Magic Johnson vs. Isiah Thomas Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Isiah Thomas and Magic 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
Magic Johnson:
1980 to 1996
Isiah Thomas:
1982 to 1994

NBA Championships and Seasons

Magic Johnson 5
Isiah Thomas 2
Magic Johnson 13
Isiah Thomas 13
Magic Johnson 13
Isiah Thomas 9
Magic Johnson 12
Isiah Thomas 12

Honors and Awards

Magic Johnson 3
Isiah Thomas 0
Magic Johnson 3
Isiah Thomas 1
Magic Johnson 9
Isiah Thomas 3
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Magic Johnson 10
Isiah Thomas 5
Magic Johnson 4
Isiah Thomas 1
Magic Johnson 2
Isiah Thomas 0

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Magic Johnson 19.5
Isiah Thomas 19.2

Magic Johnson 7.2
Isiah Thomas 3.6

Magic Johnson 11.2
Isiah Thomas 9.3

Magic Johnson 1.9
Isiah Thomas 1.9

Magic Johnson 0.4
Isiah Thomas 0.3

Totals Stats

Magic Johnson 17,707
Isiah Thomas 18,822

Magic Johnson 6,559
Isiah Thomas 3,478

Magic Johnson 10,141
Isiah Thomas 9,061

Magic Johnson 1,724
Isiah Thomas 1,861

Magic Johnson 374
Isiah Thomas 249

Magic Johnson 906
Isiah Thomas 979

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Magic Johnson .520
Isiah Thomas .452

3-Point Percentage
Magic Johnson .303
Isiah Thomas .290

Free Throw Percentage
Magic Johnson .848
Isiah Thomas .759

Best Season (no game minimum)

Magic Johnson 23.9
(1987)
Isiah Thomas 22.9
(1983)

Magic Johnson 9.6
(1982)
Isiah Thomas 4.5
(1985)

Magic Johnson 13.1
(1984)
Isiah Thomas 13.9
(1985)

Magic Johnson 3.4
(1981)
Isiah Thomas 2.5
(1984)

Magic Johnson 0.7
(1984)
Isiah Thomas 0.4
(1984)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Magic Johnson 19.5
Isiah Thomas 20.4

Magic Johnson 7.7
Isiah Thomas 4.7

Magic Johnson 12.3
Isiah Thomas 8.9

Magic Johnson 1.9
Isiah Thomas 2.1

Magic Johnson 0.3
Isiah Thomas 0.3

Totals Stats

Magic Johnson 3,701
Isiah Thomas 2,261

Magic Johnson 1,465
Isiah Thomas 524

Magic Johnson 2,346
Isiah Thomas 987

Magic Johnson 358
Isiah Thomas 234

Magic Johnson 64
Isiah Thomas 38

Magic Johnson 190
Isiah Thomas 111

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Magic Johnson .506
Isiah Thomas .441

3-Point Percentage
Magic Johnson .241
Isiah Thomas .346

Free Throw Percentage
Magic Johnson .838
Isiah Thomas .769

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Magic Johnson 25.2
(1990)
Isiah Thomas 26.5
(1986)

Magic Johnson 13.7
(1981)
Isiah Thomas 5.5
(1986)

Magic Johnson 15.2
(1985)
Isiah Thomas 12.0
(1986)

Magic Johnson 3.1
(1980)
Isiah Thomas 2.9
(1988)

Magic Johnson 1.0
(1981)
Isiah Thomas 1.2
(1984)