On This Date 5/8/1970

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Willis Reed, who missed Game 6 of the NBA Finals, hobbles on to the court before Game 7 at Madison Square Garden. Reed’s presence in a New York Knicks nearly caused fans to blow off the roof of the Garden, as he scored the first two baskets of the game. Those baskets would fire up the Knicks and psych out the Los Angeles Lakers. The Knicks would win the game and the championship 113-99.

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