Sport: Knickerbocker Holiday

New York professional teams are turning Manhattan into something that resembles an isle of joy. First the Jets, then the Mets, and now the New York Knickerbockers. Once the softest touch in the National Basketball Association, the Knicks have turned the beginning of the 1969-70 season into a romp; they have sprinted to a 23-2 record —the best start in league history—and have surpassed the N.B.A. consecutive-win record of 17. Says Captain and Center Willis Reed: "The fans here used to come to the Garden to watch Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell do...

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