1994–95 New York Knicks season

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1994–95 New York Knicks season
Head coach Pat Riley
Owner(s) Viacom
ITT
Cablevision
Arena Madison Square Garden
Results
Record 55–27 (.671)
Place Division: 2nd (Atlantic)
Conference: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Semifinals
(eliminated 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television MSG Network, EMI
Radio WFAN
< 1993–94 1995–96 >

The 1994–95 New York Knicks season was the 49th season for the team in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] In the regular season, the Knicks posted a 55–27 record in the Atlantic Division and finished in second place, two games behind the Orlando Magic. By earning the third seed in the Eastern Conference,[2] New York qualified for the NBA Playoffs for the eighth consecutive season.[1]

In the first round of the 1995 NBA Playoffs, the Knicks faced the sixth-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers, and won the series three games to one, advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals.[2] The Knicks lost the series to the Indiana Pacers, 4–3.[3]

NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 1994 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 24 Monty Williams SF  United States Notre Dame
1 26 Charlie Ward PG  United States Florida State

Roster[edit]

No. Player Position Height Weight College
50 Greg Anthony G 6-0 176 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4 Anthony Bonner F 6-8 215 Saint Louis University
7 Doug Christie G-F 6-6 200 Pepperdine University
44 Hubert Davis G 6-5 183 University of North Carolina
33 Patrick Ewing C-F 7-0 240 Georgetown University
35 Ron Grandison F 6-6 215 University of New Orleans
1 Derek Harper G 6-4 185 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
40 Greg Kite C 6-11 250 Brigham Young University
14 Anthony Mason F 6-7 250 Tennessee State University
34 Charles Oakley F-C 6-8 225 Virginia Union University
25 Doc Rivers G 6-4 185 Marquette University
54 Charles Smith F-C 6-10 230 University of Pittsburgh
3 John Starks G 6-3 180 Oklahoma State University
21 Charlie Ward G 6-2 190 Florida State University
32 Herb Williams C-F 6-10 242 Ohio State University
2 Monty Williams F 6-8 225 University of Notre Dame

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Orlando Magic 57 25 .695 39-2 18-23 18-10
x-New York Knicks 55 27 .671 2 29-12 26-15 23-5
x-Boston Celtics 35 47 .427 22 20-21 15-26 14-14
Miami Heat 32 50 .390 25 22-19 10-31 9-19
New Jersey Nets 30 52 .366 27 20-21 10-31 13-15
Philadelphia 76ers 24 58 .293 33 14-27 10-31 12-16
Washington Bullets 21 61 .256 36 13-28 8-33 9-19


# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Orlando Magic 57 25 .695
2 y-Indiana Pacers 52 30 .634 5
3 x-New York Knicks 55 27 .671 2
4 x-Charlotte Hornets 50 32 .610 7
5 x-Chicago Bulls 47 35 .573 10
6 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 43 39 .524 14
7 x-Atlanta Hawks 42 40 .512 15
8 x-Boston Celtics 35 47 .427 22
9 Milwaukee Bucks 34 48 .415 23
10 Miami Heat 32 50 .390 25
11 New Jersey Nets 30 52 .366 27
12 Detroit Pistons 28 54 .341 29
13 Philadelphia 76ers 24 58 .293 33
14 Washington Bullets 21 61 .256 36

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Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(3) New York Knicks vs. (6) Cleveland Cavaliers: Knicks win series 3–1

Last Playoff Meeting: 1978 Eastern Conference First Round (New York won 2–0)

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) Indiana Pacers vs. (3) New York Knicks: Pacers win series 4–3

Last Playoff Meeting: 1994 Eastern Conference Finals (New York won 4–3)

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "New York Knickerbockers Franchise Index". Basketball-Reference. Archived from the original on 24 April 2010. Retrieved April 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "1994–95 NBA Season Summary". Basketball-Reference. Archived from the original on 24 March 2010. Retrieved April 3, 2010. 
  3. ^ Brown, Clifton (May 22, 1995). "1995 N.B.A. Playoffs; The Knicks' Quest for Glory Bounces Off the Back of the Rim". The New York Times. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 

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