85 Records and Career Bests That Have Been Set Against the Knicks in the Past 6 Seasons

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Xavier Henry. Photo: Michael Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

The Lakers crushed the Knicks by 31 points last Tuesday, setting a franchise mark for points in a quarter with 51 in the third. In doing so, they became the latest entry on a long list of teams and individuals to set records or personal bests against the Knicks in recent years. The trend dates back to the fast-paced, free-flowing play of the D'Antoni era, but has continued during the supposedly more defense-oriented Mike Woodson regime — in fact, so many players have set new career highs in scoring against Woodson's club this year that someone is selling a T-shirt to commemorate it. Here, a catalogue of 16 league, franchise, or Madison Square Garden marks — plus 69 individual career highs in points, rebounds, and assists that haven't since been topped — set against the Knicks since the start of the 2008–09 season, when D'Antoni took over as coach. (A further 189 career highs in those categories that have since been broken have been omitted from the list out of mercy.)

March 25, 2014
Lakers, franchise record for points in a quarter (51)

March 12, 2014
Phil Pressey, career-high rebounds (5)

March 10, 2014
Michael Carter-Williams, career-high rebounds (13)

March 3, 2014
Andre Drummond, career-high rebounds (26)

March 2, 2014
Bulls, franchise record for fewest turnovers in a game (3)
Joakim Noah, career-high assists (14); Bulls franchise record for assists in a game by a center
Erik Murphy, career-high assists (1)

February 22, 2014
DeMarre Carroll, career-high points (24)
Mike Scott, career-high points (30)

February 21, 2014
Victor Oladipo, career-high assists (14)

February 12, 2014
Jimmer Fredette, career-high points (24)

January 22, 2014
Evan Turner, career-high points (34)

January 16, 2014
Lance Stephenson, career-high points (28)

January 2, 2014
Marco Belinelli, career-high points (32)

December 27, 2013
Jonas Valanciunas, career-high rebounds (18)

December 18, 2013
Khris Middleton, career-high rebounds (9)

December 8, 2013
Avery Bradley, career-high rebounds (10)

November 19, 2013
Peyton Siva, career-high rebounds (2)

November 16, 2013
Shelvin Mack, career-high assists (12)

November 10, 2013
Danny Green, career-high rebounds (10)

April 17, 2013
Mike Scott, career-high rebounds (14)

April 11, 2013
Jimmy Butler, career-high rebounds (14)

March 22, 2013
Alan Anderson, career-high points (35)

March 4, 2013
Luke Walton, career-high assists (12)

February 27, 2013
Stephen Curry, Warriors franchise record for threes (11); career-high points (54); NBA record for points in a game with 10 or more threes made

January 26, 2013
Jrue Holiday, career-high points (35)

December 26, 2012
Jared Dudley, career-high points (36)

December 15, 2012
Kyrie Irving, career-high points (41)

December 13, 2012
Devin Ebanks, career-high points (15)

April 28, 2012
Heat, franchise record for points off turnovers in a playoff game (38, off 27 turnovers)

April 20, 2012
Manny Harris, career-high rebounds (12)

March 31, 2012
Donald Sloan, career-high rebounds (7)

March 11, 2012
Evan Turner, career-high rebounds (15)

March 4, 2012
Rajon Rondo, career-high rebounds (17)

April 22, 2011
Rajon Rondo, Cetics franchise record for assists in a playoff game (20)

April 5, 2011
DeMar DeRozan, career-high rebounds (10)

March 20, 2011
Carlos Delfino, career-high points (30)

March 15, 2011
Tyler Hansbrough, career-high points (30)

March 4, 2011
Luke Harangody, career-high points (18)

February 25, 2011
Christian Eyenga, career-high rebounds (8)

February 4, 2011
Andre Iguodala, career-high assists (16)

January 27, 2011
Dwyane Wade, career-high rebounds (16)

January 24, 2011
Mustafa Shakur, career-high rebounds (5)

January 2, 2011
Danny Granger, career-high rebounds (17)

December 8, 2010
Andrea Bargnani, career-high points (41)

November 24, 2010
D.J. Augustin, career-high rebounds (8)

November 12, 2010
Kevin Love, career-high and franchise record for rebounds (31)

October 29, 2010
Rajon Rondo, career-high assists (24); tied the record for assists in a triple-double (matching Isiah Thomas)

March 21, 2010
Rockets, franchise record for points in a second quarter (45)
Jordan Hill, career-high assists (3)

March 15, 2010
Andre Iguodala, career-high rebounds (17)

February 27, 2010
Zach Randolph, career-high rebounds (25)

February 6, 2010
LeBron James, Cavaliers franchise record for points in a half (35)
Jawad Williams, career-high assists (5)

January 31, 2010
Jonny Flynn, career-high rebounds (8)

January 30, 2010
Antawn Jamison, career-high rebounds (23)

January 24, 2010
Mavericks, biggest margin of victory in franchise history (50 points)

January 3, 2010
Roy Hibbert, career-high assists (7)

November 25, 2009
Donte Greene, career-high assists (5)

November 18, 2009
Tyler Hansbrough, career-high assists (3)

November 4, 2009
Dahntay Jones, career-high rebounds (12)

October 31, 2009
Lou Williams, career-high rebounds (10)

April 12, 2009
Dwyane Wade, career-high points (55)
Michael Beasley, career-high rebounds (16)

April 8, 2009
Walter Sharpe, career-high rebounds (2)

March 27, 2009
Julian Wright, career-high rebounds (14)

March 25, 2009
Mike Taylor, career-high points (35)

March 18, 2009
Chris Douglas-Robert, career-high assists (7)
Brook Lopez, career-high assists (8)

March 11, 2009
Antonio McDyess, career-high rebounds (22)

February 28, 2009
Dwyane Wade, tied his own Heat franchise record for points in a quarter (24, since broken twice by LeBron James) and points in a half (32, also since broken by James)

February 23, 2009
Jarrett Jack, career-high points (33)

February 11, 2009
Baron Davis, career-high assists (20)

February 2, 2009
Kobe Bryant, record for most points at current Madison Square Garden (61, since broken by Carmelo Anthony); Lakers franchise record for free throws made without a miss (20)

January 31, 2009
T.J. Ford, career-high points (36)

December 30, 2008
Sean Singletary, career-high assists (3)

November 21, 2008
Joe Alexander, career-high rebounds (6)

November 7, 2008
Juan Dixon, career-high assists (11)