T-Wolves Gaming, the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Minnesota Timberwolves, began its inaugural campaign in the NBA 2K League tonight with two convincing wins. With the perfect start, T-Wolves Gaming advances to the quarterfinals of the NBA 2K League’s season-opening tournament, THE TIP-OFF Powered by AT&T.
Game 1 at Grizz Gaming – 4:00 p.m. CST
T-Wolves Gaming 53, Grizz Gaming 39
In its first game as a NBA 2K League franchise, T-Wolves Gaming dominated from start to finish in securing a 53-39 season-opening win over Grizz Gaming. T-Wolves Gaming’s defense stifled the offensive gameplan from the Grizz, limiting Memphis to 22 points through three quarters and 39 for the contest. Acquired via a trade with Cleveland, Brandon “Hood” Caicedo tallied a game-high 15 points on 6-of-14 shooting, including a 3-of-6 mark from deep. As a team, T-Wolves Gaming shot 9-of-13 (69.2%) from the three-point line. Making his NBA 2K League debut, Michael “BearDaBeast” Key registered 13 points and five assists. Mihad “FEAST” Feratovic displayed his all-around game tallying six points, 11 rebounds, four assists, five steals and one block.
Game 2 vs. Wizards District Gaming – 6:00 p.m. CST
T-Wolves Gaming 75, Wizards 45
After falling behind 15-5 early, T-Wolves Gaming outscored Wizards District Gaming 70-30 the rest of the way en route to an easy 75-45 victory. Minnesota’s dominance included a 17-0 run bookending the first and second quarter. T-Wolves Gaming picked up where it left off Game 1 from long range, making 11-of-20 from deep, including an impressive 6-of-10 from Michael “BearDaBeast” Key. The No. 11 overall selection in the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft, BearDaBeast finished the game with a game-high 22 points and nine assists. Brandon “Hood” Caicedo, the league’s third-leading scorer a season ago, poured in 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting. Mihad “FEAST” Feratovic dominated the paint with 16 points, 13 rebounds, six assists, three steals and one block. For the game Minnesota shot 64.4% (29-of-45) from the field and tallied 16 steals, including six from Christopher “TURNUPDEFENSE” Anderson.
T-Wolves Gaming will compete in the quarterfinals of THE TIP-OFF Powered by AT&T this Saturday, April 6. All NBA 2K League games can be watched live on the NBA 2K League’s twitch channel.