INDIANAPOLIS – Pacers Gaming avenged its only loss in the NBA 2K League THE SLAM Tournament Thursday night with a 3-0 sweep (21-9, 22-15, 22-17) of Kings Guard Gaming. The win gives Indiana a 4-1 record in its group and qualifies Pacers Gaming for in-person play at the Pan Am Pavilion in downtown Indianapolis next week. The Pacers, who avenged last week’s 3-0 loss to the Kings, will play Lakers Gaming tomorrow at 8 PM and a win would give Indiana the No.1 seed of its group.
Pacers Gaming stormed to an early lead in Game 1 and never looked back in the 21-9 thrashing of the Kings. Indiana DID NOT miss a shot in the contest. Vandi (Zach Vandivier) scored 12 points on five-of-five shooting and had two assists. Defensive stalwarts Jomar (Jomar Varela-Escapa) and WoLF (Bryant Colon) came up huge for the Pacers as Jomar netted seven points (season-high three-of-three from the three-point arc) and made two steals and WoLF had two points, a team-high two rebounds and one assist.
Vandi scored 12 again in Game 2 to pace the Indiana attack along with three assists. Jomar was a perfect three-for-three enroute to seven points and WoLF was perfect on his only three-point shot in the 22-15 win. Facing an anxious Sacramento attack in Game 3, the Pacers never let up and won 22-17 as WoLF led the way with nine points. Vandi added eight points with a team-high four assists and Jomar had five points, two rebounds, two assists and three huge steals.
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