No rivalry is complete without some controversy. On April 12, 1997, the Knicks led by three with only a minute remaining when then-Miami guard, Sasha Danilovic, made what appeared to be a three to tie the game. But the refs ruled that Danilovic's foot was on the line and determined that the basket was only worth two points. TV replays did show that the call was, in fact, correct. The Knicks won that game by one but Miami got the last laugh and when they won the Atlantic Division by four games. Yes young'ns, refs were actually able to make close but correct calls back in the days before instant replay was instituted.
A Little Controversy...