This Date in Knicks History: April 30

LJ Helps NY Stave Off Elimination Against Miami

(1963) Knicks select Art Heyman with the first overall pick in the 1963 NBA Draft.

(1972) Knicks lose in Los Angeles 106-92, tying the NBA Finals at 1-1.

(1998) Knicks stave off elimination, forcing a decisive Game 5, with a 90-85 win over Miami at the Garden in the Eastern Conference First Round. Allan Houston and Larry Johnson pace the attack with 18 points apiece. The game is marred by a fight between Alonzo Mourning and Johnson with :01.4 left that resulted in both players earning two-game suspensions.              

(2000) Allan Houston scores 23 points to lead the Knicks to an 87-80 victory in Toronto and a first round sweep of the Raptors.

(2012) Longtime scout Fuzzy Levane, who served as an assistant coach from 1956-58 and head coach from 1958-59, passes away.

(2013) Jason Kidd wins 2012-13 NBA Sportsmanship Award, becoming first player to win the Joe Dumars Trophy in back-to-back seasons.