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Still, the Knicks had their opportunities to close out Indiana. John Starks was fouled on the ensuing possession and went to the free throw line. A career 77% free throw shooter, the odds were in New York's favor, but Starks missed both free throws. The Knicks' nightmare continued when the rebound of the second miss was grabbed by Knicks center Patrick Ewing, but he promptly clanged a 10-footer and Miller, of all people, grabbed the rebound and was fouled, leaving the Knicks and Madison Square Garden in utter shock. The reliable Miller drained both free throws giving him 8 points in a span of 8.9 seconds and putting the Pacers ahead 107-105. The Knicks collapse was completed a few seconds later when point guard Greg Anthony fell down while driving to the basket as time ran out giving the Pacers and unlikely Game 1 win on the road. The Pacers would go on to win the series in 7 games cementing Reggie Miller's place in history as one of the NBA's great clutch performers.
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