NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 25: Walt Frazier addresses the crowd during the Knicks 50th Anniversary ceremony on February 25, 2023 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2023 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

It has been a long time since the New York Knicks last won the NBA Finals, and through it all the last group of Knicks to do it have been linked ever since. On Saturday, MSG honored the 50th anniversary of the 1972-73 World Champions in front of a sold out crowd at MSG.

From Walt “Clyde” Fraizer, to Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, to former Senator Bill Bradley, Jerry Lucas and Henry Bibby, they all came out with golden Starter Knicks jackets to commemorate the golden anniversary.

“We had a veteran team,” Frazier said during the ceremony. “We understood the nuances of having ‘New York’ on our chest. We knew the high expectation, but we relished those expectations because we knew we lived in the greatest city in the world.”

On the court, the current crop of Knicks edged out the New Orleans Pelicans 128-106 to move New York a half game behind the Nets for the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference.

Seven players were in double-figures for the Knicks, with Julius Randle leading the way with 28 points. R.J. Barrett netted 25 points and Jalen Brunson contributed 20 points. Josh Hart had 15 points off the bench, while Immanuel Quickly added 13 points off the bench as well.

New York shot 51 percent from the field, and shut down the Pelicans, who managed to shoot only 39 percent from the floor.

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