Jazz Gaming Cruise to 2-0 Sweep
June 25, 2020
Jazz Gaming were in complete control of the contest as soon as the game started and didn’t let GlennRatty set the tempo for the Heat Check Gaming. The Jazz quickly jumped to a 25-12 lead in the first quarter and wouldn’t let that advantage slip away the rest of the way. The Heat didn’t seem to find answers on either end of the court and, as a result, the Jazz led by 18 points by halftime. The Heat seemed to begin a comeback in the third and reduced the gap to 16 points, but that would be everything they’d muster. The Jazz pulled away for good in the fourth and, after tightening things up on defense, cruised their way to a comfortable 83-59 win in Game 1.
Splashy came just one dime away from a double-double as he finished the contest with 33 points and nine assists, while Ria chipped in with a double-double of 15 points and 16 boards, as well as five blocks. Lotty (16 points) and Yeah I Compete (12 points) also provided support offensively. GlennRatty finished with 27 points and five assists, but he also committed five turnovers. Hotshot posted a 16-point, 14-board double-double, but he was the only Heat Check Gaming player who also surpassed the 10-point plateau.
Things were far tighter in Game 2, as neither side gave an inch to the other during the entire contest. The Jazz jumped to a 19-16 lead in the first quarter, only to see the Heat reverse that score in the second quarter — as a result, both sides finished the first half tied at 35. The Heat took advantage of that momentum and pulled away by two points once the third quarter ended (52-50) and seemed on route to force a Game 3. However, the Jazz woke up right when they had to and turned the script in the fourth quarter, winning 26-18 and ultimately securing a tight 76-70 win in Game 2.
The long-range shooting made the difference in this game, as the Jazz went 10-of-22 from three-point range while the Heat only converted six of their 12 shots from deep. This was particularly key if we consider the Heat shot 62.2 percent from the field (as opposed to the Jazz’s 57.4) and also dished out more assists (16 to 14).
Just like it happened in Game 1,Splashy led Jazz Gaming with 35 points and six assists, as he went 14-of-28 from the field. Ria (12 points, 18 rebounds) and Lotty (16 points) also provided decent performances for Jazz Gaming. TBShiftay posted 28 points for the Heat, but he lacked company from star point guard GlennRatty who ended with “only” 13 points, although he dished out 14 dimes. Hotshot had 20 points and seven boards.