12 PLAYS OF CHRISTMAS: NUMBER 1

BERNARD KING SETS FRANCHISE RECORD WITH 60 POINTS (1984)

 

No. 1 – On December 25, 1984, the Knicks welcomed the Nets for a Christmas Day matinee. Bernard King had everything working that day, hitting mid-range jumpers, attacking the rim, dominating the paint, and getting to the free throw line. King went to the line an astounding 26 times, making 22 attempts. He had 40 points at halftime and although he cooled off in the second half, he was still scoring. Late in the game, he eclipsed Richie Guerin’s Knicks’ single-game record of 57 points, and shortly after that he sunk one of his 22 free throws to give him 60 points, becoming only the 10th player in NBA history to score at least 60 points in a single game.

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