Having pushed Chicago to the brink of elimination in ’92, Patrick Ewing and the New York Knicks were already deemed a force to be reckoned with. After adding Doc Rivers, Rolando Blackman and Charles Smith to this menacing roster, they were favored to win the 1993 championship. Ewing continued to dominate, John Starks provided a scoring spark and Charles Oakley brought the muscle en route to 60 wins and their first Division title. Their collision course with the Bulls led them to the Conference Finals, where New York jumped out to a 2-0 lead before they lost control of the series and their last chance at besting Michael Jordan.