Grizz Gaming faces another critical matchup in Week 10

With Uncle Mo on their side, Grizz Gaming’s playoff hopes will face another huge test against 76ers GC, currently 7-4 and tied for third in the standings, on Friday at 8 p.m. CT inside the NBA 2K League Studio Powered by Intel in New York City. Memphis’ team is currently 5-6 and just one game back of seventh place, which will likely be needed to clinch a playoff berth.

Grizz Gaming General Manager Lang Whitaker stressed that in order to keep the momentum going and continue the playoff push, the team needs to simply focus on themselves.

“Keep doing what we do,” said Whitaker. “Focus on defense. Our offense has been pretty solid too. As long we focus week-to-week on what we control and not focus on other teams losing, the standings. We just need to try to win games and as long as we do that I think we’ll be okay.”

The team’s met in the ‘THE TURN’ previously, which didn’t go well for Grizz Gaming. It will mark the second straight week the team has an opportunity to avenge a loss in tournament play.

A large reason of the Grizz’s struggle was the play of Radiant, who has been in the MVP conversation for much of the season and contributed 29 points and 11 assists in the previous matchup.

“We’ve got to stop Radiant, which is hard because he’s one of the best point guards in the league,” said Whitaker. “I think now we get a chance to play them with a bit of momentum on our side. We’ve come a long way from where we were back then. It’s sort of like last week when we had the chance to play against Dallas after a couple of weeks. We get a chance to show where we are now and I think our guys are looking forward to it.”

Grizz Gaming will continue to look to AuthenticAfrican, who kept to his productive ways with a 33-point, 13-assist performance to go with six rebounds on 16-of-18 shooting in last week’s win against Mavs Gaming.

Grizz Gaming fans will get a look at how Whitaker handles his business on the virtual court on Thursday at the NBA 2K League Showcase. The event is a tournament featuring influencers and professional NBA 2K League players to be held the evening before Week 10 of the regular season. Whitaker will compete alongside personalities such as former NBA players Robert Horry and Brian Scalabrine, Ronnie 2K and NBA 2K League broadcaster Dirk The CASTER. The NBA 2K League Showcase will be broadcast on the NBA 2K League Twitch channel. (


Thursday, July 26

6:00pm Semifinal 1: Team Dimez vs Team oFAB
7:00pm Semifinal 2: Team Compete vs Team Adam the 1st
8:00pm Final: Winner Semifinal 1 vs Winner Semifinal 2

Grizz Gaming is currently in the thick of a logjam in the middle of the NBA 2K League standings and a win over one of the better teams in the league will significantly bolster its playoff chances. Fans can live stream both games at