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This Date in Knicks History: May 7

Melo's 32 Leads Knicks to Game 2 Win vs. Indy

(1971) Knicks trade former number one pick Cazzie Russell to San Francisco in exchange for Jerry Lucas.

(1972) Knicks championship aspirations fall short, as they drop Game 5 of the NBA Finals 114-100 in Los Angeles. Walt “Clyde” Frazier records 31 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds in the losing effort.

(1984) Bernard King scores 43 points to lead the Knicks to a 118-113 victory over Boston in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals to tie the series at 2-2.

(1997) Knicks open the Eastern Conference Semifinals in Miami with an 88-79 victory. New York trailed midway through the third quarter, but put together a game-breaking 22-3 run (including 16 straight points) to end the quarter. Allan Houston scores 23 of his game high 27 points in the second quarter.

(2013) Carmelo Anthony scores 22 of his game-high 32 points in the second half to lead New York to a 105-79 series-tying victory over Indiana in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at the Garden.