Bill Russell has played the most career minutes in the NBA Finals, with 3,185 minutes on the court.

most minutes in finals in nba
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most minutes by a player in finals in NBA
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NAMESERIESGPMINMPGPPGRPGAPGSPGBPGTPGFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%PTSREBASTSTLBLKTOVPF+/-
Bill RussellBill RussellNBA Finals703,18545.516.424.55.913.045.64.67.561.31,1511,718225
Jerry WestJerry WestNBA Finals552,38043.330.55.05.611.124.245.98.310.082.61,679277306159
LeBron JamesLeBron JamesNBA Finals552,33742.528.410.27.81.70.83.910.722.148.41.85.235.25.27.173.11,5625614309346217130-86
Kareem Abdul-JabbarKareem Abdul-JabbarNBA Finals562,08237.223.59.13.20.92.22.79.718.652.30.00.00.04.15.870.01,31750718145116121196
Magic JohnsonMagic JohnsonNBA Finals502,04440.919.47.911.72.00.33.86.813.151.60.20.823.75.76.587.497139758410216190147
John HavlicekJohn HavlicekNBA Finals471,87239.821.77.44.11.20.28.319.742.15.16.084.81,020350195153154
Sam JonesSam JonesNBA Finals641,87129.217.94.97.215.546.13.54.382.21,143312151
Elgin BaylorElgin BaylorNBA Finals441,85042.026.413.510.023.542.76.38.375.51,161593140
Wilt ChamberlainWilt ChamberlainNBA Finals351,65747.318.624.63.87.513.555.93.59.437.7652862134101
Bob CousyBob CousyNBA Finals421,63939.017.05.09.56.118.233.74.76.177.0713210397114
Tom HeinsohnTom HeinsohnNBA Finals521,60230.819.99.17.819.540.14.35.774.21,035473209
Kobe BryantKobe BryantNBA Finals371,58142.725.35.75.11.80.93.39.021.841.21.34.131.46.07.184.89372111876533123118+36
Michael JordanMichael JordanNBA Finals351,50643.033.66.06.01.80.72.812.526.048.11.23.336.87.49.180.61,176211209622399103+45
Dennis JohnsonDennis JohnsonNBA Finals371,48340.118.34.76.21.31.12.76.816.342.00.21.016.04.55.581.06761752284839100106
Scottie PippenScottie PippenNBA Finals351,47042.019.08.35.91.91.13.37.016.542.50.93.325.64.15.474.76642922076739117118+38
Michael CooperMichael CooperNBA Finals461,40630.610.32.93.91.30.41.33.98.744.70.82.038.01.82.280.6474135178592060159
James WorthyJames WorthyNBA Finals341,34639.622.25.03.31.00.62.09.217.353.30.10.420.03.65.368.375417111234206888
Tim DuncanTim DuncanNBA Finals341,34639.620.813.32.80.82.42.87.916.248.50.00.10.05.17.171.67084529427819685+157
Larry BirdLarry BirdNBA Finals311,32642.823.111.66.02.00.82.98.418.345.80.61.542.25.76.587.271636118763249180
Shaquille O'NealShaquille O'NealNBA Finals301,26842.328.813.13.40.52.13.411.318.860.20.00.06.212.748.48653931031662101109+34
Derek FisherDerek FisherNBA Finals431,21228.28.72.22.41.00.01.03.06.942.91.12.741.71.72.181.33769410345141127+110
Robert HorryRobert HorryNBA Finals371,20832.79.75.92.91.31.21.23.37.642.91.53.939.21.62.371.4358220109494345113+116
Frank RamseyFrank RamseyNBA Finals471,15824.613.54.84.711.341.34.15.181.5634224178
Tom SandersTom SandersNBA Finals431,12626.210.56.41.24.39.346.11.92.673.545327750179
Dwyane WadeDwyane WadeNBA Finals291,12538.823.95.74.31.81.02.98.718.247.60.51.631.16.08.174.869316612553308575-51
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