This season has been full of “first time since” moments for the Knicks and their fans, and they accomplished something else new when they put up 105 points on the Pacers in a win on Tuesday night. Usually, scoring that much wouldn’t be a big deal because teams drop 100 on a nightly basis, even in the postseason. Well, it is a big deal in New York, where fans haven’t seen their team get over the century mark in a postseason win since 1999.
Coincidentally, the last time the Knicks dropped 100-plus in the playoffs, it was against none other than those pesky, Reggie Miller led Indiana Pacers. In the fifth game of the Eastern Conference Finals, New York won 101-94, highlighted by Marcus Camby’s 21 points, 13 rebounds, and 6 blocks. It was another day in the office for Reggie Miller, who scored “just” 30 points on an efficient 10-11 from the free throw line. However, he was limited to only two treys. This game gave the Knicks enough momentum to finish the job at Madison Square Garden just two days later, capping off a miracle run from the eighth seed to the NBA Finals.