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Bob Lanier vs. Willis Reed Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Willis Reed and Bob Lanier that includes championships won, honors and awards obtained, regular season and playoffs stats and other data put side by side.

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Who scored more points in his career? Who averaged more points in playoffs? Who won more championships? Who led the season more times? Who won more MVP awards? Those questions and many more, are answered here. It includes NBA Championships, seasons, playoffs, awards, statistical data for points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and percentages.

Head-To-Head Career Comparison

NBA Timeline:
1946-47
2019-20
Bob Lanier:
1971 to 1984
Willis Reed:
1965 to 1974

NBA Championships and Seasons

Bob Lanier 0
Willis Reed 2
Bob Lanier 14
Willis Reed 10
Bob Lanier 9
Willis Reed 7
Bob Lanier 8
Willis Reed 7

Honors and Awards

Bob Lanier 0
Willis Reed 1
Bob Lanier 0
Willis Reed 2
*
Bob Lanier 0
Willis Reed 1
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Bob Lanier 0
Willis Reed 5
Bob Lanier 0
Willis Reed 1
*
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Bob Lanier 0
Willis Reed 1
Bob Lanier 0
Willis Reed 1
* Notes: Finals MVP and Defensive Teams awarded since 1968-69.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Bob Lanier 20.1
Willis Reed 18.7

Bob Lanier 10.1
Willis Reed 12.9

Bob Lanier 3.1
Willis Reed 1.8

Bob Lanier 1.1
*
Willis Reed 0.6

*
Bob Lanier 1.5
*
Willis Reed 1.1

*

Totals Stats

Bob Lanier 19,248
Willis Reed 12,183

Bob Lanier 9,698
Willis Reed 8,414

Bob Lanier 3,007
Willis Reed 1,186

Bob Lanier 777
*
Willis Reed 12

*
Bob Lanier 1,100
*
Willis Reed 21

*
Bob Lanier 959
Willis Reed 650

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Bob Lanier .514
Willis Reed .476

3-Point Percentage
Bob Lanier .154
*
Willis Reed -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
Bob Lanier .767
Willis Reed .747

Best Season (no game minimum)

Bob Lanier 25.7
(1972)
Willis Reed 21.7
(1970)

Bob Lanier 14.9
(1973)
Willis Reed 14.7
(1965)

Bob Lanier 4.6
(1975)
Willis Reed 2.3
(1969)

Bob Lanier 1.4
(1974)
*
Willis Reed 0.6
(1974)

*
Bob Lanier 3.0
(1974)
*
Willis Reed 1.1
(1974)

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NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Bob Lanier 18.6
Willis Reed 17.4

Bob Lanier 9.6
Willis Reed 10.3

Bob Lanier 3.5
Willis Reed 1.9

Bob Lanier 0.9
*
Willis Reed 0.2

*
Bob Lanier 1.5
*
Willis Reed 0.0

*

Totals Stats

Bob Lanier 1,244
Willis Reed 1,358

Bob Lanier 645
Willis Reed 801

Bob Lanier 235
Willis Reed 149

Bob Lanier 62
*
Willis Reed 2

*
Bob Lanier 99
*
Willis Reed 0

*
Bob Lanier 67
Willis Reed 78

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Bob Lanier .532
Willis Reed .474

3-Point Percentage
Bob Lanier .000
*
Willis Reed -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
Bob Lanier .768
Willis Reed .765

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Bob Lanier 28.0
(1977)
Willis Reed 27.5
(1967)

Bob Lanier 16.7
(1977)
Willis Reed 14.1
(1969)

Bob Lanier 6.3
(1975)
Willis Reed 2.8
(1970)

Bob Lanier 1.7
(1981)
*
Willis Reed 0.2
(1974)

*
Bob Lanier 4.0
(1975)
*
Willis Reed 0.0
(1974)

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Notes: * Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74. Some years in this player's career don't have stats.
Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80. Some years in this player's career don't have stats.
** Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80, this player has no data for the stat.
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