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Editor’s Note: As the Knicks face Kobe Bryant for the final time in his career Sunday (9 PM, MSG), look back at his historic 61-point performance at The Garden from 2009. Bernard King‘s 60-point MSG scoring record stood for nearly 25 years. Then, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers came to town on February […]
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 […]
A CLOSER LOOK — THREE 60-POINT GAMES AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN Points 62 61 60 Date Jan. 24, 2014 Feb. 2, 2009 Dec. 25, 1984 Final Score Knicks 125, Bobcats 96 Lakers 126, Knicks 117 Nets 120, Knicks 114 % of Team’s Score 49.6 48.4 52.6 Attendance 19,812 19,763 10,681 FG-FGA (%) 23-35 (65.7%) 19-31 […]
The NBA on Christmas Day has been a tradition since 1947 and the Knicks have played on Christmas 49 times, the most of any NBA team. There have been plenty of classic Christmas Day moments, but Bernard King‘s 60-point game was one of the first, and most memorable. King became the first player to ever […]
Bernard King was considering the challenge that comes with playing in New York and agreed that not many star players could handle it. Carmelo Anthony, he said, is the type who can. That ability has been tested regularly over the past year, since Melo arrived in that blockbuster trade Feb. 23, 2011. That day he wore a […]