Michael Cooper vs. Paul Pierce Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Paul Pierce and Michael Cooper 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
Michael Cooper:
1979 to 1990
Paul Pierce:
1999 to 2017

NBA Championships and Seasons

Michael Cooper 5
Paul Pierce 1
Michael Cooper 12
Paul Pierce 19
Michael Cooper 11
Paul Pierce 14
Michael Cooper 0
Paul Pierce 10

Honors and Awards

Michael Cooper 0
Paul Pierce 1
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Michael Cooper 0
Paul Pierce 4
Michael Cooper 5
Paul Pierce 0
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Michael Cooper 8
Paul Pierce 0
Michael Cooper 1 *
Paul Pierce 0
* Notes: Defensive Player of The Year is awarded since 1982-83.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Michael Cooper 8.9
Paul Pierce 19.7

Michael Cooper 3.2
Paul Pierce 5.6

Michael Cooper 4.2
Paul Pierce 3.5

Michael Cooper 1.2
Paul Pierce 1.3

Michael Cooper 0.6
Paul Pierce 0.6

Totals Stats

Michael Cooper 7,729
Paul Pierce 26,397

Michael Cooper 2,769
Paul Pierce 7,527

Michael Cooper 3,666
Paul Pierce 4,708

Michael Cooper 1,033
Paul Pierce 1,752

Michael Cooper 523
Paul Pierce 745

Michael Cooper 873
Paul Pierce 1,343

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Michael Cooper .469
Paul Pierce .445

3-Point Percentage
Michael Cooper .340
*
Paul Pierce .368

Free Throw Percentage
Michael Cooper .833
Paul Pierce .806

Best Season (no game minimum)

Michael Cooper 11.9
(1982)
Paul Pierce 26.8
(2006)

Michael Cooper 4.1
(1981)
Paul Pierce 7.3
(2003)

Michael Cooper 5.9
(1984)
Paul Pierce 5.1
(2004)

Michael Cooper 1.6
(1981)
Paul Pierce 2.1
(2000)

Michael Cooper 1.0
(1981)
Paul Pierce 1.0
(2002)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Michael Cooper 9.4
Paul Pierce 18.7

Michael Cooper 3.4
Paul Pierce 5.8

Michael Cooper 4.2
Paul Pierce 3.4

Michael Cooper 1.2
Paul Pierce 1.2

Michael Cooper 0.6
Paul Pierce 0.6

Totals Stats

Michael Cooper 1,581
Paul Pierce 3,180

Michael Cooper 574
Paul Pierce 985

Michael Cooper 703
Paul Pierce 579

Michael Cooper 203
Paul Pierce 204

Michael Cooper 96
Paul Pierce 105

Michael Cooper 168
Paul Pierce 170

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Michael Cooper .468
Paul Pierce .423

3-Point Percentage
Michael Cooper .392
*
Paul Pierce .355

Free Throw Percentage
Michael Cooper .825
Paul Pierce .830

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Michael Cooper 13.0
(1987)
Paul Pierce 27.1
(2003)

Michael Cooper 4.4
(1982)
Paul Pierce 9.0
(2003)

Michael Cooper 5.7
(1984)
Paul Pierce 6.7
(2003)

Michael Cooper 2.0
(1981)
Paul Pierce 2.1
(2003)

Michael Cooper 1.0
(1984)
Paul Pierce 1.4
(2005)

Notes: * Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80. Some years in this player's career don't have stats.