In NBA 2K League action Wednesday, Grizz Gaming earned a sweep over Raptors Uprising GC, winning 75-66 and 88-75 to maintain their hold on third place in the East.
In Game 1, the Grizz withstood 29 points from point guard Artreyo “Dimez” Boyd thanks in part to their own point guard Zach “Vandi” Vandivier, who racked up 28 points and 11 assists.
Game 2 was a little more decisive, as Vandi once again led the way with 28 points and 13 assists. Kory “Chess” Taylor chipped in 13 points and 13 rebounds.
In other East action involving playoff teams, Hornets Venom GT lost to Celtics Crossover Gaming 77-68 before taking Game 2 84-52, while Wizards District Gaming dumped 76ers GC 70-56 before dropping Game 2, 74-67.
Heat Check Gaming split their doubleheader with Magic Gaming, dropping the first game 67-57 before winning the second 75-61.
Wizards District Gaming (22-6), Hornets Venom GT (18-8) and Grizz Gaming (18-10) have all clinched playoff berths. Two teams in the West, T-Wolves Gaming (19-7) and Pacers Gaming (19-7), have also wrapped up playoff berths.
The season includes three tournaments: The Tipoff (May 19-22, won by T-Wolves Gaming), The Turn (July 14-17, won by Hornets Venom GT) and The Ticket (Aug. 19-21). The Ticket will include the 13 teams that didn’t automatically qualify for the postseason, and the event’s top two finishers will earn playoff berths.
Early rounds of the playoffs are scheduled for Aug. 26-28, and the championship match will be Sept. 4.
Week 10 play continues Thursday with four doubleheaders:
–Heat Check Gaming vs. 76ers GC
–Hornets Venom GT vs. Bucks Gaming
–Cavs Legion GC vs. Celtics Crossover Gaming
–T-Wolves Gaming vs. Lakers Gaming
NBA 2K League standings (top five teams from each conference reach the playoffs, with two more berths to be determined by The Ticket tournament)
1. Wizards District Gaming, 22-6
2. Hornets Venom GT, 18-8
3. Grizz Gaming, 18-10
4. 76ers GC, 15-11
5. NetsGC, 15-11
6. Knicks Gaming, 13-13
7. Magic Gaming, 13-15
T8. Celtics Crossover Gaming, 12-14
T8. Gen.G Tigers, 12-14
10. Heat Check Gaming, 11-15
11. Raptors Uprising GC, 9-19
12. Hawks Talon GC, 6-18
T1. T-Wolves Gaming, 19-7
T1. Pacers Gaming, 19-7
3. Jazz Gaming, 17-9
4. Warriors Gaming Squad, 16-10
T5. Pistons GT, 13-11
T5. Blazer5 Gaming, 13-11
7. Kings Guard Gaming, 13-13
8. Cavs Legion GC, 9-17
9. Mavs Gaming, 8-18
10. Bucks Gaming, 4-20
11. Lakers Gaming, 3-21
–Field Level Media