Kings Guard Gaming (7-2) picked up a 60-50 win over the struggling Pistons GT (1-7) on Wednesday during Week 6 of the NBA 2k League.
The Pistons are at the point in the season where it comes time to throw everything you can at the wall and hope that something sticks. Sixth man Splashking got the start at point guard and performed decently well early on, but by the end of the game was sufficiently locked up by the Kings’ stellar defense. Splashking’s four points and nine assists were offset by his six turnovers as the Pistons struggled to get anything going in the second half. DevGoss got 16 points from his natural role at small forward and shooting guard iiNsaniTTy played well at the pure lock shooting guard, scoring 10 points and picking up five steals, but it simply wasn’t enough.
Speaking of point guards, the rookie point guard Bp has been setting scoring records for the Kings Guard left and right, showing up today with 22 points on 9-of-15 from the field. Sure, Bp’s shoot-first style keeps some of his teammates from getting more involved, but if your point guard is scoring 20 a game, is that even a problem? It’s not just Bp that can kill teams, though; BallLikeSeem put up 21 points on 70 percent shooting at small forward. Zakyy610’s staunch defense prevented the Pistons from doing damn near anything in the second half as he finished with nine points and four steals. Finally, while he didn’t get to score as much as he would’ve liked, center worthingtoncolt proved why the Kings decided to rebuild around him in the offseason with a statline of two points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals. Sure, the Kings looked sloppy at times, particularly early on, but once the Kings Guard figured the Pistons out it was all but over. All eyes turn to the Kings’ matchup with Mavs Gaming next week on Friday, where the Kings get a chance to dethrone the current top dogs in the NBA 2K League and keep climbing up the ladder as a legitimate championship contender.
Mavs Gaming (9-0) bludgeoned Pistons GT (1-8) by a score of 81-59 to conclude Wednesday’s Week 6 action of the NBA 2K League.
The Mavs extend their regular season unbeaten streak to nine games, which is an NBA 2K League record to begin the season. Blazer5 rattled off seven straight in 2018, but the Mavs took sole possession of that record with a pair of wins Wednesday.
Mavs Gaming looked like the better side from the tip-off, where they started the contest with a 6-0 run. The Mavs didn’t let up from there, scoring eight of the final 10 first quarter points to take the 22-11 advantage after one stanza. Every Mavs’ player was in the scoring column, including Sherm with six first quarter points exclusively via fastbreak dunks.
Pistons GT would need to get something going quickly in order to stay competitive. That didn’t happen, as Mavs Gaming kept their foot on the gas pedal while winning the second quarter by a 21-12 margin. That made the score 43-23 at halftime with Rux chipping in a notable 15 points at the intermission.
In the second half, the lead never dropped below 19 points for Mavs Gaming as they ultimately cruised to an easy wire-to-wire victory with a final score of 81-59.
Mo was named Intel Player of the Game with a career-high 37 points in the blowout. Rux added 20 points and six rebounds for Mavs Gaming, while Sherm tied the NBA 2K League single-game record with eight steals. Dimez had only two points (1-of-1 shooting) to go along with 10 assists in this one, as Mo and Rux did the heavy lifting from the perimeter. PeteBeBallin had his seventh double-double on the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Joseph led the way with 14 points for Pistons GT, while May had 10 points and 15 rebounds in the losing effort.