Date: 4/27/1984

Complex Says: Isiah went head-to-head with Bernard King in an epic battle during the first round of the '84 Playoffs. King scored 44 points with dislocated fingers in both hands while Isiah dropped 35 and added 12 assists for good measure. But the story was the fourth quarter. Isiah Thomas scored 16 points in 94 seconds to push the game to overtime. The Knicks won in five, but that game officially put Isiah in the conversation as one of the elite players in the L.