DIMER is tracking the results, top performers and best reactions of week three of the 2020 NBA 2K League season. Matchups are viewable on ESPN2 (May 19 and May 22), ESPN.com, the ESPN app, as well as the league’s Twitch and YouTube channels.
Raptors Uprising GC (5-0) vs. Hawks Talon GC (3-1), 7 p.m. EST
Game 1: Raptors Uprising GC 76, Hawks Talon GC 68
Game 2: Raptors Uprising GC 79, Hawks Talon GC 71
Raptors Uprising used a patented third-quarter run to seize a never-to-be-relinquished lead, winning game one thanks to 25 points from Kenny and several late threes from Timelycook.
It was a strong 25-point fourth quarter that closed off the sweep, with Kenny leading all players with 43 points in the game. Timelycook chipped in 17 of his own as Raptors Uprising became the first team in the league to move to 6-0 on the season.
6IX-0. GGs @HawksTalonGC
Raptors just always seem in control of the game
Grizz Gaming (0-2) vs. Heat CheckGaming (0-4), 7 p.m. EST
Game 1: Heat Check Gaming 85, Grizz Gaming 67
Game 2: Heat Check Gaming 79, Grizz Gaming 73 (OT)
Heat Check won yet another game one, defeating Grizz Gaming handily thanks to an efficient game from first-round pick Glennratty (40 points, 8 assists). Hotshot posted a 14-point, 15-rebound double-double of his own in the win. The Heat will look to close out their first win of the season with a game two victory.
Heat Check won its first game of the season in overtime after a 19-9 fourth quarter run from the Grizz, keyed by a JRod three-pointer with 2.2 seconds left.
BANG! @JRODTHEGOAT ties the game with a CLUTCH triple! Seeya in OT! 💥 https://t.co/b1ap9PXf9Q
Cavs Legion GC (1-3) vs. Celtics Crossover Gaming (0-0), 9 p.m. EST
This series has been postponed to a future date due to technical issues, the league announced.
Due to technical issues, tonight’s game between @CavsLegionGC and @CLTXGaming has been postponed to a future date.
Jazz Gaming (0-0) vs. Magic Gaming (1-1)
Game 1: Jazz Gaming 60, Magic Gaming 57
Game 2: Jazz Gaming 67, Magic Gaming 47
The Jazz pulled off an impressive come-from-behind win in game one thanks to a deep three-point from debuting point guard Splashy, while Ria carried the day in game two with 23 points and franchise-record-tying 19 rebounds.
WELCOME TO THE NBA 2K LEAGUE @SplashEdition!! 🔥 https://t.co/96HPSm6vi2
🎮 ROUND 1 FINAL 🎮 @UtahJazzGaming 60 @MagicGaming 57 Onto Round 2! @SplashEdition: 18 PTS @___Lotty: 17 PTS @Ria_IV: 18 PTS, 12 REB, 2 BLK
Mavs Gaming (4-0) vs. Hornets Venom GT (2-1), 7 p.m. EST
Game 1: Mavs Gaming 72, Hornets Venom GT 64
Game 2: Hornets Venom GT 67, Mavs Gaming 57
Game 3: Hornets Venom GT 68, Mavs Gaming 64
Four Mavs finished in double digits as PeteBeBallin posted an 18-point, 16-rebound to lead the team in game one. Sherm added 19 points and 5 assists in the win.
Hornets Venom struck back in game two after a Discord issue delayed the start of the game, sending the series to game three with an impressive wire-to-wire performance. Four players finished with double-digit points, with Snubby leading the way with 18.
The Hornets completed their come-from-behind effort in game three, seizing the lead late in a hotly contested deciding game. Snubby led the way in scoring with 28 points while Type shut the door on the previously undefeated Mavs despite entering the second half with five fouls.
Shot meter on or off it don’t matter 😏
DPOY YEAH I KNOW
IM ON A RIM SHARP MAN, IM IN A LEAGUE OF MY OWN
Pistons GT (0-1) vs. T-Wolves Gaming (2-1), 7 p.m.
Game 1: T-Wolves Gaming 67, Pistons GT 54
Game 2: T-Wolves Gaming 79, Pistons GT 69
The T-Wolves held off the Pistons in game one of the series as BearDaBeast scored a game-high 31 points and Feast finished with a 16-point, 14-rebound double-double.
