Most remembered for John Starks: The Dunk, the Knicks win their 27th consecutive home game to take a 2-0 series lead over Chicago in the Eastern Conference Finals. Of the two three-peats orchestrated by Michael Jordan, this marked their largest series deficit, 0-2.
The Knicks win their 26th consecutive home game in defeating the Bulls 98-90 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. John Starks set a Knick playoff record with 5 threes. And the Knicks physical play and suffocating defense held Jordan to 10-27 shooting.
The Knicks finally breakthrough and dethrone the first three-peat Bulls with an 87-77 Game 7 victory to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. After a scoreless first half, Patrick Ewing added 18 points to an overall strong game of 17 rebounds and 6 assists.
For the third season in a row, the Knicks eliminate the Heat on their home floor. Clarence Weatherspoon missed a last-second attempt that would have given Miami the lead, Latrell Sprewell chased down the rebound, and the Knicks won 83-82 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
A moment burned into Knicks fans’ hearts: Patrick Ewing misses a bunny in the closing seconds of Game 7 to allow Indiana to hold off the Knicks’ 3-1 series comeback attempt and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals with a 97-95 win over New York.
Knicks name Dave DeBusschere general manager and Hubie Brown head coach. DeBusschere replaced Eddie Donovan, who had served as general manager for 12 years. Brown became the 11th head coach in franchise history and would amass a 142-202 record in New York.
Marcus Camby provides an unforgettable dunk over Dikembe Mutombo and Latrell Sprewell scores 31 points as the Knicks defeat Atlanta 77-70 in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals to head back to New York with a 2-0 series lead.
Despite playing in only 50 games due to injury, Patrick Ewing is named NBA Rookie of the Year after averaging 20 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks over 35 minutes per game.
The Knicks receive a favorable call to help them beat the Bulls.
A questionable foul call on Scottie Pippen gives Hubert Davis the chance to sink two clutch free throws with 2.1 seconds to play, giving the Knicks an 87-86 victory and 3-2 Eastern Conference Semifinals series lead.
Patrick Ewing’s jumper with 1.8 seconds to play temporarily saves the Knicks season and forces a Game 6 back in Indiana.
Knicks fans held their collective breath when Reggie Miller hoisted a prayer three after Ewing made his shot. Once Miller missed, the Knicks won, and their 3-1 series deficit was reduced to 3-2 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Allan Houston hits one of the greatest shots in Knicks history, a running jumper to knock off the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first round.
The Knicks became only the second team in NBA history to upset a 1-seed as an 8-seed.
P.J. Brown flips Charlie Ward after a free throw, causing many Knicks to leave the bench in his defense, which resulted in five Knicks and one Heat player being suspended.
League rules dictate that a team must dress nine players, so the resulting suspensions were spread out over the series’ final two games. The Knicks played without Charlie Ward and their two leading scorers, Patrick Ewing and Allan Houston, in Game 6. They then played without John Starks and Larry Johnson in Game 7.
A once commanding 3-1 series lead for the Knicks turned into a devastating seven-game series loss.
Steve Kerr stuns the Knicks by agreeing to coach the Warriors.
Phil Jackson had been chasing Kerr for weeks, and at the time, many believed a deal with the Knicks was inevitable.
Derek Harper and Jo Jo English start a brawl right in front of NBA Commissioner David Stern.
The Knicks would later lose the game on a Toni Kukoc buzzer-beater that cut their Semifinal series lead to 2-1.
Knicks officially hire Mike D’Antoni to a 4-year, $24 million contract to coach the Knicks.
D’Antoni finished with a 121-167 record in New York, leading the team to their first playoff appearance in seven years.
Knicks survive a 46-point effort by Michael Jordan to defeat the Bulls 102-99 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Jordan scored eight of his 46 points over the game’s final 77 seconds to force overtime, where the Knicks were able to gut out the win. Patrick Ewing finished with 22 points, 13 rebounds, and 3 blocked shots.
Knicks beat Chicago 96-91 to take a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Anthony Mason led the way with 15 points, 14 rebounds, and stifling defense on Scottie Pippen. The Bulls shot only 25 percent (4-16) in the fourth quarter. John Starks made two huge threes to swing the momentum to the Knicks’ side in the final frame.