| Jan, 9, 2007
The fans have spoken and the games have been chosen, and Reggie Miller will be the center of attention in the upcoming Pacers Greatest Games DVD boxed set. Miller moments were featured in three of the four games at the top of the balloting. From Dec. 1-24, fans had the opportunity to vote for their four favorite games from a list of 10. The four top vote-getters were (in order, with percentage of votes received in parentheses):
1. May 7, 1995 (80 percent) – Miller scores eight points in the final 8.9 seconds to rock Madison Square Garden and shock the Knicks, 107-105, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
2. May 25, 1998 (75 percent) – Miller beats Michael Jordan for a game-winning 3-pointer as the Pacers beat the Bulls 96-94 to tie the Eastern Conference Finals at 2-2.
3. June 1, 1994 (67 percent) – Miller scores 25 points in the fourth quarter against the Knicks in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals to lift the Pacers to a 93-86 victory in Madison Square Garden and a 3-2 series lead.
4. June 2, 2000 (44 percent) – Finally breaking through against their most bitter rivals, the Pacers beat New York 93-80 to close out the Eastern Conference Finals and advance to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history.
The DVD Box Set, produced by Warner Home Video, Inc., will be released this Spring.
Here are the voting results for the rest of the games on the list:
5. May 29, 1995 (40 percent) – Rik Smits' last-second jumper, dubbed the "Memorial Day Miracle," caps an astonishing back-and-forth finish as the Pacers stun Orlando 94-93 to win Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
6. May 2, 2002 (32 percent) – Miller's 39-foot turnaround jumper forces the first overtime, and then his dunk forces the second as the Pacers push the top-seeded Nets to double-overtime in Game 5 of a first-round series.
7. April 28, 1994 (15 percent) - Byron Scott's jumper, the shot that started it all, completes a comeback from a 17-point deficit to beat heavily favored Orlando in Game 1 of the first round matchup, propelling the Pacers to their first NBA playoff series victory.
8. May 4, 2000 (10 percent) – Dale Davis' offensive rebound leads to Travis Best's game-winner as the Pacers stave off first-round elimination to beat Milwaukee 96-95, beginning their run to the NBA Finals.
9. April 19, 1987 (9 percent) – NBA Rookie of the Year Chuck Person scores 23 points with 17 rebounds and seven assists to carry the Pacers to a 96-87 victory over Dominique Wilkins and the Atlanta Hawks in Game 3 of a first-round series, the first NBA postseason victory in franchise history.
10. June 16, 2000 (6 percent) – Jalen Rose scores 32 and Miller 25 as the Pacers blow out the mighty Lakers 120-87 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Conseco Fieldhouse.