Lakers squeeze past Kings in NBA 2K League’s The Tipoff

Trey “TreyDollaz” Wright sank two free throws with 7.2 seconds left, lifting Lakers Gaming to a 55-54 win over Kings Guard Gaming in group play for the NBA 2K League’s 5v5 The Tipoff event on Wednesday.

The Kings’ Reginald “Regg” Nash missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer, sealing the Lakers’ win.

Arshia “Krazy” Karimi led the Lakers with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Brian “Logic_Stark” Lunsford logged 15 points to top the Kings.

In other Wednesday action, T-Wolves Gaming thrashed Blazer5 Gaming 69-52, NBL Oz Gaming topped 76ers GC 65-58, DUX Infinitos dumped Grizz Gaming 65-59, Pacers Gaming handled Jazz Gaming 68-58, Knicks Gaming downed Celtics Crossover Gaming 61-55, Magic Gaming got past Wizards District Gaming 81-73, NetsGC beat Hawks Talon GC 83-69, Pistons GT demolished Mavs Gaming 61-39 and Cavs Legion GC triumphed over Hornets Venom GT 73-68.

NBL, DUX and the T-Wolves all improved to 2-0 through the first two days of play.

The NBA 2K League 5v5 season will include three tournaments — The Tipoff, The Turn and The Ticket — that will set the field for the playoffs, scheduled for Aug. 2-5 in Washington.

Remote group play in The Tipoff runs through June 9, with bracket play set for June 14-17 in Washington.

Play continues Thursday with 10 matches:
–NetsGC vs. 76ers GC
–Magic Gaming vs. Cavs Legion GC
–Grizz Gaming vs. Kings Guard Gaming
–Bucks Gaming vs. Warriors Gaming Squad
–Heat Check Gaming vs. Gen.G Tigers
–Jazz Gaming vs. Mavs Gaming
–Knicks Gaming vs. Hornets Venom GT
–Pistons GT vs. Pacers Gaming
–Blazer5 Gaming vs. Lakers Gaming
–Celtics Crossover Gaming vs. Raptors Uprising GC

NBA 2K League 5v5 standings
Eastern Conference
1. NBL Oz Gaming, 2-0
T2. Gen.G Tigers, 1-0
T2. Knicks Gaming, 1-0
T2. Magic Gaming, 1-0
T2. NetsGC, 1-0
T2. Raptors Uprising GC, 1-0
7. Wizards District Gaming, 1-1
T8. 76ers GC, 0-1
T8. Celtics Crossover Gaming, 0-1
T8. Heat Check Gaming, 0-1
T11. Grizz Gaming, 0-2
T11. Hawks Talon GC, 0-2
T11. Hornets Venom GT, 0-2

Western Conference
T1. DUX Infinitos, 2-0
T1. T-Wolves Gaming, 2-0
T3. Bucks Gaming, 1-0
T3. Warriors Gaming Squad, 1-0
T5. Blazer5 Gaming, 1-1
T5. Cavs Legion GC, 1-1
T5. Lakers Gaming, 1-1
T5. Pacers Gaming, 1-1
T5. Pistons GT, 1-1
T10. Jazz Gaming, 0-1
T10. Mavs Gaming, 0-1
12. Kings Guard Gaming, 0-2

–Field Level Media

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