This Day in Black History: May 7, 1995

22 Dec 1995:  Guard Reggie Miller of the Indiana Pacers looks to pass against the Dallas Mavericks during a game played at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The Pacers won the game, 90-79. Mandatory Credit: ALLSPORT USA/Allsport

This Day in Black History: May 7, 1995

On May 7, 1995, Reggie Miller led the Pacers to victory over the Knicks, scoring eight points in 11 seconds.

Published May 7, 2014

On May 7, 1995, Indiana Pacers guard Reggie Miller reaffirmed his nickname “Miller Time” by executing one of the most shocking game endings in NBA history. 

The Pacers were trailing the New York Knicks by six points with only 18.7 seconds left during Game 1 of the 1995 Eastern Conference semifinal series. Displaying one of his many renowned clutch performances, Miller scored a three-pointer with 16 seconds remaining before stealing an inbound pass from the Knicks and dribbling backwards behind the three-point line to hit another three. The superstar guard then received a foul after grabbing Patrick Ewing’s missed shot and effortlessly sank his two free throws. 

In those final 11 seconds, Miller had scored eight points, leading his team over the Knicks 107-105, and demonstrating his greatest late-game display.

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Written by Patrice Peck


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