New York Knicks Playoff Rosters

1977-1978 New York Knicks Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Butch Beard PG 6-3 185 May 4, 1947 30 Louisville 7 1969 Rnd 1, Pick 10, Atlanta Hawks
Ticky Burden SG 6-2 185 Feb 28, 1953 25 Utah 1 1975 Rnd 2, Pick 8, New York Knicks
Jim Cleamons SG 6-3 185 Sep 13, 1949 28 Ohio State 6 1971 Rnd 1, Pick 13, Los Angeles Lakers
Glen Gondrezick SF 6-6 218 Aug 30, 1955 22 UNLV 0 1977 Rnd 2, Pick 4, New York Knicks
Spencer Haywood PF 6-8 225 Apr 22, 1949 28 Detroit-Mercy 7 1971 Rnd 2, Pick 13, Buffalo Braves
Phil Jackson PF 6-8 220 Sep 17, 1945 32 North Dakota 10 1967 Rnd 2, Pick 5, New York Knicks
Toby Knight PF 6-9 210 May 3, 1955 22 Notre Dame 0 1977 Rnd 2, Pick 10, New York Knicks
Bob McAdoo FC 6-9 210 Sep 25, 1951 26 North Carolina 5 1972 Rnd 1, Pick 2, Buffalo Braves
Jim McMillian SF 6-5 215 Mar 11, 1948 30 Columbia 7 1970 Rnd 1, Pick 13, Los Angeles Lakers
Earl Monroe PG 6-3 185 Nov 21, 1944 33 Winston-Salem State 10 1967 Rnd 1, Pick 2, Washington Wizards
Lonnie Shelton FC 6-8 240 Oct 19, 1955 22 Oregon State 1 1976 Rnd 2, Pick 8, New York Knicks
Ray Williams PG 6-3 188 Oct 14, 1954 23 Minnesota 0 1977 Rnd 1, Pick 10, New York Knicks

1977-1978 Playoff Matchups

Eastern Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #3 Washington Bullets #6 Atlanta Hawks WAS in 2
First Round #4 Cleveland Cavaliers #5 New York Knicks NYK in 2
Second Round #1 Philadelphia Sixers #5 New York Knicks PHI in 4
Second Round #2 San Antonio Spurs #3 Washington Bullets WAS in 6
Conference Finals #1 Philadelphia Sixers #3 Washington Bullets WAS in 6

Western Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #3 Phoenix Suns #6 Milwaukee Bucks MIL in 2
First Round #4 Seattle SuperSonics #5 Los Angeles Lakers SEA in 3
Second Round #1 Portland Trail Blazers #4 Seattle SuperSonics SEA in 6
Second Round #2 Denver Nuggets #6 Milwaukee Bucks DEN in 7
Conference Finals #2 Denver Nuggets #4 Seattle SuperSonics SEA in 6

NBA Finals
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
NBA Finals #4 Seattle SuperSonics #3 Washington Bullets WAS in 7

1977-1978 New York Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Bob McAdoo 6 39.7 23.8 9.7 3.8 1.2 2.0 3.8
Ray Williams 6 23.3 17.5 2.5 5.2 1.0 0.0 2.8
Spencer Haywood 6 29.5 16.2 7.0 2.0 0.3 0.8 1.7
Lonnie Shelton 6 25.2 11.0 7.3 2.8 0.3 0.8 2.3
Earl Monroe 6 24.2 9.8 0.8 2.8 1.0 0.0 1.0
Butch Beard 6 26.7 9.0 3.5 4.5 1.7 0.3 1.8
Jim McMillian 6 22.3 8.8 3.5 1.8 1.2 0.0 1.2
Jim Cleamons 6 21.2 5.7 2.2 3.8 0.5 0.0 1.3
Glen Gondrezick 6 11.7 4.2 2.8 1.0 0.8 0.0 1.0
Toby Knight 6 8.0 2.7 3.2 0.2 0.2 0.7 0.5
Phil Jackson 6 8.3 2.0 1.7 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.7

1977-1978 New York Knicks Opening Round Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record New York Leaders Cleveland Leaders
Apr 12, 1978
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Cleveland
W, 114-132 Richfield Coliseum
Opening Round
1-0 PTS: 41. Bob McAdoo
PTS: 23. C. Russell
Apr 14, 1978
v.
Cleveland
W, 109-107 Madison Square Garden
Opening Round
2-0 PTS: 27. S. Haywood
PTS: 32. C. Russell

1977-1978 New York Knicks Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record New York Leaders Philadelphia Leaders
Apr 16, 1978
@
Philadelphia
L, 130-90 Spectrum
Conference Semi Finals
0-1 PTS: 24. Ray Williams
PTS: 19. Steve Mix
Apr 18, 1978
@
Philadelphia
L, 119-100 Spectrum
Conference Semi Finals
0-2 PTS: 24. Ray Williams
PTS: 22. J. Erving
Apr 20, 1978
v.
Philadelphia
L, 126-137 Madison Square Garden
Conference Semi Finals
0-3 PTS: 29. Bob McAdoo
PTS: 29. W. Free
Apr 23, 1978
v.
Philadelphia
L, 107-112 Madison Square Garden
Conference Semi Finals
0-4 PTS: 24. Bob McAdoo
PTS: 24. Doug Collins