This Date In Knicks History: J.R. Named NBA's 6th Man of the Year

(1973) In an MSG-defining moment, Knicks roar back from a 17-point second-half deficit to defeat the Boston Celtics 117-110 (2OT) and take a 3-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals. Walt Frazier leads the way with 37 points.

(1984) Bernard King scores 46 points for the second consecutive playoff game, leading the Knicks to a 120-113 victory over the Pistons at MSG and a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference First Round.

(1994) Pat Riley records his 700th career victory in 125-85 win at Milwaukee. Riley becomes the 10th coach in NBA history to reach the milestone.

(2001) Knicks open the playoffs with a 92-85 win over Toronto at Madison Square Garden. Allan Houston scores a game high 23 points.

(2011) Playoff basketball returns to the Garden after a seven-year layoff, but New York, without the services of injured Chauncey Billups (knee) and Amar’e Stoudemire (back spasms), falls to Boston 113-96 in Game 3 of First Round, falling in a 3-0 hole.

(2013) J.R. Smith named NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year after leading all NBA reserves in scoring with 18.1 points in 80 games off the bench.