Today in Sports History: November 17

By Veronica An

In 2000, Reggie Miller scored 30 points in an Indiana Pacers versus Golden State Warriors game, making him the 25th player in NBA history to score 20,000 career points. Miller was born with hip deformities but out-trained his weaknesses to become the 11th round NBA draft pick in 1987. He played for the Indiana Pacers and gained recognition during the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals when he scored a total of 39 points (25 in the first quester) during Game 5 against the New York Knicks. Nicknamed the “Knicks Killer,” Miller also scored an impressive eight points in 8.9 seconds during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals leading the Pacers to a 107-105 victory over the Knicks. Miller played his entire 18-year NBA career with the Pacers and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012. He currently works as an NBA Commentator for TNT.

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