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Grizz Gaming Preview: Can the Grizz Shine Under the Bright Lights?

Big week for the Grizz...

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WHO: Grizz Gaming (5-1) vs. Knicks Gaming (3-3) (Thursday), (Friday night) Blazer5 Gaming (4-2) 2K League Game of the Week

When: Thursday night - 7:30 P.M. and 8:30 — Friday night - 9:00 P.M. and 10:00

Where: Memphis, TN (virtual)

HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: The NBA 2K League’s Twitch Channel (

Grizz Gaming finally returns to the virtual hardwood tonight...

The Grizz will look to build on their early success, success that has Grizz Gaming sitting on top the NBA 2K League through three weeks. The Grizz will play a total of eight games over the next two weeks, starting with Knicks Gaming tonight.

Then, taking center stage on Friday night as they’ll take on former Grizz Gaming Center G O O F Y 7 5 7 and Blazer5 Gaming. Friday night’s matchup being the 2K League’s “Game of the Week,” will be a huge spotlight for the Grizz to prove their early success is sustainable. Two matchups, against two talented opponents - how does Grizz Gaming keep rolling?

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Keep the main thing the main thing.

It’s been 11 days since Grizz Gaming took out Bucks Gaming in a sweeping fashion advancing to an Eastern Conference best 5-1 record. The Grizz will have their hands full this week against Knicks Gaming and Blazer5 Gaming.

The Grizz will matchup against a Knicks Gaming team that is coming off of a bye week themselves, but had a successful 3-1 week two. Sitting at 3-3, the Grizz can’t take the Knicks lightly, as they are starting to roll following a slow start. Grizz Gaming will have to rely on their strength that has gotten them off to this hot start - defense.

The Grizz have one of the best defenses in the NBA 2K League. Seeing OriginalMalik, Glo, and CantGuardRob on Thursday night will not be an easy matchup. These are guys that can get going at any time. The Grizz will have to rotate as a team consistently on Thursday night against the Knicks to continue their early success.

Composure under the bright lights:

Grizz Gaming’s matchup against Blazer5 Gaming on Friday night will be a huge gauge of just how good this Grizzlies team is. Under the bright light of “Game of the Week,” how will Grizz Gaming handle the pressure against a veteran team in Blazer5?

How will the Grizz start both games, and handle the Blazers runs? This isn’t the same Grizz Gaming of the past, but just how different is this group? AuthenticAfrican vs. Goofy, and Bash vs. Vandi are just two of the many intriguing matchups on Friday night, but the Grizz will have to keep the main thing the main thing, and that is their defensive intensity.

We will have more answers following the conclusion of Friday night’s contest with both games in the rear view mirror. Right now, the Grizz Gaming looks like a team with little weaknesses, we will see if that holds up in week four.

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