Willis Reed: 10 best & most important games in his career

The Over and Back Podcast pays tribute to the legendary Willis Reed with a look at his 10 best and most important games.

The NBA world mourned the loss of a true icon in March when New York Knicks legend Willis Reed passed away.

In tribute to his remarkable legacy, Over and Back has put together a special episode chronicling Reed’s journey from a second-round pick to a two-time NBA Champion with the historic New York Knicks. The episode delves into the top 10 most significant games of his career including:

  • May 8, 1970 (1970 NBA Finals Game 7): The most iconic game of Reed’s career and one of the NBA’s most memorable moments ever.
  • October 17, 1964: Willis Reed’s NBA debut
  • March 5, 1965: Reed’s first 40-point game
  • November 1, 1967: Reed’s only 50-point game is also a revenge game in a rematch of a game that turned into chaos with Reed fighting the entire Lakers team
  • December 20, 1968: The Beginning of the New York Knicks 1970s dynasty
  • November 28, 1969: Reed helps the Knicks set a then-NBA record of 18 wins in a row
  • February 2, 1971: Reed grabs a career-high 33 rebounds
  • April 2, 1970: Reed has a playoff game for the ages with 36 points and 36 rebounds
  • April 13, 1970: One of the only duels between Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Reed
  • The 1973 NBA Finals: Reed gets another NBA Finals MVP thanks to 20 and 10 in Games 3, 4 and 5

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