Minneapolis/St. Paul – T-Wolves Gaming, the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA 2K League affiliate team, tonight advanced to the NBA 2K League Finals courtesy of a 2-0 series sweep over Warriors Gaming Squad. The No. 4 seed in the NBA 2K League Playoffs, T-Wolves Gaming will take on 76ers GC (No. 3) in a best-of-five series with the winner claiming the NBA 2K League Championship. The NBA 2K League Finals will be played in New York on Saturday, August 3. With tonight’s two wins, T-Wolves Gaming has now won 11 straight contests dating back to the regular season.
NBA 2K League Finals Schedule: T-Wolves Gaming (No. 4) vs. 76ers GC (No. 3)
Date Time Game
Saturday, August 3 2:00 p.m. Game 1
Saturday, August 3 3:00 p.m. Game 2
Saturday, August 3 4:00 p.m. Game 3
Saturday, August 3 5:00 p.m. Game 4 (if necessary)
Saturday, August 3 6:00 p.m. Game 5 (if necessary)
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In Game 1 of T-Wolves Gaming’s best-of-three Semifinal series with Warriors Gaming Squad, Michael “Bear Da Beast” Key registered a double-double with game highs of 24 points and 15 assists while hauling in five rebounds to lift T-Wolves Gaming to the 71-53 win. Christopher “TURNUPDEFENSE” Anderson poured in 22 points while Josiah “Dr_ JoJo_30” Oetjen contributed 16 points. T-Wolves Gaming shot 29-of-50 (58.0%) from the field, including a 10-of-17 (58.9%) mark from deep, in the win.
In Game 2, TURNUPDEFENSE again scored 20+, putting in a game-high 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting as T-Wolves Gaming recorded the series sweep, winning 68-46. Dr_JoJo_30 finished with 17 points while Jordan “JMoneyRep817” Martinez scored 16. BearDaBeast tallied another double-double with 10 points and 13 assists. T-Wolves Gaming swiped 16 steals as a team, led by TURNUPDEFENSE’s six, and forced 23 Warriors Gaming Squad turnovers.
T-Wolves Gaming advanced to the playoffs in the team’s inaugural season by virtue of a 10-6 regular season record, which included seven straight wins to end the regular season. T-Wolves Gaming defeated Blazer5 Gaming, 56-53, in the regular season finale, prevailing on a three-point shot by TURNUPDEFENSE with 0.2 seconds remaining on the clock. The win elevated T-Wolves Gaming into the playoffs, becoming the only expansion team this season to make it to postseason play.
The eight playoff teams are competing for a prize pool of $720,000. All NBA 2K League Playoff games will be played in New York and can be livestreamed on league’s Twitch and YouTubechannels.
The complete NBA 2K League Playoff bracket can be found here.