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This Date in Knicks History: May 6
Ewing Dominates the Day
(1965) Knicks select Princeton forward Bill Bradley with a territorial selection in the NBA Draft. He would join the team two years later, making his debut on Dec. 9, 1967.
(1968) Phoenix selects Knicks forward Dick Van Arsdale with the first pick in the expansion draft.
(1970) Knicks lose in Los Angeles 135-113, sending the NBA Finals back to New York for a decisive Game Seven.
(1973) Knicks take a 2-1 series lead in NBA Finals with an 87-83 win over the Lakers at the Garden. Willis Reed leads the way with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Earl Monroe posts 21 points and six assists.
(1986) Red Holzman enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA.
(1990) Knicks complete one of the most stunning reversals in NBA history, overcoming a 2-0 deficit to win their First Round series with the Celtics, with an emotional 121-114 victory at Boston. Knicks become the third team in NBA history to rally from down 2-0 to win a series. Patrick Ewing leads the way with 31 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists.
(1993) Knicks rally for a 109-100 (OT) win over the Pacers at Market Square Arena, wrapping up the opening round series in four games. Ewing scores 28 points and grabs 13 rebounds.
(1994) Knicks finish off the New Jersey Nets with a 102-92 victory in Game Four of the First Round. Ewing scores 36 points, grabs 14 rebounds and posts five blocks.
(2012) Knicks stave off elimination, recording first playoff victory in 11 years, with 89-87 victory over Miami in Game Four of the First Round at the Garden. Carmelo Anthony leads the way with 41 points and Amar’e Stoudemire, playing with a lacerated left hand that sidelined him for Game 3, records 20 points and 10 rebounds. The Garden celebrates its first playoff win since Apr. 29, 2001 after a Dwayne Wade triple comes up short at the buzzer.