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This Date in Knicks History: May 1

Ewing, Starks Lead Knicks to Cavs Sweep
by Charlie Widdoes

(1970) Knicks lose in Los Angeles 121-115 in overtime, tying the NBA Finals at 2-2.

(1973) Knicks open NBA Finals with a 115-112 loss in Los Angeles.

(1994) Knicks overcome Patrick Ewing’s ejection to defeat the Nets 90-81 at MSG in Game Two of the Eastern Conference First Round.

(1995) Knicks hold the Cavaliers to 32.8% shooting from the floor but have to withstand a potential game winning three from Danny Ferry at the buzzer to defeat the Cavs 83-81 and take a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference opening round.

(1996) Knicks complete a three-game series sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs with an 81-76 win at MSG. John Starks leads the way with 22 points and Ewing adds 16 points and 10 rebounds.