On This Date: Clyde & McAdoo combine for 71 to stay alive in the playoff race

March 31st 1977: Walt “Clyde” Frazier & Bob McAdoo combine for 71 points to keep the Knicks in the playoff hunt

Walt “Clyde” Frazier & Bob McAdoo combined for 71 points to help lead the Knicks past the Pacers 135-131. Clyde scored a season high 41 points on 12-20 from the field and 17-20 from the free throw line. He also had 11 assists, 7 rebounds, and 6 steals.

McAdoo scored 30 points on 12-18 from the field and had 11 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals. 6 Knicks combined for double figures in scoring to help the Knicks achieve victory.

The victory temporarily kept the Knicks alive in the playoff race. Unfortunately, their final record, 40-42, was not enough for the Knicks to reach the playoffs. After the season ended, the Knicks replaced Red Holzman with Willis Reed and traded Clyde to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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