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Playoffs vs. Wizards District Gaming (8/21)
Fifth-seeded Kings Guard Gaming (KGG) fell to fourth-seeded Wizards District Gaming (WDG) 2-0 in a best-of-three playoff series. With this loss, KGG finishes tied for fifth place in the 2020 NBA 2K League Playoffs, earning a $35,000 end-of-season bonus.
In Game 1, KGG was plagued by turnovers and struggled to score offensively. Heading into halftime, the team found themselves down 32-18. Unfortunately, Sacramento could not turn things around in the second half of the game, losing 74-36. Veteran center Dat Boy Shotz led the team in points and rebounds, recording 12 and 14, respectively. Rookie guard Bash added ten points and two assists.
KGG found themselves in a must-win-situation for Game 2. Putting it all on the line, KGG kept the game close, trailing by one going into halftime, 30-29. Heading into the fourth quarter, WDG established a small 49-41 lead. KGG fought back to make it close, tying the game at 53 with 34.7 seconds left and giving WDG the ball. With only 16.8 seconds left, WDG pulled ahead by three, bringing the score to 56-53. KGG could not recover, ending their playoff run and season. Bash led the team in scoring with 23 points, four assists, three rebounds and two steals. Dat Boy Shotz filled the stat sheet with nine points, 11 rebounds, six blocks, five assists and one steal.
Kings Guard Gaming would like to thank their fans for the love and support during this 2020 socially-distanced NBA 2K League season.
vs. Knicks Gaming (7/28)
Kings Guard Gaming (KGG) beat Knicks Gaming (KNX) in a close best-of-three series.
In Game 1, KGG jumped out, ready to play, scoring 22 points and holding KNX to only 11 points. They continued to hold a significant lead into halftime, 39-28. KNX had a strong third quarter, holding KGG to just 14 points and recording 21 points to narrow the score, 56-49. KGG was able to hold on in the fourth quarter, giving them the 72-65 win. KGG rookie guard Bash had a game-high 37 points with nine assists, three steals and one rebound. Veteran center/forward Yusuf_Scarbz recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds, adding five assists and one block.
Game 2 was controlled by KGG for the first half, as they outscored KNX 34-28. The game seemed to be going to KGG heading into the fourth quarter as KGG continued to lead by seven. With just about two minutes remaining, KNX had built enough momentum to pull within one. From there, the two teams traded the
lead several times. With 15.4 seconds left, KGG found themselves down by one point. Yusuf_Scarbz took a quick shot and missed, grabbed the rebound and put up another shot but missed. KNX claimed a nail-biter Game 2, 60-59. Rookie shooting forward Crush led the team in scoring with 17 points, two steals and one block, assist and rebound. Yusuf_Scarbz recorded his second double-double of the evening with 11 points and 19 rebounds, adding five assists and one block.
In a must-win Game 3, KGG stepped up their game. In the second quarter, KGG held KNX to only 9 points, helping them carry a 28-21 lead into the half. KGG did not slow down for the rest of the game, leading by as many as 22 points. In the end, KGG cruised to a 68-46 win. Yusuf_Scarbz finished the series with his third double-double of the evening with 14 points and 20 rebounds, adding five assists and four blocks. Two other KGG players found themselves in double-digits: veteran shooting guard Seemo with 13 points and veteran forward/center Dat Boy Shotz with 22 points.
THE TURN TOURNAMENT
vs. Raptors Uprising GC (7/25)
In the Semifinals of THE TURN Tournament, fifth-seed Kings Guard Gaming (KGG) fell to first-seed, undefeated Raptors Uprising GC (RUG) in a close best-of-three series.
