Larry Bird vs. Paul Pierce Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Paul Pierce 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? 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
Larry Bird:
1980 to 1992
Paul Pierce:
1999 to 2017

NBA Championships and Seasons

Larry Bird 3
Paul Pierce 1
Larry Bird 13
Paul Pierce 19
Larry Bird 12
Paul Pierce 14
Larry Bird 12
Paul Pierce 10

Honors and Awards

Larry Bird 3
Paul Pierce 0
Larry Bird 2
Paul Pierce 1
Larry Bird 9
Paul Pierce 0
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Larry Bird 10
Paul Pierce 4
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Larry Bird 3
Paul Pierce 0
Larry Bird 1
Paul Pierce 0

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Larry Bird 24.3
Paul Pierce 19.7

Larry Bird 10.0
Paul Pierce 5.6

Larry Bird 6.3
Paul Pierce 3.5

Larry Bird 1.7
Paul Pierce 1.3

Larry Bird 0.8
Paul Pierce 0.6

Totals Stats

Larry Bird 21,791
Paul Pierce 26,397

Larry Bird 8,974
Paul Pierce 7,527

Larry Bird 5,695
Paul Pierce 4,708

Larry Bird 1,556
Paul Pierce 1,752

Larry Bird 755
Paul Pierce 745

Larry Bird 897
Paul Pierce 1,343

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Larry Bird .496
Paul Pierce .445

3-Point Percentage
Larry Bird .376
Paul Pierce .368

Free Throw Percentage
Larry Bird .886
Paul Pierce .806

Best Season (no game minimum)

Larry Bird 29.9
(1988)
Paul Pierce 26.8
(2006)

Larry Bird 11.0
(1983)
Paul Pierce 7.3
(2003)

Larry Bird 7.6
(1987)
Paul Pierce 5.1
(2004)

Larry Bird 2.0
(1986)
Paul Pierce 2.1
(2000)

Larry Bird 1.2
(1985)
Paul Pierce 1.0
(2002)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Larry Bird 23.8
Paul Pierce 18.7

Larry Bird 10.3
Paul Pierce 5.8

Larry Bird 6.5
Paul Pierce 3.4

Larry Bird 1.8
Paul Pierce 1.2

Larry Bird 0.9
Paul Pierce 0.6

Totals Stats

Larry Bird 3,897
Paul Pierce 3,180

Larry Bird 1,683
Paul Pierce 985

Larry Bird 1,062
Paul Pierce 579

Larry Bird 296
Paul Pierce 204

Larry Bird 145
Paul Pierce 105

Larry Bird 164
Paul Pierce 170

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Larry Bird .472
Paul Pierce .423

3-Point Percentage
Larry Bird .321
Paul Pierce .355

Free Throw Percentage
Larry Bird .890
Paul Pierce .830

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Larry Bird 27.5
(1984)
Paul Pierce 27.1
(2003)

Larry Bird 14.0
(1981)
Paul Pierce 9.0
(2003)

Larry Bird 8.8
(1990)
Paul Pierce 6.7
(2003)

Larry Bird 2.3
(1984)
Paul Pierce 2.1
(2003)

Larry Bird 1.4
(1982)
Paul Pierce 1.4
(2005)