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New York Knicks Tickets
New York Knicks Tickets
One of the oldest teams in the NBA is the New York Knicks, which dates back to 1946. It is tied with the Boston Celtics as the oldest franchise to have remained in the same city since that year. The team had significant success in the 1950s, 1970s, and 1990s and won NBA titles in 1970 and 1973. New York defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in both of those NBA Finals; in seven games in 1970 and in five contests in 1973. Famous players in Knicks' history include Willis Reed, Bill Bradley, and Patrick Ewing.
Madison Square Garden, Home to the New York Knicks
Madison Square Garden, the world's most famous arena, is home to NBA's New York Knicks. Also known as MSG or The Garden, the center is located in Manhattan and is the second-oldest arena in the NBA. The Garden opened its doors on February 11, 1968 and was built on top of an active railroad station, Penn Plaza. The arena contains six ascending levels of seating that accommodate 19,763 guests for basketball games. MSG also houses The Theater at Madison Square Garden, which is a venue for shows, drafts, theatricals, premieres, and many other events.
New York Knicks and the Eastern Conference
The New York Knicks compete in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference along with the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, and Toronto Raptors. While the rival Boston Celtics have had more success in the division, the Knicks have proven to be a worthy adversary, winning four division titles since 1971. The Knicks have also captured the Eastern Conference Championship eight times, which led to the team winning two NBA Finals in 1970 and 1973.
New York Knicks 2012 Team Outlook
Although the New York Knicks were swept in the first round of the 2011 NBA playoffs by the Boston Celtics, following a mediocre 42-40 season, the team is looking to continue its recent trend towards improvement. That playoff spot was the first earned by the Knicks since the 2003-04 campaign. With coach Mike D'Antoni and all five starters returning from last year's team, the squad's chemistry and ability to work together should improve in 2011-12. The expected starting lineup will consist of Ronny Turiaf, Amar'e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, Landry Fields, and Chauncey Billups. A year ago, Anthony's 25.6 points per game placed him third among NBA players.