In Game 1, KGG and RUG spent the first quarter trading the lead back-and-forth, with Toronto taking a one-point lead into the second quarter. RUG stepped up their offense and defense in the second quarter, holding KGG to only eight points. Heading into the third quarter, KGG was down by eight points as RUG went on an 8-0 run to extend their lead by 16 points. KGG could not overcome the deficit and RUG claimed Game 1, 72-60. Rookie guard Bash recorded a double-double with 26 points and 11 assists. Veteran center/forward Dat Boy Shotz also recorded a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Game 2 was a must-win for Sacramento. In the first few minutes of the game, veteran shooting forward Seemo came alive, draining back-to-back three-pointers to give KGG a quick 8-2 lead. The rest of the first quarter was riddled with turnovers, as both teams fought hard to establish a lead. In the second quarter, veteran forward/center Yusuf_Scarbz hit a hot-streak in scoring and rebounds, recording a double-double before the half. To begin the third quarter, RUG found themselves down by eight points. With 30 seconds left in the third, RUG established a slight lead to take into the last quarter, 52-46. KGG tied the game at 52 with five minutes left in the fourth, and from there slowly developed a lead. With a minute and a half left, KGG was up by ten points and RUG could not recover. KGG won 73-58 behind Yusuf_Scarbz’s stunning double-double with 26 points and 26 rebounds, adding three blocks. Bash added 22 points, 11 assists and two steals.
In a winner-take-all Game 3, KGG and RUG amped up their level of competition. After the first quarter, RUG held an 18-12 lead. KGG answered back in the second quarter, taking a five-point, 31-26, lead into halftime. KGG continued to hold onto the lead for most of the third, taking RUG into the forth with a 47-41 lead. RUG regained control late in the fourth quarter and KGG could not recover, losing 63-56. Yusuf_Scarbz posted another double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds, adding three assists and two blocks. Bash also posted another double-double with 14 points and 10 assists.
Kings Guard Gaming finished THE TURN Tournament tied for third place, winning $22,100 from the prize pool.
vs. Warriors Gaming Squad (7/24)
In the Quarterfinals of THE TURN in-season tournament, fifth-seed Kings Guard Gaming (KGG) upset the fourth-seed Warriors Gaming Squad (WGS) in a two game sweep, advancing to the Semifinals. With this win, KGG was guaranteed a minimum take-home amount of $22,100 of the $260,000 prize pool.
In Game 1, WGS started strong against KGG, holding them to only ten points in the first quarter. KGG came surging back in the second quarter to head into halftime down by three, 28-25. The two teams fought hard as Sacramento continued to keep it a one-possession game heading into the fourth quarter, 43-40. KGG started the last quarter off with a 7-0 run. WGS came back to tie the game at 56 and send the game into overtime. Overtime proved fruitful for KGG as they maintained a lead for most of the extra time, taking the win by a score of 64-58. Rookie guard Bash scored a game-high 39 points with seven assists and two rebounds. Veteran center Dat Boy Shotz recorded a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Game 2 proved to be a continuation of the back-and-forth battle between the two teams. KGG took a quick 8-2 lead, but WGS kept pace and fought to keep thescore close. Sacramento took a small one-point lead to close out the first half. The game’s biggest lead came from WGS, as they pulled ahead by six points in the third quarter. KGG found themselves down by four at the beginning of the fourth quarter, 46-42. In the fourth quarter, KGG held a one-point lead with a little over a minute left. Veteran forward/center Yusuf_Scarbz drained a three-pointer to give KGG the four-point lead with only 26-seconds left, capping it off with a layup by rookie shooting guard Crush. WGS ran out of time as KGG swept them, 63-59. Bash once again led the team in scoring with 36 points adding seven assists. Dat Boy Shotz recorded his second double-double of the evening with 12 points and ten rebounds.
vs. Knicks Gaming (7/23)
Kings Guard Gaming (KGG) defeated Knicks Gaming (KNX), winning two games straight in a best-of-three series and advancing to the Quarterfinals of THE TURN Tournament.
In Game 1, KGG started the game strong, holding KNX to only 12 and 11 points in the first and second quarters. Heading into halftime, KGG held a 24-point lead, 47-23. The second half saw much of the same strong offense and defense from KGG despite a few technical difficulties as they continued to hold KNX to minimal scoring, with eight points in the third and 15 points in the fourth. Ultimately, KGG coasted to a nearly 80-point win, 102-46. Four KGG players r4eached double-digits, with rookie shooting guard Crush leading the team in scoring 32 points, adding seven steals and two assists. Two KGG players recorded double-doubles, with both rookie guard Bash putting up 30 points, 17 assists and four steals, and veteran power forward/center Yusuf_Scarbz with 20 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and one block.
