Paul Pierce vs. Jerry West Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Jerry West and Paul Pierce 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
Paul Pierce:
1999 to 2017
Jerry West:
1961 to 1974

NBA Championships and Seasons

Paul Pierce 1
Jerry West 1
Paul Pierce 19
Jerry West 14
Paul Pierce 14
Jerry West 13
Paul Pierce 10
Jerry West 14

Honors and Awards

Paul Pierce 1
Jerry West 1
*
Paul Pierce 0
Jerry West 10
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Paul Pierce 4
Jerry West 12
Paul Pierce 0
Jerry West 4
*
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Paul Pierce 0
Jerry West 5
Paul Pierce 0
Jerry West 1
Paul Pierce 0
Jerry West 1
* Notes: Finals MVP and Defensive Teams awarded since 1968-69.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Paul Pierce 19.7
Jerry West 27.0

Paul Pierce 5.6
Jerry West 5.8

Paul Pierce 3.5
Jerry West 6.7

Paul Pierce 1.3
Jerry West 2.6

*
Paul Pierce 0.6
Jerry West 0.7

*

Totals Stats

Paul Pierce 26,397
Jerry West 25,192

Paul Pierce 7,527
Jerry West 5,366

Paul Pierce 4,708
Jerry West 6,238

Paul Pierce 1,752
Jerry West 81

*
Paul Pierce 745
Jerry West 23

*
Paul Pierce 1,343
Jerry West 932

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Paul Pierce .445
Jerry West .474

3-Point Percentage
Paul Pierce .368
Jerry West -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
Paul Pierce .806
Jerry West .814

Best Season (no game minimum)

Paul Pierce 26.8
(2006)
Jerry West 31.3
(1966)

Paul Pierce 7.3
(2003)
Jerry West 7.9
(1962)

Paul Pierce 5.1
(2004)
Jerry West 9.7
(1972)

Paul Pierce 2.1
(2000)
Jerry West 2.6
(1974)

*
Paul Pierce 1.0
(2002)
Jerry West 0.7
(1974)

*

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Paul Pierce 18.7
Jerry West 29.1

Paul Pierce 5.8
Jerry West 5.6

Paul Pierce 3.4
Jerry West 6.3

Paul Pierce 1.2
Jerry West 0.0

*
Paul Pierce 0.6
Jerry West 0.0

*

Totals Stats

Paul Pierce 3,180
Jerry West 4,457

Paul Pierce 985
Jerry West 855

Paul Pierce 579
Jerry West 970

Paul Pierce 204
Jerry West 0

*
Paul Pierce 105
Jerry West 0

*
Paul Pierce 170
Jerry West 153

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Paul Pierce .423
Jerry West .469

3-Point Percentage
Paul Pierce .355
Jerry West -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
Paul Pierce .830
Jerry West .805

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Paul Pierce 27.1
(2003)
Jerry West 40.6
(1965)

Paul Pierce 9.0
(2003)
Jerry West 8.7
(1961)

Paul Pierce 6.7
(2003)
Jerry West 8.9
(1972)

Paul Pierce 2.1
(2003)
Jerry West 0.0
(1974)

*
Paul Pierce 1.4
(2005)
Jerry West 0.0
(1974)

*
Notes: * Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74. Some years in this player's career don't have stats.
** Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80, this player has no data for the stat.