Knicks make (losing) playoff history

May, 4, 2012
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NEW YORK -- With Game 3's 87-70 loss, the Knicks have now dropped 13 consecutive playoff games -- the longest drought in NBA history.

In addition, the Knicks' 31.9 percent shooting Thursday night set a new franchise record for brick laying. Their previous low was 32.9 percent, which came on June 18, 1999, when they lost to the Spurs, 80-67, in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

The Knicks' last playoff win came 4,023 days ago on April 29, 2001, when they beat the Raptors, 97-89, in Toronto to take a 2-1 series lead in the first round. Led by Allan Houston's 24 points and Latrell Sprewell's 20, the rest of the starting five featured point guard Mark Jackson, power forward Othella Harrington and center Kurt Thomas. Former Knicks Charles Oakley, Antonio Davis and Jerome Williams were on the Raptors.

On Thursday, ESPNNewYork.com rewound the clock to that date, and we couldn't believe how long that's really been. Even Wikipedia was only in its third month of existence.

Click here for some interesting sports and pop culture tidbits from that day and week.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Carmelo Anthony
PTS AST STL MIN
24.2 3.1 1.0 35.7
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsC. Anthony 6.6
AssistsJ. Calderon 4.7
StealsS. Larkin 1.2
BlocksL. Amundson 1.3