“I still smile thinking about it,” said the centerpiece of that tiny time frame, Reggie Miller. “To do it in New York, on that stage, against them. It was us, Indiana, vs. them, New York, small market vs. big market. That’s why I smile.”
“I am surprised it still comes up,” he said. “What has kept it alive is the 30 for 30. Most people think it’s the best one done or in the top five, so it keeps it alive for the younger generation, especially the younger generation of players.
“I get reminded of it constantly, more than I think about it. But I still smile thinking about it.”
Miller’s eight points in nine seconds remains the stuff of legend — an insane late scoring binge on the road against the hated Knicks to pull out the most improbable of playoff victories. It happened 20 years ago today.