Bulls Blow Past Knicks; Force Game 7 Sunday
The, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
B.J. Armstrong scored 20 points and Horace Grant had 16 points and 12 rebounds Friday night as the Chicago Bulls defeated the New York Knicks 93-79, forcing a seventh and dedicing game in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
The game will be Sunday in New York, where the Knicks have won three games in the series by a total of 10 points.
Friday night's loss was the Knicks' ninth playoff defeat in a row at Chicago Stadium, the 65-year-old facility that will close after an ice skating exhibition next month.
Patrick Ewing scored 26 points and snared 14 rebounds for the foul-troubled Knicks, who trailed by 16 points after three quarters but once again staged a fourth-quarter rally. They pulled up to 78-69 with just under eight minutes to go when John Starks hit a 3-pointer to cap a 9-2 run.
Bill Cartwright then scored for the three-time defending champion Bulls after grabbing a loose ball and Starks was called for his fifth foul seconds later. Scottie Pippen, who finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds, then tipped in a miss by Cartwright just before the shot clock went off for a 13-point lead.
Starks, who scored 18 points, fouled out with 4 minutes 54 seconds to play, and 41 seconds later, Pippen scored on another follow for an 86-71 lead.
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Publication information: Article title: Bulls Blow Past Knicks; Force Game 7 Sunday. Contributors: The - Author. Newspaper title: St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO). Publication date: May 22, 1994. Page number: 7F. © 2008 St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.