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Wizards, Nets, Jazz, Warriors reach NBA 2K League’s final four

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Defending NBA 2K League champions Wizards District Gaming advanced to the Eastern Conference finals with a 2-0 sweep of Knicks Gaming on Friday in Dallas.

The Wizards will oppose NetsGC on Saturday for a berth in the NBA 2K League Finals on Sept. The Nets upset second-seeded Hornets Venom GT 2-0 in the other Eastern Conference semifinal.

In the Western Conference semis, Warriors Gaming Squad upset top-seeded T-Wolves Gaming 2-1, and Jazz Gaming downed second-seeded Pacers Gaming 2-0.

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

On Friday, the Wizards beat the Knicks 68-56 and 76-64. John “JBM” Mascone averaged 28 points and 10 assists for the Wizards. The Knicks’ Christopher “Duck” Charles put up 22.5 points and 6.5 assists per game.

The Nets routed the Hornets 102-68 before logging a 76-71 win in the second game. Josh “Choc” Humphries paced the Nets with averages of 29 points and 16 assists. Peter “PeteBeBallin” Malin averaged 16.5 points and 12 rebounds for the Hornets.

The Jazz, thanks to 34.5 points and 12 assists per game from Kimanni “Splashy” Ingram, topped the Pacers 91-87 in overtime and 74-60. The Pacers fell despite a 53-point effort from Enrique Xavier “630” Barraza in the OT game.

The Warriors won their opener 76-69 before the T-Wolves pulled out a 74-72 victory on a buzzer-beating layup. In the decisive third game, the Warriors held on for a 67-64 win.

Charlie “CB13” Bostwick averaged 25.3 points and 10 assists for the Warriors while teammate Vernon “Hezi” Coates contributed 18.7 points and 11.3 assists per contest. Michael “BearDaBeast” Key put up 24.7 points and seven assists per game for the T-Wolves.

NBA 2K League playoffs prize pool
1. $450,000
2. $180,000
3-4. $80,000
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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