The NBA 2K League’s second regular season week began with Pistons GT eeking out a 57-56 win against Bucks Gaming. Although BigMeek played one of his strongest games so far this season, he will will be remembered for missing what would have been the game-winning basket for Bucks Gaming in the contest’s final seconds.
Pistons GT shot better in a low scoring back-and-forth first half — 65 percent from the field against Bucks Gaming’s 50 percent shooting percentage — as Im So Far Ahead established himself with 11 points and five assists in 12 minutes. He went on to nearly earn a double-double by the end of the game, tallying up 24 points and eight assists.
oLARRY was instrumental in keeping the Bucks in a four-point game at halftime, scoring 11 points off 5-of-8 shooting from inside the paint and a single free throw.
Late in the third quarter, Bucks Gaming turned around a near double-digit deficit into a 41-38 game, making several stops and capitalizing on open looks from downtown. They then had some foul trouble to begin the fourth quarter, but eventually tied the score at 50-50 with 90 seconds left to play.
Those 90 seconds set the stage for an intense sequence that began with dueling three-pointers from Rux and King Peroxide. LARRY then threw up an impressive block at the three-point line and earned a trip to the foul line, but missed one of his two free throws.
That opened the door for Pistons GT to trade buckets towards a 57-56 lead. Bucks Gaming’s chance at their first 2K League Regular Season win came down to one inbounds play. Relying on BigMeek to hit one more shot for the win, their hopes were crushed when his step-back long two clanged off the rim, giving Pistons GT their second win of the season.
Outside of that missed opportunity, BigMeek was a reliable inside scorer all game and a solid defender at the three. Unfortunately, what happened in those final seconds tarnishes an otherwise career standout game for the sixth rounder, but he should recover by the time Bucks Gaming faces Blazer5 Gaming next week.
As for Pistons GT, they will take their 2-0 record into a highly anticipated matchup with Celtics Crossover Gaming, a team that will challenge Lets Get It Ramo and Im So Far Ahead with their own one-two bunch of oFAB and Arsonal X.