Game 2 saw KGG continue their dominating performance, starting the game on a 12-0 run. KNX fought hard to make this a much closer game, heading into halftime only down by six, 36-30. In the second half, KNX continued fighting to lessen KGG’s lead, being down by as few as three points. With 15 seconds left, KNX pulled within three points, 68-65, but could not overcome the deficit. Sacramento won 70-65. KGG veteran shooting forward Seemo and veteran power forward/center Dat Boy Shotz led the team in scoring with 22 points each. Yusuf_Scarbz added eight points and a staggering 18 rebounds, four blocks, two steals and two assists. Bash recorded his second double-double of the evening with 14 points and 13 assists.
vs. Bucks Gaming (7/16)
Kings Guard Gaming (KGG) fell to Bucks Gaming (BCG) in a nail-biter three-game-series.
In Game 1, KGG and BCG seemed evenly matched in a back-and-forth shootout. Heading into halftime, BCG held a slight lead over KGG, 45-43. The third quarter saw Milwaukee ahead by as many as ten points, as Sacramento fought back to close the quarter with a five-point deficit. Unfortunately, KGG was unable to build momentum to overcome BCG’s consistent scoring, falling 84-78. Four of five KGG players scored in double-digits as rookie guard Bash led team scoring with 33 points, eight assists and one steal. Rookie shooting forward Crush tied his career and regular-season high 17 points and an additional four steals, two assists and one rebound.
KGG found themselves in a must-win situation heading into Game 2. Sacramento fought hard in another back-and-forth game, taking a small three-point lead over Milwaukee into halftime, 25-22. KGG created some space in the second half, coasting to a 63-48 victory and forcing a series-deciding Game 3. Bash once
again led the team in scoring with 27 points and eight assists, as Crush added 14 points and four assists. Veteran center Dat Boy Shotz recorded his fourteenth double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
In a winner-take-all Game 3, KGG struggled to slow BCG’s offense. BCG held a 39-31 lead over KGG heading into the second half. The third quarter saw a charging KGG team, who fought to tie the game at 49 with a minute before the end of the quarter. With 7 seconds left, BCG drained a three-pointer to put them up
74-73. Dat Boy Shotz had an opportunity to put KGG up at the buzzer but was just a tad late, giving BCG the win.
vs. Pistons GT (7/8)
Kings Guard Gaming – currently in fifth place – swept Pistons GT 2-0 in a best-of-three series, bringing their regular season record to 8-3.
In Game 1, KGG put on an impressive show of offense, outscoring PGT 49-33 in the first quarter. Coming off of halftime, PGT worked hard to close the scoring
gap, getting as close as ten, but they could not continue the momentum. KGG finished the first game with a score of 86-63, behind rookie guard Bash’s game-high 37 points, 12 points and four steals – his fourth double-double this season. Veteran shooting guard Seemo contributed an additional 22 points behind flawless nine-for-nine shooting, which included four-of-four from beyond the arc. Additionally, veteran center Dat Boy Shotz filled the stat sheet with eight points, ten rebounds, five assists, six steals and two blocks.
Game 2 saw PGT looking for revenge against KGG, keeping the game close and heading into halftime tied at 29. KGG came into the second half strong, outscoring PGT in the third quarter 24-17 and 21-15 in the fourth, securing the win 74-61. KGG saw four of five players in double-digits with rookie guard Bash once again leading the team in scoring with 20 points, seven assists, two steals and one rebound. Veteran center Dat Boy Shotz recorded his thirteenth double-double of the regular season with 17 points and 14 rebounds, adding seven assists and two blocks. Rookie forward Crush scored 13 points with six steals and two assists, as veteran shooting guard Seemo scored 15 points with six assists and two steals.
vs. T-Wolves Gaming (6/25)
After falling short to T-Wolves Gaming (TWG) in the 2019 NBA 2K League Playoffs, Kings Guard Gaming (KGG) swept the series (2-0), bringing their regular season record to 7-3.
