The Garden’s 3 60’s

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Kobe Bryant: 61 Points – 2/2/09

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 2, 2009. The Lakers were in the midst of what would be a 65-win season and an eventual NBA Championship, and Kobe was playing some of the best basketball of his […]

Carmelo Anthony: 62 Points – 1/24/14

Just under five years after Kobe Bryant broke Bernard King‘s record, it was time for a Knick to reclaim the MSG scoring throne. The night was January 24, 2014, and the player was Carmelo Anthony. Melo had The Garden rocking that night, scoring 62 points to surpass King for the franchise-record for points in a […]

The Three 60-Point Games at The Garden: Tale Of The Tape

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 […]

Bernard King: 60 Points – 12/25/84

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 […]