This Date in Knicks History: June 5

Ewing Leads Knicks Back to Finals and LJ's Famous 4-Point Play

(1975) Commissioner Lawrence O’Brien nullifies contract signed between Knicks and George McGinnis (draft rights owned by Philadelphia) on May 30.

(1994) Knicks earn first trip to the NBA Finals since 1973 as they defeat the Indiana Pacers 94-90 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Patrick Ewing leads the way with 24 points and 22 rebounds, including a put-back of a John Starks miss, that gives the Knicks the lead for good with :26.9 left. 

(1999) Larry Johnson converts a four-point play with :05.7 left in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals to lead the Knicks to a 92-91 electrifying win over the Pacers at MSG. The Garden erupts as Johnson buries a three pointer, while being fouled by Antonio Davis, and then calmly sinks the free throw.

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