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George Gervin vs. Jerry West Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Jerry West and George Gervin 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
George Gervin:
1977 to 1986
Jerry West:
1961 to 1974

NBA Championships and Seasons

George Gervin 0
Jerry West 1
George Gervin 10
Jerry West 14
George Gervin 9
Jerry West 13
George Gervin 9
Jerry West 14

Honors and Awards

George Gervin 0
Jerry West 1
*
George Gervin 5
Jerry West 10
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
George Gervin 7
Jerry West 12
George Gervin 0
Jerry West 4
*
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
George Gervin 0
Jerry West 5
George Gervin 4
Jerry West 1
George Gervin 0
Jerry West 1
* Notes: Finals MVP and Defensive Teams awarded since 1968-69.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

George Gervin 26.2
Jerry West 27.0

George Gervin 4.6
Jerry West 5.8

George Gervin 2.8
Jerry West 6.7

George Gervin 1.2
Jerry West 2.6

*
George Gervin 0.8
Jerry West 0.7

*

Totals Stats

George Gervin 20,708
Jerry West 25,192

George Gervin 3,607
Jerry West 5,366

George Gervin 2,214
Jerry West 6,238

George Gervin 941
Jerry West 81

*
George Gervin 670
Jerry West 23

*
George Gervin 791
Jerry West 932

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
George Gervin .511
Jerry West .474

3-Point Percentage
George Gervin .297
*
Jerry West -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
George Gervin .844
Jerry West .814

Best Season (no game minimum)

George Gervin 33.1
(1980)
Jerry West 31.3
(1966)

George Gervin 5.5
(1977)
Jerry West 7.9
(1962)

George Gervin 3.7
(1978)
Jerry West 9.7
(1972)

George Gervin 1.7
(1979)
Jerry West 2.6
(1974)

*
George Gervin 1.3
(1978)
Jerry West 0.7
(1974)

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NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

George Gervin 27.0
Jerry West 29.1

George Gervin 5.8
Jerry West 5.6

George Gervin 3.2
Jerry West 6.3

George Gervin 1.2
Jerry West 0.0

*
George Gervin 0.9
Jerry West 0.0

*

Totals Stats

George Gervin 1,592
Jerry West 4,457

George Gervin 341
Jerry West 855

George Gervin 186
Jerry West 970

George Gervin 69
Jerry West 0

*
George Gervin 52
Jerry West 0

*
George Gervin 59
Jerry West 153

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
George Gervin .508
Jerry West .469

3-Point Percentage
George Gervin .000
*
Jerry West -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
George Gervin .821
Jerry West .805

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

George Gervin 33.3
(1980)
Jerry West 40.6
(1965)

George Gervin 7.3
(1982)
Jerry West 8.7
(1961)

George Gervin 4.6
(1982)
Jerry West 8.9
(1972)

George Gervin 1.9
(1979)
Jerry West 0.0
(1974)

*
George Gervin 2.7
(1978)
Jerry West 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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