On This Date: Knicks post 28-0 run in 3rd quarter to beat Raptors

November 22nd 2017:  The New York Knicks post 28-0 run in 3rd quarter to defeat the Toronto Raptors 108-100 in MSG 

In a – quite recent – flashback, the Knicks took a 11 point halftime deficit and went on a historic 28-0 run to defeat the Toronto Raptors.  The win put the Knicks at 10-7 to start the season.  According to Ian Begley, the 28-0 run was the longest run – at the time – since 2009.  The Knicks outscored the Raptors 41-10 in the third quarter. Continue reading →

On This Date: Knicks beat Warriors and Sprewell returns to face old team

November 20, 1999: The New York Knicks get a 86-79 victory in Golden State in a game that marked Latrell Sprewell’s return to Oakland and John Starks’ first matchup against the Knicks

Two years after Latrell Sprewell infamously chocked his coach in practice, he returned to Oakland for the first time wearing a New York Knicks uniform. In Sprewell’s return, he posted 14 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists in 39 minutes in an 86-79 Knicks win. Continue reading →

On This Date: Knicks beat Vancouver Grizzlies in inaugural matchup

November 19, 1995: The newly franchised Vancouver Grizzlies make their first visit to MSG and lose to the New York Knicks 98-93

The 1995-96 season marked the inaugural season for the Vancouver Grizzlies. November 19th marked their first matchup against the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden. In the 98-93 Knicks victory, Derek Harper led the team with 25 points, 5 assists, and 4 steals. Patrick Ewing had a double double with 13 points, 16 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Continue reading →

Bernard King visits with Knicks in Atlanta

David Fizdale continues to invite Knicks legends to meet with his young team. Most recently, it was Bernard King. The New York City scoring legend paid particular attention to Kevin Knox.

“I really want to build a relationship with [Bernard King] and Kevin,” Fizdale said via Marc Berman of the New York Post. “No one can talk about scoring and preparing and having a game built for certain areas of the floor better than Bernard King. And he’s ours, so I’m going to use him the best I can. You can see they’re over there talking now as we speak. I just think he’s going to be a great influence on Kevin.”

Great to see Bernard King excited to take Fizdale up on his offer.

 

John Starks, Rod Strickland excited about Knicks future

Knicks greats John Starks and Rod Strickland join Stephen A. Smith to discuss New York’s young players and outlook for the NBA season. Starks is confident that 2018 draft picks Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson will lead the Knicks to future success, while Strickland explains why Kevin Durant and other superstars should consider playing in New York City because it is “still a mecca of basketball.”