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Jazz, Wizards earn spot in NBA 2K League finals

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The defending NBA 2K League champions Wizards District Gaming swept NetsGC on Saturday to advance to the finals, where they will face Western Conference champion Jazz Gaming.

The Jazz, the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference, defeated Warriors Gaming Squad to make the finals.

The series went to a winner-take-all Game 3. Kimanni “Splashy” Ingram hit a floater with 46.9 seconds remaining to putt the Jazz up 61-57, but Charlie “CB13” Bostwick responded with a 3-pointer to bring the game within one.

On the other end, Lytel “Lotty” Martin heaved an end-of-the-shot-clock triple with four seconds remaining that missed, but Spencer “Ria” Wyman secured the rebound. The Jazz called timeout and Splashy hit one of two free throws to go up 62-60. The Warriors had one second to try and tie or win the game but they were unable to get a shot off. Splashy had a game-high 25 points.

Splashy (23 points, 13 assists) and Ria (25 points, 11 rebounds) each notched double-doubles to led the Jazz to a convincing 82-57 Game 1 victory. The Warriors bounced back in Game 2 to a 72-61 victory with CB13 notching a game-high 33 points.

The Wizards won Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals 98-86 with John “JBM” Mascone dropping 31 points and dishing out 15 assists.

JBM led the top-seeded Wizards in Game 2 as well, this time scoring 40 points and handing out another 15 assists as the Wizards annihilated the Nets, 109-69.

The Wizards had the best record in the regular season and have not lost in the postseason so far.

After a regular season of online competition, the postseason is being held at Mavs Gaming Hub. All matches this week were best-of-three.

The best-of-five NBA 2K League Finals are scheduled for Sept. 4 in Dallas. The winning team will earn $450,000 from a prize pool of $1.08 million.

NBA 2K League playoffs prize pool
1. $450,000
2. $180,000
3-4. $80,000 — NetsGC, Warriors Gaming Squad
5-8. $42,500 — Hornets Venom GT, Knicks Gaming, T-Wolves, Pacers Gaming
9-12. $30,000 — Blazer5 Gaming, Pistons GT, 76ers GC, Grizz Gaming

–Field Level Media

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