INDIANAPOLIS – Pacers Gaming saw its remote, Group-A play record in the 5v5 NBA 2K League THE TURN Tournament even at 1-1 Wednesday night with a 95-72 loss to two-time defending THE TIPOFF champion, T-Wolves Gaming (1-0).  Next action in the five-game round for Indiana is Tuesday, May 31 at 9 PM when the Pacers face Jazz Gaming.  Four of the five teams in Group A will advance to in-person play at the Pavilion at Pan Am in downtown Indianapolis, June 8-11.

Center Jomar (Jomar Varela-Escapa) led the Pacers attack with 22 points, nine rebounds, four assists, two steals and a blocked shot.  Vandi (Zach Vandivier) added 21 points and three assists while Reizey (Reid Hill) pumped in 18 tallies and dished nine assists.  WoLF (Bryant Colon) scored eight to go with three rebounds and two steals and Lavish (Andron Thomas) scored three.

T-Wolves Gaming, considered the best team in the 2K League, saw all five players reach double figures led by BearDaBeast with 26, ShiftyKaii with 21 and TBShiftay with 21.  Minnesota had 20 three-pointers made compared to Indiana’s 12 and outrebounded the Pacers 15-10.

Kaii had 13 in a first quarter that saw the T-Wolves take the lead for good, 19-15 after one period.  Minnesota extended its lead to 50-30 at intermission with an overwhelming second quarter, 31-15.  After the T-Wolves outscored the Pacers 22-15 in the third quarter, Indiana never gave up and outscored Minny, 27-23 in the final stanza.

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