|Raptors Uprising GC||12||24||18||27||81|
|Warriors Gaming Squad||21||23||12||21||77|
Raptors Uprising GC overcame a slow start to pick up an 81-77 win over Warriors Gaming Squad on Saturday afternoon.
Warriors Gaming (1-7) had a chance to move themselves out of the bottom of the 2K League standings with a win against Raptors Uprising (4-6) heading into THE TICKET. It could have moved the Warriors out of last place and, more importantly, out of the dreaded play-in game next week. From the outset, it looked as though they were going to do just that as Vert and LYKaPRO were leading Warriors Gaming to an early 21-12 lead after the first quarter.
Once the second quarter got underway, however, it was off to the races for a furious Raptors Uprising squad who put together a solid three quarters to snuff out Warriors Gaming in this one. The second quarter started a bit rough as Raptors Uprising struggled on the defensive end, but it wasn’t long before they started outpacing Warriors Gaming at every turn. With some blistering three-point shooting in the second half (they finished 12-of-21 from beyond the arc by game’s end), Raptors Uprising had an advantage that led them to victory.
By the time Raptors Uprising took a 59-58 lead into the fourth quarter, all five members had crossed the double-digit threshold as they just couldn’t seem to miss. Try as Warriors Gaming did, they were unable to match Raptors Uprising down the stretch as they picked up the big win.
While LYKaPRO and Vert finished with 23 and 27, respectively, the all-around production from Raptors Uprising was just too much to handle. Whether it was the 20 point & 10 assist double-double from Kenny, the 13 point & 10 rebound double-double from KingQuai614, or the 22-point explosion from TsJosh, Raptors Uprising bested Warriors Gaming when it counted with a 63 percent shooting outing to take home the W.