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Muggsy Bogues vs. Bill Russell Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Bill Russell and Muggsy Bogues 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
Muggsy Bogues:
1988 to 2001
Bill Russell:
1957 to 1969

NBA Championships and Seasons

Muggsy Bogues 0
Bill Russell 11
Muggsy Bogues 14
Bill Russell 13
Muggsy Bogues 5
Bill Russell 13
Muggsy Bogues 0
Bill Russell 12

Honors and Awards

Muggsy Bogues 0
Bill Russell 5
Muggsy Bogues 0
Bill Russell 3
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Muggsy Bogues 0
Bill Russell 11
Muggsy Bogues 0
Bill Russell 1
*
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Muggsy Bogues 0
Bill Russell 1
Muggsy Bogues 0
Bill Russell 4
* Notes: Finals MVP and Defensive Teams awarded since 1968-69.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Muggsy Bogues 7.7
Bill Russell 15.1

Muggsy Bogues 2.6
Bill Russell 22.5

Muggsy Bogues 7.6
Bill Russell 4.3

Muggsy Bogues 1.5
Bill Russell -

n/a **
Muggsy Bogues 0.0
Bill Russell -

n/a **

Totals Stats

Muggsy Bogues 6,858
Bill Russell 14,522

Muggsy Bogues 2,318
Bill Russell 21,620

Muggsy Bogues 6,726
Bill Russell 4,100

Muggsy Bogues 1,369
Bill Russell -

n/a **
Muggsy Bogues 39
Bill Russell -

n/a **
Muggsy Bogues 889
Bill Russell 963

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Muggsy Bogues .458
Bill Russell .440

3-Point Percentage
Muggsy Bogues .278
Bill Russell -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
Muggsy Bogues .827
Bill Russell .561

Best Season (no game minimum)

Muggsy Bogues 11.1
(1995)
Bill Russell 18.9
(1962)

Muggsy Bogues 4.1
(1994)
Bill Russell 24.7
(1964)

Muggsy Bogues 10.7
(1990)
Bill Russell 5.8
(1967)

Muggsy Bogues 2.1
(1992)
Bill Russell -

n/a **
Muggsy Bogues 0.1
(1989)
Bill Russell -

n/a **
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NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Muggsy Bogues 8.9
Bill Russell 16.2

Muggsy Bogues 2.7
Bill Russell 24.9

Muggsy Bogues 5.6
Bill Russell 4.7

Muggsy Bogues 1.7
Bill Russell -

n/a **
Muggsy Bogues 0.0
Bill Russell -

n/a **

Totals Stats

Muggsy Bogues 170
Bill Russell 2,673

Muggsy Bogues 51
Bill Russell 4,104

Muggsy Bogues 107
Bill Russell 770

Muggsy Bogues 33
Bill Russell -

n/a **
Muggsy Bogues 0
Bill Russell -

n/a **
Muggsy Bogues 19
Bill Russell 165

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Muggsy Bogues .419
Bill Russell .430

3-Point Percentage
Muggsy Bogues .476
Bill Russell -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
Muggsy Bogues .769
Bill Russell .603

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Muggsy Bogues 16.0
(1997)
Bill Russell 22.4
(1962)

Muggsy Bogues 4.0
(1993)
Bill Russell 29.9
(1961)

Muggsy Bogues 7.8
(1993)
Bill Russell 6.3
(1965)

Muggsy Bogues 2.7
(1993)
Bill Russell -

n/a **
Muggsy Bogues 0.0
(2000)
Bill Russell -

n/a **
Notes: ** Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74, this player has no data for the stat.
Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80, this player has no data for the stat.
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