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Bucks Gaming pulled out a big 84-83 win over Wizards District Gaming to keep their NBA 2K League playoffs hope alive.
Bucks Gaming (4-7) came out the gate with the finish line in sight, as it rattled off six straight points to take an early lead on their road to a playoffs spot. While the Wizards District (5-5) put some points on the board before long, Bucks Gaming continued pushing to keep a slight lead heading into the second quarter. It was in that second quarter that things began to get interesting as Boo Painter started putting up some major numbers to keep the Wizards District in the game. By the end of the second quarter, he had 24 of his team’s 40 points as the teams went into the half tied at 40 points apiece.
The second half was more of the same as the Wizards District and Bucks Gaming continued jockeying for position all the way down to the final moments of the fourth quarter. Despite Bucks Gaming picking up a late five-point lead with under two minutes left in the final frame, the Wizards District just wouldn’t give up and kept the game moving on a razor’s edge. After the teams traded buckets and free throws throughout the final minute, the Wizards District managed to get within a single point with under 10 seconds left. Rather than foul to try and get an opportunity for a tying basket or even a win, the Wizards District seemingly went for a steal multiple times and missed every opportunity as the time ran out and Bucks Gaming picked up the win.
It was interesting to see the contrast of the two teams, as Wizards District Gaming relied exclusively, once again, on Boo Painter, who tallied 46 points after taking 28 of his team’s 54 shots in the game. Bucks Gaming were aware of that and made sure to spread the ball around with four members tallying 14 or more points in the win. Leading the way was XxSTL2LAxX and his 30 points on 15-of-21 shooting. If the Bucks can keep this up, the playoffs could very well be in the cards.