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The starting five from the 1970 Championship team. From left to right: Dick Barnett, Walt Frazier, Bill Bradley, Dave DeBusschere and Willis Reed

The New York Knicks’ starting five — Dick Barnett, Walt Frasier, Bill Bradley, Dave DeBusschere, and Willis Reed (l. to r.) — rejoice in the dressing room after winning their fifth playoff game against the Milwaukee Bucks, by a lopsided score of 132-96, and with it their first National Basketball Association Eastern Conference title since 1953. The Knicks went on to beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the finals for their first-ever NBA championship.

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