Game 1 saw KGG and TWG in a very close, evenly matched battle. KGG entered the half with a slight 32-28 lead after being propelled by a 5-0 run. The matchup came down to the final minutes. KGG held a slight 5-point lead as TWG fought back, being as close as within one point with less than a minute left. KGG was able to hold onto the lead, winning 62-59. KGG rookie Bash led the team in scoring with 19 points and 4 assists. Veteran shooting guard Seemo stepped up his
scoring, adding 15 points, 3 assists and 1 steal. Rookie forward Crush and veteran center Dat Boy Shotz also contributed 10 points each, with Shotz adding 12 rebounds to record his twelfth double-double of the regular season.
In Game 2, fans saw streaky KGG and TWG teams. In the first quater, KGG outscored TWG 14-4, yet in the second quarter, TWG outscored KGG 22-9. Entering the second half, TWG held a slight 26-23 lead. KGG then turned up their defense and offense to secure a 65-60 win and the series sweep. KGG rookie Bash led all scoring with 26 points, 2 assists and 2 steals. Veteran center Dat Boy Shotz continued his astonishing double-double average, adding 14 points and 13 rebounds — his thirteenth double-double of the regular season.
vs. Raptors Uprising GC (6/19)
Kings Guard Gaming (KGG) was defeated by Raptors Uprising GC (RUG) in THE TIPOFF Tournament Finals in a (2-0) series sweep.
In Game 1, RUG demonstrated why they are still undefeated in the NBA 2K League. The first half was kept fairly close, with RUG leading KGG by 8-points entering halftime, 36-28. That is the closest the score would be for the remainder of Game 1 as RUG rolled to an easy win, 76-57. KGG veteran center Dat Boy Shotz led the team in scoring and recorded his fourth double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Rookie guard Bash added 13 points and veteran shooting guard Seemo contributed an additional 11 points.
Game 2 saw much of the same dominance as RUG defeated KGG, 79-49. Seemo led the team in scoring with 17 points, 4 blocks, 1 steal, 1 assist and 1 rebound. Dat Boy Shotz ended THE TIPOFF Tournament with his sixth double-double — 16 points and 14 rebounds, as Bash added an additional 13 points and 8 assists.
While KGG could not pull a win against RUG, they did secure second place and $50,000 — proving themselves as a top competitor in the NBA 2K League.
Seminfinals vs. Jazz Gaming (6/19)
Kings Guard Gaming (KGG) beat Jazz Gaming (JZG) 2-1 in a best-of-three series to take them to the Finals of THE TIPOFF Tournament.
Game 1 was an incredibly close matchup between the two teams, with KGG entering the halftime with a slight 28-25 lead. KGG lived up to their reputation of being a second half team as they dominated in the third quarter, outscoring JZG 18-13. In the fourth quarter, JZG fought back to narrow the gap but ultimately could not catch KGG as they finished off Game 1 with a 66-62 score. KGG rookie guard Bash tallied 30 points, 5 assists and 1 steal. Veteran shooting guard Seemo hit 90 percent of his shots to record 23 points with 1 rebound and 1 assist. Veteran center Dat Boy Shotz added 11 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 blocks.
In Game 2, JZG sought to even the score. By halftime, JZG had a slight 3-point lead over KGG, 36-33. JZG stepped up their defense for the second half, holding KGG to 14 points for both the third and fourth quarter. JZG accomplished their goal and forced a Game 3, beating KGG in Game 2, 72-61. Four KGG players recorded double-digit scores with Bash once again leading with 22 points. Seemo recorded 15 points, veteran forward Yusuf_Scarbz scored 12 points and Dat Boy Shotz added 10 points.
In an all-or-nothing Game 3, JZG jumped out to an early 7-point lead, heading into halftime 34-27. KGG, with a sense of urgency, upped their defense and the offense for the second half. They held JZG to 11 points in the third quarter and 12 points in the fourth quarter, while dropping 19 and 20 points respectively. This strong display led them to an appearance in THE TIPOFF Finals, beating JZG 66-57. KGG guard Bash continued to dominate in scoring with 31 points, 5 assists
and 3 steals. Center Dat Boy Shotz recorded another double-double — his third in tournament play — with 21 points and 15 rebounds, with an additional 3 steals and 3 blocks.
