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SEATTLE - MAY 7: Brian Williams #8 of the Denver Nuggets dunks against the Seattle SuperSonics during Game Five of the 1994 Western Conference Quarterfinals at Key Arena on May 7, 1994 in Seattle, Washington.

Counting Down: Top 5 NBA Playoffs Moments

With the NBA playoffs starting, we look back on the top moments in NBA playoff history.

04/17/2014

The Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr., center, shoots against the Lakers’ Nick Young at Staples Center in Los Angeles on March 25, 2014. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Francesa Destroys ‘Dogs, Bums’ Masquerading As Knicks During Brutal Loss In L.A.

WFAN’s Mike Francesa lit into the Knicks something fierce on Wednesday, following their historic meltdown against the woeful Lakers in Los Angeles the night before.

03/26/2014

Ryan Kelly #4 and Nick Young #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrate during their game against the New York Knicks at Staples Center on March 25, 2014. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Allow 51 Points In 3rd, Get Embarrassed By Lowly Lakers

With Knicks President Phil Jackson watching from a luxury suite high above the court, his new team’s teetering playoff hopes got a big shove from his old team’s incredible offensive show.

03/26/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Magic Johnson On WFAN: ‘Carmelo Should Stay In New York’

Magic says he’ll probably have a chat with Melo on Tuesday. But don’t worry. They won’t be speaking about the benefits of joining the Lakers.

03/24/2014

Phil Jackson (Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks To Hold Press Conference Tuesday To Make ‘Major Announcement’

The press conference is presumably to introduce Phil Jackson as the newest member of the Knicks’ front office. What his position will be is not yet known, thought reports have suggested that he’ll be named director of basketball operations.

03/14/2014

Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson in 2011.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Kobe, Magic In Disbelief As Lakers Let Phil Jackson Sign On With Knicks

Two Lakers greats are chucking up a half-court shot at the buzzer, campaigning Los Angeles brass to swoop in and hire the Zen Master. Will it go in?

03/13/2014

Phil Jackson (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Barkley: Phil Jackson Would Have Work Cut Out For Him With Knicks

Sources have said Phil Jackson is close to agreeing to become the next Head of Basketball Operations for the Knicks, with a deal that could be finalized by the end of the week.

03/11/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Jason Collins #98 of the Brooklyn Nets gestures from the bench after coming out of the game in the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on February 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Nets Top Lakers 108-102 In Collins’ Return To NBA Action

Jason Collins played his first game with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night, becoming the first openly gay active player in the four major U.S. professional sports leagues.

02/24/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Top Lakers, Win 2nd Straight Behind Carmelo’s 35 Points

Carmelo Anthony followed his 62-point game with 35 more, and the New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 110-103, on Sunday.

01/27/2014

Brook Lopez (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Report: Nets Turned Down Pau-Gasol-For-Brook-Lopez Offer

The trade was proposed before Brooklyn’s center suffered a foot injury that ended his season prematurely. Lopez will undergo surgery to fix the fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot on Saturday.

12/30/2013

Former Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: No Joke, The Knicks Could Really Use Mike D’Antoni

For all of Mike D’Antoni’s faults, it’s hard to say he wouldn’t be doing a better job with these Knicks than Mike Woodson is. It’s been that bad.

12/26/2013

Kobe Bryant (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down Kobe Bryant’s Knee Injury

When Kobe Bryant returned to the court on December 8 following months of rehab on the repaired left Achilles he’d torn in April, he did so confidently – at least in words. In actions, not so much.

12/20/2013

Jason Kidd (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Head Coach Jason Kidd Denies Spilling Drink To Gain Advantage

Nets head coach Jason Kidd appeared to tell Tyshawn Taylor to “hit me” as the guard walked toward the bench. Taylor then bumped into the Nets’ head coach, causing Kidd to spill a cup of soda on the court.

11/28/2013

The Nets' Mirza Teletovic shoots against the Lakers' Shawne Williams during a game at Barclays Center on Nov. 27, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Lakers Hang On To Top Nets

Wesley Johnson made the tiebreaking basket on a steal and dunk with 1:35 left, and the Los Angeles Lakers blew a 27-point lead before beating the Nets 99-94 on Wednesday night.

11/27/2013

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk To Knicks Fans: Melo Mania Is A Waste Of Time

This summer I made a promise that I wouldn’t address Carmelo Anthony’s impending opt-out until the season was over. Thanks to Melo’s foolish interview with the New York Observer, I’m being forced to break that rule in October.

10/18/2013

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