Pictures from the past in St. Louis sports…
Tuesday August 9th 2022

Driving in New York? Look out!!

Bob Pettit hits the lane over New York’s Phil Jordan (who later would become a teammate) for two of his 21 points in the Hawks 128-111 win over the Knicks in this early Febuary 1961 NBA game at the Garden. What a hotbed for basketball in the 50’s and 60’s!! Madison Square Garden hosted NBA doubleheaders about eight times per season….the National Invitational Tournament in March (bigger then than the NCAA) and of course, the Knicks during the regular season….but never an NBA Playoff game….the Knicks were doormats year after year, but, hey…to play in the Garden!!

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