1972–73 New York Knicks season

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1972–73 New York Knicks season
Second NBA Championship
Head coach Red Holzman
Arena Madison Square Garden
Results
Record 57–25 (.695)
Place Division: 2nd (Atlantic)
Conference: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finish NBA Champions

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television MSG Network, WOR-TV
Radio WOR Radio
< 1971–72 1973–74 >

The 1972–73 New York Knicks season was the 27th season of NBA basketball in New York City, New York. The Knicks capture their second NBA title as they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals, four games to one, which was exactly the same count the Knicks lost to the Lakers a year earlier.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1972 NBA Draft

Note: This is not an extensive list; it only covers the first and second rounds, and any other players picked by the franchise that played at least one game in the league.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 8 Tom Riker F/C  United States South Carolina
4 58 Henry Bibby G  United States UCLA

Roster[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Willis Reed John Gianelli
PF Dave DeBusschere Jerry Lucas
SF Bill Bradley Phil Jackson Harthorne Wingo
SG Earl Monroe Dick Barnett
PG Walt Frazier Dean Meminger Henry Bibby

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
y-Boston Celtics 68 14 .829 33–6 32–8 3–0 18–4
x-New York Knicks 57 25 .695 11 35–6 21–18 1–1 16–6
Buffalo Braves 21 61 .256 47 14–27 6–31 1–3 8–14
Philadelphia 76ers 9 73 .110 59 5–26 2–36 2–11 2–20
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT
1 z-Boston Celtics 68 14 .829
2 y-Baltimore Bullets 52 30 .634
3 x-New York Knicks 57 25 .695
4 x-Atlanta Hawks 46 36 .561
5 Houston Rockets 33 49 .402
6 Cleveland Cavaliers 32 50 .390
7 Buffalo Braves 21 61 .256
8 Philadelphia 76ers 9 73 .110
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

1972–73 game log
1972–73 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

1973 playoff game log
1972–73 season schedule

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Media[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]