Round: Eastern Conference Semifinals
Dates: May 7-May 21
Winner: Pacers, 4-3
In a drama packed series more suited for Broadway, the Knicks' three contests with Indiana in the Garden went down to the last possession. The curtain opened with Reggie Miller's still unbelievable eight points in nine seconds, giving the Pacers a shocking Game 1 victory.
The Pacers overcame an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter of Game 3 for a 2-1 series lead and would grab control with a Game 4 win, but Patrick Ewing's jumper with a second remaining in Game 5 and 25 and 15 in Game 6 sent the series back to the Garden. Neither teams budged in Game 7, trading clutch baskets until the series was in Ewing's hands again on the final possession, a missed layup as the buzzer sounded and Indiana rejoiced.