The first week of the 2019 NBA 2K League regular season is complete, and we here at SGO have a recap of went down.
A Fight in the 2K League?
On Wednesday, Hawks Talon GC took on Celtics Crossover Gaming in both teams’ first game of the regular season. Hawks Talon GC took the game 68-58, and afterwards both teams went to shake hands. Then, this happened:
Lmfao they out here fighting in the NBA 2K19 League. Somebody getting fined 200k VC pic.twitter.com/MWl8b6VNwT
— Troydan (@Troydan) April 11, 2019
After Celtics Crossover Gaming’s Albano “oFAB” Thomallari shoved Randolph “Rando” Moreno of Hawks Talon GC on the shoulder, things got a bit heated as you could see between the two teams, and 2K League personnel had to step in and break up the two teams.
After the incident, the league handed out a one game suspension to oFAB and Hawks Talon GC forward Connor “Dat Boy Shotz” Rodrigues, and oFAB and Celtics Crossover Gaming forward Ahmad “Mel East” Kasana were each fined $500.
— NBA2KLeague (@NBA2KLeague) April 12, 2019
Radiant Stays on Fire
Last week, 76ers GC took THE TIPOFF tournament for the second consecutive year. This week, they continue to roll, as they beat Raptors Uprising GC 73-54. Radiant, who won THE TIPOFF tournament MVP award last week, continued to stay hot, scoring 28 points while accumulating 9 assists. 76ers GC’s ZDS also had a great game, scoring 18 points in the victory.
76ers GC have their next game on April 25 against Celtics Crossover Gaming.
Bucks and Blazers Go to OT
Thursday saw a wild game between Bucks Gaming and Blazers Gaming, as four quarters were not enough for these two teams. After regulation, both teams were tied at 52, and in overtime Bucks Gaming scored 16 points to eek out a one point victory over Blazers Gaming.
This game also saw some fantastic performances, as Bucks Gaming’ Arooks scored 41 points and had 7 helpers to help his team get past Blazers Gaming. Blazers Gaming had two players get double-doubles, as Mama Im Dat Man had 31 points and 11 assists, and reigning league MVP OneWildWalnut had 19 points and 16 rebounds in the loss.
T-Wolves Gaming Rebounds
T-Wolves Gaming’s first ever regular season game in the 2K League did not go to plan, as they fell to Bucks Gaming by a score of 80-57 on Wednesday. On Thursday, T-Wolves Gaming were able to get their first win of the season, beating Lakers Gaming 69-58. Four players scored 10 or more points for the T-Wolves, including BearDaBeast, who had 19 points and 11 rebounds in the victory.
Standings After Week 1
Here’s a look at the standings after the first week:
|1||Pacers Gaming||1||0||100.0%||0||W 1||1-0||0-0|
|2||Heat Check Gaming||1||0||100.0%||0||W 1||0-0||1-0|
|3||76ers GC||1||0||100.0%||0||W 1||1-0||0-0|
|4||Bucks Gaming||2||0||100.0%||0||W 2||0-0||2-0|
|5||Hawks Talon GC||1||0||100.0%||0||W 1||0-0||1-0|
|6||Warriors Gaming Squad||1||0||100.0%||0||W 1||1-0||0-0|
|7||Cavs Legion GC||1||0||100.0%||0||W 1||0-0||1-0|
|9||Mavs Gaming||1||0||100.0%||0||W 1||0-0||1-0|
|10||Kings Guard Gaming||1||1||50.0%||0||W 1||1-0||0-1|
|11||T-Wolves Gaming||1||1||50.0%||0||W 1||1-1||0-0|
|12||Blazer5 Gaming||0||1||0.0%||0||L 1||0-1||0-0|
|13||Grizz Gaming||0||1||0.0%||0||L 1||0-1||0-0|
|14||Magic Gaming||0||1||0.0%||0||L 1||0-0||0-1|
|15||Pistons GT||0||1||0.0%||0||L 1||0-0||0-1|
|16||Celtics Crossover Gaming||0||1||0.0%||0||L 1||0-1||0-0|
|17||Lakers Gaming||0||1||0.0%||0||L 1||0-0||0-1|
|18||Wizards District Gaming||0||1||0.0%||0||L 1||0-0||0-1|
|19||Raptors Uprising GC||0||2||0.0%||0||L 2||0-1||0-1|
|20||Knicks Gaming||0||1||0.0%||0||L 1||0-1||0-0|
|21||Jazz Gaming||0||1||0.0%||0||L 1||0-0||0-1|