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This Date in Knicks History: April 26

by Charlie Widdoes

(1972) Knicks win NBA Finals opener in Los Angeles 114-92.

(1976)  Guard Tom Gola, who played four seasons with the Knicks, is enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

(1998)  John Starks (25 points), Allan Houston (24) and Larry Johnson (22) lead the Knicks to a 96-86 victory at Miami in Game Two of the First Round of the playoffs, tying the series at 1-1.

(2000) Knicks rally from a 16-point deficit for an 84-83 win over Toronto at MSG in the second game of the Eastern Conference First Round. Latrell Sprewell scores 13 points, including a jumper with 7.9 seconds left, to help the Knicks gain a 2-0 series lead.

(2013) New York defeats the Celtics 90-76 in Boston to grab a 3-0 series lead in the First Round series. Carmelo Anthony leads the way with 26 points.