Ahead of the New York Knicks hosting the Boston Celtics in the first game of the 2011-12 NBA season on Christmas, MSG Network is tipping off its version of "Midnight Madness."
MSGN, the regional sports network home to the Knicks, will begin airing Knicks in 60, the best games from the 2010-11 season after the club acquired All-Star Carmelo Anthony. The hour-long cut-downs begin Dec. 8 at midnight, with an abbreviated version of the Knicks' Feb. 23, 2011 matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks -- Anthony's debut with the team in which he netted 27 points and 10 rebounds at Madison Square Garden. The truncated contests will air nightly through Dec. 27.
MSG's Midnight Madness Schedule
Feb. 23 (vs. Milwaukee) - Anthony scores 27 points in Knicks debut;
Feb. 27 (at Miami) - Anthony scores 29 points and the Knicks win with a key block by Amar'e Stoudemire in the closing seconds;
March 2 (vs. New Orleans) - Anthony nets 22 points in 29 minutes and holds Chris Paul to four points;March 9, 2011 (at Memphis) - Anthony hits a game-winning jumper;
March 28 (vs. Orlando) - Anthony scores a game-high 39 points;
March 30 (vs. New Jersey) - The second of back-to-back game-high 39-point games for Anthony;
April 3 (vs. Cleveland) - Stoudemire scores 28 and Anthony goes for 25 in win;
April 5 (vs. Toronto) - Anthony scores 23 points in blowout;
April 6 (at Philadelphia) - Anthony scores 31 points and grabs 11 boards in road win;
April 8 (at New Jersey) - 25 points and 14 rebounds from Anthony as the Knicks clinch a winning season record;
April 10 (at Indiana) - Anthony hits the game-winner and has a game-saving block; and
April 19 (at Boston, Game 2 of Eastern Conference Quarterfinals) - Anthony has his best game as a Knick with 42 points and 17 rebounds.