Wizards District Gaming took sole possession of first place in the NBA 2K League Eastern Conference standings with a 2-0 sweep of Grizz Gaming on Friday night. The pair of victories puts WDG at 11-3 in the regular season, moving ahead of the 9-3 Grizz Gaming squad into the top seed in the East.
Going into the league-wide bye week for the 4th of July holiday and midway point of the season, WDG holds the best record in the 2K League.
WDG point guard JBM paced the offense in Game 1 against Grizz Gaming, racking up 30 points on 12-of-18 shooting and dishing out 10 assists to just one turnover. Dayfri was his typically-efficient self on the attack with 18 points on 9-for-10 from the field to go along with nine rebounds and two blocked shots.
Defensively, WDG was able to limit Grizz Gaming’s Vandi to 25 points while committing three turnovers thanks to diligent perimeter defense from JustAwkward. AuthenticAfrican was the only other Grizz Gaming player in double-figure scoring in Game 1 with just 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting.
In Game 2, WDG jumped out to a quick start, outscoring Grizz Gaming 22-12 in the first quarter. The Grizz clawed their way back in the third quarter, outscoring WDG by five, but tight defense and efficient offense kept WDG on top and secured the win.
JBM again led WDG in scoring with 23 points and a series-high 13 assists. Dayfri racked up a double-double with 16 points on 8-for-10 shooting and 14 rebounds. BRich continued his excellent play at the Sharp position with 16 points in Game 2 following a 17-point effort in Game 1 vs. Grizz Gaming.
Wizards District Gaming’s next matchup is in Week 6 with series against Pistons GT and Magic Gaming. WDG faces Pistons GT on July 8 at 7:45pm ET and 8:45pm ET, and then Magic Gaming on July 10 at 9pm ET and 10pm ET. All four games can be seen live on NBC Sports Washington and the Monumental Sports Network, and streamed live on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels.