This Date in Knicks History: May 12

(1985) Knicks win the first-ever NBA Draft Lottery, which allows them to draft Georgetown center Patrick Ewing.

(1990) Ewing scores 45 points in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, as the Knicks defeat the Detroit Pistons 111-103 at the Garden, to cut series deficit to 2-1.

(1993) Knicks defeat Charlotte 105-101 (OT) in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals to take a 2-0 series lead. New York outscores Charlotte 15-4 in the final 4:31 to force overtime. Ewing leads the way with 34 points.

(1997) Knicks jump out to a 3-1 series lead over the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Semifinals with an 89-76 victory at the Garden. John Starks leads the way with 21 points.

(1999) Knicks crush Miami 97-73 in Game 3 of the First Round at the Garden to take a 2-1 series lead. Latrell Sprewell scores 20 points in 27 minutes off the bench.

(2011) Amar’e Stoudemire named to All-NBA Second Team after averaging 25.3 points and 8.2 rebounds in his first season with the Knicks.