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#ClassicComebacks: Reggie Miller Stole the Show at Madison Square Garden

Reggie Miller’s eight points in nine seconds is still one of the most iconic performances in NBA playoff history

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September 18, 2018

They say it's only impossible until you do it. Well, the unthinkable occurred on the night of May 7, 1995, when the New York Knicks played host to the Indiana Pacers during game one of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

 

With the Knicks holding a tight six-point lead with 18.7 seconds left, the Pacers inbounded the ball. Sharpshooting great Reggie Miller flared out to the three-point line after setting a back screen to drill a three-pointer to cut the lead to three. Knicks forward Anthony Mason inbounded the ball looking for some to pass to. He panicked and let it go into the hands of Miller. Reggie took a dribble behind the three-point line and drained another three to tie the ball game leaving Knicks fans stunned.

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The Pacers eventually went on to win the series four games to three.


Miller's late heroics during game one is arguably one of the greatest single person performance in NBA playoff history.

 

Don't believe it, just ask Reggie's rival, Spike Lee. He was there.