On this Date: May 8, 1994

Knicks overcome a 15-point third quarter deficit to beat the Jordanless Bulls 90-86 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

With Michael Jordan retired to baseball, the ’94 Knicks saw an opportunity to finally break through the Eastern Conference. It started with a Game 1 victory over Chicago.

The game was marked with a bit of controversy at the end. The Bulls felt that a Greg Anthony desperation three with 8 seconds remaining was an airball and should have been called for a shot-clock violation. But replays showed, and the referees ruled, that the shot grazed the rim, so the Knicks retained possession (as Anthony Mason had grabbed the offensive rebound).

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