INDIANAPOLIS – In a game Pacers Gaming led from start to finish, outscoring its opponent in every quarter, the Blue & Gold completed a perfect 3-0 week in the 5v5 NBA 2K League “Seed Weeks” competition with a 75-55 drubbing of Hornets Venom GT Friday night. The Pacers will ride the three-game winning streak and momentum into the league’s 5v5 THE TICKET playoffs August 12-13. Next up for Pacers Gaming is the league’s two-week “Seed Weeks” competition for 3v3 play which starts on Tuesday, July 19 with an 8:00 PM contest against Bucks Gaming.
Scoring double figures for the 23rd time in his 24 5v5 games, REIZEY (Reid Hill) led the Pacers with 27 points Friday night. Hitting double figures for the 14th time in his 16 5v5 games, VANDI (Zach Vandivier) scored 19 points to go along with nine assists. Center BIGREIGN (Blaine Wilson) recorded his 12th double/double in his 15 5v5 games with 10 points and 13 rebounds. JOMAR (Jomar Varela-Escapa) went for 10 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals while WoLF (Bryant Colon) added nine points on four-of-six shooting from the field. The Pacers outrebounded the Hornets 22-11.
The Pacers jumped out to a 18-14 lead after the first quarter as REIZEY scored six and JOMAR added five points and three rebounds. BIGREIGN scored eight and WoLF added four as Indiana outscored Charlotte 17-13 in the second quarter to take a 35-27 halftime advantage. The Pacers used an 8-0 run early in the third quarter to build a 17-point margin as REIZEY went for seven points and VANDI scored five. The Pacers led 49-40 after three quarters. Indiana broke it open in the fourth as REZIEY (11 points) and VANDI (10 points) combined for 21 points as the Pacers outscored the Hornets 26-15 in the final quarter to win the contest going away.