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February 7, 1992
Participants for the 1992 Slam-Dunk contest to be held tomorrow in Orlando, Fla.:Player. . . . . . . TeamNick Anderson . . . OrlandoStacey Augmon . . . AtlantaTerrell Brandon . . ClevelandCedric Ceballos . . PhoenixLarry Johnson . . . CharlotteShawn Kemp. . . . . SeattleJohn Starks . . . . New YorkDoug West . . . . . Minnesota
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | February 8, 1999
NEW YORK -- The tabloids provided the hype, featuring fight photos from last year's volatile first-round playoff series. The network provided the exposure, with NBC televising the contest nationally.And just what did the New York Knicks and Miami Heat provide in this much-anticipated game? Let's just say the quality of play would have had this show way, way off Broadway.In a game whose sloppy play was indicative of the opening weekend of the season throughout the league, Miami held off a late New York rally for an 83-79 win at Madison Square Garden.
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January 14, 1992
Now that John Starks has made it big with the Knicks, stories of his college exploits are surfacing:His Oklahoma Junior College team had a game in Independence, Kan., but Starks wasn't there as the bus prepared to leave. It turns out he was getting married. The team went on to its game minus Starks -- but only for a while."John showed up at halftime with his bag and shoes," said Ken Trickey, then OJC coach. "He had cut his reception short and got to Independence in an hour and 45 minutes [normally a 2 1/2 -hour drive from Tulsa]
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | May 11, 1998
NEW YORK -- It seemed like everywhere Indiana Pacers guard Reggie Miller moved for much of the second half yesterday, New York Knicks guard Chris Childs was there. On the rare occasions Miller did shake free, another defender usually picked him up long enough for Childs to recover.So one would have expected Miller to be relieved when, with five seconds remaining in regulation and his team trailing by three, the Pacers shooting guard found himself wide open beyond the three-point arc.He wasn't.
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By Dan Shaughnessy and Dan Shaughnessy,Boston Globe | June 2, 1993
NEW YORK -- No doubt you heard what happened last time Mike was here in this city of sin. He went out the night before the game. He took a limo to Atlantic City and gambled away some of his paycheck. It was in all the papers. The next night, he scored only 37 points and his team lost.Not this time. Mike's a friend. I did the only thing a friend could do. I told Mike we'd go deep undercover and have a nice wholesome night in the Apple. No midnight rides through the swamps of Jersey. No gambling at Bally's on the boardwalk.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Staff Writer | November 4, 1993
Atlantic DivisionNew York KnicksLast season: 60-22, firstCoach: Pat Riley, 644-247 in 11 seasons (third season with Knicks)New faces: F Anthony BonnerOutlook: The Knicks have one of the league's top defenses and one of the deepest teams in the league. New York already has an All-Star in C Patrick Ewing, and an All-Star in the making in G John Starks -- if he's able to control his emotions.Key: The development of backup guards Greg Anthony and Hubert Davis.Orlando MagicLast season: 41-41, fourthCoach: Brian Hill, first yearhTC New faces: G Anfernee Hardaway, F Larry Krystkowiak, G Todd LichtiOutlook: After just missing the playoffs last season, the Magic is almost a lock with the addition of Hardaway to a lineup that already features C Shaquille O'Neal.
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By New York Daily News | December 11, 1994
NEW YORK -- John Starks came here four years ago, anobody with somebody ambitions. There didn't seem to be much to him. He didn't handle the ball that well. His shot was unreliable.Not much of a passer. No personality. And he talked funny.All he had going for him was an unconquerable will, derived from the urgency to provide for his family. And heart. Talk to anybody about John Starks -- old friends, coaches, teammates, family -- and heart is always the common attribute.As it turned out, Starks had more to offer than a heart as big as all Oklahoma.
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By New York Times News Service | March 29, 1995
NEW YORK -- It was an incredible performance, even by Michael Jordan's standards. It was a game that at least 100,000 people will probably swear they saw at Madison Square Garden. In the end, Jordan made a remarkable play that gave the Chicago Bulls a victory.Jordan's pass to Bill Wennington for an uncontested dunk with 3.1 seconds to play last night lifted the Bulls over the Knicks, 113-111. Jordan scored 55 points on 21-for-37 shooting, but it was his pass that won it.With the score tied at 111 and the final 10 seconds ticking away, Jordan drove into the lane against John Starks, drew New York's defense to him, then spotted Wennington alone underneath the basket.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 5, 1992
LANDOVER -- The New York Knicks and their demanding coach, Pat Riley, discovered last night that, sometimes, practice does not make for perfect basketball.Barred from working out before their game with the Washington Bullets because of holding an illegal scrimmage on New Year's Day, the Knicks played clinic-like basketball for 30 minutes to gain a 21-point lead and survived a fourth-quarter rally to post a 113-99 victory.Former Georgetown All-American Patrick Ewing treated a Capital Centre sellout crowd of 18,756 to a 24-point, 19-rebound performance.
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By Clifton Brown and Clifton Brown,New York Times News Service | December 3, 1993
NEW YORK -- The Rockets came, they dominated and they remained unbeaten. They left behind a rattled Knicks team that played tentatively and became frustrated against an opponent that looked superior.Led by the brilliance of Hakeem Olajuwon (37 points, 13 rebounds), Houston tied the NBA record for most victories to start a season, winning their 15th consecutive game, 94-85, last night at Madison Square Garden.The 1948-49 Washington Capitols also started 15-0. The Rockets can set the record by defeating the Hawks tonight in Atlanta.
