Memphis, Tenn. — Grizz Gaming, the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies, sustained an 82-61 loss to Knicks Gaming in Group Stage play of THE TIPOFF.
Duck (Christopher Charles) led all scorers with 31 points on 7-of-14 shooting from 3-point range for Knicks Gaming. OriginalMalik (Malik Hobson) totaled 20 points and four assists while Glo (Ludlow Samuels) posted a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Spartxn (Josh McHatten) posted a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead Grizz Gaming. Jrod (Justin Rodriguez) added 15 points and four rebounds on 6-of-10 shooting. BP (Michael Diaz) tallied 12 points and eight assists. Grizz Gaming shot 48% from the field compared to 62% from Knicks Gaming.
Knicks Gaming took command from the start, outscoring Memphis 25-8 in the first period. New York shot 10-for-14 from the field and 5-for-8 from 3-point range in the first. Knicks Gaming scored 21 second-quarter points and extended their lead to 47-27 at the half. The Grizz trimmed the lead to 65-42 going into the final frame but Knicks Gaming would stretch the lead to as many as 25 points in the fourth quarter, putting an end to Memphis’ comeback bid.
Grizz Gaming continues Group Stage play against Hornets Venom GT on Wednesday, April 13, at 9 p.m. CT on the league’s Twitch and YouTube channels.
Fans can visit the team’s website, grizzgaming.com, for all news, updates and happenings regarding the team. Additionally, fans can follow the team on Twitch at twitch.tv/grizzgaming, @grizzgaming on Twitter and Instagram, as well as GrizzliesGaming on Facebook to follow along with the team’s 2022 season.
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