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Later today, the Knicks will take on the Pistons in their annual Martin Luther King day game.? Since the first one in 1986, there have been a handful of memories both good and bad.

The most significant one is the 1990 game which led to a rule known as the Trent Tucker rule.? That was when Tucker hit a three-pointer with one-tenth of a second remaining.? It was the first year the NBA employed tenths of a second in the game clock and eventually required there to be at least three-tenths of a second remaining before such a shot can be hit.? The only time a game-winner occurred with under three-tenths of a second left was December 2006 when David Lee deflected his own inbounds pass.

Thanks to the archives of the NY Times, we can relive that with Tucker's comments:

Tags: Martin Luther King Jr Day, Patrick Ewing, Trent Tucker
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