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By New York Times News Service | March 29, 1995
NEW YORK -- It was an incredible performance, even by Michael Jordan's standards. It was a game that at least 100,000 people will probably swear they saw at Madison Square Garden. In the end, Jordan made a remarkable play that gave the Chicago Bulls a victory.Jordan's pass to Bill Wennington for an uncontested dunk with 3.1 seconds to play last night lifted the Bulls over the Knicks, 113-111. Jordan scored 55 points on 21-for-37 shooting, but it was his pass that won it.With the score tied at 111 and the final 10 seconds ticking away, Jordan drove into the lane against John Starks, drew New York's defense to him, then spotted Wennington alone underneath the basket.
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By New York Daily News | December 11, 1994
NEW YORK -- John Starks came here four years ago, anobody with somebody ambitions. There didn't seem to be much to him. He didn't handle the ball that well. His shot was unreliable.Not much of a passer. No personality. And he talked funny.All he had going for him was an unconquerable will, derived from the urgency to provide for his family. And heart. Talk to anybody about John Starks -- old friends, coaches, teammates, family -- and heart is always the common attribute.As it turned out, Starks had more to offer than a heart as big as all Oklahoma.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Writer | June 20, 1994
HOUSTON -- For a brief second, there was an opening. And with his team down two points and the clock winding down, New York Knicks guard John Starks -- who to that point had stepped up for 16 fourth-quarter points -- saw from behind the three-point line an opportunity to bring his team an NBA title.But Hakeem Olajuwon, the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year, would have none of that. With his team's season on the line, Olajuwon partially blocked Starks' three-point attempt with two seconds left, preserving Houston's 86-84 win in Game 6 of the NBA Finals last night.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Writer | June 6, 1994
NEW YORK -- On a night when the New York Knicks looked as if they would blow a golden opportunity to reach the NBA Finals, Patrick Ewing refused to let his team lose.Ewing came up with The Game of his eight-year career last night, and scored the biggest basket on a follow-up dunk that put the Knicks up for good with 26.9 seconds left as New York defeated the Indiana Pacers, 94-90, to win the Eastern Conference championship.It's the first conference championship since 1973 for the Knicks, who next will face the Western Conference champion Houston Rockets in the NBA Finals, which start Wednesday.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Writer | May 21, 1994
CHICAGO -- It was an opportunity for the New York Knicks to make a statement, a chance to end a dynasty and slam the door on a building where they've had little playoff success.But the three-time defending champion Chicago Bulls, facing elimination in the playoffs for the first time in two years, had other plans. The Bulls came through with their most balanced effort of the playoffs and out-hustled the Knicks in a 93-79 win before 18,676 at Chicago Stadium last night.So after a series of pushing, shoving, clawing, after six games decided by clutch shots and controversial calls, it all comes down to Game 7 tomorrow at Madison Square Garden to see xTC which team will face the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference finals.
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By JERRY BEMBRY | December 21, 1993
Through 19 games, he was averaging a modest 7.5 points, 5.3 assists in just over 25 minutes per game. Still, New York Knicks point guard Glenn Rivers was one of maybe three players -- along with Patrick Ewing and John Starks -- that the team could ill afford to lose.So the Knicks find themselves in deep, deep trouble after Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers in which Rivers suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. And with one torn ACL the Knicks suddenly go from a team with an easy ticket to the NBA Finals to a team that joins the rest of the Eastern Conference as mediocre.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Writer | May 21, 1994
CHICAGO -- It was an opportunity for the New York Knicks to make a statement, a chance to end a dynasty and slam the door on a building where they've had little playoff success.But the three-time defending champion Chicago Bulls, facing elimination in the playoffs for the first time in two years, had other plans. The Bulls came through with their most balanced effort of the playoffs and out-hustled the Knicks in a 93-79 win before 18,676 at Chicago Stadium last night.So after a series of pushing, shoving, clawing, after six games decided by clutch shots and controversial calls, it all comes down to Game 7 tomorrow at Madison Square Garden to see xTC which team will face the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference finals.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | February 8, 1999
NEW YORK -- The tabloids provided the hype, featuring fight photos from last year's volatile first-round playoff series. The network provided the exposure, with NBC televising the contest nationally.And just what did the New York Knicks and Miami Heat provide in this much-anticipated game? Let's just say the quality of play would have had this show way, way off Broadway.In a game whose sloppy play was indicative of the opening weekend of the season throughout the league, Miami held off a late New York rally for an 83-79 win at Madison Square Garden.
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By Clifton Brown and Clifton Brown,New York Times News Service | December 3, 1993
NEW YORK -- The Rockets came, they dominated and they remained unbeaten. They left behind a rattled Knicks team that played tentatively and became frustrated against an opponent that looked superior.Led by the brilliance of Hakeem Olajuwon (37 points, 13 rebounds), Houston tied the NBA record for most victories to start a season, winning their 15th consecutive game, 94-85, last night at Madison Square Garden.The 1948-49 Washington Capitols also started 15-0. The Rockets can set the record by defeating the Hawks tonight in Atlanta.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Staff Writer | November 4, 1993
Atlantic DivisionNew York KnicksLast season: 60-22, firstCoach: Pat Riley, 644-247 in 11 seasons (third season with Knicks)New faces: F Anthony BonnerOutlook: The Knicks have one of the league's top defenses and one of the deepest teams in the league. New York already has an All-Star in C Patrick Ewing, and an All-Star in the making in G John Starks -- if he's able to control his emotions.Key: The development of backup guards Greg Anthony and Hubert Davis.Orlando MagicLast season: 41-41, fourthCoach: Brian Hill, first yearhTC New faces: G Anfernee Hardaway, F Larry Krystkowiak, G Todd LichtiOutlook: After just missing the playoffs last season, the Magic is almost a lock with the addition of Hardaway to a lineup that already features C Shaquille O'Neal.
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