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The Kings of the North are starting to rise up in the fight for the NBA 2K League crown.
Raptors Uprising GC (5-6) dominated Bucks Gaming (3-7) 80-64 to end off Saturday’s early morning contests in what was a pivotal game for Toronto’s playoff chances.
It was a game of runs throughout the first half, with Raptors GC throwing in the final scoring outburst before the break. Their 13-6 run capped off a phenomenal 17-of-23 shooting performance in a half where KingQuai614 settled comfortably in the paint with 8 points and 6 rebounds.
From there on out, Raptors Uprising did not look back, continuing to best Bucks Gaming on both sides of the court. On offense, Kenny only missed three of his 14 attempts as he drove Raptors Uprising offense machine with 25 points and 9 assists. His ability to cause chaos inside the key left TsJosh free to rain in shots from downtown, where he was 6-of-9 on all three-point tries and 8-of-11 overall in his 22-point performance.
On defense, the Raptors GC kept forcing the ball over to a cold Game6Drake. He ended the game 4-of-11 from the field, an uncharacteristic performance for the otherwise clutch sharpshooter. oLARRY did as much as he could at the point forward, but his attempt at a triple-double with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists was not enough to overshadow his team’s overall offensive woes.
Raptors Uprising are on pace to make the NBA 2K League Playoffs if they continue to play as they did today through their remaining regular season games. However, their schedule does not get any easier; next week, they face Hood and Cavs Legion GC and will close out the season against a revitalized team in Grizz Gaming and a surging Heat Check Gaming squad.