Quarterfinals vs. Grizz Gaming (6/18)
Kings Guard Gaming (KGG) took on Grizz Gaming (GZG) in a best-of-three series which saw KGG sweep the first two games. KGG rookie guard Bash stunned GZG in Game 1, posting 46 points, 9 assists and 2 steals. Rookie forward Crush and veteran guard Seemo each contributed 12 points to help KGG win 84-52.
Game 2 was more evenly matched with GZG holding a 1-point lead over KGG going into the fourth quarter, 49-48. KGG jumped out to a 8-0 run in the beginning of the quarter as GZG fought to keep the game close. In the end, KGG took the game 67-62. KGG rookie guard Bash once again led the team in scoring with 27 points, as veteran guard Seemo added an additional 19 points.
vs. Magic Gaming (6/16)
Kings Guard Gaming (KGG) split the two-game series with Magic Gaming (MGG) as part of the Group 4 portion of THE TIPOFF in-season tournament.
The first half of Game 1 was very evenly matched with KGG entering halftime with a slight 2-point lead, 30-28. MGG came back with strong defense and slowed down KGG’s ability to score, taking the first game by a score of 61-55. KGG rookie guard Bash led the team in scoring with 20 points, 1 rebound, 6 assists and 1 steal. KGG veteran center Dat Boy Shotz recorded a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds, with an additional 4 assists and 2 blocks.
Game 2 was dominated by KGG, whose offense and defense were firing on all cylinders to beat MGG 78-41. KGG rookie guard Bash once again led the team in scoring with 36 points, 2 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals. KGG rookie forward Crush and veteran guard Seemo each scored in the double-digits as well – with 17 and 16 points respectively.
vs. Hawks Talon GC (6/16)
Kings Guard Gaming (KGG) took both games against Hawks Talon GC (HTG) in a highly anticipated matchup that saw HTG’s Bp and KGG’s Dat Boy Shotz play their former teams.
Game 1 saw a 20-point difference in scoring, with KGG winning 73-53. KGG rookie Bash recorded a double-double with 23 points and 11 assists. Veteran center Dat Boy Shotz put up impressive numbers against his former team with 18 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks, and Yusug_Scarbz also contributed 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks.
Game 2 was more competitive as HTG lead for most of the game, entering the fourth quarter with a small 3-point lead, 52-49. KGG outscored HTG 17-11 in the final quarter of the game to complete the comeback and win the game, 66-63. Four KGG players scored in the double digits with rookie guard Bash once again led the scoring with 23 points, 7 assists and 1 steal. Veteran center Dat Boy Shotz recorded his second double-double in tournament play with 14 points and 16 rebounds, adding 5 assists and 1 block.
vs. Magic Gaming (June 11)
Kings Guard Gaming (KGG) fell short to Magic Gaming (MGG) in the three-game matchup, ending their three-game win streak and bringing their record to 5-3.
In Game 1, KGG and MGG seemed evenly matched – with a constant back-and-forth game through three quarters. KGG held a slight lead heading into the fourth quarter, 37-33. KGG could not maintain momentum as MGG held them to only 8 points to take the match 49-45. Veteran guard Seemo led KGG in scoring with 17 points and 2 assists as rookie guard Bash added 13 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists and 2 steals. Veteran center Dat Boy Shotz filled out the stat sheet with 8 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist 1 steal and 2 blocks.
Game 2 saw a dominant KGG team. In the first half, KGG made 69.6 percent of their shots and took a 37-23 lead into halftime. KGG continued to excel in both offense and defense for the rest of the game. They ended the game with a 94-44 win, forcing the series to a Game 3. Four of five KGG players scored in double digits with Yusuf_Scarbz scoring 22 points and Crush adding 11 points. Rookie Bash recorded his second double-double with 40 points and 12 assists, as veteran Dat Boy Shotz also recorded a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.
The third and final game was very reminiscent of Game 1. MGG and KGG kept the scores close with KGG holding a 3-point lead into the fourth quarter, 38-35. KGG led by as many as 7 in the fourth quarter but struggled to hold on as the game neared the end. MGG hit a free-throw to give them a 2-point lead and KGG the ball with only 4.1 seconds left. KGG’s shot rolled off the rim, giving MGG their first series win since May 8, 53-51. KGG rookie Bash once again led the team in scoring with 22 points, 1 rebound and 4 assists and veteran Seemo scored an additional 13 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal.
