest Streaks
2008 Celtics
Winning Streak: 10
Losing Streak: 3
1952 Lakers
Winning Streak: 8
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
2008 Celtics
1952 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
2008 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1952 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
2008 Celtics
16 - 10
1952 Lakers
9 - 4

Winning %
2008 Celtics
.615
1952 Lakers
.692

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
2008 Celtics
1952 Lakers

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
2008 Celtics
5 -
Finals MVP: Paul Pierce
Defensive Player: Kevin Garnett
All-NBA 1st Team: Kevin Garnett
All-NBA 3rd Team: Paul Pierce
All-Defensive 1st Team: Kevin Garnett
1952 Lakers
3 -
All-NBA 1st Team: George Mikan
All-NBA 2nd Team: Vern Mikkelsen, Jim Pollard
NBA Leaders
2008 Celtics
-
none
1952 Lakers
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
2008 Celtics
100.5
1952 Lakers
85.6

Rebounds
2008 Celtics
42.0
1952 Lakers
53.7

Assists
2008 Celtics
22.4
1952 Lakers
21.0

Steals
2008 Celtics
8.5
1952 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
2008 Celtics
4.6
1952 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
2008 Celtics
7.3
1952 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
2008 Celtics
.475
1952 Lakers
.367

3-Point %
2008 Celtics
.381
1952 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
2008 Celtics
.771
1952 Lakers
.748

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
2008 Celtics
94.0
1952 Lakers
82.3

Rebounds
2008 Celtics
40.0
1952 Lakers
45.9

Assists
2008 Celtics
21.5
1952 Lakers
18.5

Steals
2008 Celtics
7.6
1952 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
2008 Celtics
4.3
1952 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
2008 Celtics
6.0
1952 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
2008 Celtics
.447
1952 Lakers
.403

3-Point %
2008 Celtics
.359
1952 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
2008 Celtics
.783
1952 Lakers
.742


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
2008 Celtics
19.6 ppg
1952 Lakers
23.8 ppg
Rebounds
2008 Celtics
9.2 rpg
1952 Lakers
13.5 rpg
Assists
2008 Celtics
5.1 apg
1952 Lakers
3.8 apg
Steals
2008 Celtics
1.7 spg
1952 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
2008 Celtics
1952 Lakers
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
2008 Celtics
20.4 ppg
1952 Lakers
23.6 ppg
Rebounds
2008 Celtics
10.5 rpg
1952 Lakers
15.9 rpg
Assists
2008 Celtics
6.6 apg
1952 Lakers
4.3 apg
Steals
2008 Celtics
1.7 spg
1952 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
2008 Celtics
1952 Lakers
-
n/a *

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