New York Knicks (1969-1970) - 18 Games
Head Coach Red Holzman implemented risque and fiery offensive maneuvers never before seen in professional basketball, with Willis Reed at the heart of New York’s greatest hope for a championship. Reed brought in the only MVP triple-crown to be achieved for regular season, All-Star and post-season performance until Michael Jordan’s turn in 1995-1996. It certainly didn’t hurt to have the phenomenal Walt Frazier picking up Reed’s slack of 21 points per game, averaging a fantastic 20.9 ppg of his own accord. Reed’s mere appearance on the court with a major thigh injury in Game 7 of The Championship spooked The Lakers and inspired his teammates into an adrenaline-amped victory in what has been called the greatest game ever seen in Madison Square Garden.