There has been a history of incredible performances at Madison Square Garden. Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant have all thrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena, as I’m sure many others did before my time.
Despite the appreciation of greatness, these instances usually ended in frustration.
On Wednesday night, the Knicks were able to accomplish something they haven’t been accustomed to doing. Warriors guard Stephen Curry captivated the crowd by dropping 54 points and hitting 11 threes, but New York was able to come away with a 109-105 victory.
Since 1985-1986, according to Basketball-Reference.com, only six times has an opponent tallied 50 points or more at the Garden, before Curry.
In just a few hours, the New York Knicks will open their season at home against the Miami Heat. This game was origanlly scheduled to be the Knicks’ second game of the season, but after Hurricane Sandy swept through New York City, Mayor Bloomberg was inclined to canceled the Knicks vs. Nets opening night game at the Barclay’s Center.
The playoffs are near. Like really near.
I’ve had numerous people ask me where I want the Knicks to finish the season, and ultimately whom I’d prefer them to play in the first round: Miami or Chicago.