December 2, 1992 |
The Portland Trail Blazers found out Tuesday night what the Chicago Bulls already knew--that the New York Knicks are especially tough at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks, who defeated the defending champion Bulls by 37 points last Saturday, routed the Trail Blazers, 101-85, for their seventh consecutive victory and sellout at home. New York is the only team in the NBA that is unbeaten on its own floor.
January 24, 1994 |
When it came time to make the crucial shots, Clarence Weatherspoon and Orlando Woolridge came through. Weatherspoon and Woolridge each made a tough jump shot as the shot clock expired in the final 1:18 of the Philadelphia 76ers' 99-92 victory over the New York Knicks Sunday night at New York. Jeff Hornacek had 23 points, Tim Perry 18 and Weatherspoon 17 as the 76ers won at Madison Square Garden for the first time since March 1, 1990.
November 13, 1985 |
For the first time since they drew Patrick Ewing in the lottery last spring, something went right for the New York Knicks Tuesday night. In the battle of the losers at New York, Ewing scored 25 points and pulled down nine rebounds, to lead the Knicks to a 103-93 victory over the Phoenix Suns. The victory over the winless Suns ended the Knicks' 20-game losing streak and was their first after eight defeats this season.
February 9, 1993 |
The New York Knicks were playing their fourth game in five days, but Patrick Ewing looked anything but tired Monday night against the Philadelphia 76ers. Ewing scored a season-high 40 points, including 10 during overtime, as the Knicks beat the 76ers, 120-115, at Philadelphia. Ewing made 17 of 30 shots and six of seven free throws. He also had 12 rebounds as the Knicks won their fifth consecutive game.
May 6, 1989 |
The Knicks checked their playoff itinerary Thursday, and it read like this: Knicks vs. Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, Game 1, Eastern Conference semifinals, Sunday afternoon, Madison Square Garden. Be there early. Coach Rick Pitino admitted that the Knicks' pre-practice tape session Thursday was 30 minutes of the Bulls' offensive sets, which, presumably, means it was at least a 29-minute Jordan highlight film. "And we're going to concentrate on our offense against their defenses," Pitino said.
June 4, 1989 |
New York Knicks General Manager Al Bianchi respects John MacLeod because, among other reasons, Bianchi says MacLeod is smart. He also likes him because he says MacLeod is careful and reserved. Those traits were in evidence the day after MacLeod became the favorite to succeed Rick Pitino, who has left for the University of Kentucky, as coach of the Knicks. MacLeod was not turning cartwheels because he might be offered the Knicks job. He did not tell anyone that he thought the job had great potential and that it would be an honor to coach in New York.
November 12, 1990 |
Every night, Mike Dunleavy hopes this is the game when his new team will become the Lakers of old. But Sunday night wasn't it, either. The Lakers of today went down the stretch with the Knicks, and the Lakers blinked first. The Knicks outscored them, 11-4, in the last three minutes and won, 109-103, before 17,342 at the Forum. The Lakers are 1-3, their worst start in six seasons, and Dunleavy broiled in public for the first time in his young coaching career.
January 16, 1985 |
The Philadelphia 76ers, responding to criticism from Coach Billy Cunningham, jumped in front early Tuesday night at New York and coasted to their 12th consecutive victory, 93-82 over the Knicks. Moses Malone, taking advantage of the Knicks' problems at center, scored 32 points and keyed a tough defense. The Knicks, again without injured Bernard King, the league's leading scorer, had their lowest scoring output of the season and lost for the 11th time in the last 12 games. The one bright spot for the Knicks was a three-point shooting record for Trent Tucker.
April 3, 1993 |
Just 10 days after their last brawl at Phoenix, the New York Knicks squared off against a new opponent Friday night at Miami. Patrick Ewing had 26 points and 22 rebounds as the Knicks ended the Heat's 12-game home winning streak with a 123-107 victory. But fighting and feuding overshadowed the victory. With 4:20 left in the third quarter, Ewing hit Miami's Grant Long in the jaw with an elbow, a blow that required four stitches and knocked Long out of the game.
December 8, 1991 |
They call him coach: It hasn't exactly been a honeymoon for Pat Riley in New York, but it has been in character. Riles has been intense. The Knicks are day-and-night better. After a 4-5 start, they won six games in a row, giving up fewer than 100 points in all, winning new respect from skeptics who had written off the Knick personnel. Said a rough-and-tumble New York columnist: "Anybody who can make this bunch of slugs look good has got to have something on the ball."