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Ben Wallace Record: Pistons Veteran Sets Mark For Most Games Played By Undrafted NBA Player

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AUBURN HILLS, MI - FEBRUARY 14: Ben Wallace #6 of the Detroit Pistons protects the ball during the game between the Detroit Pistons and the San Antonio Spurs on February 14, 2012 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. | NBAE/Getty Images

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Detroit's Ben Wallace has appeared in his 1,055th game, a record for an undrafted player since the 1976-77 NBA-ABA merger.

Wallace was tied with Avery Johnson before entering Tuesday night's game against San Antonio in the first quarter. The home crowd gave him a nice cheer when he went in, and when his record was announced at the end of the quarter, he received a standing ovation.

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who coached Johnson, was among those applauding.

The 37-year-old Wallace — a four-time defensive player of the year — is in his 16th season. He has said it will be his last.


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