by Aaron Fox
Pistons GT (3-3) squared off with Blazer5 Gaming (2-2) last night where the teams traded blowout victories.
After a competitive first few quarters that saw Pistons GT enter halftime with a 3 point lead, everything seemed to go right for us in the third quarter. As a team, we held the opposition to just 11 points during the six-minute stretch, extending our advantage to 18 points by the final frame.
Radiant dominated to the tune of 39 points, 5 assists, and 2 steals including 8-for-14 from three-point range. This marked Radiant’s second-straight 30+ point performance and Detroit’s second-consecutive regular season win.
Pexile and Charger played their roles to perfection, combining for 20 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals on 8-for-9 shooting from the field, while helping hold Blazer5 Gaming to 71 points. Pistons GT is 3-0 this season when holding their opposition to 71 or fewer points.
Game two was less fun for Pistons GT fans. Instead of holding a 3 point lead at halftime, the team was facing a 3 point deficit. Detroit kept Blazer5 Gaming within reach entering the fourth quarter, but it was Portland who would go on a game-changing run to end all hopes of a comeback.
Blazer5 Gaming point guard Bash scored at will, finishing with 48 points and 10 assists on 15-for-25 shooting overall, including 9 made three-pointers. Bash’s performance marks the second highest scoring output of season four (No. 1: Greenlight’s 50pts vs. NetsGC).
Ramo had another big game, recording 24 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 blocks in the loss, doing everything he could to will his team to victory.
Game One: W vs. Blazer5 Gaming, 86-71
Game Two: L vs. Blazer5 Gaming, 64-81
PG Greenlight (17.0ppg-7.0apg-1.5spg-33%-43%)
SG Radiant (27.5ppg-4.5apg-2.5spg-49%-48%)
SF Pexile (8.0ppg-1.0rpg-1.5spg-67%-57%)
PF Charger (6.5ppg-4.5rpg-1.0bpg-56%-40%)
C Ramo (16.0ppg-14.0rpg-4.5apg-2.0spg-2.0bpg-89%)
Team Stats (2 games): (PPG) 75.0, (RPG) 21.0, (APG) 18.5, (SPG) 9.0, (BPG) 3.0, (TOPG) 8.0, (FGM) 30.0, (FGA) 53.5, (3PTM) 11.5, (3PTA) 24.0, (FG%) 56.0%, (3PT%) 47.9%
Pistons GT enters their bye week with an even 3-3 record, splitting their first three matchups of the season. The team will be back in action on June 18th against Kings Guard Gaming.