Schedule Breakdown: Key Stops This Season

By Kristian Cuaresma

With the release of its 2021 schedule, the NBA 2K League officially laid down the track NetsGC will travel on over the next few months. While a potential playoff berth awaits Brooklyn at the end of the journey, the team must first make several stops along the way against league rivals.

Before taking a closer look at some of the standout games on the schedule, here is what the NetsGC roster had to say about which dates they have an eye on.

Choc: “I’m not looking forward to matching up against any team in particular, more just excited to finally get to play with my teammates.”

Dante: “The Hawks for sure. Fakiee is my former teammate and I’m good friends with Ceez.”

Faiz: “I’m looking forward to the Wizards matchup. They’ll be the team to beat this year as the defending champs.”

Legit: “I’m most excited to play the Raptors. Obviously because they’re my former team and I’m looking forward to seeing what they do this season.”

Shotz: “I’m excited to face the Wizards because they’re defending champs and they knocked me out of the playoffs last year.”

SlayIsland: “I’m looking forward to playing my former team – Bucks Gaming.”


May 27 at Pistons GT

NetsGC made noise this past offseason after acquiring Shotz to pair with Choc, forming an elite combination at the point guard and center positions. But it was Pistons GT that stole headlines on draft night when the organization traded for one of the top point guards in the league in Radiant to play with star center Ramo. A head-to-head between Brooklyn and Detroit’s newly formed duos will be one of the more electric matchups early in the season.

Last Season’s Matchups:

  • Tipoff Tournament: Series tied 1-1


June 3 at 76ers GC, June 10 versus 76ers

Brooklyn is currently scheduled to play just two teams more than once during its 14-game regular season, and 76ers GC will be one of those opponents. Additionally, NetsGC will see them twice in a 7-day span, which will likely result in an increased level of focus during film sessions that week. Last season, NetsGC matched up with Philadelphia twice in 30 days and were unsuccessful in both meetings.

Last Season’s Matchups:

  • Tipoff Tournament: Series tied 1-1
  • July 14: Lost 1-2


June 4 at Knicks Gaming, July 23 versus Knicks Gaming

The next installment of the NBA 2K League’s iteration of the subway series will be a two-parter. Last summer, the battle for New York heated up as both teams pushed each other to the limit amid a tight playoff race. NetsGC would go on to win 2-1 but the combined score of 204-204 indicates that the outcome could have gone either way.

Last Season’s Matchups:

  • August 4: Series won 2-1


June 16 at Wizards District Gaming

The reigning champions will host NetsGC at the halfway mark of the season and should provide the team with a much-needed litmus test. After making the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, Brooklyn embarks on its 2021 campaign with eyes set on a deep postseason run. The road to a championship will likely go through Wizards DG, and this game should reveal if NetsGC is ahead of schedule.

Last Season’s Matchups:

  • July 28: Series lost 1-2


June 17 at Hawks Talon GC

One of the highlights of last season came in Brooklyn’s matchup against Hawks Talon GC in which Choc dropped a combined 79 points in two games. This performance would eventually lead to Player of the Month honors for June. It’s likely Atlanta is eager to exercise those demons in the first opportunity it gets. This game also provides newcomer Shotz with another chance to take on Atlanta after the franchise traded him away for BP. Shotz is currently undefeated against Hawks Talon GC since the trade.

Last Season’s Matchups:

  • June 9: Series won 2-0


July 28 at Raptors Uprising GC

Regular season perfection welcomes NetsGC late in season four, and this game against Raptors Uprising GC should be an excellent tune up if the team finds itself in contention for the playoffs. The last time these two teams met, Toronto snapped Brooklyn’s three game winning streak. This will also mark Legit’s homecoming with the team that gave him his first shot in the league. The stage is now set for the sophomore to make serious headlines on this night.

Last Season’s Matchups:

  • June 5: Series lost 0-2


August 14 versus Bucks Gaming

When NetsGC and Bucks Gaming got together in early July, it resulted in one of the most entertaining games of the entire season. With Choc and Bucks Gaming’s Regg being separated by a mere two picks in the 2020 draft, the exciting point guards will always be compared to each other. However, in their previous matchup, it was Choc who got the last laugh after he hit a dramatic game winner with 2 seconds left on the clock.

Last Season’s Matchups:

  • July 7: Series won 2-1