|Cavs Legion GC||18||14||23||21||76|
|Kings Guard Gaming||17||23||13||20||73|
|Sick x 973||24:00||4/8||2/5||0/0||6||5||5||1||0||1||10|
– RotoWire –
Cavs Legion GC took home a narrow 76-73 win over Kings Guard Gaming in a high-flying, electric game on the opening night of THE TIPOFF, the NBA 2K League’s opening tournament. While the first game of the day was a defensive battle, Cavs Legion and Kings Guard went on the offensive, surpassing that game’s final score before the end of the third quarter.
It was clear that the Cavs were relying on Hood, as he was the majority of the team’s entire offense in the first half. While he tallied a stellar 16 points in the first half, Kings Guard met this head-on with a versatile, well-rounded offense that saw SAFiya4ya and worthingcolt put up 13 and 16 points, respectively. Throughout the fast-paced first half, the Kings came out on top with their aggressive and boisterous play. Not only did they light it up on the court, but they made sure the Cavs Legion players could hear them in the studio as Kings Guard took a 40-32 lead into the break.
Cavs Legion didn’t back down, however, as they put the first half behind them and opened up the second with a 10-2 run led by, you guessed it, Hood. Kings Guard seemingly had no answer, as the Cavs simply fed Hood the ball and he delivered time and again, finishing the game with 41 points. It wasn’t long before he racked up enough points to put the team ahead and took a 55-53 lead into the final frame.
With timelycook setting his teammates up, Kings Guard managed to slow the pace of the game a bit, which led to a tense fourth quarter that saw the teams trading daggers back and forth in the final two minutes of the game. With things tied at 73 in the waning seconds of the game, Hood drew the attention of Kings Guard on the final possession, which gave Sick x 973 plenty of space to drain the go-ahead three with three seconds left. Kings Guard had a chance to tie the game, but Cowboy Collazo’s half-court shot in the final seconds of the game rang off the rim as Cavs Legion picked up their first win in franchise history.