Grizz Gaming tipped off their third season of the NBA 2K League on Tuesday night facing a scorching hot Raptors Uprising GC. Would Grizz Gaming get off to the right start?
The first quarter, Grizz Gaming ran some solid pick and roll offense that led to Vandi and Goofy getting the Grizz offense started. After one quarter, Grizz Gaming trailed Raptors Uprising 20-17.
The second quarter, Grizz Gaming struggled moving the basketball on the offensive end. However, Grizz Gaming’s defense was spectacular when the defense was able to setup. The Grizz took advantage of their new acquisition “Goofy757” on the boards, and getting seperation in the pick and roll. Grizz gaming played solid in the first half, and would end up trailing 39-36 after two quarters in game one.
The third quarter, Raptors Uprising GC took off with the ball game. Full-court defense and not allowing Grizz Gaming to get the ball past half court at times led to a rapid run from the North. It’s early in the 2K season, but early speculation is that Raptors Gaming is one of, if not the best team in the league right now.
The fourth quarter, they looked the part.
Raptors are tough. Grizz got a tough draw for their first game.— Grizzly Bear Blues (@sbnGrizzlies) May 12, 2020
The Raptors took off with ballgame after pushing what was a double-digit lead to more than 20 in the final frame. Grizz Gaming just couldn’t recover from a slow start to the second half. Grizz gaming would end up falling to the Raptors GC by a score of 98-61 in game one. Grizz Gaming would have to win out the night to win the best of three series against the Raptors.
Grizz Gaming would struggle to any offense going, only scoring nine points in the first quarter. Then, following up that nine point first quarter offensive performance with a 15 point second quarter resulted in a hole that was tough to dig out of.
After two quarters of game two, Grizz Gaming would end up trailing 39-25 to Raptors Uprising.
Grizz Gaming got soundly beat by one of the better teams in the 2K League. Without playing a game before tonight, Grizz Gaming showed signs of what they can be in game one, but would fall late. Game two was a story of getting over their own mental hurdles.
Grizz Gaming would fall to Raptors Uprising GC by a score of 84-62 on Tuesday night. Grizz Gaming will have a quick turnaround as the team will play tomorrow night against Hawks Talon GC at 6:00 CT on ESPN 2!