Memphis, Tenn. — Grizz Gaming, the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies, swept Nets GC in a best-of-five series to begin Week 2 of the SWITCH OPEN on Tuesday 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||Grizz Gaming||Nets GC||W (21-16)|
|Game 2||Nets GC||Grizz Gaming||W (23-10)|
|Game 3||Grizz Gaming||Nets GC||W (21-16)|
Grizz Gaming took all three games from Nets GC in the best-of-five series — the first of three series this week for Grizz Gaming. Memphis controlled Game 1 behind a perfect 8-for-8 shooting performance from the field. BP (Michael Diaz) scored 12 of Grizz Gaming’s 21 points on 4-for-4 shooting from 3-point range. Jrod (Justin Rodriguez) led the way in Game 2, connecting on all three 3-point attempts for a team-high nine points. Grizz Gaming outshot Nets GC 90% to 63% from the field in Game 2. BP helped secure the sweep in Game 3 with 11 points and a game-high five assists while Memphis held Nets GC to 7-for-13 shooting.
Grizz Gaming returns to the court Thursday, June 23, at 8 p.m. CT against Green Beanz, one of eight North American amateur teams that earned a spot through the tournament’s qualifying events.
The SWITCH OPEN consists of two weeks of remote group play that will determine the two teams from each group that advance 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.