Wallace sets record for undrafted players

— 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.