Since the late 1960's, MSG has been home to the New York Knicks (NBA), New York Rangers (NHL) and St. John's Red Storm (NCAA), along with several other franchises on a more limited basis.
The Knicks had homecourt advantage for Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, but leading scorer Willis Reed was considered doubtful to play. He had suffered a severe thigh injury earlier in the series. The sight of him limping out of the tunnel and onto the court understandably set off an enormous ovation from the crowd.
Immediately after the Bruins defeated the Rangers in a regular season game, players from both teams stayed on the ice for some shoving and trash talk. But when unruly fans tried to interfere, Terry O'Reilly, Peter McNab and several others climbed into the stands to shut them up! NHL president John Ziegler issued suspensions to the offending players.
Miller and the Indiana Pacers didn't lose their poise when trailing the defending Eastern Conference champs late in Game 1 of their 1995 playoff series. The future Hall of Famer scored eight points in just 8.9 seconds to pull off the stunning road win.
On his way to leading the Connecticut Huskies to a national championship, Walker dominated the Big East Conference Tournament, which was held at MSG. The defender didn't stand a chance on this shot.
At the height of "Linsanity," the Knicks point guard scores a career-high 38 points to defeat the mighty Lakers.
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