On This Date: Knicks win then-record 12th straight game

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November 15, 1969: Knicks win 12th straight game to set a team record.

The New York Knicks handily beat the Boston Celtics 113-98 to win a then-record 12 straight games. Willis Reed led the team with 27 points and Walt “Clyde” Frazier scored 21 points.

The team eventually won 18 straight games to set a franchise record that currently stands to date.

The 1969-70 season was a magical season for the Knicks. The team started the season with a 5-game winning streak. After losing the next game, the team went on an 18-game winning streak to start the season 23-1. Of the 18 straight victories, 14 of them were won by at least 10 points and nine games by at least 15 points.

During the 23-1 streak, the Knicks beat every single team in the league. In fact, the team beat every other team during the winning streak except for the Seattle Supersonics, whom they beat already in the season opener.

The Knicks ended the season with a 60-22 record and won their first NBA championship. The 18-game winning streak clearly established their dominance.