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|Wizards District Gaming||15||16||26||20||0||77|
Heat Check Gaming (7-4) proved to be one of the hottest teams in the NBA 2K League with their fourth straight regular season win.
Their latest victory, a 95-77 rout of Wizards District Gaming (5-6) showed yet another strong performance from Hotshot, who led all scorers with 51 points on 23-of-27 shooting. Much like the Heat’s Week 9 beatdown on 76ers GC, Hotshot’s supporting cast came in to help Miami exact revenge on the team who knocked them out of the first round of THE TICKET.
After leading by four in the first quarter, Miami turned up the heat as Hotshot was balling on a perfect 12-of-12 from the field. His ability to slash into the paint and score easy buckets against Boo Painter and company, along with some costly Wizards turnovers, made it a 14 point game before halftime.
It was much of the same after the break, with Hotshot drawing in more defenders while teammates SharpShooterlos and 24K Dropoff were wide open on the wings. By the end of the game, the whole Miami team sans Hotshot made 11-of-14 from downtown, as it seemed everyone on the team was firing out green threes indefinitely.
Of course, if Washington decided to man up, then Hotshot would blow past his matchup and continue to score. The man who is slowly creeping up the league scoring leaders list was near unstoppable, even when he was against fellow scoring machine Boo Painter. Washington’s star forward dropped 46 points on 22-of-30 shooting in the loss, which could be blamed on a weaker scoring effort from his teammates.
The Heat will now look to lock up an NBA 2K League Playoff spot next week when they face KingsGuard Gaming on August 4 at 1 p.m.