This Date In Knicks History: Advancing To The NBA Finals In 1972

(1952) Knicks force a Game Seven in the NBA Finals, defeating Lakers 76-68 at the Armory.

(1972) Three Knicks eclipse the 20-point mark, as New York advances to the NBA Finals with a 111-102 Game Five victory at Boston. Dave DeBusschere scores a team high 24 points. Jerry Lucas adds 23 points and Walt Frazier posts 21 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.

(1988)  Knicks earn first playoff berth since 1984 with an 88-86 victory over the Pacers in the regular-season finale at Market Square Arena. Patrick Ewing records 19 points and 10 rebounds and Kenny Walker blocks Steve Stipanovich's close-in jumper at the buzzer.

(1991) Ernie Grunfeld joins the organization as vice president of player personnel.

(1997) John Starks is named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year for the 1996-97 season after averaging 13.8 points over 26.5 minutes in 77 games (76 off the bench). He received 84 of a possible 115 votes.

(2013) Carmelo Anthony scores 34 points leading New York to a 87-71 win at the Garden and a 2-0 series lead over Boston in the First Round.