December 8, 1987: Bernard Kings makes his first visit to MSG as a member of the Washington Bullets
Bernard King returned to Madison Square Garden for the first time as a Washington Bullet. The Knicks got the last laugh in a 116-92 blowout victory. King came off the bench to score 19 points in 32 minutes. Continue reading →
December 7, 1991: Patrick Ewing & Dominique Wilkins face off in a head-to-head matchup, but Ewing comes out victorious in a 137-128 thriller in double OT
December 7th 1991 marked a head-to-head duel between two of the top scoring phenoms in the league: Patrick Ewing & Dominique Wilkins. Ewing dominated inside the paint with a variety of low post moves and a reliable midrange shot. Dominique dominated the game with an array of dunks, spin moves, and midrange jumpshots. Continue reading →
December 6, 2012: Raymond Felton leads the Knicks with 27 points to down the Miami Heat.
In a nationally televised game on TNT, Raymond Felton took charge and led the New York Knicks – sans Carmelo Anthony & Amare Stoudemire – to a 112-92 victory on the road against the Miami Heat & the Big 3. Continue reading →
December 4th 1984: Darrell Walker hits the game winning basket to help the Knicks win on Bernard King’s birthday
Future Knick assistant coach Darrell Walker hit the game-winning basket with 3 seconds remaining as the Knicks came back from a 15 point deficit and defeated the Denver Nuggets 100-98 in Madison Square Garden. Walker had a rough shooting night with 12 points from 4-12 from the field, but his baseline jumper was the most crucial basket for the Knicks. Continue reading →
December 3, 1990: Knicks fire Stu Jackson and hire John Macleod as head coach
The Knicks fired Stu Jackson and hired John MacLeod to take over as head coach. Jackson was an assistant on Rick Pitino’s staff dating back to his days coaching the Providence men’s basketball team. Once Pitino left the Knicks for the University of Kentucky, the Knicks hired Stu Jackson as head coach, marking him the third youngest coach in Knicks history, at the time.1Vince “Moose” Boryla (29 years old) & Carl Braun (32 years old) were younger. The NBA website seems to think Stu Jackson is the then-2nd youngest coach in NBA History for some reasonContinue reading →
The Knicks came away from this weekend with two home losses against teams that are virtual locks to make the Eastern Conference playoffs.
If you’re looking for silver linings (I understand if you’re not in the mood), it’s that both games were competitive. Philadelphia and Boston each needed to come through in the clutch to pull out these victories.
Conversely, that means New York let two winnable games slip away. Sure, the most important parts of these games are less about the wins and losses; instead, it’s about the development of our young core. But, it would certainly be encouraging to see that young core pull off an upset win or two and show flashes that they can produce when it’s winning time.
December 2, 2002:The New York Knicks crushed the Cleveland Cavaliers 125-93 and Latrell Sprewell remains a Knick for the remainder of the season
The Knicks capped a three-game winning streak, crushing the Cleveland Cavaliers by 32 points. For the Cavs, this game marked the 15th straight loss for the team which further put them in greater odds to win the LeBron James sweepstakes. Continue reading →
It’s the most wonderful time of the year With the vets not excelling And everyone telling you the end is neeeeeeeeeeeear It’s the most wonderful time of the year
It’s the crap-crappiest season of all With some December beatings and the season’s fleeting Randle please pass the baaaaaaaaaaaall It’s the crap-crappiest season of all
There’s allowed coast to coasting Knox defense for roasting And several DNPs for Zo There’ll be plenty of stories And tales of the glories of Ewing’s Knicks long, long ago
It’s the most wonderful time of the year There’ll be some players going And we’ll soon be knowing If Fizdale’s still heeeeeeeeeeeere It’s the most wonderful time Yes the most wonderful time Oh the most wonderful time Of the yeeeeeeeeeeeear
Ah, December, the month that seemingly always breaks the Knicks. New York hasn’t survived December without either a losing season or some sort of skid for six years. It doesn’t appear this year will be any different.
December 1, 2003: Antonio McDyess makes his Knicks regular season debut against the Detroit Pistons
Antonio McDyess finally made his Knicks regular season debut in a 79-78 overtime loss against the Detroit Pistons. McDyess was on a minutes restriction and only played 13 minutes. He had a meager statline of 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, and 1 block. Continue reading →