In one of the most incredible moments in NBA history, Reggie Miller literally defied time.
In the mid ‘90’s, the Pacers and Knicks had one of the hottest rivalries in basketball. At the center of it was Pacer’s guard Reggie Miller. Miller was one of the best shooters in NBA history — and one of its biggest trash-talkers.
On May 7th, 1995, the team met for game one of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The game was tight, but at the tail end, the Knicks were in the lead, 105-99, and it looked like their victory was safe — but Miller had other plans.
First, he scored a three-pointer to cut New York’s lead to three. Then New York flubbed the inbound pass, prompting Miller to score another three-pointer, thus tying up the game.
After two missed free-throws from the Knicks, Miller grabbed the defensive rebound and was fouled. But, unlike his opponents, he sunk both free-throws, giving Indiana a 105-107 win. In total, he managed to score eight points in nine seconds — a miraculous feat in scoring that’s never been seen since in the playoffs.
The game became the defining moment in Reggie Miller’s legacy. Looking back on it years later, Miller said, “I get reminded of it constantly, more than I think about it. But I still smile thinking about it.”