EDDIE WHITE – Pacers Gaming saw its record drop to 4-5 Tuesday night losing its best-of-three series to the Lakers 2-1 (60-55 W, 74-65 L, 75-65 L). The Pacers will play Hornets Venom on Wednesday evening at 9:00 p.m., in another NBA 2K League best-of-three matchup.
The Blue & Gold started strong in Game 1, leading start to finish. Swizurk, starting his first game at point guard, led the way with 25 points and five assists in the 60-55 triumph. Center Jomar pulled down 14 rebounds to go with 10 points, four assists and three blocks. WoLF added nine points and eight rebounds and rookie Bobby Buckets got his first regular-season NBA 2K League start and had eight points. SAV had 22 for the Lakers while Dweq scored 18 and had 13 boards. The Pacers only had four turnovers while forcing LA into 11. The Pacers also recorded 10 steals.
In Game 2, the Pacers had more turnovers in the first quarter than they did in the entire Game 1 – five. The Pacers trailed after each quarter and fell 74-65. The Pacers ended up with 16 turnovers. Swizurk again led the way with 22 points but suffered 10 turnovers. Jomar produced 12 points and 13 rebounds, NateKahl added 14 points and seven steals and WoLF scored 11. SAV had 22 points and 17 assists for the Lakers. Game 3 showed similar results as the Pacers trailed after each quarter and suffered 11 turnovers to the Lakers four. Swizurk led the Pacers with 26 points and six assists. Bobby Buckets had 20 and WoLF added 10 tallies. Jomar pulled down 14 rebounds to go along with his seven assists. SAV exploded for 43 points in the 75-65 Lakers victory.