Kings Guard will face NetsGC tomorrow, June 12 at 6 p.m. PT.
vs. Blazer5 Gaming (June 3)
Kings Guard Gaming (KGG) beat Blazer5 Gaming (BZG) in a 2-1 series that saw two top west coast teams facing off.
Game 1 saw BZG take a 41-30 lead over KGG into halftime. KGG came out strong following halftime to go on a 24-11 in the third and take the lead ahead of the fourth quarter, 54-52. The fourth quarter saw back-and-fourth scoring until KGG finished off the game with a 6-0 run to end the game with a win, 69-63. KGG had all five players in double-digits with rookie guard Bash, veteran guard Seemo and veteran forward Yusuf_Scarbz each recording 15 points. KGG center Dat Boy Shotz recorded his seventh double-double of the season with 10 points and 13 rebounds, and an additional 4 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks.
In Game 2, KGG held the lead for three quarters, entering the fourth quarter with a 50-46 advantage over BZG. BZG outscored KGG in the fourth quarter by 11 points to come back and take the game by a score of 74-63. KGG guard led the team in scoring with 24 points, 4 assists and 2 steals as veteran center Dat Boy Shotz recorded his eighth double-double of the season with 15 points and rebounds, and an additional 7 assists and 3 steals.
KGG entered Game 3 with a tremendous 15-point lead heading into the half, 41-26. BZG struggled on the offensive side and could not gain control of the game. KGG strolled to their third series win in-a-row with a 74-57 win, improving their record to 5-2. KGG guard Bash led all players in scoring with 31 points, 1 rebound, 7 assists, 1 steal and 1 block. KGG center Dat Boy Shotz recorded his second triple-double of the season with 11 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists, adding 3 steals and 1 block.
vs. Jazz Gaming (May 28)
During Game 1, KGG held JZG to a record low 7 points heading into halftime, the lowest halftime total for a team in NBA 2K League history. The team’s defense and offense were too much for JZG, as they cruised to a 77-30 win. KGG was led in scoring by rookie point guard Matthew “Bash” Robles with 33 points, and veteran center Connor “Dat Boy Shotz” came close to recording his second triple-double of the season with 12 points, nine rebounds and nine assists.
Game 2 saw Jazz Gaming take the lead for the majority of the game, with KGG fighting back in the fourth quarter. Dat Boy Shotz, who recorded his sixth double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds, put the team ahead 62-60 with only 3.9 seconds left to end the series and secure KGG the win. Bash once again led the team in scoring with 19 points and four assists.
vs. Grizz Gaming (5/22)
𝗕𝗔𝗦𝗛 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗪𝗜𝗡!!!
— Kings Guard (@KingsGuardGG) May 23, 2020
Kings Guard Gaming (KGG) improved their record to 3-2, following an amazing comeback win at the buzzer to sweep the series vs. Grizz Gaming (GZG).
During the first quarter of Game 1, KGG and GZG saw a tough, close game with KGG heading into halftime ahead 39-37. The second half saw KGG turn up the heat and slow GZG’s scoring abilities. KGG took an easy win over GZG, 82-68. Rookie point guard Bash and veteran shooting guard Seemo led the team in scoring with 20 points each, as veteran Dat Boy Shotz recorded his fifth double-double of the season with 15 points and 14 rebound with an additional 8 assists.
Game 2 saw a surge of scoring from GZG for the first three quarters, outscoring KGG 53-40. KGG had a chip on their shoulder heading into the fourth quarter – and it showed. KGG held GZG to only 5 points in the fourth, with Bash cementing the series with a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer, 60-58. Seemo led the team in scoring with 16 points as Bash and Crush contributed 15 points each. Dat Boy Shotz recorded a staggering 18 rebounds.
vs. Mavs Gaming (5/15)
Kings Guard Gaming (KGG) fell to Mavs Gaming (MVG) in a back-and-forth series 2-1.
