2008 Boston Celtics vs. 1953 Minneapolis Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 2007-08 Celtics and the 1952-53 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
1953 Lakers
in Western Division
Season Record
2008 Celtics
66 - 16
1953 Lakers
48 - 22

Winning %
2008 Celtics
.805
1953 Lakers
.686

Longest Streaks
2008 Celtics
Winning Streak: 10
Losing Streak: 3
1953 Lakers
Winning Streak: 6
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
2008 Celtics
1953 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
2008 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1953 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
2008 Celtics
16 - 10
1953 Lakers
9 - 3

Winning %
2008 Celtics
.615
1953 Lakers
.750

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
2008 Celtics
1953 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
1953 Lakers
2 -
All-NBA 1st Team: George Mikan
All-NBA 2nd Team: Vern Mikkelsen
NBA Leaders
2008 Celtics
-
none
1953 Lakers
1 -
Rebounds Leader: George Mikan
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
2008 Celtics
100.5
1953 Lakers
85.3

Rebounds
2008 Celtics
42.0
1953 Lakers
48.7

Assists
2008 Celtics
22.4
1953 Lakers
19.3

Steals
2008 Celtics
8.5
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
2008 Celtics
4.6
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
2008 Celtics
7.3
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
2008 Celtics
.475
1953 Lakers
.390

3-Point %
2008 Celtics
.381
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
2008 Celtics
.771
1953 Lakers
.739

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
2008 Celtics
94.0
1953 Lakers
82.9

Rebounds
2008 Celtics
40.0
1953 Lakers
53.0

Assists
2008 Celtics
21.5
1953 Lakers
17.2

Steals
2008 Celtics
7.6
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
2008 Celtics
4.3
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
2008 Celtics
6.0
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
2008 Celtics
.447
1953 Lakers
.377

3-Point %
2008 Celtics
.359
1953 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
2008 Celtics
.783
1953 Lakers
.723


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
2008 Celtics
19.6 ppg
1953 Lakers
20.6 ppg
Rebounds
2008 Celtics
9.2 rpg
1953 Lakers
14.4 rpg
Assists
2008 Celtics
5.1 apg
1953 Lakers
3.6 apg
Steals
2008 Celtics
1.7 spg
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
2008 Celtics
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
2008 Celtics
20.4 ppg
1953 Lakers
19.8 ppg
Rebounds
2008 Celtics
10.5 rpg
1953 Lakers
15.4 rpg
Assists
2008 Celtics
6.6 apg
1953 Lakers
4.1 apg
Steals
2008 Celtics
1.7 spg
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
2008 Celtics
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *

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