By NBA 2K League
Pacers Gaming took a 61-50 win over NetsGC on Friday, moving onto the next round of THE TICKET, powered by AT&T.
The Pacers were the lower seed coming into this game, but public perception seemed to crown Pacers Gaming the favorites, and for good reason. Swizurk had his best showing at point guard, earning player of the game honors with 24 points on 10-of-16 shooting, four-of-eight from three, and only two turnovers. Ramo pitched in 16 of his own and Lord Beezus contributed a couple of crucial offensive rebounds en route to his 11 rebounds, but it was the Pacers’ defense that won the day. WoLF 74 had an incredible game, scoring 13 points and picking up five steals and a block. WoLF 74’s ability to lock down opposing guards, combined with the rest of the Pacers rotating well and denying all kinds of plays, forced the Nets into 17 turnovers, which is a sure sign your defense is doing something right. If the Pacers can continue this kind of defense up, it’s hard to see who will stop them as they move through THE TICKET, powered by AT&T.
NetsGC were scrappy and stuck close early on, taking a one-point lead into the second quarter in this low scoring affair. As time went on, though, it became clear that the Pacers’ defense had solved the Nets. Lav did his best to pick up nine assists, but only scoring five points and committing eight turnovers is a death sentence for the rest of your squad. Wavy.zay scored 19 points on efficient shooting and Shuttles posted a huge 17-point, 15-rebound double-double in defeat.
Pacers Gaming advances to the round of eight in THE TICKET tournament where they will take on the winner of Kings Guard/76ers at 3:00 PM/ET on https://www.twitch.tv/nba2kleague and https://www.youtube.com/nba2kleague.