By John DeFelice: Knicks Fan Since '88
The Knicks are one of the most historic franchises in NBA history, and they play in arguably the greatest arena in the world.
With such a historic past and a fittingly dramatic stage to play on, it's almost certain there will be great achievements, milestones, and moments. One of those historic moments happened 21 years ago today: the Knicks won the franchise's 1,000th home victory.
On Saturday March 7, 1992, the Knicks - sitting on 999 home wins -- welcomed the Charlotte Hornets into Madison Square Garden, and they made it clear from the jump nothing was going to stop them.
The Knicks made history with a 107-78 win. Patrick Ewing led the way with 20 points and 20 rebounds, and John Starks chipped in 15 points off the bench in the 29-point victory.
In total, the Knicks shot 50% from the field, making 46-of-91 field goals. However, they only attempted two shots from downtown (they made 1-of-2) -- a shocking stat that proves this game was indeed played 21 years ago. The '91-92 Knicks averaged 7.5 attempts per game from three-point range; the 2012-13 Knicks average 29 attempts per game.
The Knicks also accomplished a franchise record 52 defensive rebounds in the milestone victory.