T-Wolves Gaming dropped into a tie for first in the NBA 2K League’s Western Conference after splitting two games with Cavs Legion GC on Friday.
The T-Wolves (19-7) are now level with Pacers Gaming (19-7) after falling 84-67 to the Cavs (8-16) before winning the rematch 76-73. Dhwan “ShiftyKaii” White’s tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds left was the difference for the T-Wolves in the second contest.
The Pacers were idle on Friday.
Albano “oFAB” Thomallari led the Cavs with 28 points and 16 assists in their upset win. ShiftyKaii scored 23 points for the T-Wolves.
In the second matchup, ShiftyKaii put up 25 points as the T-Wolves prevailed despite oFab’s 39-point effort.
In other Friday action, Jazz Gaming earned a pair of tight wins over Mavs Gaming 87-83 and 79-75, and Blazer5 Gaming swept 76ers GC 63-61 and 89-68. Grizz Gaming edged the Gen.G Tigers 76-74, but the Tigers produced a 74-71 victory in the second matchup.
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 Sept. 4.
Week 9 play concludes Saturday with four doubleheaders:
–Gen.G Tigers vs. Wizards District Gaming
–Bucks Gaming vs. Mavs Gaming
–Celtics Crossover Gaming vs. 76ers GC
–Cavs Legion GC vs. Pistons GT
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, 19-5
2. Hornets Venom GT, 17-7
3. Grizz Gaming, 16-10
4. 76ers GC, 13-9
5. NetsGC, 15-11
T6. Knicks Gaming, 13-13
T6. Gen.G Tigers, 12-12
8. Magic Gaming, 12-14
9. Celtics Crossover Gaming, 10-12
10. Heat Check Gaming, 10-14
11. Raptors Uprising GC, 9-17
12. Hawks Talon GC, 6-18
T1. T-Wolves Gaming, 19-7
T1. Pacers Gaming, 19-7
3. Jazz Gaming, 17-9
4. Warriors Gaming Squad, 16-10
5. Pistons GT, 12-10
6. Blazer5 Gaming, 13-11
7. Kings Guard Gaming, 13-13
8. Cavs Legion GC, 8-16
9. Mavs Gaming, 6-18
10. Bucks Gaming, 4-18
11. Lakers Gaming, 3-21
–Field Level Media