In Focus: 1993-94 New York Knicks
Derek Harper (in blue) fought with Jo Jo English in a 1994 playoff game. (Phil Velasquez/AP)
By Andy Gray
The Knicks are the NBA’s only remaining unbeaten team (5-0) after Monday’s 99-89 victory over the Magic. This marks the Knicks’ first 5-0 start since 1993-94, when they opened 7-0 on their way to making the NBA Finals (where they lost to the Rockets in seven games). As Knicks fans revel in the team’s promising play, we look back at the ’93-94 team, which went 57-25 and finished with the league’s best defense under Pat Riley.
Patrick Ewing averaged 24.5 points and 11.2 rebounds in 1993-94. (Manny Millan/SI)
Doc Rivers played only 19 games in 1993-94 because of injury. (AP)
Pat Riley’s Knicks beat the Nets, Bulls and Pacers in the playoffs. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
John Starks averaged 19 points a game but famously shot only 2-of-18 in Game 7 of the Finals. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Greg Anthony was in his third season in 1993-94. (Chris Covatta/NBAE via Getty Images)
From left: John Starks, Anthony Mason, Doc Rivers, Patrick Ewing and Charles Oakley. (Al Tielemans/SI)
Rolando Blackman played the last of his 13 seasons in 1993-94. (Tim DiFrisco/Allsport)
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