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This Date in Knicks History: June 17

Ewing Sets Franchise Record In '94 Finals

(1976) The NBA and ABA merge into a 22-team league.

(1994) Knicks defeat the Rockets 91-84 at MSG to take a 3-2 series lead in the NBA Finals. Patrick Ewing ties a Finals record (and sets a Knicks franchise record) with eight blocked shots, to go with 25 points and 12 rebounds.