EDDIE WHITE – For the third consecutive outing, Pacers Gaming swept an opponent in the best-of-three NBA 2K League series and recorded its third win in a row to raise its season mark to 4-3 Wednesday night, defeating defending league champion T-Wolves Gaming 2-0 (67-62 OT, 67-60). Coach Cody Parrent’s team will play tomorrow night at 7:00pm ET against Bucks Gaming. Each win/loss in the league standings is determined by the outcome of the best-of-three series.
In Game 1 the Blue & Gold trailed after each of the first three quarters. The Pacers were down 16-13 after one, trailed 25-23 at half and were behind 43-40 after three quarters. In fact the Pacers were behind by 12 midway through the third quarter. But with a 18-15 fourth quarter the Pacers came back after being down four with :35 to play to force overtime. The Pacers took control early in the extra period and never looked back, outscoring Minnesota 9-4 in overtime. The Pacers out-rebounded the T-Wolves 23-22 but had 12 turnovers to Wolves’ eight. Swizurk led the team with 22 points and rookie PG BOHIO netted 17 to go along with six assists. NateKahl and WoLF each had nine points on four-of-five shooting from the field. Center Jomar scored 10 points and pulled down a career-best 17 rebounds and had four blocks. Bear DaBeast had 30 for the T-Wolves.
The Pacers came out sizzling in Game 2 streaking to a 15-4 start en route to a 28-18 advantage after one quarter as BOHIO exploded for 12 points and NateKahl added nine. After leading 40-35 at intermission the Pacers outscored the home team 17-9 in the third quarter to lead 57-44 after three periods. NateKahl scored a career-best 21 points on seven of 11 shooting from the field. BOHIO added 21 points while WoLF was six-for-six from the field with 14 points. Jomar pulled down 14 rebounds with a career-best seven assists and six blocked shots. The Pacers only had six turnovers in the game while the T-Wolves committed nine. Minnesota out-rebounded Indiana 22-20. Bear DBeast led the T-Wolves with 22.