Tag Archives: New York Knicks

1970: Knicks versus Lakers Round Three (New York’s First Title)

Background After losing in the 1953 NBA Finals, the Knicks struggled throughout the ’60s before returning to playoff contention in 1969 thanks to the arrival of defensive stalwart Dave DeBusschere. The team lost in the Eastern Conference Finals, but the … Continue reading

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1972: Lakers versus Knicks Round Four (L.A.’s Sensational Streak)

Background With the aging Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor, the 1972 Lakers were expected to be a rebuilding team. After a 6-3 start, Baylor retired, but the team embarked on a 33-game winning streak that remains the longest in NBA … Continue reading

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1973: Knicks versus Lakers Round Five (Wilt’s Last Season)

Background The Knicks were shorthanded when they lost the 1972 NBA Finals to the Los Angeles Lakers, and they returned a year later with vengeance in mind. Though the team reeled off 57 regular season wins, they still only finished … Continue reading

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1999: Spurs versus Knicks (The Twin Towers)

Background The 1999 NBA season was cut short due to a lockout and only comprised of 50 games. The Spurs had struggled to realize playoff success in the ’90s and earned the number one overall draft pick (Tim Duncan) in … Continue reading

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1994: Rockets versus Knicks (Duel Between Olajuwon and Ewing)

Background In 1994, the Houston Rockets won 58 games in the regular season, good enough for the second seed in the playoffs behind the 63-win Seattle SuperSonics. Thanks to his play on both ends of the court, Hakeem Olajuwon was … Continue reading

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