2008 Boston Celtics vs. 2002 Los Angeles Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 2007-08 Celtics and the 2001-02 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
2002 Lakers
in Western Conference
Season Record
2008 Celtics
66 - 16
2002 Lakers
58 - 24

Winning %
2008 Celtics
.805
2002 Lakers
.707

Longest Streaks
2008 Celtics
Winning Streak: 10
Losing Streak: 3
2002 Lakers
Winning Streak: 9
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
2008 Celtics
2002 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
2008 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
2002 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
2008 Celtics
16 - 10
2002 Lakers
15 - 4

Winning %
2008 Celtics
.615
2002 Lakers
.789

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
2008 Celtics
2002 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
2002 Lakers
4 -
Finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal
All-NBA 1st Team: Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal
All-Defensive 2nd Team: Kobe Bryant
NBA Leaders
2008 Celtics
-
none
2002 Lakers
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
2008 Celtics
100.5
2002 Lakers
101.3

Rebounds
2008 Celtics
42.0
2002 Lakers
44.3

Assists
2008 Celtics
22.4
2002 Lakers
23.0

Steals
2008 Celtics
8.5
2002 Lakers
7.6

Blocks
2008 Celtics
4.6
2002 Lakers
5.8

3-Pointers Made
2008 Celtics
7.3
2002 Lakers
6.2

Percentages

Field Goal %
2008 Celtics
.475
2002 Lakers
.461

3-Point %
2008 Celtics
.381
2002 Lakers
.354

Free Throw %
2008 Celtics
.771
2002 Lakers
.699

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
2008 Celtics
94.0
2002 Lakers
97.8

Rebounds
2008 Celtics
40.0
2002 Lakers
45.4

Assists
2008 Celtics
21.5
2002 Lakers
19.6

Steals
2008 Celtics
7.6
2002 Lakers
6.8

Blocks
2008 Celtics
4.3
2002 Lakers
5.8

3-Pointers Made
2008 Celtics
6.0
2002 Lakers
6.1

Percentages

Field Goal %
2008 Celtics
.447
2002 Lakers
.444

3-Point %
2008 Celtics
.359
2002 Lakers
.339

Free Throw %
2008 Celtics
.783
2002 Lakers
.721


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
2008 Celtics
19.6 ppg
2002 Lakers
27.2 ppg
Rebounds
2008 Celtics
9.2 rpg
2002 Lakers
10.7 rpg
Assists
2008 Celtics
5.1 apg
2002 Lakers
5.5 apg
Steals
2008 Celtics
1.7 spg
2002 Lakers
1.5 spg
Blocks
2008 Celtics
2002 Lakers

NBA Playoffs

Points
2008 Celtics
20.4 ppg
2002 Lakers
28.5 ppg
Rebounds
2008 Celtics
10.5 rpg
2002 Lakers
12.6 rpg
Assists
2008 Celtics
6.6 apg
2002 Lakers
4.6 apg
Steals
2008 Celtics
1.7 spg
2002 Lakers
1.7 spg
Blocks
2008 Celtics
2002 Lakers