Horry sets new NBA record for playoff appearances

Updated: May 13, 2008, 11:20 PM ET
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Postseason Perennials

Big-Shot Rob became the all-time NBA leader in playoff appearances on Tuesday, joining an elite group.

Rank
Player
Games
1. Robert Horry-a 238
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 237
3. Scottie Pippen 208
4. Shaquille O'Neal-a 203
T-5. Karl Malone 193
T-5. Danny Ainge 193
7. Magic Johnson* 190
8. Julius Erving* 189
9. Robert Parish* 184
10. Byron Scott 183
a -- active; * -- Hall of Famer.
NEW ORLEANS -- Spurs forward Robert Horry set an NBA record by appearing in his 238th playoff game during Game 5 of San Antonio's series against New Orleans on Tuesday night.

Coming into the playoffs, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar held the previous record for playoff appearances with 237.

Horry, in his 16th season, has been in the playoffs in all of them, winning two championships with the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs and three with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Horry is 13th all-time in playoff minutes, over 2,000 minutes behind Abdul-Jabbar. Known for his clutch shots, Big-Shot Rob is second to Reggie Miller in 3-pointers made in the postseason.

The clutch shooting and playoff pedigree has kept Horry in the league for 16 seasons, despite scoring 7.0 points and averaging 4.8 rebounds per game in his career.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.