Tim Duncan just added four more career playoff victories to his stellar resume as the San Antonio Spurs destroyed LeBron James and the Miami Heat 4-1 in the 2014 NBA Finals.
With 17 seasons under his belt, it is not surprising to see Tim Duncan among the active leaders with the most career playoff victories.
Duncan is joined on this list by several of his veteran Spurs teammates, as well as a couple of Western Conference nemeses.
With data taken from basketball-reference.com, here are the active NBA players with the most career playoff wins following the 2013-14 season.
#1) Derek Fisher, Oklahoma City Thunder – 161 Playoff Wins
Fisher racked up most of his playoff wins with the Los Angeles Lakers, but also reached the postseason with the Utah Jazz and most recently the Oklahoma City Thunder. The feisty point guard won five titles with the Lakers. Fisher recently announced he will retire from playing and has been hired as the new head coach for the New York Knicks. If Fisher’s playing career is any indication of his future as a coach, get ready for some playoff wins in the Big Apple.
#2) Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs – 148 Playoff Wins
Death. Taxes. Tim Duncan winning playoff games. Duncan just won his fifth NBA title, continuing an incredible steak of postseason success during his illustrious career. Gone are the days when a younger Timmy D. would play more than 40 minutes a night in the playoffs. While Duncan may play fewer minutes now than he did earlier in his career, he still does what it takes to keep on winning.
#3) Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers – 135 Playoff Wins
After five titles and two NBA Finals MVP awards, it is clear Kobe Bryant knows how to win. Though aging, Kobe is still at his best in the playoffs. Bryant has missed the last two playoffs but averaged a Kobe-like 30.0 points through two round of the 2011-12 postseason, reminding everybody that Kobe brings it when it matters most.
#4) Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs – 122 Playoff Wins
Tim Duncan’s point guard just won his fourth title and has racked up 122 playoff wins in his career. At age 32, Parker appears to have a lot left in his tank. With Fisher retiring, Kobe ailing, and Duncan aging, Tony Parker could one day lead this list if the Spurs can continue assembling a contender year in and year out.
#5 – Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs – 117 Playoff Wins
Add yet another Spur to the list. It is only fitting that Ginobili joins Duncan and Parker on this list celebrating long-term postseason success. Manu was simply fantastic in the 2014 playoffs, contributing 14.3 points and 4.1 assists per game in just 25.5 minutes off the bench. With Duncan and Parker looking ready to defend their title next year, look for more playoff wins from Ginobili and the rest of the Spurs in the seasons to come.