Knicks Gaming Obliterates Cavs Legion in “The Turn”

By: Lucky Ngamwajasat

History was made Friday night and IdrisDaGoat6 was at the center of it.

For the first time in NBA 2K League history, a player recorded a triple-double, as the Knicks Gaming power forward ripped off 24 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the Knicks Gaming 87-63 win over Cavs Legion in the first round of “The Turn” tournament.

The two-day, single-elimination began Friday with Knicks Gaming seeded 12th, taking on a Cavs Legion GC seeded 5th.

Fresh off a win last week in league play, the Knicks Gaming squad made their way to the arena with the enthused support of the home crowd.

With the winners of the tournament taking home a cool $150,000 prize, Knicks Gaming knew they had to bring their “A” game throughout. IdrisDaGoat6 showed off his early dominance in the paint with an emphatic jam and Knicks Gaming took an 18-14 lead after one quarter.

Fast-break points proved to be crucial in this matchup, with Knicks Gaming using their transition game to full effect.

A huge second-quarter run gave Knicks Gaming a commanding 46-21 lead heading into the halftime interval.

A stone-cold look from IdrisDaGoat6 showed that he wasn’t fooling around.

IdrisDaGoat6 continued to dominate the paint in the second half and was throwing down hammer blows seemingly every trip down the floor.

Knicks Gaming’s Twin-Tower duo of IdrisDaGoat6 and G O O F Y 7 5 7 simply had their way down low, as they cruised to a surprisingly easy first-round win.

After the game, IdrisDaGoat6 reflected on his historic effort.

Team consultant Jerry Ferrara heaped loads of praise on the team via his Twitter page.

Knicks Gaming moves on to Round 2 Saturday. where they’ll take on 13th ranked Warriors Gaming. Warriors Gaming pulled off an upset of their own, knocking off PistonsGT, 56-51, Friday. Knicks Gaming prevailed over Warriors in come-from-behind fashion, beating the boys from the Bay Area, 77-74, back on May 11 for their first NBA 2K League victory.

Next Game: Knicks Gaming will take on Warriors Gaming in 2nd round action of “The Turn” tournament. You can catch the action live on Twitch.

Stat of the Night: A 28-7 2nd quarter was all Knicks Gaming needed to put Cavs Legion away

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