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This Date in Knicks History: May 19
Ewing Wins Rookie of the Year in 1986
(1986) Patrick Ewing named NBA Rookie of the Year after averaging 20 points, nine rebounds and 2.06 blocks over 35.4 minutes in 50 games.
(1995) Knicks go into a hostile Market Square Arena and leave with a 92-82 victory, forcing a Game Seven in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Knicks defense holds the Pacers to 35% shooting.
(1999) Don Friedrich, who served as the Knicks trainer for 13 years in the 1950’s and 1960’s, passes away at the age of 76.
(2000) Knicks force a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, rallying from an 18-point second-quarter deficit to defeat the Miami Heat 72-70 at Madison Square Garden. Allan Houston leads the way with 21 points.
(2012) Former Knick Bob Boozer passes away at the age of 75.