INDIANAPOLIS – Pacers Gaming moved to 5-0 in group play and clinched a spot in in-person bracket play in Indianapolis next week in the 3v3 NBA 2K League THE SWITCH OPEN Tournament with a 3-1 series victory Thursday night over Mavs Gaming.  Indiana, now 11-2 in 3v3 play in 2022, closes the two-week, group-play competition with an encounter tomorrow night at 9 PM against Jazz Gaming.  The Pacers will begin bracket play mid next week at the Pavilion at Pan Am on a night to be determined over the weekend by the league.

Game 1 featured a back-and-forth contest which saw Indiana come out on top, 22-18.  VANDI (Zach Vandivier) led the way with 12 points and five assists, shooting four-of-seven from the three-point arc. WoLF (Bryant Colon) was five-of-six enroute to 10 points and JOMAR (Jomar Varela-Escapa) added a team-high three rebounds. The Pacers dominated the boards in Game 2, outrebounding Dallas 7-1 to win by the same 22-18 score.  WoLF led the team in points (10) and rebounds (five) while shooting five-of-five from the field.   VANDI contributed seven points and seven assists while JOMAR had five points and two rebounds.

Dallas captured the close Game 3, 22-20 as no Pacer reached double figures.  VANDI had nine points and four assists; JOMAR scored seven and grabbed two rebounds and WoLF scored four points and had two boards.  The Pacers came roaring back in Game 4, winning 21-16.  VANDI had 12 points while shooting four-of-four from the three-point arc and dished three assists.  JOMAR netted six points and pulled down a team-high two rebounds with one steal. WoLF hit a three-pointer and had one rebound.


Box scores below:

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Game 2


Game 3


Game 4