INDIANAPOLIS – The 5v5 portion of the NBA 2K League season ended for Pacers Gaming Friday night with a heart-breaking but thrilling 71-68 overtime loss to Pistons GT in THE TICKET tournament before a rowdy crowd at the Pavilion at Pan Am.  The Pacers (6-11) battled back all night and eventually forced the extra period only to lose on a three-pointer by Detroit’s EG4Hunnid with 0.2 left in OT.

Pacers Gaming 3v3 squad (17-6) has a first-round bye and the No. 1 seed in next week’s NBA 2K League 3v3 playoffs.

Pacers guard REIZEY (Reid Hill) led the Blue & Gold with a season-high tying 30 points on season highs of eight three-point shots made and 12 three-point shots attempted.  REIZEY added seven assists.  Center BIGREIGN (Blaine Wilson) recorded a double/double for the 12th time in his last 13 games with 16 points and 12 rebounds.  He added a season-high five steals.  VANDI (Zach Vandivier) had a double/double with 12 points and 10 assists while JOMAR (Jomar Varela-Escapa) chipped in with six points and six rebounds.  WoLF (Bryant Colon) finished his night with four points and two rebounds.

The Pacers got off to a horrible start in the first quarter, trailing 15-4 after one.  But the Blue & Gold bounced back outscoring the Pistons 18-9 in the second quarter behind REIZEY’s eight points and seven key rebounds from BIGREIGN to pull within 24-22 at halftime.  Detroit outscored Indiana 15-14 in the third to take a 39-36 advantage into the fourth quarter.  REIZEY’s nine points in the final period helped the Pacers outpace the Pistons 19-16 to force OT. In overtime VANDI’s three pointer tied the game with 3.8 remaining but after a timeout, EG4 hit the gamer winner for the home team with just 0.2 to play.

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