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Behind Hood’s phenomenal 46-point game, Cavs Legion Gaming Club advanced to THE TIPOFF Tournament semifinals by beating Jazz Gaming 71-70. Mirroring the real-life Cavaliers, Hood looked king-like as a shot-creating slashing small forward, leading the offense from the top of the key and calling isolation plays to overpower his matchups.
Jazz Gaming shot 75 percent from the field in the first quarter, dropping 21 points in six minutes to start with a nine-point lead in the second. Cavs Legion immediately washed out the lead with a 9-0 run to begin the second quarter, ending the half up by 3 on Utah.
In the second half, Jazz Gaming took the lead in the second while Hood started cooking in the paint, taking control of the game away from his teammates who found little success in the shot department. With just over three minutes left to play, Godddof2k found plenty of space to work with from downtown, draining a three to tie the score at 56-56. Hood then came in to put his team in the lead with a lay-up under the basket before making the final minutes of the game a personal dunk contest.
There was little Utah could do to avoid being posterized on Hood’s highlight reel and, although a last-second three put them within one point of Cleveland, it was not enough to ruin Hood’s standout performance.
Outside of crushing the 40-point mark for the third time in the 2K League’s debut tournament, Hood achieved a double-double by earning 10 rebounds and came close to a triple-double with 7 assists.
Despite the loss, MrSlaughter01 and Smoove both put up 21 points for Jazz Gaming, while Yeah I Compete had a double-double of his own with 16 points and 10 assists. Jazz Gaming exit THE TIPOFF tournament in the first round, with their biggest accomplishments at the event being their two wins over Wizards District Gaming and Knicks Gaming in Group B.