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Top 5 greatest NBA performances at Madison Square Garden

Tonight James Harden put 61 on it

Top 5 greatest NBA performances at Madison Square Garden  Tonight James Harden put 61 on it

"This is New York. If you make it here, you can make it anywhere."

(from the movie As Good as It Gets)

 

Nothing could be more true. The Madison Square Garden in New York is, as they say on the other side of the ocean, "the World's Most Famous Arena" and when the players tread the parquet of the Garden, they are pushed to give posterity a legendary performance in front of the most demanding public of the world. Unfortunately for the Knicks, most of the time it is the opponents who want to put things in clear and show themselves to the world as the strongest.
LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry, Michael Jordan and even tonight James Harden with the 61 points (career high), have engraved their name forever in the history of those who in New York made it by pulling out from the cylinder a performance that, beyond the mere statistics, has left a legacy, has consecrated a career in a definitive way. Welcome to "the Mecca".

 

5. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

107-102 Win to New York Knicks

Date: February 4, 2009

52 points, 9 rebounds, 11 assists 

 

 

4. Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls

113-111 Win to New York Knicks

Date: March 28, 1995

55 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists

 

3. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

126-117 Win to New York Knicks

Date: February 2, 2009

61 points, 3 assists 

 

2. James Harden, Houston Rockets

114-110 Win to New York Knicks

Date: January 24, 2019

61 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assist, 5 steals

 

 

1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

109-105 loss to New York Knicks

Date: February 27, 2013

54 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists