INDIANAPOLIS – Down one game in its best-of-three NBA 2K League series with Heat Check Gaming, Pacers Gaming stormed back to win the next two games Wednesday night and earn the Blue & Gold’s first victory of the 2020 campaign. Coach Cody Parent’s team, now 1-1, will next play Tuesday, May 12 against Blazer5 Gaming. During the first six weeks of “remote play” the 2K League teams will play a best-of-three series with the winner of that series gaining a regular-season “win”.
The Pacers lost a heart-breaker in Game One vs. Miami, 63-62 despite another double-double by WoLF (18 points, 16 rebounds, seven blocked shots); 15 points and seven assists from rookie point guard BOHIO; 14 tallies from Jomar and 11 points from Swizurk. The Blue & Gold came storming back in Game Two as BOHIO hit a huge late three-pointer and then won the game with a basket with :11 left to play. BOHIO had a career-high 22 points and nine assists in the 60-56 victory. Swizurk added 15 points and Jomar contributed 10 points. WoLF was a monster on the boards again with 16 rebounds.
In the series-deciding contest Pacers Gaming wasted no time in taking control and never looked back. Up eight points after the first quarter, the Pacers upped the lead to 12 at intermission and then rolled in the second half to a 79-54 thrashing of Miami. Veteran sharp-shooter Swizurk had a career-high 40 points on 15 of 20 shooting (including five of seven from three-point land). BOHIO had a double-double with 13 points and 15 assists. Jomar added 13 points and six boards and WoLF contributed 12 rebounds, five assists and three blocks.