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Dave Cowens vs. Spencer Haywood Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Spencer Haywood and Dave Cowens that includes championships won, honors and awards obtained, regular season and playoffs stats and other data put side by side.

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
Dave Cowens:
1971 to 1983
Spencer Haywood:
1971 to 1983

NBA Championships and Seasons

Dave Cowens 2
Spencer Haywood 1
Dave Cowens 11
Spencer Haywood 12
Dave Cowens 7
Spencer Haywood 4
Dave Cowens 8
Spencer Haywood 4

Honors and Awards

Dave Cowens 1
Spencer Haywood 0
Dave Cowens 0
Spencer Haywood 2
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Dave Cowens 3
Spencer Haywood 4
Dave Cowens 1
Spencer Haywood 0
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Dave Cowens 3
Spencer Haywood 0
Dave Cowens 1
Spencer Haywood 0

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Dave Cowens 17.6
Spencer Haywood 19.2

Dave Cowens 13.6
Spencer Haywood 9.3

Dave Cowens 3.8
Spencer Haywood 1.8

Dave Cowens 1.1
*
Spencer Haywood 0.6

*
Dave Cowens 0.9
*
Spencer Haywood 1.1

*

Totals Stats

Dave Cowens 13,516
Spencer Haywood 14,592

Dave Cowens 10,444
Spencer Haywood 7,038

Dave Cowens 2,910
Spencer Haywood 1,351

Dave Cowens 599
*
Spencer Haywood 355

*
Dave Cowens 488
*
Spencer Haywood 629

*
Dave Cowens 766
Spencer Haywood 760

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Dave Cowens .460
Spencer Haywood .465

3-Point Percentage
Dave Cowens .071
*
Spencer Haywood .125

*
Free Throw Percentage
Dave Cowens .783
Spencer Haywood .800

Best Season (no game minimum)

Dave Cowens 20.5
(1973)
Spencer Haywood 29.2
(1973)

Dave Cowens 16.2
(1973)
Spencer Haywood 13.4
(1974)

Dave Cowens 5.0
(1977)
Spencer Haywood 3.2
(1974)

Dave Cowens 1.3
(1975)
*
Spencer Haywood 0.9
(1974)

*
Dave Cowens 1.3
(1974)
*
Spencer Haywood 1.6
(1975)

*
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NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Dave Cowens 18.9
Spencer Haywood 13.4

Dave Cowens 14.4
Spencer Haywood 5.7

Dave Cowens 3.7
Spencer Haywood 1.2

Dave Cowens 1.2
*
Spencer Haywood 0.4

*
Dave Cowens 0.9
*
Spencer Haywood 1.1

*

Totals Stats

Dave Cowens 1,684
Spencer Haywood 441

Dave Cowens 1,285
Spencer Haywood 188

Dave Cowens 333
Spencer Haywood 41

Dave Cowens 78
*
Spencer Haywood 13

*
Dave Cowens 56
*
Spencer Haywood 36

*
Dave Cowens 89
Spencer Haywood 33

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Dave Cowens .451
Spencer Haywood .448

3-Point Percentage
Dave Cowens .000
*
Spencer Haywood .000

*
Free Throw Percentage
Dave Cowens .744
Spencer Haywood .789

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Dave Cowens 21.9
(1973)
Spencer Haywood 20.0
(1982)

Dave Cowens 16.6
(1973)
Spencer Haywood 9.0
(1975)

Dave Cowens 4.6
(1976)
Spencer Haywood 2.0
(1978)

Dave Cowens 1.6
(1975)
*
Spencer Haywood 0.8
(1975)

*
Dave Cowens 1.4
(1977)
*
Spencer Haywood 2.0
(1982)

*
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.
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