By NBA 2K League
Pacers Gaming made a run to the championship of THE TICKET tournament, falling just short to Warriors Gaming Squad (59-49). Considering Ramo had put together a season-record 43 points and 29 points, respectively, in his previous two TICKET games, holding the potent power forward to just eight points through three quarters was an accomplishment by Warriors Gaming. Lord Beezus, the Pacers Gaming center, ultimately was the most impactful player out on the court, as time and again the big man would fetch an offensive rebound or corral a defensive rebound that seemed destined to give Warriors Gaming Squad new life.
To be fair to the other side, Bsmoove was the only member from Warriors Gaming Squad to have 10 or more points through three quarters, as stifling defense from both sides really was the calling card of this game. Bsmoove would finish the contest with a game-high 17 points, but most of that occurred in the fourth quarter.
Following the reset, Ramo predictably managed to get into rhythm, erasing what had been a two-possession deficit with just under two minutes remaining. However Bsmoove would answer back with perhaps the most pivotal basket of the entire tournament, connecting on a three from near the top of the key following an offensive rebound from Jin to put the Warriors back up by six points with 1:30 left. Jin, who’d also sneak into the double digits by the end of the contest, followed that possession with a three of his own, the ultimate dagger for Pacers Gaming and their hopes of claiming the first playoff berth of 2019.
Pacers Gaming returns to action this Wednesday and Thursday versus Knicks Gaming (8:00 PM/ET) and Wizards District Gaming (6:00 PM/ET). Tune in on https://www.twitch.tv/nba2kleague and https://www.youtube.com/nba2kleague.