Pacers defeat Knicks
1995 East semifinals
One year after the Knicks eliminated the Pacers from the East finals in seven thrilling games, the teams met for an encore performance a round earlier that managed to surpass the original. Game 1 at Madison Square Garden set the tone for the series: Reggie Miller scored eight points in the final 16.4 seconds to erase a six-point deficit and stun the hosts, whom he called "choke artists." Two weeks later, the hated rivals returned to the Garden for a seventh and deciding game, with the Pacers prevailing 97-95 thanks to Patrick Ewing's missed layup at the buzzer.