Date: May 24-June 5, 1994
Teams and result: New York Knicks over Indiana Pacers in seven games.
This series wasn't necessarily "tight" but it did feature some of the more memorable playoff moments in "recent" history. With the teams tied 2-2 going into Game 5, Reggie Miller had the greatest quarter of his professional life, going off for 25 points including some very long threes, after putting up just six points in the first three periods. It was also memorable because of Miller's jawing at Spike Lee in a feud that inspired a 30 for 30 documentary. After the Knicks took the next match, Game 7 became memorable as well. Patrick Ewing went off for 24 and 22, peaking with a dunk to put them ahead for good with 26 seconds left.