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Larry Bird vs. John Havlicek Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars John Havlicek and Larry Bird 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
Larry Bird:
1980 to 1992
John Havlicek:
1963 to 1978

NBA Championships and Seasons

Larry Bird 3
John Havlicek 8
Larry Bird 13
John Havlicek 16
Larry Bird 12
John Havlicek 13
Larry Bird 12
John Havlicek 13

Honors and Awards

Larry Bird 3
John Havlicek 0
Larry Bird 2
John Havlicek 1
*
Larry Bird 9
John Havlicek 4
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Larry Bird 10
John Havlicek 11
Larry Bird 0
John Havlicek 5
*
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Larry Bird 3
John Havlicek 8
Larry Bird 1
John Havlicek 0
* Notes: Finals MVP and Defensive Teams awarded since 1968-69.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Larry Bird 24.3
John Havlicek 20.8

Larry Bird 10.0
John Havlicek 6.3

Larry Bird 6.3
John Havlicek 4.8

Larry Bird 1.7
John Havlicek 1.2

*
Larry Bird 0.8
John Havlicek 0.3

*

Totals Stats

Larry Bird 21,791
John Havlicek 26,395

Larry Bird 8,974
John Havlicek 8,007

Larry Bird 5,695
John Havlicek 6,114

Larry Bird 1,556
John Havlicek 476

*
Larry Bird 755
John Havlicek 117

*
Larry Bird 897
John Havlicek 1,270

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Larry Bird .496
John Havlicek .439

3-Point Percentage
Larry Bird .376
John Havlicek -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
Larry Bird .886
John Havlicek .815

Best Season (no game minimum)

Larry Bird 29.9
(1988)
John Havlicek 28.9
(1971)

Larry Bird 11.0
(1983)
John Havlicek 9.0
(1971)

Larry Bird 7.6
(1987)
John Havlicek 7.5
(1971)

Larry Bird 2.0
(1986)
John Havlicek 1.3
(1975)

*
Larry Bird 1.2
(1985)
John Havlicek 0.4
(1974)

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NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Larry Bird 23.8
John Havlicek 22.0

Larry Bird 10.3
John Havlicek 6.9

Larry Bird 6.5
John Havlicek 4.8

Larry Bird 1.8
John Havlicek 1.1

*
Larry Bird 0.9
John Havlicek 0.3

*

Totals Stats

Larry Bird 3,897
John Havlicek 3,776

Larry Bird 1,683
John Havlicek 1,186

Larry Bird 1,062
John Havlicek 825

Larry Bird 296
John Havlicek 60

*
Larry Bird 145
John Havlicek 16

*
Larry Bird 164
John Havlicek 172

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Larry Bird .472
John Havlicek .436

3-Point Percentage
Larry Bird .321
John Havlicek -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
Larry Bird .890
John Havlicek .836

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Larry Bird 27.5
(1984)
John Havlicek 27.4
(1967)

Larry Bird 14.0
(1981)
John Havlicek 9.9
(1969)

Larry Bird 8.8
(1990)
John Havlicek 7.5
(1968)

Larry Bird 2.3
(1984)
John Havlicek 1.5
(1975)

*
Larry Bird 1.4
(1982)
John Havlicek 0.4
(1977)

*
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, this player has no data for the stat.
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