The 2012-13 New York Knicks enjoyed the kind of regular season success the franchise hasn't seen in decades. Their 54 wins were the team's most since the 1996-97 campaign, and they were good enough to place New York second in the Eastern Conference. The team also took home a division title for the first time since 1994.
Carmelo Anthony won his first scoring title by posting 28.7 points per game, and J.R. Smith shocked the world with his maturity while earning the Sixth Man of the Year award. The squad also endured a 13-game winning streak, its longest in decades.
Now that it's over, only one question is left to answer: How does it stack up against the best regular seasons the Garden has ever hosted?
We aren't accounting for postseason success, so this debate is based solely on the 82 regular season contests.
The team's two banner-raising seasons each came in campaigns of at least 54 wins—and the same can be said for the two '90s Knicks who came the closest to a ring.
But where do the 2013 Knickerbockers fall into the equation?
Find out where they stand among the 10 best rosters in franchise history.