Welcome to the NBA 2K League Playoffs, Blazer5 Gaming.
Portland’s team punched their ticket to the postseason with a 79-75 win against Jazz Gaming (5-6), who had 11 more opportunities to score and effectively steal this important contest with playoff implications.
A back-and-forth first quarter ended with the teams knotted up at 18, with the Jazz breaking free on an 8-0 run to start the second. Blazer5 (10-1) eventually closed the deficit to just two points by halftime, riding off Dat Boy Shotz’ ability to score from anywhere on the court. He ended the half shooting 7-of-10 for 16 points with a pair of three-pointers. On the other end of the court, Yeah I Compete and MrSlaughter01 were a dynamic exterior-interior scoring combo, scoring 29 out of their team’s 37 first half points.
Blazer5 tightened up their defense against these two players, who soon turned cold on the court and unable to convert their extra chances into buckets. On offense, Portland started getting the whole team involved in scoring, including OneWildWalnut who put up 22 of his 24 points in a fantastic clutch second half performance. His play allowed Blazer5 to take the lead in the fourth quarter, with GRANT MONSTER throwing in a dagger from deep in the game’s final seconds to seal their spot in the playoffs.
Now that Blazer5 Gaming have clinched a postseason bid, their next goal is to claim the number one seed in the playoffs. They will hope to do just that later this afternoon with a game against Kings Guard Gaming, as well as matches against Wizards District Gaming and Pacers Gaming to close out the regular season.