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After one of the most electric fourth quarters we’ve seen thus far in the NBA 2K League, Celtics Crossover Gaming completed a furious comeback to take down Wizards District Gaming 79-78.
While this game did carry out over 24 minutes of gametime, everything boiled down to the final minutes and 17 seconds as the Celtics put together one of the greatest comebacks in the NBA 2K League. We’ve seen some massive comebacks from double-digit deficits during THE TIPOFF, but this performance by the Celtics, in which they overcame an eight-point fourth quarter deficit in just under a minute, has to be in contention for best comeback of the young NBA 2K League season.
The Wizards might have controlled the pace for the vast majority of the game, but they were no match for the defensive explosion from the Celtics in the final minute of the game. After the Wizards took a 78-71 lead with 1:17 left in the game, point guard oFAB got his Celtics Crossover teammates to completely lockdown on defense. After scoring an easy two on the ensuing possession, the Celtics proceeded to force turnovers on the next three Wizards possessions, with oFAB turning that into six straight fastbreak points that gave the team their first lead since 2-0 in the opening seconds of the game. Even still, the WIzards had a chance to take the lead with under five seconds left in the game, but Celtics power forward palmoilplease came up with a game-saving block on Demon JT that sealed the deal.
Despite the loss, Wizards District certainly have plenty to build on from this game. They shared the ball well, getting 67 points from Demon JT, Jin, and Boo Painter. This is was direct contrast with Celtics Crossover, who got 56 points from oFAB and ARSONAL x alone. If Wizards can simply hold on better down the stretch, wins aren’t out of the question by any means.
For the Celtics, on the other hand, the comeback win was certainly a big one to achieve in their opening game of the regular season, relying on two players for 71 percent of your team’s offense isn’t a sustainable gameplan. All the while, this was yet another example of how strong oFAB is as a point guard, racking up an impressive 23 assists, which was five more than the Wizards tallied as a team.