2023 NBA 2K24 Summer League

NBA 2K24 Summer League: Strawther elevates Nuggets past Knicks in tight matchup

No. 29 overall pick Julian Strawther complements 25 points with nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in Denver's win.

Game Recap: Nuggets 89, Knicks 86

Nuggets 89, Knicks 86: Box Score | Game Detail

Rookie first-round pick Julian Strawther’s co-game-high 25 points and key production from a pair of 2023 second-round selections helped the Denver Nuggets overcome a late rally to hand the New York Knicks an 89-86 loss in NBA 2K24 Summer League tournament play at Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

The Nuggets opened the playoff matchup dominating on both ends of the floor, leading to a 21-9 lead after one. While the Knicks were much more competitive in the second quarter, Denver had a 15-point lead by halftime and still held a 13-point advantage heading into the final period. However, New York battled back to take an 86-84 edge with as little as 21.8 seconds remaining before second-round pick Hunter Tyson’s trio of late free throws and another by Strawther sealed the hard-fought victory.

Strawther complemented his scoring total with nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block. Tyson followed with 17 points, six rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks. Ismael Kamagate furnished 12 points, eight boards and one block. Rookie second-rounder Jalen Pickett contributed 11 points, six assists and four rebounds.

QJ Peterson paced the Knicks with 25 points, supplementing them with six boards, two assists and two steals. Michael Foster Jr. supplied 17 points, seven rebounds, two assists, three blocks and one steal. Trevor Keels registered 15 points, four assists and two rebounds. Justyn Hamilton turned in 11 points and six rebounds.

Both teams have now concluded their NBA 2K24 Summer League play.