WEEK 8 – PACERS GAMING VS MAVS GAMING

INDIANAPOLIS – Pacers Gaming swept Mavs Gaming Saturday night, 68-61 and 81-71, to move its regular-season record to an impressive 19-7 (most wins in the NBA 2K League) while winning the Blue & Gold’s fourth-straight game and six of its last eight contests.  Coach Cody Parrent’s squad will finish the regular season on August 13 against Pistons GT.

Despite 14 first-quarter points by Pacers rookie sensation and league leading scorer 630 (Xavier Barraza), PG trailed 18-17 after the first period in Game 1.  But a 14-11 second quarter put the visitors from Indiana on top at the half, 31-29.  630 had 27 and Swizurk (Nick Grech) added 11 tallies through three quarters to post Indiana to a 52-47 advantage after three.  The Pacers finished the night with a 16-14 fourth period to win by seven, 68-61.  630 ended the contest with 33 points, followed by Swizurk with 14.  Center Jomar (Jomar Varela-Escapa) contributed nine points and 15 rebounds while Wolf (Bryant Colon) was four-of-five from the field enroute to nine points. LavishPhenom (Andron Thomas) had seven rebounds to go with three assists and three points.

Swizurk’s 12 first-quarter points staked Indiana to a 22-17 lead after one in Game 2.  But Dallas stormed back with a 22-15 second quarter to lead at intermission, 39-37.  The Pacers outscored the Mavs 18-14 in the third quarter and 26-18 in the fourth for the 10-point margin victory.  The Pacers had four in double figures led by 630 (who now remarkably has netted double figures in all 33 games he has played for PG) with 30 tallies and nine assists; Jomar with 17 points, nine rebounds, six assists and five steals; Swizurk with 15 points on five-of-eight shooting from the three-point arc; and LavishPhenom with 15 points, eight rebounds and five assists.  630, a legitimate Rookie Of The Year & MVP candidate, has 22 of the 28 highest-scoring games in Pacers Gaming history.

Box scores below:

Game 1:

Game 2: