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NBA 2K League - Week 1 Recap

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NBA 2K League - Week 1 Recap

If you missed out on week 1 of the 2019 NBA 2K League regular season, there was plenty of action, including some fines and suspensions handed out, due to a postgame altercation, following Hawks Talon GC’s 68-58 win over Celtics Crossover Gaming.

Read on for a full recap of week 1 and don’t forget, week 2 of NBA 2K League action continues Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. ET. Fans can watch on Twitch and YouTube.

IT’S STILL SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA: Riding the momentum from winning THE TIPOFF powered by AT&T, 76ers GC started the 2019 NBA 2K League regular season 1-0 following their 73-54 victory over Raptors Uprising GC. With 28 points and nine assists in the contest, Ethan “Radiant” White (left) was named the Intel Player of The Week for Week 1 of the NBA 2K League regular season. Click here to watch highlights of his performance. 

ROOKS TO THE RESCUE: History was made in Week 1 when Bucks Gaming’s Aaron “Arooks” Rookwood (left) recorded eight three pointers in an 80-57 victory over T-Wolves Gaming. Rookwood would make history again when he matched that record a day later in a 68-67 double-OT thriller over Blazer5 Gaming, where he finished with 41 points and seven assists in the contest. 

PROMISE BROKEN: In an instant classic, Bucks Gaming defeated Blazer5 Gaming 68-67 in a rematch from THE TIPOFF. Despite a guarantee from Portland’s Nidal “Mama Im Dat Man” Nasser (left), Milwaukee was led to the intense victory by Aaron “Arooks” Rookwood. Nasser finished with a double-double of 31 points and 11 assisted while Dayne “OneWildWalnut” added 19 points and 16 rebounds for Portland in the losing effort. Click here to watch the game’s exciting finish. 

WEEK 1 GRINDERS 

Pacers Gaming’s Nick “Swizurk” Grech tallied 30 points and five assists in an 80- 42 victory over Jazz Gaming. Ramo “Ramo” Radoncic also recorded a double-double with 19 points and 15 rebounds for Indiana in the contest. 

No. 12 overall pick Isaiah “Wavy.Zay” Hancock registered 24 points and six assists for NetsGC in a 74-66 victory over Kings Guard Gaming. NetsGC also defeated Magic Gaming 61-58, improving to 2-0 on the season. 

Second-year player Devon “ARS0NAL x” Peek posted 18 points, 18 rebounds and four assists in a 68-58 victory over Celtics Crossover Gaming. 

RESULTS 

Wednesday, April 10: 

  • Jazz Gaming 42 @ Pacers Gaming 80 
  • Hawks Talon GC 68 @ Celtics Crossover Gaming 58 
  • Pistons GT 57 @ Warriors Gaming Squad 66 
  • Heat Check Gaming 80 @ Knicks Gaming 59 
  • Bucks Gaming 80 @ T-Wolves Gaming 57 

Thursday, April 11: 

  • Cavs Legion GC 58 @ Raptors Uprising GC 50 
  • Bucks Gaming 68 @ Blazer5 Gaming 67 
  • Magic Gaming 57 @ Cavs Legion GC 59 
  • Lakers Gaming 58 @ T-Wolves Gaming 69 

Friday, April 12: 

  • Mavs Gaming 46 @ Grizz Gaming 45 
  • Kings Guard Gaming 66 @ NetsGC 74 
  • Raptors Uprising GC 54 @ 76ers GC 73 
  • Wizards District Gaming 47 @ Kings Guard Gaming 59 
  • Magic Gaming 58 @ NetsGC 61 
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