Dennis Johnson vs. Paul Pierce Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Paul Pierce and Dennis Johnson 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? These 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
2021-22
Dennis Johnson:
1977 to 1990
Paul Pierce:
1999 to 2017

NBA Championships and Seasons

Dennis Johnson 3
Paul Pierce 1
Dennis Johnson 14
Paul Pierce 19
Dennis Johnson 13
Paul Pierce 14
Dennis Johnson 5
Paul Pierce 10

Honors and Awards

Dennis Johnson 1
Paul Pierce 1
Dennis Johnson 1
Paul Pierce 0
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Dennis Johnson 2
Paul Pierce 4
Dennis Johnson 6
Paul Pierce 0
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Dennis Johnson 9
Paul Pierce 0

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Dennis Johnson 14.1
Paul Pierce 19.7

Dennis Johnson 3.9
Paul Pierce 5.6

Dennis Johnson 5.0
Paul Pierce 3.5

Dennis Johnson 1.3
Paul Pierce 1.3

Dennis Johnson 0.6
Paul Pierce 0.6

Totals Stats

Dennis Johnson 15,535
Paul Pierce 26,397

Dennis Johnson 4,249
Paul Pierce 7,527

Dennis Johnson 5,499
Paul Pierce 4,708

Dennis Johnson 1,477
Paul Pierce 1,752

Dennis Johnson 675
Paul Pierce 745

Dennis Johnson 1,100
Paul Pierce 1,343

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Dennis Johnson .445
Paul Pierce .445

3-Point Percentage
Dennis Johnson .172
*
Paul Pierce .368

Free Throw Percentage
Dennis Johnson .797
Paul Pierce .806

Best Season (no game minimum)

Dennis Johnson 19.5
(1982)
Paul Pierce 26.8
(2006)

Dennis Johnson 5.1
(1982)
Paul Pierce 7.3
(2003)

Dennis Johnson 7.8
(1988)
Paul Pierce 5.1
(2004)

Dennis Johnson 1.8
(1980)
Paul Pierce 2.1
(2000)

Dennis Johnson 1.2
(1979)
Paul Pierce 1.0
(2002)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Dennis Johnson 17.3
Paul Pierce 18.7

Dennis Johnson 4.3
Paul Pierce 5.8

Dennis Johnson 5.6
Paul Pierce 3.4

Dennis Johnson 1.4
Paul Pierce 1.2

Dennis Johnson 0.6
Paul Pierce 0.6

Totals Stats

Dennis Johnson 3,116
Paul Pierce 3,180

Dennis Johnson 781
Paul Pierce 985

Dennis Johnson 1,006
Paul Pierce 579

Dennis Johnson 247
Paul Pierce 204

Dennis Johnson 113
Paul Pierce 105

Dennis Johnson 180
Paul Pierce 170

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Dennis Johnson .439
Paul Pierce .423

3-Point Percentage
Dennis Johnson .239
*
Paul Pierce .355

Free Throw Percentage
Dennis Johnson .802
Paul Pierce .830

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Dennis Johnson 22.3
(1982)
Paul Pierce 27.1
(2003)

Dennis Johnson 7.7
(1983)
Paul Pierce 9.0
(2003)

Dennis Johnson 8.9
(1987)
Paul Pierce 6.7
(2003)

Dennis Johnson 2.2
(1986)
Paul Pierce 2.1
(2003)

Dennis Johnson 1.5
(1979)
Paul Pierce 1.4
(2005)

Notes: * Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80. Some years in this player's career don't have stats.