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This Date in Knicks History: May 18

Knicks Slide Past Bulls, Take 3-2 Series Lead

(1993) Knicks close out the Eastern Conference Semifinals with a 105-101 Game 5 win versus the Hornets at Madison Square Garden. The victory closes out a series in which only one game (Game 1) was decided by more than four points.

(1994) Hubert Davis hits a pair of free throws with :02.1 remaining to give the Knicks an 87-86 victory over the Bulls at MSG and a 3-2 series lead in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

(1997) New York, without John Starks and Larry Johnson due to suspensions, fall to the Heat in Miami, 101-90, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Meanwhile, back at the Garden, Wayne Gretzky records a natural hat trick in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against Florida, leading the Rangers to a 3-2 victory