On This Date: Bob McAdoo scores then-Knick record 41 points off the bench

December 17, 1978:  Bob McAdoo returns from injury to score 41 points off the bench.

Bob McAdoo returned from injury to score a then-Knicks record 41 points off the bench in 42 minutes. McAdoo’s performance led the Knicks to a 111-105 victory against the Atlanta Hawks. McAdoo missed the previous 12 games with an injured toe. The scoring record off the bench lasted until the 2009-10 season when Al Harrington scored 42 points off the bench in a Halloween matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers. Continue reading →

On This Date: Chris Duhon sets Knicks record for assists in a game

November 29, 2008: Chris Duhon sets a Knicks record with 22 assists in a high-scoring affair against the Golden State Warriors

Defense was optional in the high octane matchup matchup featuring Mike D’Antoni’s speedball Knicks team and Don Nelson’s “Nellie Ball” Warriors roster. The Knicks scored 138 points in the victory at home against the Warriors. New York shot better than 51% from the field and connected on 13-27 from three. They scored 82 points in the first half to propel the team to victory. Continue reading →

On This Date: Knicks trade Jamal Crawford and Zach Randolph

November 21, 2008: The New York Knicks trade Jamal Crawford & Zach Randolph in separate deals with the Golden State Warriors & Los Angeles Clippers, respectively, for Al Harrington, Tim Thomas, and Cuttino Mobley.

On the road to the summer of LeBron, Knicks GM Donnie Walsh traded Jamal Crawford to the Golden State Warriors for Al Harrington. He subsequently traded Zach Randolph for Cuttino Mobley & Tim Thomas. The contracts acquired all expired before the start of 2010 Free Agency. Continue reading →

On This Date: Knicks face Maccabi Tel Aviv again in rematch

October 18th 2009: The New York Knicks face Maccabi Tel Aviv in a rematch of their 2007 exhibition matchup

The New York Knicks hosted Maccabi Tel Aviv for a second time in 2009. Unlike their previous matchup, this one was a matinee affair. It allowed for fans in Israel to watch the game in the evening. Continue reading →