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    MSG NETWORKS looks back at THE kNICKS’ 2012-13 season

    “Sunday Night Knicks” on MSG Network to Feature the Best of MSG’s Knicks Original Programs, Plus the Most Exciting Games of the 2012-13 Season

    MSG+ Counts Down the Top 20 Games of the Season as Voted on by MSG Viewers. Starting Sunday, June 23

    New York, NY (June 21, 2013) – MSG Networks will bring Knicks fans the best of the 2012-13 Knicks season all summer long starting Sunday, June 23.

    Each week on “Sunday Night Knicks” presented by Visa, MSG Network will showcase the best of its Knicks original programming, including episodes of “Beginnings,” featuring Iman Shumpert and Steve Novak; “ProFiles,” featuring Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire, and “The Game 365,” featuring J.R. Smith.  The network will also feature “Walk with Me,” the week-in-the-life-of documentary on Head Coach Mike Woodson and celebrate the Knicks’ 1973 Championship with “Lost and Found: The 1973 Knicks Championship Tape” and “The Vault: Tribute to the 1973 World Champion Knicks.”

    “Sunday Night Knicks” on MSG Network will also include encore presentations of the most exciting games from the 2012-13 Knicks season, from the team’s opening night win against the Heat to their Atlantic Division-winning victory against the Wizards.

    All summer long on MSG+, Wednesday and Saturday nights will be dedicated to counting down the Top 20 games of the 2012-13 season, as voted on by MSG viewers and Knicks fans on MSG.com earlier this year.

    Fans can relive great regular season moments, including Smith’s game-tying and game-winning baskets against the Suns in December and Anthony’s nine three-pointer performance against the Hawks in January, as well as the Knicks ouster of the Celtics in the Playoffs. Below is the full Top 20 game schedule.

    THE BEST OF THE 2012-13 NEW YORK KNICKS ON MSG+

    #20 - Wednesday, June 26 at 8:00 p.m. on MSG+
    vs. Hawks (4/17/13)              

    Chris Copeland becomes the first Knicks rookie since Bill Cartwright in 1980 to score 30 points in consecutive games as the Knicks put a bow on the regular season with their 54th  win, topping the Hawks 98-92 at The Garden.

    #19 - Saturday, June 29 at 11:00 p.m. on MSG+
    vs. Hawks (1/27/13)           

    Carmelo Anthony ties a Knicks record with nine three-pointers and caps off an amazing performance with a traditional three-point play with twelve seconds remaining to give the Knicks a 106-104 victory over the Hawks.

    #18 - Wednesday, July 3 at 8:00 p.m. on MSG+
    vs. Bucks (2/1/13)                

    Anthony collects 25 points, snapping Richie Guerin’s franchise record of 30-straight games of scoring at least 20 points, as New York takes down the Bucks 96-86.

    #17 – Saturday, July 6 at 8:30 p.m. on  MSG+       
    vs. Grizzlies (3/27/13)     

    J.R. Smith drops 35 points, his second straight 30-point game, as the Knicks hold off a big comeback by the Grizzlies to secure a 108-101 win.                                         

    #16 - Wednesday, July 10 at 8:00 p.m. on MSG+
    vs. Celtics (3/31/13)              

    Anthony’s 24 points lead six Knicks in double-figures as New York takes down the Celtics 108-89 for their third win of the season over Boston and their first regular season series win over the Celtics since 2003-04.                

    #15 – Saturday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m. on  MSG+       
    vs. Nets (12/19/12)      

    After missing two games with an ankle injury, Anthony returns to the court and scores 31 points to lead the Knicks to a 100-86 win in the Nets’ first visit to The Garden as Brooklyn’s team.

    #14 - Wednesday, July 17 at 8:00 p.m. on  MSG+      
    vs. Nuggets (12/9/12)             

    The Knicks beat the Nuggets to remain the NBA's only unbeaten team at home at 8-0 as Anthony returns to the court after missing two games with a lacerated finger to face his former team for the first time, scoring 34 points.                                                                                       

    #13 – Saturday, July 20 at 8:00 p.m. on MSG+
    vs. Celtics (4/23/13)               

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game 2: Anthony scores a game-high 34 points and Smith adds 19 as the Knicks dismantle the Celtics by a score of 87-71 to take a 2-0 lead in the first round series.

    #12 - Wednesday, July 24 at 8:00 p.m. on MSG+
    vs. Bucks (4/5/13)         

    On the night the franchise celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Championship team, Anthony posts his third-straight 40-point game to give the streaking Knicks a 101-83 win.

    #11 – Saturday, July 27 at 10:00 p.m. on MSG+
    vs. Kings (2/2/13)                   

    Amar’e Stoudemire shoots a perfect 10-for-10 from the field for 21 points as the Knicks go on a 38-4 run in the first half en route to a 120-81 drubbing of the Kings.

    #10 - Wednesday, July 31 at 8:00 p.m. on  MSG+       
    vs. Spurs (1/3/13)     

    Anthony scores a game-high 23 points, Smith drops in 20 and Steve Novak contributes 15 as the Knicks end San Antonio’s seven-game winning streak with a 100-83 victory.                                                                                 

    #9 – Saturday, August 3 at TBD. on  MSG+            
    vs. Wizards (4/9/13)         

    Anthony scores 35 points, becoming the first Knick since Bernard King with five straight 35-point games, as the Knicks beat the Wizards 120-99 to win their first division title since 1994. 

    #8 - Wednesday, August 7 at 8:00 p.m. on  MSG+       
    vs. Bobcats (12/5/12)

    After making a game-saving play on defense, Smith nails an 18-foot fall away jumper as time expires to give the Knicks a thrilling 100-98 victory in Charlotte.                                              

    #7 – Saturday, August 10 at TBD. on  MSG+              
    vs. Jazz (3/18/13)                   

    With Tyson Chandler, Anthony and Stoudemire out of the lineup, Kurt Thomas scored six points, pulled down three rebounds and had three blocked shots in 27 minutes, in what ended up being his last game, to fuel the Knicks to a 90-83 victory, which ended the team’s four-game losing streak.

    #6 - Wednesday, August 14 at 8:00 p.m. on  MSG+      
    vs. Celtics (5/2/13)           

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game 6: After a 26-point early lead, the Knicks held off a late Celtics comeback for a 88-80 win to capture their first playoff series victory since 2000.

    #5 – Saturday, August 17 at 8:00 p.m. on  MSG+      
    vs. Suns (12/26/12)           

    Smith ties the game with ten seconds left and then nails a 21-foot jumper at the buzzer to give the Knicks a thrilling 99-97 victory over the Suns.

    #4 - Wednesday, August 21 at 8:00 p.m. on  MSG+       
    @ Nets (12/11/12)                  

    Jason Kidd finishes off a massive comeback by hitting a game-winning three to give the Knicks a 100-97 victory.                           

    #3 – Saturday, August 24 at 8:00 p.m. on  MSG+       
    @ Spurs (11/15/12)                

    On the road, the Knicks storm back to close out the game on a 27-11 run and beat the Spurs 104-100 to remain the NBA's only unbeaten team at 6-0.           

    #2 - Wednesday, August 28 at 8:00 p.m. on  MSG+       
    vs. Warriors (2/27/13)    

    The Knicks overcome sharp-shooter Stephen Curry's amazing 54-point performance and win 109-105.                                                                           

    #1 – Saturday, August 31 at TBD. on  MSG+             
    vs. Heat (11/2/12)              

    In the first sporting event in New York City since Superstorm Sandy, the Knicks put on a show for The Garden crowd on opening night and beat the defending champion Heat 104-84.                        

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