Knicks Gaming Earns a Split in NBA 2K League Action

By: Lucky Ngamwajasat

It was a matter of a slow start and a fantastic finish for the Knicks Gaming team Saturday.

Knicks Gaming took a loss in their early game against KingsGuardGG, but rebounded in resounding fashion against RaptorsGC.

In their first matchup of the day, Knicks Gaming started off well against KingsGuardGG and was working like a fine-tuned machine.

Iamadamthe1st showed off some razzle-dazzle with this sweet behind-the-back dribble into a layup.

Knicks Gaming closed out the first quarter on a high, punctuated by this monster jam from IDrisDaGoat6 and took a six-point lead into the second quarter.

But a 13-2 run to open the second quarter by KingsGuardGG turned the tables on the home side and saw them trailing at the halftime interval.

Knicks Gaming came out of the halftime break looking to punish KingsGuardGG in the paint. The teams entered the final stanza tied.

But in the end, another big run by KingsGuardGG put the game away. The boys from Sacramento took this one, 71-60.

IdrisDaGoat6 led all players with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Knicks Gaming really struggled in the 2nd and 4th quarters, getting outscored by a 48-15 margin in those two periods. The team also had trouble hitting their threes, shooting just 4-of-14 from downtown.

In danger of falling to 1-4, the Knicks Gaming team came out with desperation against RaptorsGC. The home side jumped out to an early lead and held a two-point advantage after one quarter.

IdrisDaGoat6 was possessed in the paint, leading all scorers with 15 points at halftime.

Knicks Gaming pulled away in the second half, with IdrisDaGoat6 leading the charge.

Knicks Gaming cruised to a 73-56 win over Raptors GC. Knicks Gaming held Raptors GC to just 4-for-16 shooting from three-point range. IdrisDaGoat6 led the way with 27 points and 8 rebounds, an utterly dominant performance in the paint.

After the game, the Knicks Gaming squad had one message for the rest of the NBA 2K League:

Will the win propel Knicks Gaming the rest of the way? G O O F Y 7 5 7 thinks so.

Next Game: Knicks Gaming will be back in action in single-elimination tournament play Thursday with coverage live on Twitch. Times to be announced.

Knicks Gaming Record: 2-3

Stat of the Day: In two contests, IdrisDaGoat6 averaged a monstrous 24.5 points and 9.5 rebounds.

Tune In: Don’t miss the next episode of KNX Gaming: Inside the NBA 2K league Tuesday at 10 PM on MSG and MSG GO.

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