Grizz Gaming falls 2-0 in quarterfinals of THE TIPOFF

Team Finishes With 3-3 Record in Tournament Play

Grizz Gaming fell to Kings Guard Gaming in a best-of-three series in THE TIPOFF powered by AT&T, the first of three in-season NBA 2K League tournaments, Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the event. The team dropped both games against Kings Guard, who entered the night at 6-3 overall, before winning both games tonight.

Home Away Result
Kings Guard Gaming Grizz Gaming L, 84-52
Kings Guard Gaming Grizz Gaming L, 67-62


Grizz Gaming trailed Kings Guard by just three points (19-16) after the first quarter of Game 1 before Kings Guard Gaming outscored the Grizz 47-26 over the second and third quarters combined. The Kings would cruise in the fourth quarter to pull away with an 84-52 victory in Game 1. Grizz Gaming could not slow down Kings Guard Gaming point guard Bash (Mathew Robles), who finished the opening game with 46 points, nine assists and two steals on 18-of-30 shooting. Grizz Gaming point guard Vandi (Zach Vandivier) totaled 15 points to go with four assists on 7-of-15 shooting to lead Grizz Gaming.

Memphis’ team got off to a strong start in the first half of Game 2 as they took a 38-35 lead into the halftime break. Vandi connected on a three-pointer to extend the Grizz lead to 41-35 midway through the third quarter. However, Kings Guard battled back in the third quarter to trim Grizz Gaming’s lead to just one point (49-48) heading into the fourth. Sacramento’s team began the fourth quarter on a 9-0 run to take a commanding 57-49 lead halfway through the final period. The Grizz were able to regain the lead at 58-57. However, Kings Guard would pull away in the final minute to escape with a 67-62 victory and a 2-0 sweep. Vandi led all scorers in Game 2 with 29 points to go with seven assists and three steals. G O O F Y 7 5 7 (Dayvon Curry) posted a double-double with 19 points, 15 rebounds and three assists for Grizz Gaming. Bash scored a team-high 27 points, four assists and three steals to lead Kings Guard Gaming.

Grizz Gaming (4-4) returns to action on Tuesday, June 23, at 6 p.m. CT against GEN.G. Tigers (4-4). Fans cane tune in on ESPN2, ESPN app and the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels.