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Pacers Gaming (5-6) made league history while staying alive in the race for the NBA 2K League Playoffs.
In an effort that saw them make 42 field goal attempts — 15 of those from beyond the arc — the Pacers dominated Celtics Crossover Gaming (7-5) 102-68. Boston were completely outmatched by an Indianapolis team desperate for victories, as the Pacers’ barrage of three-pointers left them stunned on the court.
The first half saw Swizurk get hot early, as he made 3-of-5 from downtown and lead his team in scoring with 15 points. Pacers Gaming used a more balanced effort on offense, which is partially thanks to WoLF 74 who distributed 10 assists by the break.
As for the Celtics, they put all of their eggs in oFAB’s basket, feeding the league leader in assists with plenty of scoring opportunities. In an odd twist, oFAB was heavily relied on for scoring from deep and was counted on for eight three-point attempts in the first half. He only made three shots from downtown, but he picked up a few points inside the key to lead all scorers with 19 by halftime.
At the break, the Pacers led 40-35 in what was a close half of play, but it soon turned ugly when they dropped 32 points in just six minutes of play on the Celtics. By the end of the game, the Pacers outscored the Celtics 62-33, mostly thanks to Swizurk and vGooner making it rain from downtown.
This offensive firestorm is a rarity for the Pacers, who will no doubt use this game as a confidence booster ahead of a tough road to NBA 2K League postseason play.