Knicks demolish Hawks in NBA 2K League sweep

Christopher “Duck” Charles averaged 42 points and nine rebounds as Knicks Gaming produced a dominant two-game sweep of Hawks Talon GC in NBA 2K League action Wednesday.

The Knicks won 95-60 and 79-53, getting 10.5 points and 17 rebounds per game from Ludlow “Glo” Samuels. Michael “BP” Diaz-Cruz averaged 19 points for the Hawks.

Elsewhere on the opening night of Week 7, Warriors Gaming Squad swept Lakers Gaming 66-64 and 67-60, and Celtics Crossover Gaming beat Raptors Uprising GC twice, 66-59 and 77-72. Cavs Legion GC downed Bucks Gaming 87-60 before the Bucks won the rematch 83-79.

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.

Play continues Thursday with four doubleheaders:
–Bucks Gaming vs. Pacers Gaming
–T-Wolves Gaming vs. Hawks Talon GC
–Magic Gaming vs. Hornets Venom GT
–Celtics Crossover Gaming vs. Heat Check Gaming

NBA 2K League standings (top five teams from each conference reach the playoffs, with two more berths to be determined by The Ticket tournament)
Eastern Conference
1. Wizards District Gaming, 14-4
2. Hornets Venom GT, 11-5
3. Grizz Gaming, 12-6
4. NetsGC, 11-7
5. 76ers GC, 9-7
6. Magic Gaming, 10-8
7. Knicks Gaming, 11-9
T8. Heat Check Gaming, 8-8
T8. Gen.G Tigers, 9-9
10. Celtics Crossover Gaming, 8-10
11. Hawks Talon GC, 5-13
12. Raptors Uprising GC, 5-15
Western Conference
1. Pacers Gaming, 13-5
2. T-Wolves Gaming, 12-6
3. Warriors Gaming Squad, 10-6
4. Kings Guard Gaming, 11-7
5. Pistons GT, 9-7
T6. Jazz Gaming, 7-7
T6. Blazer5 Gaming, 8-8
8. Mavs Gaming, 6-12
9. Cavs Legion GC, 6-14
10. Bucks Gaming, 4-14
11. Lakers Gaming, 3-15

–Field Level Media

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