Rick Barry vs. Paul Pierce Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Paul Pierce and Rick Barry that includes championships won, honors and awards obtained, regular season and playoffs stats and other data put side by side.

Player comparisons: / /

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
Rick Barry:
1966 to 1980
Paul Pierce:
1999 to 2017

NBA Championships and Seasons

Rick Barry 1
Paul Pierce 1
Rick Barry 10
Paul Pierce 19
Rick Barry 7
Paul Pierce 14
Rick Barry 8
Paul Pierce 10

Honors and Awards

Rick Barry 1 *
Paul Pierce 1
Rick Barry 5
Paul Pierce 0
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Rick Barry 6
Paul Pierce 4
Rick Barry 1
Paul Pierce 0
Rick Barry 1 *
Paul Pierce 0
Rick Barry 1
Paul Pierce 0
* Notes: Finals MVP and Defensive Teams awarded since 1968-69.
Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Rick Barry 23.2
Paul Pierce 19.7

Rick Barry 6.5
Paul Pierce 5.6

Rick Barry 5.1
Paul Pierce 3.5

Rick Barry 2.0
*
Paul Pierce 1.3

Rick Barry 0.5
*
Paul Pierce 0.6

Totals Stats

Rick Barry 18,395
Paul Pierce 26,397

Rick Barry 5,168
Paul Pierce 7,527

Rick Barry 4,017
Paul Pierce 4,708

Rick Barry 1,104
*
Paul Pierce 1,752

Rick Barry 269
*
Paul Pierce 745

Rick Barry 794
Paul Pierce 1,343

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Rick Barry .449
Paul Pierce .445

3-Point Percentage
Rick Barry .330
*
Paul Pierce .368

Free Throw Percentage
Rick Barry .900
Paul Pierce .806

Best Season (no game minimum)

Rick Barry 35.6
(1967)
Paul Pierce 26.8
(2006)

Rick Barry 10.6
(1966)
Paul Pierce 7.3
(2003)

Rick Barry 6.3
(1979)
Paul Pierce 5.1
(2004)

Rick Barry 2.9
(1975)
*
Paul Pierce 2.1
(2000)

Rick Barry 0.7
(1977)
*
Paul Pierce 1.0
(2002)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Rick Barry 24.8
Paul Pierce 18.7

Rick Barry 5.6
Paul Pierce 5.8

Rick Barry 4.6
Paul Pierce 3.4

Rick Barry 2.2
*
Paul Pierce 1.2

Rick Barry 0.8
*
Paul Pierce 0.6

Totals Stats

Rick Barry 1,833
Paul Pierce 3,180

Rick Barry 418
Paul Pierce 985

Rick Barry 340
Paul Pierce 579

Rick Barry 106
*
Paul Pierce 204

Rick Barry 39
*
Paul Pierce 105

Rick Barry 74
Paul Pierce 170

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Rick Barry .426
Paul Pierce .423

3-Point Percentage
Rick Barry .250
*
Paul Pierce .355

Free Throw Percentage
Rick Barry .875
Paul Pierce .830

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Rick Barry 34.7
(1967)
Paul Pierce 27.1
(2003)

Rick Barry 7.5
(1967)
Paul Pierce 9.0
(2003)

Rick Barry 6.5
(1976)
Paul Pierce 6.7
(2003)

Rick Barry 2.9
(1975)
*
Paul Pierce 2.1
(2003)

Rick Barry 1.1
(1976)
*
Paul Pierce 1.4
(2005)

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. Some years in this player's career don't have stats.