Knicks Gaming’s Tourney Run Ends

By: Chris Cipriano and Lucky Ngamwajasat

After trouncing Cavs Legion in the opening round of “The Turn” tournament, Knicks Gaming started the day off against Warriors Gaming in the quarterfinals.

These teams were meeting for the third time this season, with Knicks Gaming winning the previous two matchups.

KNICKS GAMING VS. WARRIORS GAMING

Looking to follow up his triple-double from Friday, IdrisDaGoat6 started off strong with 10 points in the first quarter, including this thunderous slam.

Not to be outdone, iamadamthe1st flashed some skills of his own and finished the first half with 15 points on a perfect 7-for-7 shooting.

After going back-and-forth, Knicks Gaming went on an 11-4 run in the second quarter to take a 38-32 lead into halftime.

As the second half progressed, one thing that was clear: Knicks Gaming was bringing all the energy.

When crunch time hit, G O O F Y 7 5 7 took over. He hit two clutch late buckets and iced the game with a free throw to send the Knicks to the semifinals.

G O O F Y 7 5 7 finished with a team-high 23 points and 14 rebounds and spoke about his performance after the win.

KNICKS GAMING VS. BLAZER5 GAMING

This set up a matchup with the No. 1 seed Blazer5 Gaming for a spot in the championship.

Knicks Gaming started off decently, paced by NateKahl’s early scoring.

But Blazer5 Gaming would take a 20-12 after the 1st quarter, thanks to fast-break buckets.

Blazer5 Gaming continued to punish Knicks Gaming in the paint throughout the 2nd quarter.

Blazer5 Gaming led by 19 at the half and was well on its way to “The Turn” Final.

Knicks Gaming bowed out of “The Turn” after a 95-73 loss in the semifinals. IdrisDaGoat6 led all Knicks Gaming players with 19 points. Dat Boy Shotz scored a game-high 36 points and grabbed 10 boards for Blazer5 Gaming.

Stat of the Night: Although G O O F Y 7 5 7 and IdrisDaGoat6 have been Knicks Gaming’s key performers so far, iamadamthe1st has chipped in with strong performances lately. The Knicks Gaming point guard recorded double-doubles in both contests: 21 points and 10 assists vs. Warriors Gaming and 15 points and 10 assists vs. Blazer5 Gaming.

Next Game: Knicks Gaming will take on Pacers Gaming Saturday at 11 AM. You can watch the NBA 2K League on Twitch.

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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