Wizards District Gaming split its series with 76ers GC one game apiece on Wednesday night, taking the first game of the night 57-54 before falling in the second matchup, 63-61. The series split gives WDG a 4-2 record on the young season and the reigning champs currently sit at third in the Eastern Conference standings.
WDG jumped out to an early lead in Game 1, leading 16-9 at the end of the first quarter. But 76ers GC clawed their way back in the second and third quarters, where they took a 40-37 lead into the final period. WDG’s defense tightened up in the final frame and JBM hit some clutch shots down the stretch to complete the comeback and secure the team’s fourth win of the season.
JBM led the way in the first game for Wizards District Gaming with 27 points on 11-for-20 shooting and added six assists with just one turnover to his name. Dayfri anchored the team’s defense down low with a pair of blocked shots to go along with his 14 points and 11 rebounds. Newdini chipped in with three 3-pointers and two steals in Game 1. JustAwkward held 76ers GC’s leading scorer Dre to just seven points on 3-for-7 shooting and three turnovers.
In the second game of the evening, 76ers GC eked out a 63-61 win, denying WDG its fifth victory of the early campaign. WDG again jumped out to an early lead, taking a 20-13 advantage into the second quarter, but again 76ers GC fought their way back into the game in the second and third quarters and held a 45-44 advantage at the beginning of the fourth period. Unfortunately this time WDG was unable to overtake the team from Philadelphia and 76ers GC came away with the win.
Dayfri led WDG in scoring in the second game, scoring 24 points on 12-for-13 shooting to go along with seven rebounds and three blocks. JBM added 21 points and 12 assists. JustAwkward’s defense on Dre was a bright spot again in the second game on Wednesday night, as the 76ers GC point guard put up just 13 points on 5-for-11 shooting and committed six turnovers.
Wizards District Gaming next faces off with Warriors Gaming Squad in a rematch of the 2020 NBA 2K League Finals on Friday night at 9pm ET in the NBA 2K League’s Game of the Week. Both games of the two game matchup will be shown live on NBC Sports Washington, the Monumental Sports Network, and on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels. Tune in to the Wizard District Gaming Twitch channel beginning at 5pm ET for the McDonald’s DMV Virtual Tailgate with iiNsaniTTy.