|Warriors Gaming Squad||28||11||11||24||74|
Thanks to the late-game heroics of pure sharpshooter YeyNotGaming, Knicks Gaming (1-0) stole their first regular season win against Warriors Gaming Squad (0-1) 77-74.
Both Knicks Gaming and Warrior Gaming Squad had dominant quarters during their first regular season matchup, but in the end, the game came down to its final ten seconds.
In the first quarter, Shawn_Win played true to his Sharpshooting Shot Creator archetype at the small forward, connecting on his first six field goals of the game, two of which were from three-point range. His 14-point scoring outburst over the first six minutes helped the Warriors Gaming Squad start the game on a 12-3 run and end the first quarter up 28-15.
Knicks Gaming fought back in the second, tying the game at 39 through strong interior play from GOOFY 757. He scored 15 by halftime, going 5-for-6 from the field and making five free throws. His point guard companion, iamadamthe1st, also started cooking in those 12 minutes, putting in 10 points and dishing out seven assists. iamadamthe1st completed the game with a double-double — 18 points and 14 assists — while GOOFY 757 racked up 28 points, nine rebounds and three assists.
Following a similarly dominant third quarter from Knicks Gaming, Warriors Gaming Squad began the fourth on a 9-2 run and cut Knicks Gaming’s lead to one. Vert supercharged the comeback by rivaling GOOFY 757, finishing the game with 24 points off 10-of-14 shooting and hauling in 11 boards.
With six seconds left to play, Sleep hit a triple at the top of the key to tie the game at 74-74. While the Warriors Gaming Squad celebrated, Knicks Gaming went the full length of the court to find YeyNotGaming for the three-point dagger with only 2.4 seconds left to play. That score was only his second of the entire game, but it was the one that gave his team the win.
Knicks Gaming get the opportunity to scout their Week 2 opponent, Blazer5 Gaming, right after YeyNotGaming hit the walk-off. As for the Warriors Gaming Squad, they will look to recover from their heartbreaking loss next week against Heat Check Gaming.