NetsGC (7-5) took home two crucial victories in its week 9 doubleheader, sweeping into playoff position with wins over Heat Check Gaming (4-8) and Bucks Gaming (7-6).
Our 4th candidate is @WavyZay__. 🔥
— NBA 2K League (@NBA2KLeague) June 22, 2019
Wavy.zay Hancock led the charge in the first game, a 71-66 win over Heat Check Gaming. The Bronx native made the move back to point guard and scored a game-high 30 points and 9 assists to lead NetsGC to the win. In a commensurate switch, Lav moved to shooting guard and scored 16 points, while Nate Kahl slid up to small forward. NateKahl, Shockey, and Shuttles all finished with six rebounds apiece. The team shot 64% from the field (25-39) while holding Heat Check to just 54% shooting (27-50). NetsGC turned the ball over just six times over the course of the game while drawing 17 fouls.
ICYMI: The squad went 2-0 last night! We're now sitting at 6th in the @NBA2KLeague standings 💪😤
— NetsGC (@netsgamingcrew) June 22, 2019
Devoid of fear for the deer, NetsGC use a 69-52 win over Bucks Gaming to catapult themselves ahead of the Bucks in the playoff chase. NetsGC held its opponent to just 11 points in each of the first three quarters, amassing a 19-point lead by the fourth quarter. Lav scored a game-high 30 points in the win over his (and NateKahl’s) hometown team, matching the Bucks’ starters with six three-pointers. Shuttles also posted a big game, finishing with a 12-point, 15-rebound double-double in the win. NetsGC held Bucks Gaming to just 30% shooting (6-20) from beyond the arc while shooting 57% (8-14) from three themselves.
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— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) June 24, 2019
On the Horizon: With the finish line approaching, NetsGC has its eyes on a playoff spot that is now drawing closer into view. The team has two consecutive bye weeks, including the league-wide July 4 bye week, before four crucial games in the season’s final two weeks. Perhaps most pivotal? A week 12-tilt with Pacers Gaming, Shockey’s former team.