On This Date: Knicks stave off ferocious comeback against the Seattle Supersonics

January 23, 1972: The New York Knicks withstand a late-game comeback against the Seattle Supersonics.

The Knicks nearly averted trouble to hold onto a 101-99 victory on the road against the Seattle Supersonics. The Knicks led by as much as 20 points by halftime and even had a 15 point lead with 4 minutes remaining in the game. The Sonics went on a 9-0 run and cut the lead down to 6 with less than 40 seconds in regulation.

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On This Date: Knicks acquire Spencer Haywood

October 24th 1975: The New York Knicks acquire Spencer Haywood

The New York Knicks acquired Spencer Haywood from the Seattle Supersonics for Gene Short and a 1979 1st round pick. The NBA Hall of Famer only enjoyed several years in his prime with the Knicks playing alongside future HOFer Bob McAdoo. Continue reading →