New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers Tickets
About New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers
The Indiana Pacers and the New York Knicks have been locked in a fierce rivalry since 1977. The Pacers-Knicks rivalry is widely regarded as one of the most bitter not only in the NBA, but in all of major league sports. Adding fuel to the fire, the two teams have met each other in the playoffs on six occasions from 1993-2000 with both teams winning three series each. Pacers legend Reggie Miller also had a fiery and contentious feud with Academy Award nominated director and loyal Knicks fan, Spike Lee.
While the feud did cool down a little in the early 2000’s, it fired up again in the 2013 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinals when the Pacers were able to outshine the Knicks.
With so much history between the two teams, it’s easy to see how the rivalry will never truly disappear. The Pacers-Knicks games have always produced some of the most exciting matchups in the NBA.
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Memorable Matchups between the Pacers and the Knicks
Due to the fierce rivalry, there have been more than a few memorable moments on the court. Here are some of them.
The Infamous Head-butt
May 4, 1993 – In Game 3 of the 1993 Eastern Conference First Round, played at the Market Square Arena, Reggie Miller and John Starks were verbally lashing out at each other throughout the game. In the third quarter, Starks emotions got the better of him and in the heat of the moment he head-butted Miller. Even though the hit wasn’t particularly hard, Miller milked it and got Starks ejected from the game.
Reggie Miller vs. Spike Lee
It’s Miller Time! – The Game 5 of the Conference Finals held at Madison Square Garden on June 1, 1994, was one of the most memorable playoff games in NBA history. So far the series was tied 2-2, and Game 5 initially looked like a Knicks victory. The Pacers were down by 12 points in the fourth quarter and Spike Lee was taunting Reggie Miller from courtside. Miller went on to score 25 points in the fourth quarter, including several long 3 pointers, while also exchanging heated words with Lee. Miller’s performance cemented his status as a clutch player and won the Pacers Game 5 (93-86).
A History of their Meetings
The Indiana Pacers and the New York Knicks have played against one another a total of 171 times in the regular season. Here is the head to head record for the Pacers against the Knicks.
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In the postseason, the Pacers and the Knicks have met a total of 41 times. The Pacers have won 22 of those games while the Knicks have won 19 games.
Top Players for the Pacers and the Knicks
The Indiana Pacers have had phenomenal players in their ranks over the years. These include Reggie Miller, the Hall of Famer widely regarded as the best Pacer of all time. Rik Smits also known as the Dunking Dutchman for his ability to score mid-range shots. And Jermaine O'Neal, the power forward who was voted NBA All-Star six times during his eight seasons with the Pacers.
The New York Knicks are no strangers to talented players as well. Patrick Ewing is the most decorated player in Knicks history. The 11 time NBA All Star averaged 21 points per game throughout his career. Dave DeBusschere, one of the best defenders in NBA history is also a two time NBA Champion and an 8 time NBA All Star. And Walt Frazier, arguably the best point guard in the franchise’s history who during his ten year stay with the Knicks won two NBA Championships and became a 7 time All Star.
In 2017, Its the Pacers vs. the Knicks
This NBA season, fans of the Pacers and Knicks can see these two teams go head to head. If you want to be courtside, you’ll need to get your hands on Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks tickets. Take a look at both the Indiana Pacers schedule and the New York Knicks schedule. To get the best seats go through the Bankers Life Fieldhouse seating charts and the Madison Square Garden seating charts. With all of this information, you’ll be able to get the best deal on cheap Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks tickets right here.