Friday’s contest between Bucks Gaming and Grizz Gaming quickly got out of hand, as Grizz Gaming locked in a 73-63 win.
The archetype changes have caused waves in the NBA 2K League thus far, but you wouldn’t have really guessed it watching this contest. Bucks Gaming’s decision to inject Proc into the starting lineup for the first time since the beginning of the season echoed back to the previous patch when driving into the paint then kicking out to the three-point line was all the rage. While the lineup decision might have been a blast from the past, the results were very reminiscent of the present, as Grizz Gaming have now won four of the last five games.
Chalk that up to the fast-rising AuthenticAfrican, who at one point was the sole bright spot of a floundering Grizz Gaming squad, but now is arguably one of the most impressive players on a surprisingly deadly squad. By the end of the second quarter, Double A, as he’s been affectionately called on the broadcast, had already piled on 15 points, going a perfect 7-of-7 from the field. That unblemished field goal percentage was snapped late in the third quarter, but not before the damage was done, as Grizz Gaming had essentially locked up the game long before then thanks to a 43-25 advantage through the second and third quarters. AuthenticAfrican did manage to finish the game with a double-double (29 points, 11 rebounds). To place the win solely on the performance of AA would be a disservice to the rest of Grizz Gaming, however, as the other four players only missed 13 shots the entire game.
Grizz Gaming have now earned one of the top spots entering THE TICKET thanks to their recent performance, while Bucks Gaming may be forced into a play-in game.