Pacers Gaming downed Pistons GT by a score of 60-53 Thursday night during Week 2 of the NBA 2K League. Both teams started off hot in the final contest of the night, as the score was tied 7-7 after just two minutes of play. The game was essentially a dunk contest for the majority of the first quarter, with the two squads combining for a perfect 10-for-10 shooting from the field through three minutes. At the end of one, neither team held an advantage (19-19).
The Pacers lockdown defense proved big in the second period, and it helped them get out to a 33-26 lead at the half. Matty knocked down two of three attempts from downtown in the first half and led Pacers Gaming with 12 points, while all nine of Jaacko’s (PGT) first-half points came from beyond the arc. May also put up a solid half, recording eight points and six boards.
Pistons GT played some solid team basketball to open up the third quarter and managed to cut down the deficit to three points by the end of the period. However, Pacers Gaming kept the pedal to the medal in the final six minutes of action, and managed to come away with the victory. The key to success for the Pacers in this one was their stifling defense and their impressive shooting from the field. They sank 60.1 percent of their field goals and 52.9 percent of their threes in a tightly-contested matchup. Pacers Gaming did allow a season-high 53 points Thursday night, but they won the turnover battle eight to five and generated enough scoring to emerge victorious.
Matty turned in his best performance of the season, totaling 17 points along with seven assists, while Swizurk, Ramo and WoLF 74 also all finished in double figures in the scoring column. For Pistons GT, May secured a double-double by pouring in 20 points and secured 14 rebounds. MrStylez also put together a complete performance and recorded 12 points along with 12 assists. The most disappointing showing of the night came from iiNsaniTTy, who only made the box score because of the two fouls he committed.
After a Week 3 bye, Pacers Gaming returns to action on Wednesday, May 1 against Magic Gaming at 10 PM EST on https://www.twitch.tv/nba2kleague.