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– RotoWire –
Despite a dominant performance from Bucks Gaming’s oLARRY, Kings Guard escaped with a 78-76 overtime victory in an uptempo contest.
Bucks Gaming struggled in the first half thanks in large part to Kings Guard’s fast-paced tempo, losing a small lead a minute into the game and not matching the speed until the second quarter. The frantic action bled into the final seconds of the first half, as oLARRY broke a 35-35 tie with a vicious windmill dunk, adding two more points to the 15 he already earned in the half. Unfazed by oLARRY’s power, Kings Guard’s SAFiya4ya drained the corner three with five seconds left on the clock to make it a 38-37 game at the half.
The slugfest continued in the second half, where Bucks Gaming continued to run their game through oLARRY in the paint. TimelyCook landed a deep three to cut the Bucks Gaming lead to two at the end of the third quarter, setting up the Kings Guard to take a 58-55 lead by the middle of the fourth thanks to a cowboyxcollazo three-pointer.
The final 30 seconds of regulation wound up being a perfect representation of the chaotic contest. With little time remaining, Bucks Gaming appeared to get the resounding advantage after oLARRY flattened an attempt near the basket by worthingcolt, who then immediately fouled him to give Bucks Gaming the game-tying technical foul shot. After oLARRY dunked in another bucket, worthingcolt redeemed himself by hitting a long two-pointer to knot the teams up at 66-66 and force extra time.
In overtime, oLARRY threw in two free throws that capped off a massive 40-point game, tying the contest at 76. Cowboyxcollazo, however, had three more points in his hands, knocking down the game-winning basket with 3.1 seconds left in overtime to help Kings Guard Gaming claim their first and only win at THE TIPOFF.