Memphis, Tenn. — Grizz Gaming, the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies, fell 3-1 in a best-of-five series to conclude play in Group 3 of the SWITCH OPEN on Friday night. The NBA 2KL 3v3 SWITCH OPEN is the second of three 3v3 tournaments in 2022 as part of the Coinbase BLACKTOP SERIES.
|Game 1||Hawks Talon GC||Grizz Gaming||L (21-15)|
|Game 2||Grizz Gaming||Hawks Talon GC||W (21-17)|
|Game 3||Hawks Talon GC||Grizz Gaming||L (23-18)|
|Game 4||Grizz Gaming||Hawks Talon GC||L (21-19)|
Grizz Gaming evened the series at one game apiece behind Jrod’s (Justin Rodriguez) 12 points on 4-of-4 shooting in Game 2. BP (Michael Diaz) scored 15 points in Game 3, but Memphis couldn’t overcome a 43% shooting performance, falling behind 2-1 in the series. Game 4 came down to the final possession as both teams were even at 19-19 with the next score set to win the game. Ceez (Caesar Martinez) was able to get to the basket for a game-winning dunk, boosting Hawks Talon GC to the series victory with 12 of Atlanta’s 21 points in Game 4.
Grizz Gaming finished group play of the SWITCH OPEN with a 2-4 record and failed to advance to the round of 16 in-person bracket play in Indianapolis for the first time this season.
The SWITCH OPEN consists of two weeks of remote group play that determined the two teams from each group that advanced to the round of 16 in-person bracket play at the NBA 2K League Studio in Indianapolis. The 32 teams are divided into two conferences – East and West. Each conference is then divided into four groups with four teams per group (3 NBA 2K League teams, 1 Amateur Team). The two teams in each group with the best series records will advance to the round-of-16.