Hakeem Olajuwon tipped John Starks’ 3-point attempt at the buzzer. His block preserved an 86-84 home victory for the Houston Rockets over the New York Knicks In Game 6. Houston’s victory forced a Game 7.
Olajuwon finished with 30 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots.
The Knicks trailed 46-36 at the half but Starks got hot in the second half and led a comeback. He had 27 points and eights assists in the game. He also went 5-9 on 3-pointers. He appeared to have a good look at the buzzer but Olajuwon used his long reach to crush New York’s dreams of a title.
Patrick Ewing finished with 17 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked but struggled with efficiency. He went 6-20 on fields goal attempts.
Olajuwon and Ewing battled each other all series but Olajuwon got the best of Ewing in Game 6.
The Rockets went on to win Game 7, 90-84. Olajuwon was named Finals MVP.