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Spencer Haywood vs. Karl Malone Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Karl Malone and Spencer Haywood 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
Spencer Haywood:
1971 to 1983
Karl Malone:
1986 to 2004

NBA Championships and Seasons

Spencer Haywood 1
Karl Malone 0
Spencer Haywood 12
Karl Malone 19
Spencer Haywood 4
Karl Malone 19
Spencer Haywood 4
Karl Malone 14

Honors and Awards

Spencer Haywood 0
Karl Malone 2
Spencer Haywood 2
Karl Malone 11
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Spencer Haywood 4
Karl Malone 14
Spencer Haywood 0
Karl Malone 3
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Spencer Haywood 0
Karl Malone 4

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Spencer Haywood 19.2
Karl Malone 25.0

Spencer Haywood 9.3
Karl Malone 10.1

Spencer Haywood 1.8
Karl Malone 3.6

Spencer Haywood 0.6
*
Karl Malone 1.4

Spencer Haywood 1.1
*
Karl Malone 0.8

Totals Stats

Spencer Haywood 14,592
Karl Malone 36,928

Spencer Haywood 7,038
Karl Malone 14,968

Spencer Haywood 1,351
Karl Malone 5,248

Spencer Haywood 355
*
Karl Malone 2,085

Spencer Haywood 629
*
Karl Malone 1,145

Spencer Haywood 760
Karl Malone 1,476

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Spencer Haywood .465
Karl Malone .516

3-Point Percentage
Spencer Haywood .125
*
Karl Malone .274

Free Throw Percentage
Spencer Haywood .800
Karl Malone .742

Best Season (no game minimum)

Spencer Haywood 29.2
(1973)
Karl Malone 31.0
(1990)

Spencer Haywood 13.4
(1974)
Karl Malone 12.0
(1988)

Spencer Haywood 3.2
(1974)
Karl Malone 4.7
(2003)

Spencer Haywood 0.9
(1974)
*
Karl Malone 1.9
(2002)

Spencer Haywood 1.6
(1975)
*
Karl Malone 1.5
(1994)

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NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Spencer Haywood 13.4
Karl Malone 24.7

Spencer Haywood 5.7
Karl Malone 10.7

Spencer Haywood 1.2
Karl Malone 3.2

Spencer Haywood 0.4
*
Karl Malone 1.3

Spencer Haywood 1.1
*
Karl Malone 0.7

Totals Stats

Spencer Haywood 441
Karl Malone 4,761

Spencer Haywood 188
Karl Malone 2,062

Spencer Haywood 41
Karl Malone 610

Spencer Haywood 13
*
Karl Malone 258

Spencer Haywood 36
*
Karl Malone 135

Spencer Haywood 33
Karl Malone 193

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Spencer Haywood .448
Karl Malone .463

3-Point Percentage
Spencer Haywood .000
*
Karl Malone .162

Free Throw Percentage
Spencer Haywood .789
Karl Malone .736

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Spencer Haywood 20.0
(1982)
Karl Malone 30.7
(1989)

Spencer Haywood 9.0
(1975)
Karl Malone 16.3
(1989)

Spencer Haywood 2.0
(1978)
Karl Malone 4.7
(1999)

Spencer Haywood 0.8
(1975)
*
Karl Malone 2.2
(1990)

Spencer Haywood 2.0
(1982)
*
Karl Malone 1.2
(1991)

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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