SWITCH OPEN Group Play Week 1
April 11, 2023
By JJ Beale
After coming up short in THE SLAM OPEN bracket play, NetsGC was back in action this week in the group play stage of THE SWITCH OPEN. Much like THE SLAM OPEN, THE SWITCH consists of two weeks of group play before moving to two weeks of bracket play. NetsGC opened their SLAM OPEN campaign going 1-3 against Jazz Gaming, Magic Gaming, Cavs Legion GC and Dux Infinitos.
NetsGC defeat Jazz Gaming 3-2
Player of the Series: Greens (Guard)
Series Average: 12.0 PPG, 2.0 APG, 75% FG, 75% 3PT
Brooklyn’s 2K team stumbled out of the gate in the first game of the SWITCH OPEN, shooting 7-of-13 from the field and 1-of-4 from beyond the arc on the way to a 22-15 loss. NetsGC responded with a full team effort in game two as Greens chipped in nine points, Streetz added eight points and Steez tallied 6 points on the way to a 23-16 victory. Jazz Gaming took a commanding 2-1 series lead in game three, winning 22-20, forcing NetsGC into two must-win games to take the series. With their backs against the wall, Brooklyn responded with a dominant game four victory, going a perfect 9-of-9 from the field. In their sixth game five of the year, NetsGC battled for a 21-17 win to move to 1-0 in bracket play.
NetsGC lose to Magic Gaming 3-2
Player of the Series: Unguardable (Guard)
Series Average: 10.4 PPG, 1.8 APG, 77% FG, 46% 3PT
NetsGC set the tone early in the series with stout defense, leading to a 23-13 win in their first game against Magic Gaming. Magic were quick to respond and make adjustments as Unguardable lived up to his name, scoring nine points and dishing three assists on the way to tying the series 1-1. Game three was a back-and-forth affair as NetsGC trailed 20-14 and fought back to make it a 20-20 game. Brooklyn’s 2K team came up one stop short and lost 22-20, making the series 2-1 in favor of Magic Gaming. NetsGC would fight back to even up the series 2-2, led by a tremendous defensive effort to take a 23-13 win and force a decisive game five. Brooklyn’s 2K team entered game five with a tremendous 5-1 record in the series. . However, this one did not go their way as Magic Gaming knocked down four 3-pointers en route to a 22-17 victory.
NetsGC lose to Cavs Legion GC 3-0
Player of the Series: Seese (Power Forward)
Series Average: 6.3 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 2.0 APG, .3 SPG, .3 BPG, 89% FG, 75% 3PT
Cavs Legion GC made their presence felt on Friday night, playing nearly perfect basketball to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Cavs Legion missed only one shot from the field, going a blazing 11-of-12 to set the tone in the series as NetsGC went 9-of-1414 in the opening game. In game two, NetsGC was plagued by poor shooting from behind the arc, going 1-of-4 in the game. In a tight defensive battle, power forward Seese was the difference maker, racking up 10 points, five rebounds and two assists to lead Cavs Legion to a 2-0 lead. Game three was another nail-biter that saw NetsGC battle until the final bucket, making it a one possession game after a Greens three pointer. NetsGC came up one stop short once again, getting swept by Cavs Legion GC.
NetsGC lose to Dux Infinitos 3-1
Player of the Series: Killeyy (Guard)
Series Average: 13.3 PPG, 2.5 APG, 67% FG, 37% 3PT
Offensive struggles once again plagued NetsGC in their final series of the week. Brooklyn’s 2K team went 6-of-9from the field and 1-of-33 from distance, dropping the first game of the series 22-13. Game two was a similar story as the offense of Killeyy and Dux Infinitos outpaced NetsGC, cruising to a two-possession victory, 22-17. With their backs against the wall, NetsGC responded in game three, showing flashes of their true potential. Greens orchestrated a masterful 16 point performance, missing only one shot from the field on the way to a 23-15 victory. Unfortunately, the margin of error was too small for NetsGC as Killeyy and LowkeyGodlike combined to miss only two shots to secure the series clinching win for Dux Infinitos, 23-14. NetsGC struggled on the offensive end again, missing five shots from the field and not hitting a three pointer in the game.