INDIANAPOLIS – For the second time this week Pacers Gaming came back from a 2-1 deficit in a best-of-five series in the NBA 2K League 3v3 THE SWITCH OPEN Tournament, defeating Mavs Gaming 3-2 Friday night to move to 3-0 in group play. The Pacers will play three games next week looking to qualify for in-person play in Indianapolis June 29-July 2. On Tuesday, the Pacers were down 2-1 to Jazz Gaming before winning two straight to win the series.

Indiana got off to a slow start against the Mavs, losing Game 1, 22-16.  WoLF (Bryant Colon) led the Pacers attack with seven points while Vandi (Zach Vandivier) added five and Jomar (Jomar Varela-Escapa) scored four.  The Pacers rallied to tie the series with an impressive 23-14 triumph in Game 2 as Vandi led the way with 12 points and WoLF added nine. Dallas jumped ahead 2-1 winning Game 3, 21-13 as Vandi was held to six points, Jomar four tallies and WoLF three points.

Facing defeat, the Pacers came back with a tremendous defensive effort in Game 4, holding the Mavs to only nine points in a 22-9 victory to tie the series at two games apiece and set up a deciding Game 5.  WoLF led the Blue & Gold effort with 13 points while Vandi chipped in with six points and seven assists.

In Game 5, it didn’t start well for Indiana as the Pacers fell behind 7-2 in the deciding game. But a 9-0 run put the Comeback Kids up 11-7.  Dallas pulled within one (13-12 and 16-15) but the Pacers pulled away at the end to win the game and capture the comeback series victory, 21-15. Vandi led Indiana with 12 points; Jomar added six to go along with three rebounds and WoLF had three points and three rebounds.

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Game 5