Grizz Gaming (2-4) never surrendered their lead as they defeated T-Wolves Gaming (2-5), 67-52, on Thursday night in the NBA 2K League Studio.
Grizz Gaming utilized a balanced attack, as all five players scored in double-digits. AuthenticAfrican was all over the box score, finishing with 12 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks. Vandi finished with 15 points and eight assists. Jayrod also scored 15 points and four assists while making 3-of-6 (.500) three-pointers. UniversalPhenom chipped in with 11 points, four boards and three steals. DDouble added 14 points (5-9 FG) while using a Lockdown Defender build.
BearDaBeast led all scorers with 18 points while handing out three assists. Feast was just shy of a double-double, finishing with 12 points (5-7 FG), nine rebounds and three steals. Newly-acquired guard JMoneyRep817 added 10 points and a team-high seven assists, while also recording three steals.
Grizz Gaming was locked in defensively to start the game, holding T-Wolves Gaming to just 10 points on 4-of-13 (2-7 3P) shooting and forcing them into three turnovers to take a 14-10 lead in the opening quarter. T-Wolves cleaned up in the second quarter, committing no turnovers and scoring 22 points. After DDouble sank a corner three with 4.0 seconds before halftime, BearDaBeast drilled a contested three with 0.5 remaining to trim Grizz Gaming’s lead to 33-32 at the break.
Grizz Gaming made adjustments at halftime, outscoring T-Wolves Gaming 18-9 in the third quarter to carry a 51-41 lead into the final frame. Grizz slowed the pace down in the fourth quarter, and allowed just one offensive rebound in the period, to protect their lead and secure the victory.
Grizz Gaming will take on Hawks Talon GC (3-2) tomorrow evening at 5:00 p.m. CT.