Knicks Gaming Upsets Raptors Uprising GC

By: Lucky Ngamwajasat

For most of the NBA 2K League season, Knicks Gaming has relied heavily upon G O O F Y 7 5 7 and IdrisDaGoat6 for points.

Not on Friday.

Behind a 33-point, 8-assist effort from iamadamthe1st, Knicks Gaming pulled off the upset over Raptors Uprising GC in the first game of The Ticket tournament.

Coming into the tourney, Knicks Gaming into it ranked number 15.

As always, Knicks Gaming got strong support from the hometown fans.

Early on, it was Knicks Gaming’s tried and true combination fo G O O F Y 7 5 7 and IdrisDaGoat6 doing the business.

But the favorites would end up taking an 8-point lead into the second quarter.

iamadamthe1st started to heat up from long range …

… and helped Knicks Gaming to head into the halftime interval tied at 35.

A “heat-check” 3 from downtown proved that there would be no slowing down iamadamthe1st on this night.

And his teammates chipped in with bright moments of their own.

In the end, Knicks Gaming survived and advanced, moving on to the second round of THE TICKET tournament.

After the game, iamadamthe1st got the VIP treatment and spoke about his performance.

With iamadamthe1st becoming a feared outside weapon, will Knicks Gaming pull off the upset and stun the NBA 2K League to win the tournament?

STAT OF THE NIGHT: G O O F Y adjusted to a more supporting role Friday night and a terrific outing down low, posting 16 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks.

UP NEXT: Knicks Gaming moves on to take on Wizards District Gaming in the quarterfinals at 11 AM tomorrow. You can watch live action of the NBA 2K League on Twitch.

TUNE IN: Donโ€™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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