Tamer “Bulleyy” Mustafa sank a corner 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds left Thursday, giving Celtics Crossover Gaming a 72-70 win over Heat Check Gaming and a sweep of the teams’ NBA 2K League doubleheader.
The Celtics won the first game 69-61.
Each of the night’s three other series also ended in sweeps. Pacers Gaming topped Bucks Gaming 73-71 and 82-75. T-Wolves Gaming beat Hawks Talon GC 86-68 and 92-73, and Hornets Venom GT got past Magic Gaming 78-65 and 82-75.
Bulleyy ended up with 17 points for the Celtics in their second game of the night while teammates Sheriff “FT” Cruz (25 points, 11 assists) and Jhade “worthingcolt” Black (18 points, 13 rebounds) produced double-doubles. Sten “SAV” Valge-Saar paced the Heat with 23 points and eight assists.
In the first game, FT posted 20 points and 10 assists while worthingcolt amassed 18 points and 11 rebounds. SAV scored 20 points for the Heat.
The NBA 2K League regular season runs through Aug. 14, with 12 teams in the Eastern Conference and 11 in the Western Conference. The top five teams from each conference advance to the playoffs.
The season includes three tournaments: The Tipoff (May 19-22, won by T-Wolves Gaming), The Turn (July 14-17, won by Hornets Venom GT) and The Ticket (Aug. 19-21). The Ticket will include the 13 teams that didn’t automatically qualify for the postseason, and the event’s top two finishers will earn playoff berths.
Early rounds of the playoffs are scheduled for Aug. 26-28, and the championship match will be played Sept. 4.
Week 7 action continues Friday with four doubleheaders:
–Knicks Gaming vs. NetsGC
–Jazz Gaming vs. Lakers Gaming
–Raptors Uprising GC vs. 76ers GC
–Cavs Legion GC vs. Warriors Gaming Squad
NBA 2K League standings (top five teams from each conference reach the playoffs, with two more berths to be determined by The Ticket tournament)
1. Wizards District Gaming, 14-4
2. Hornets Venom GT, 13-5
3. Grizz Gaming, 12-6
4. NetsGC, 11-7
5. 76ers GC, 9-7
6. Knicks Gaming, 11-9
T7. Celtics Crossover Gaming, 10-10
T7. Magic Gaming, 10-10
T7. Gen.G Tigers, 9-9
10. Heat Check Gaming, 8-10
T11. Hawks Talon GC, 5-15
T11. Raptors Uprising GC, 5-15
1. Pacers Gaming, 15-5
2. T-Wolves Gaming, 14-6
3. Warriors Gaming Squad, 10-6
4. Kings Guard Gaming, 11-7
5. Pistons GT, 9-7
T6. Blazer5 Gaming, 8-8
T6. Jazz Gaming, 7-7
8. Mavs Gaming, 6-12
9. Cavs Legion GC, 6-14
10. Bucks Gaming, 4-16
11. Lakers Gaming, 3-15
–Field Level Media