NEW YORK (Ticker) -- Reggie Miller makes his final appearance
at Madison Square Garden when the Indiana Pacers face the New
York Knicks on Tuesday.
Miller, who will retire after the season, has certainly enjoyed
playing on the New York stage. He scored 25 points in the
fourth quarter to spark the Pacers to a win here in Game Five of
a playoff series in 1994, scored eight points in less than nine
seconds in a come-from-behind win over the Knicks in a playoff
series opener in 1995 and scored 34 as the Pacers beat the
Knicks, 93-80 om a series clincher in 2000.
"New York is the media capital of the world," Miller told the
Indianapolis Star. "All eyes were on us. You always want to
succeed when all eyes are on you, when you're on Broadway so to
The Pacers have 10 games remaining and are tied with the
Cleveland Cavaliers for sixth place in the Eastern Conference,
while leading the eighth-place Philadelphia 76ers by 2 1/2
The Knicks have lost six straight and are close to being
eliminated from postseason contention. New York is 6 1/2 games
behind the 76ers with 10 to play.
Tim Thomas scored 23 points and Maurice Taylor added 18 - his
highest total as a Knick - in a 106-102 loss to the Milwaukee
Bucks on Sunday. Kurt Thomas recorded his 26th double-double
with 13 points and 12 rebounds.
The teams have split their first two meetings this season. The
Knicks got 21 points from Stephon Marbury in a 90-79 victory
over the Pacers on February 26 to take a 49-14 home edge in the