The NBA 2K League Finals begin Friday at 7 p.m. ET, featuring a highly touted matchup between Warriors Gaming Squad and Wizards District Gaming. In an effort to cover the series from all angles, we present a side-by-side statistical comparison of the two teams as they search for their first-ever league title.
While stats can’t tell you everything, they do present some interesting observations and perhaps shed some light on the strengths and weakness of both teams as well as the players who will compete on Friday.
Wizards District Gaming
The 2020 Wizards Districts Gaming squad is now infamous for knocking off the NBA 2K League’s first-ever perfect regular season team. Washington has seen plenty of success this season, including 13 regular-season wins and a pair of deep tournament runs.
Regular Season (13-3)
Points per game: 70.7 Rebounds per game: 19.9 Assists per game: 18.2 Steals per gamme: 7.7 Blocks per game: 4.7 Turnovers per game: 8.3 Field goal percentage: 61.5 3-point percentage: 51.7
PPG: 66.3 RPG: 16.8 APG: 15.5 SPG: 11.5 BPG: 4.8 TOG: 8.3 FG%: 63.8 3P%: 53.6
Warriors Gaming Squad
Warriors Gaming Squad won its final seven regular-season matchups en route to claiming the third seed in this year’s playoffs. During postseason play, the team knocked off both Jazz Gaming (semifinals) and Bucks Gaming (quarterfinals).
Regular Season (13-3)
PPG: 71.8 RPG: 21.4 APG: 17.1 SPG: 7.5 BPG: 4.1 FPG: 12.2 TOG: 9.2 FG%: 60.5 3P%: 51.5
PPG: 71.2 RPG: 17.2 APG: 17.0 SPG: 8.4 BPG: 5.8 FPG: 10.4 TOG: 7.6 FG%: 62.1 3P%: 54.9
JBM (Wizards District Gaming)
Regular Season (38 games): PPG: 26.4 APG: 6.9 SPG: 1.1 FG%: 59.7 3P%: 45.1
Playoffs (4 games): PPG: 23.5 APG: 6.3 SPG: 2.3 FG%: 60.7 3P%: 53.9
JBM actually plays a similar style to his point guard counterpart, using his knowledge of the game to outplay the opposition consistently. If I had to make an NBA comparison for these two: Chris Paul. Fry my mentions.
CB13 (Warriors Gaming Squad)
Regular Season (37 games): PPG: 31.8 APG: 8.4 SPG: 1.6 FG%: 58.0 3P%: 47.0
Playoffs (5 games): PPG: 34.2 APG: 8.0 SPG: 1.8 FG%: 58.2 3P%: 45.7
CB13 finished the season one of five players in consideration for the NBA 2K League’s MVP award, putting together a solid sophomore campaign and leading his team to the playoffs for consecutive seasons.
ReeseDaGod (Wizards District Gaming)
Regular Season (38 games): PPG: 11.6 APG: 2.4 SPG: 1.3 FG%: 53.7 3P%: 55.6
Playoffs (4 games): PPG: 9.5 APG: 1.8 SPG: 0.5 FG%: 50.0 3P%: 44.4
ReeseDaGod is another player who flashes similarities with his position’s opposition. A pair of veteran sharpshooters taking the backseat to talented, young point guards, seeking an NBA 2K League championship.
BSmoove (Warriors Gaming Squad)
Regular Season (37 games): PPG: 13.7 APG: 2.2 SPG: 1.0 FG%: 56.4 3P%: 57.3
Playoffs (5 games:) PPG: 6.0 APG: 2.4 SPG: 1.0 FG%: 52.2 3P%: 60.0
BSmoove took on more of a pure sharpshooter role this season, providing the Warriors with a lethal offensive weapon on the perimeter.
Just_Awkward (Wizards District Gaming)
Regular Season (33 games): PPG: 10.8 APG: 2.0 SPG: 2.5 FG%: 70.9 3P%: 58.6
Playoffs (4 games): PPG: 12.5 APG: 1.0 SPG: 4.0 FG%: 76.7 3P%: 60.0
Awkward is playing possibly the best NBA 2K of his entire life and at a perfect time as he and his team prepare to battle over $900,000+.
Gradient (Warriors Gaming Squad)
Regular Season (37 games): PPG: 9.7 APG: 1.7 SPG: 2.2 FG%: 70.5 3P%: 57.5
Playoffs (5 games): PPG: 14.6 APG: 2.4 SPG: 2.6 FG%: 68.1 3P%: 69.2
Gradient pulled out the two-way finisher build midway through the season and immediately saw the switch pay off. In fact, when Gradient made the adjustment, we started seeing more and more slashing lockdowns utilized across the league.
Newdini (Wizards District Gaming)
Regular Season (35 games): PPG: 8.4 RPG: 5.2 APG: 2.5 SPG: 2.0 BPG: 1.0 FG%: 55.5 3P%: 51.0
Playoffs (4 games): PPG: 6.8 RPG: 5.5 APG: 1.3 SPG: 0.8 BPG: 0.3 FG%: 61.1 3P%: 71.4
Newdini is still the winningest player of all time in the NBA 2K League after finishing his third season at a third position. He just keeps on being great no matter where coaches throw him.
Jin (Warriors Gaming Squad)
Regular Season (22 games): PPG: 5.8 RPG: 4.2 APG: 1.5 SPG: 1.3 FG%: 52.2 3P%: 49.2
Playoffs (5 games): PPG: 5.2 RPG: 3.6 APG: 0.8 SPG: 0.8 FG%: 60.0 3P%: 61.5
Jin rode the bench for the second half of the season, watching his team rattle off seven straight without him. Come playoff time, he was inserted right back in the lineup.
Dayfri (Wizards District Gaming)
Regular Season (38 games): PPG:14.0 RPG: 11.8 APG: 4.5 SPG: 1.9 BPG: 2.9 FG%: 69.3
Playoffs (4 games): PPG: 14.0 RPG: 9.8 APG: 5.3 SPG: 4.0 BPG: 4.0 FG%: 65.9
Dayfri finished top-five in MVP voting and, behind his play on both ends of the court, Wizards District Gaming is competing for an NBA 2K League championship after building its roster around him.
Slaughter (Warriors Gaming Squad)
Regular Season (37 games) PPG: 11.7 RPG: 14.3 APG: 3.2 SPG: 1.2 BPG: 2.9 FG%: 72.5
Playoffs (5 games) PPG: 11.2 RPG: 10.8 APG: 3.4 SPG: 2.2 BPG: 4.4 FG%: 75.0
After falling right in WGS’s lap during February’s draft, Slaughter made for a perfect fit, and flew under the radar despite finishing top-five in the league in rebounds, blocks and field goal percentage.