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

Field Level Media
25 May 2023, 13:40 GMT+10

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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