Hakeem Olajuwon led the Rockets to their first championship that day in 1994
Hakeem Olajuwon led the Rockets to a 90-84 home win in Game 7 of the NBA final. The New York Knicks led the series 3-2, but the Rockets won two games in a row at home.
Olajuwon ended game 7 with 25 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. He played 46 minutes. Vernon Maxwell also had a great game and ended with 21 points.
Patrick Ewing had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Knicks. Derek Harper finished at 23.
New York City was doomed to failure by terrible gunfire, especially from outside the arch. As a team, they went 4-20 with 3 hands and John Starks missed all 11 of his attempts. He finished the 2:18 shooting with eight points. Olajuwon blocked his potential three title winners this summer in Game 6 and never recovered.
Olajuwon has been named Finals MVP. He led the NBA in postseason in points per game. He scored an average of 28.9 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks per game in 23 postseason games.
The following season, he led Houston to her consecutive title and was reappointed Finals MVP. In the postseason he again led the NBA in points per game. In 22 playoff games in 1995 he scored an average of 33 points per game.
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