Wizards District Gaming extended its winning streak to nine games in a row with a 2-0 series sweep of Pistons GT on Thursday night. WDG took a close Game 1 with a 66-61 victory and completed the sweep with a 70-56 win in Game 2. Newdini was named the McDonald’s Player of the Night with performances of 14 points and six rebounds in Game 1 and 18 points and 13 rebounds in Game 2.
Game 1 was a close contest throughout, with WDG’s 22-15 advantage in the first quarter the largest point difference in any period of the ballgame. Four of starters scored in double-figures for WDG, led by JBM’s 19 points and 11 assists. Dayfri added 16 points on eight-for-eight shooting and 11 rebounds.
Game 2 saw WDG jump out to a 20-12 lead, only to have Pistons GT answer back with a 16-10 advantage in the second quarter. The entire contest was back-and-forth heading into the fourth quarter, where WDG held a narrow 50-45 lead.
In the fourth quarter, WDG went on an 18-0 run to start the period and remove any question about the outcome. The 70-56 final score capped off another sweep for WDG and pushed the team’s record to 13-3 on the season, good for best in the Eastern Conference and the highest winning percentage in the entire NBA 2K League.
Wizards District Gaming faces Magic Gaming in a two-game set on Saturday night at 9pm ET and 10pm ET. Both 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. Join the action early with the McDonald’s Virtual Tailgate on the WDG Twitch channel beginning at 5pm ET at twitch.tv/wizardsdg.