The 2019 champions proceeded to shut the door in game two despite a season-high scoring performance from the Pistons. BearDaBeast once again rose to the occasion, scoring 39 points, while Feast’s defensive prowess was critical in holding the lead.
This 4th quarter is getting WILD. 👀 https://t.co/L7Td4WxwV1
Wow that block by feast really saved the game
Scratch that. It’s time to get selfish https://t.co/32TdFYC6oK
76ers GC (0-5) vs. Gen.G Tigers (1-2), 9 p.m.
Game 1: Gen.G Tigers 81, 76ers GC 67
The 76ers kept it close through three quarters, but 40 points from ShiftyKaii as well as Gen.G’s new lineup, featuring Deadeye at lockdown defender, saw the Tigers through to a game one win.
Kaii reprised the feat in game two, leading the Tigers to a come-from-behind win to close out the sweep despite Radiant’s 35 points for 76ers GC. Gen.G allowed just six points in the fourth quarter to earn their second win of the season, moving to .500 in the process.
🗣️ Listen in as @ShiftyKaii talks to @ScottColeShow and @Dirk_JDR about @GenGTigersSH’s Wednesday night win! https://t.co/JEVEkPp6m2
Raptors Uprising GC (4-0) vs. Knicks Gaming (1-1), 7 p.m. EST
Game 1: Raptors Uprising GC 83, Knicks Gaming 65
Game 2: Raptors Uprising GC 78, Knicks Gaming 72
The Raptors cruised to a win in game one, with Kenny scoring 37 points and Timelycook notching 26 points. They repeated the feat in game two, capitalizing on a 25-14 third quarter to complete the sweep over the season one champions.
kenny diffrent omg.
🖐️ and 0. Deciding Game Report powered by @IBMCanada #RTZ2K https://t.co/rPVSv6GVcr
Knicks Gaming second-round pick EhTruth made his season debut against his hometown team.
76ers GC (0-4) vs. Pacers Gaming (1-3), 7 p.m.
Game 1: Pacers Gaming 64, 76ers GC 47
Game 2: Pacers Gaming 61, 76ers GC 54
A big lineup change for Pacers Gaming, moving second-round pick Jomar to center, sharpshooter Swizurk to power forward and Wolf back to his natural lockdown defender position at shooting guard.
The move paid off, as Pacers Gaming won by double digits thanks to a strong second half. Jomar led the way at center with 16 points, 13 rebounds, and five blocks, while Wolf matched his scoring output with 16 and also added four assists. They closed the door in game two as well, earning their second win of the season.
Series sweep versus @76ersGC! Game 1: 64-47 Game 2: 61-54 #SetThePace
Game 1 box score.
Pistons GT (0-0) vs. Wizards District Gaming (2-1), 9 p.m.
Game 1: Wizards District Gaming 60, Pistons GT 50
Game 2: Wizards District Gaming 82, Pistons GT 41
The Wizards moved to 3-1 on the season with an emphatic win over debutantes Pistons GT. The defense led the way, allowing just 91 points in the series as JBM averaged 26 points per game to beat the DemonJT, the man he replaced as Wizards point guard.
First overall pick @JackMascone put up 25 PTS in game 1 against @PistonsGT tonight. Check out some highlights 👇 https://t.co/30ai60dfrp
Your #PlayerOfTheSeries presented by @GiantFood: PG @JackMascone out here trying to outscore all of @PistonsGT in GM2. #RunTheDistrict
Warriors Gaming Squad (4-0) vs. Lakers Gaming (0-4), 9 p.m.
Game 1: Warriors Gaming Squad 69, Lakers Gaming 60
Game 2: Warriors Gaming Squad 105, Lakers Gaming 47
What looked to be a close series at first quickly turned into a bloodbath, as CB13 posted 53 points and 10 assists in the second game to outscore the Lakers by himself. Slaughter once again dominated on the glass, hauling in 23 rebounds per game.
Moving into the bye week 5-0. #WGSTailgate #NBA2KLEAGUE
😱 @CB13 gets NASTY!! https://t.co/OCGTPYkSjC