Tuesday marked the 18th anniversary of Reggie Miller’s improbable finish at Madison Square Guarden. Miller scored eight points in 8.9 seconds to give the Indiana Pacers a stunning 107-105 win over the New York Knicks in Game 1 of the 1995 Eastern Conference semifinals. Miller’s performance is widely regarded as one of the most improbable, clutch achievements of all time. It’s also memorable because Miller exchanged some epic trash talk with filmmaker Spike Lee during the game, as had become tradition for the two.
Well Reggie returned to MSG on Tuesday as a commentator for Game 2 of the Knicks-Indiana Pacers playoff series. Before the game, Miller announced his presence with authority by sending out this tweet:
Since its the anniversary of the 8pts, maybe I walk by Spike tonight and give him the choke sign for old times sake…jk jk, I’m an ANGEL..
— Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) May 7, 2013
No choke signs were exchanged, but Spike did get Miller back with a solid videobomb.
As the Knicks ran the Pacers out of the Garden in the fourth quarter, the fans got in on the act with a “Reggie sucks” chant:
Full video of the videobomb, plus video of Reggie’s 8 points in 8.9 seconds is below: