Magic Johnson vs. Paul Pierce Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Paul Pierce 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
Paul Pierce:
1999 to 2017

NBA Championships and Seasons

Magic Johnson 5
Paul Pierce 1
Magic Johnson 13
Paul Pierce 19
Magic Johnson 13
Paul Pierce 14
Magic Johnson 12
Paul Pierce 10

Honors and Awards

Magic Johnson 3
Paul Pierce 0
Magic Johnson 3
Paul Pierce 1
Magic Johnson 9
Paul Pierce 0
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Magic Johnson 10
Paul Pierce 4
Magic Johnson 4
Paul Pierce 0
Magic Johnson 2
Paul Pierce 0

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Magic Johnson 19.5
Paul Pierce 19.7

Magic Johnson 7.2
Paul Pierce 5.6

Magic Johnson 11.2
Paul Pierce 3.5

Magic Johnson 1.9
Paul Pierce 1.3

Magic Johnson 0.4
Paul Pierce 0.6

Totals Stats

Magic Johnson 17,707
Paul Pierce 26,397

Magic Johnson 6,559
Paul Pierce 7,527

Magic Johnson 10,141
Paul Pierce 4,708

Magic Johnson 1,724
Paul Pierce 1,752

Magic Johnson 374
Paul Pierce 745

Magic Johnson 906
Paul Pierce 1,343

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Magic Johnson .520
Paul Pierce .445

3-Point Percentage
Magic Johnson .303
Paul Pierce .368

Free Throw Percentage
Magic Johnson .848
Paul Pierce .806

Best Season (no game minimum)

Magic Johnson 23.9
(1987)
Paul Pierce 26.8
(2006)

Magic Johnson 9.6
(1982)
Paul Pierce 7.3
(2003)

Magic Johnson 13.1
(1984)
Paul Pierce 5.1
(2004)

Magic Johnson 3.4
(1981)
Paul Pierce 2.1
(2000)

Magic Johnson 0.7
(1984)
Paul Pierce 1.0
(2002)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Magic Johnson 19.5
Paul Pierce 18.7

Magic Johnson 7.7
Paul Pierce 5.8

Magic Johnson 12.3
Paul Pierce 3.4

Magic Johnson 1.9
Paul Pierce 1.2

Magic Johnson 0.3
Paul Pierce 0.6

Totals Stats

Magic Johnson 3,701
Paul Pierce 3,180

Magic Johnson 1,465
Paul Pierce 985

Magic Johnson 2,346
Paul Pierce 579

Magic Johnson 358
Paul Pierce 204

Magic Johnson 64
Paul Pierce 105

Magic Johnson 190
Paul Pierce 170

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Magic Johnson .506
Paul Pierce .423

3-Point Percentage
Magic Johnson .241
Paul Pierce .355

Free Throw Percentage
Magic Johnson .838
Paul Pierce .830

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Magic Johnson 25.2
(1990)
Paul Pierce 27.1
(2003)

Magic Johnson 13.7
(1981)
Paul Pierce 9.0
(2003)

Magic Johnson 15.2
(1985)
Paul Pierce 6.7
(2003)

Magic Johnson 3.1
(1980)
Paul Pierce 2.1
(2003)

Magic Johnson 1.0
(1981)
Paul Pierce 1.4
(2005)