Grizz Gaming, the NBA 2K affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies, fell 2-1 (77-67, 76-79, 65-71) Tuesday night against the Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai. The team entered the game on a four-game regular season winning streak and is now 4-5 on the season.
Grizz Gaming took a 17-16 lead after the first quarter courtesy of a Jrod (Justin Rodriguez) three-pointer in the final seconds. The momentum continued into the second quarter as the Grizz took a 13-point advantage into the half. Memphis’ team then maintained a solid lead for the remainder of the game. G O O F Y 7 5 7 (Dayvon Curry) had his third triple-double of the season (11 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists). Vandi (Zach Vandivier) led all scorers with 33 points. Deadeye (Mercedes Williamson) also had a triple-double (20 points, 19 rebounds, 10 assists) for Gen.G.
The Grizz had a blistering first half in Game 2, scoring 46 points and taking a 17-point lead into the break. However, Gen. G took control in the second half and outscored Memphis’ team by 20 to force a third game. Vandi had yet another 30-point outing and a double-double (32 points, 10 assists). ShiftyKaii (Christopher Charles) scored 35 for Gen.G while Deadeye posted his second triple-double of the night (14 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists).
Gen. G came out firing in Game 3 and took an 11-point lead into the half. The Grizz countered out of the break and cut the lead to as little as two before entering the final frame at a 55-51 deficit. A 7-2 run gave Grizz Gaming a one-point lead early in the fourth, but Gen.G countered with an 8-0 run of their own on its way to the victory. Vandi led Grizz Gaming with 32 points. ShiftyKaii led all scorers with 37 points.
Grizz Gaming resumes action tomorrow night at 6 p.m. against Knicks Gaming. NBA 2K League action can be seen on ESPN2, the ESPN app and the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels. To view Grizz Gaming action exclusively, access the Command Center on the league’s Twitch channel.