INDIANAPOLIS – Despite its first loss of the NBA 2K League 3v3 tournament season in THE SLAM Friday night, Pacers Gaming (2-1) remains tied for first in its division with Lakers Gaming (2-1) after the first week of pool play. The Pacers defeated the Lakers on Tuesday. Indiana will play three more pool-play remote games next week and the top teams in the league will qualify for in-person play at the NBA 2K League studios at Pan Am Pavilion in downtown Indianapolis, May 11-14.
Indiana suffered its first 3v3 defeat at the hands of Kings Guard Gaming Friday, losing the best-of-five series, 3-0 (15-22, 15-23 and 19-22). The Pacers next play on Tuesday at 10 PM vs. Glitchy, followed by a game Thursday at 7 PM vs. Kings Guard and a contest on Friday at 8 PM with the Lakers.
Kings Gaming took Game 1, 22-15 while not missing a shot. MamaImDatMan had 13 for Sacramento, shooting 5-of-5 from the field. Vandi (Zach Vandivier) led the Pacers with 10 points while Jomar (Jomar Varela-Escapa) added five. The Kings were 10-of-11 from the field in Game 2, winning 23-15. Mama had 13 points on six-of-seven shooting for the Kings. Vandi scored 10 points, Jomar had three and Lavish (Andron Thomas) added two. The Pacers had the lead in Game 3 late but Mama scored 20 of his team’s 22 points including the game-winning bucket as the Kings completed the sweep, 22-19. Vandi paced Indiana with 12 points, followed by Lavish with four and WoLF (Bryant Colon) with three. The Pacers remarkably did not miss a shot (8-of-8) in the game. Indiana also did not record a rebound in any of the three games Friday.
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