The Knicks could use some luck of the Irish today in Los Angeles, as they head into the home stretch of this ever lasting west coast trip. The Clippers (45-21) are currently tied up within a half game between Memphis, Denver, and the five seed. New York (38-25) still remains a half game behind Indiana and the number two seed.
The last time New York found gold at the end of the rainbow, on this day, was two years ago. Toney Douglas and company filled the garden with a barrage of three pointers and scored 120 points. Douglas set the Knick record for most three-pointers in a single game (9). This is the last I remember of Douglas before he was exiled into the doghouse.
My personal favorite St. Patty’s day memory has to be Jamal Crawford’s game winner over Detroit in 2006. I even had the green Jamal Crawford Jersey that year. Though, that was a tough year for New York, being only their 19th win of the season. Which is also ironic, because the Knicks will face the league’s leading bench scorer (16.9ppg) in Crawford today at Staples Center.
Today, the Knicks have yet another chance to get their first win of this trip, in which I’m convinced, a leprechaun has stolen New York’s lucky charms. On a day where we can all hopefully prevent ourselves from bombarding our TV’s with cabbage if the Knicks drop another game, I’m interested in knowing what your favorite memory of the Knicks on St. Patrick’s Day is. Cheers!