Game 1 saw a close first-half, with MVG heading into halftime with a small 32-28 lead. Unfortunately for KGG, MVG’s offense and defense took over the second half — coasting to a 71-52 win. KGG rookie Bash led the team in scoring with 19 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists. KGG center Yusuf_Scarbz recorded his second double-double of the season with 18 points and 14 rebounds while adding 3 blocks.
In Game 2, KGG sought revenge — ramping up their defensive strategy. Heading into halftime, KGG held a 6 point lead 31-25. KGG’s defense hit a stride in the third quarter, holding MVG to only 6 points. KGG dominated the court, winning 67-48. KGG center Dat Boy Shotz led the team in scoring with 26 points and filled in the rest of the stats sheet with 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks. KGG rookie guard Bash added 16 points and forward Yusuf-Scarbz contributed an additional 14 points.
Game 3 saw the height of competition with both teams constantly swapping the lead. KGG entered the half with a 2-point lead, 30-28. KGG couldn’t secure the win as they struggled with their offense in the second half. MVG took the game and the series 59-51. Kings rookie Bash once again led the team in scoring with 15 points, adding 5 assists and 2 rebounds. KGG center Dat Boy Shotz recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 12 points and 13 rebounds, adding 5 assists.
vs. Gen G (May 14)
In their first official NBA 2K League matchup, Kings Guard Gaming (KGG) beat Gen.G (GGT) in a back-and-forth series that went the full three games.
In the first game, KGG took an early lead by 7 points in the first quarter, carrying that lead into halftime. Following halftime, GGT bounced back strong, cutting KGG’s lead to 2 points entering the fourth quarter. KGG outscored GGT 23-2 in the fourth to coast to a 78-55 win, behind a dominating defense that nearly shutdown GGT’s offensive ability. KGG rookie Bash led the team in scoring with 26 points and 6 assists — with Seemo contributing an additional 19 points. The star of the first game, however, was KGG’s center Dat Boy Shotz who recorded his first triple-double of the season with 11 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists.
During the second game, KGG and GGT started the game in a close battle. In the second quarter, GGT outscored KGG 24-8, putting the Tigers ahead by 15 points going into the second half of the game. This proved too much for KGG to overcome as they fought back only to lose 68-61. KGG guards Bash and Seemo contributed 18 points each as center Dat Boy Shotz recorded another double-double — his third of the season — with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
In the third and final game of the series, GGT jumped out to an early 7-point lead, however, KGG fought their way back from behind to carry a 1-point lead at the half. KGG continued to dominate in the beginning of the second half. GGT tried their luck at a comeback win that fell short, and KGG took the game and the series 64-57. KGG rookie Bash again led the team in scoring with a staggering 43 points. KGG center Dat Boy Shotz filled the stats boxes with 4 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists and 1 block.
Kings Guard Gaming has now won 2 series in a row.
vs. Lakers Gaming (May 7)
Kings Guard Gaming (KGG) swept Lakers Gaming (LKG), winning two games in a row to end the series.
In the first game, KGG trailed LKG for most of the game and by as many as 13. KGG Rookie Bash recorded his first double-double of the season with 18 points and 14 assists, adding 4 steals. KGG three-year veteran Yusuf_Scarbz also recorded his first double-double of the season with 12 points and 14 rebounds. Two additional KGG players scored in the double-digits with Seemo scoring 23 and Crush scoring 11. KGG came back from their slow start to secure the win 64-60.
vs. Warriors Gaming Squad (May 5)
Warriors Gaming Squad (WGS) took down Kings Guard Gaming (KGG) in a two-game sweep by a combined total of 4 points.
In the first game, KGG faced a 16-point deficit at the half. Through a strong third and fourth quarter, KGG cut the lead down to three points. With 0.3 seconds remaining, a last-minute heave shot to tie the game rimmed out, giving WGS the 70-67 win. KGG Rookie Bash led all scorers with 41 points, adding five assists and two steals.
The second game was plagued by connectivity issues, forcing a restart and giving WGS an 11-point spread in addition to an amended clock. KGG played a strong defensive game but could not secure the win, giving WGS a 40-39 win and the series. KGG Rookie Bash once led the team in scoring with 26 points and five steals.