Round: NBA Finals
Dates: June 8-June 22
Winner: Rockets, 4 games to 3
Just one of the games was close and thanks to O.J. & A.C.'s fast break, much of Game 5 wasn't even televised. But the Knicks and Rockets slugfest was still one to remember. Leading 3-2 with a chance to join the NHL champion Rangers at the center of the sports world, the Knicks failed to capitalize in Houston.
Hakeem Olajuwon blocked John Starks' last second attempt to tie Game 6 and in that fateful Game 7, Starks imploded, shooting a ghastly 2 for 18 from the field. Neither team scored 100 points in the entire series, but with Ewing setting a Finals record with 30 blocks, it was as beautiful as ugly can be.