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For the third time this season, the Warriors Gaming Squad could not beat Knicks Gaming, falling to the hometown team 68-63 to exit THE TURN in the quarterfinal round.
After finishing the first quarter only down by one point, the Warriors gave up an 11-4 run at the end of the second. Vert did most of the heavy lifting for the Warriors on offense, using his pure rim protector archetype to haul in 27 points and 7 rebounds to no avail.
Despite his solid day from the field, Vert could not handle G O O F Y 757 and IdrisDaGoat6 in the paint, who bullied him around and scored a combined 39 points in the contest. It could have been a higher scoring game for either Knicks Gaming big man, but both missed about half of their attempted shots.
In an interesting use of clock management, the Knicks used up all their timeouts with more than three minutes left to play in the game. Fortunately for New York, this lapse in game awareness didn’t end up coming back to bite them, although they came close to losing the game with less than a minute left to play. LYKaPro had the opportunity to tie the game at 66-66 from the top of the three-point-line but missed his fourth attempt from downtown of the game and gave the win to the Knicks.
Knicks Gaming’s Cinderella run will be tested in their semifinal match against the #1 seed Blazer5 Gaming, who roll into that game on a six-game win streak.