This Date in Knicks History: May 3

(1967) Knicks select Southern Illinois guard Walt Frazier with the fifth overall pick in the NBA Draft.

(1972) The NBA Finals shift back to New York, as the Knicks lose Game Three to the Lakers, 107-96, to fall down 2-1.

(1973) Knicks win Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Los Angeles 99-95 to tie the series at 1-1. Bill Bradley leads the way with 26 points and Walt “Clyde” Frazier adds 20 points.

(1982) Willis Reed enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA.

(1992) Knicks defeat Detroit 94-87 at MSG in Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-2 series win.

(1998) Allan Houston scores 30 points, leading the Knicks to a wire-to-wire 98-81 series-clinching victory over the Heat in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round at Miami.

(1999) Knicks clinch 12th consecutive NBA Playoff berth with a 95-88 win over Boston at Madison Square Garden -  13th straight win over the Celtics at the Garden. Knicks begin the game with a 16-0 run (longest of season). Patrick Ewing leads the way with 27 points and 19 rebounds.

(2013) Knicks build as much as a 26-point lead and then stave off a frantic Celtics rally with a last-ditch fourth-quarter stand for a First Round series-clinching 88-80 victory in Boston. The victory marks the franchise’s first playoff series win since 2000.

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