New York Knicks Playoff Rosters

1971-1972 New York Knicks Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Dick Barnett SG 6-4 190 Oct 2, 1936 35 Tennessee State 11 1959 Rnd 1, Pick 4, Syracuse Nationals
Bill Bradley GF 6-5 205 Jul 28, 1943 28 Princeton 4 1965 Territorial Pick, New York Knicks
Dave DeBusschere SF 6-6 220 Oct 16, 1940 31 Detroit-Mercy 9 1962 Territorial Pick, Detroit Pistons
Greg Fillmore C 7-1 240 Mar 7, 1947 25 Cheyney 1 1970 Rnd 8, Pick 17, New York Knicks
Walt Frazier PG 6-4 200 Mar 29, 1945 27 Southern Illinois 4 1967 Rnd 1, Pick 5, New York Knicks
Phil Jackson PF 6-8 220 Sep 17, 1945 26 North Dakota 4 1967 Rnd 2, Pick 5, New York Knicks
Jerry Lucas FC 6-8 230 Mar 30, 1940 32 Ohio State 8 1962 Territorial Pick, Cincinnati Royals
Eddie Mast PF 6-9 220 Oct 3, 1948 23 Temple 1 1969 Rnd 3, Pick 11, New York Knicks
Dean Meminger PG 6-0 175 May 13, 1948 23 Marquette 0 1971 Rnd 1, Pick 16, New York Knicks
Eddie Miles SG 6-4 195 Jul 5, 1940 31 Seattle 8 1963 Rnd 1, Pick 4, Detroit Pistons
Earl Monroe PG 6-3 185 Nov 21, 1944 27 Winston-Salem State 4 1967 Rnd 1, Pick 2, Washington Wizards
Charlie Paulk PF 6-8 219 Jun 14, 1946 25 Northeastern State 2 1968 Rnd 1, Pick 7, Milwaukee Bucks
Luther Rackley C 6-10 220 Jun 11, 1946 25 Xavier 2 1969 Rnd 3, Pick 8, Cincinnati Royals
Willis Reed FC 6-9 240 Jun 25, 1942 29 Grambling State 7 1964 Rnd 2, Pick 1, New York Knicks

1971-1972 Playoff Matchups

Eastern Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
Second Round #1 Boston Celtics #4 Atlanta Hawks BOS in 6
Second Round #2 Baltimore Bullets #3 New York Knicks NYK in 6
Conference Finals #1 Boston Celtics #3 New York Knicks NYK in 5

Western Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
Second Round #1 Los Angeles Lakers #3 Chicago Bulls LAL in 4
Second Round #2 Milwaukee Bucks #4 Golden State Warriors MIL in 5
Conference Finals #1 Los Angeles Lakers #2 Milwaukee Bucks LAL in 6

NBA Finals
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
NBA Finals #1 Los Angeles Lakers #3 New York Knicks LAL in 5

1971-1972 New York Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Walt Frazier 16 44.0 24.2 7.0 6.1
Jerry Lucas 16 46.1 18.6 10.8 5.3
Dave DeBusschere 16 38.5 16.6 12.1 2.3
Bill Bradley 16 37.1 16.2 2.9 3.4
Earl Monroe 16 26.8 12.3 2.8 2.9
Phil Jackson 16 20.0 9.8 5.1 0.9
Dean Meminger 16 17.3 4.1 2.7 1.2
Dick Barnett 12 10.9 4.2 0.7 0.8
Eddie Mast 9 2.6 1.0 0.8 0.1
Luther Rackley 11 2.6 0.7 0.6 0.1
Charlie Paulk 7 1.9 0.9 0.7 0.0
Eddie Miles 9 1.9 0.4 0.9 0.1

1971-1972 New York Knicks Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record New York Leaders Washington Leaders
Mar 31, 1972
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Washington
L, 108-105 Royal Farms Arena
Conference Semi Finals
0-1 PTS: 31. Walt Frazier
PTS: 38. Archie Clark
Apr 2, 1972
v.
Washington
W, 110-88 Madison Square Garden
Conference Semi Finals
1-1 PTS: 30. Walt Frazier
PTS: 18. Archie Clark
Apr 4, 1972
@
Washington
L, 104-103 Royal Farms Arena
Conference Semi Finals
1-2 PTS: 28. Earl Monroe
PTS: 35. Archie Clark
Apr 6, 1972
v.
Washington
W, 104-98 Madison Square Garden
Conference Semi Finals
2-2 PTS: 25. Bill Bradley
PTS: 24. Archie Clark
Apr 9, 1972
@
Washington
W, 82-106 Royal Farms Arena
Conference Semi Finals
3-2 PTS: 20. Earl Monroe
PTS: 16. Mike Riordan
Apr 11, 1972
v.
Washington
W, 107-101 Madison Square Garden
Conference Semi Finals
4-2 PTS: 22. Jerry Lucas
PTS: 31. Archie Clark

1971-1972 New York Knicks Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record New York Leaders Boston Leaders
Apr 13, 1972
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Boston
W, 94-116 Boston Garden
Conference Finals
1-0 PTS: 36. Walt Frazier
PTS: 19. Jo Jo White
Apr 16, 1972
v.
Boston
W, 106-105 Madison Square Garden
Conference Finals
2-0 PTS: 24. D. DeBusschere
PTS: 29. J. Havlicek
Apr 19, 1972
@
Boston
L, 115-109 Boston Garden
Conference Finals
2-1 PTS: 29. Bill Bradley
PTS: 29. Jo Jo White
Apr 21, 1972
v.
Boston
W, 116-98 Madison Square Garden
Conference Finals
3-1 PTS: 26. Earl Monroe
PTS: 27. J. Havlicek
Apr 23, 1972
@
Boston
W, 103-111 Boston Garden
Conference Finals
4-1 PTS: 24. D. DeBusschere
PTS: 32. J. Havlicek

1971-1972 New York Knicks NBA Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record New York Leaders L.A. Lakers Leaders
Apr 26, 1972
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L.A. Lakers
W, 92-114 The Forum
NBA Finals
1-0 PTS: 29. Bill Bradley
PTS: 20. G. Goodrich
Apr 30, 1972
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L.A. Lakers
L, 106-92 The Forum
NBA Finals
1-1 PTS: 21. Walt Frazier
PTS: 31. G. Goodrich
May 3, 1972
v.
L.A. Lakers
L, 96-107 Madison Square Garden
NBA Finals
1-2 PTS: 25. Walt Frazier
PTS: 26. W. Chamberlain
May 5, 1972
v.
L.A. Lakers
L, 111-116 Madison Square Garden
NBA Finals
1-3 PTS: 26. Bill Bradley
PTS: 28. Jerry West
May 7, 1972
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L.A. Lakers
L, 114-100 The Forum
NBA Finals
1-4 PTS: 31. Walt Frazier
PTS: 25. G. Goodrich