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T-Wolves, Warriors stay perfect in NBA 2K League's Tipoff

Field Level Media
03 Jun 2023, 14:40 GMT+10

The T-Wolves and Warriors Gaming Squad each won twice on Friday to complete perfect qualifying campaigns for the NBA 2K League's The Tipoff event.

By beating Kings Guard Gaming 70-63 and Lakers Gaming 84-67, the T-Wolves moved to 6-0 in Western Conference action. The Warriors also finished 6-0 after whipping Pacers Gaming 87-61 and Mavs Gaming 74-59.

Expansion team NBL Oz Gaming wound up atop the Eastern Conference with a 5-1 mark after splitting two Friday matches. NBL fell 74-66 to the Gen.G Tigers but defeated Hawks Talon GC 63-58.

In other Friday action, Pistons GT nipped Jazz Gaming 65-61, the Mavs topped Bucks Gaming 61-58, DUX Infinitos downed Blazer5 Gaming 66-57, the Pacers pounded the Jazz 78-63, Grizz Gaming got past Blazer5 73-68, and Celtics Crossover Gaming demolished Wizards District Gaming 66-43.

In matches played Friday after they were postponed from Thursday due to a server outage, Cavs Legion GC edged Knicks Gaming 66-62, the Wizards held off Hornets Venom GT 64-61, Hawks Talon GC slipped past 76ers GC 66-63, Raptors Uprising GC squeaked past the Cavs 67-66, Heat Check Gaming defeated NetsGC 59-55, and the Hornets stopped the Celtics 85-74.

The NBA 2K League 5v5 season will include three tournaments -- The Tipoff, The Turn and The Ticket -- that will set the field for the playoffs, scheduled for Aug. 2-5 in Washington.

Remote group play in The Tipoff will set the field for remote bracket play beginning next week. The tournament will then conclude with in-person tournament play at District E in Washington, June 14-17.

NBA 2K League 5v5 group-play standings for The Tipoff

Eastern Conference

1. NBL Oz Gaming, 5-1

T2. Celtics Crossover Gaming, 4-2

T2. Heat Check Gaming, 4-2

T4. Knicks Gaming, 3-3

T4. 76ers GC, 3-3

T4. Magic Gaming, 3-3

T4. Cavs Legion GC, 3-3

T4. Hornets Venom GT, 3-3

T4. Gen.G Tigers, 3-3

T4. Raptors Uprising GC, 3-3

T4. Wizards District Gaming, 3-3

12. NetsGC, 2-4

13. Hawks Talon GC, 1-5

Western Conference

T1. T-Wolves Gaming, 6-0

T1. Warriors Gaming Squad, 6-0

T3. Bucks Gaming, 4-2

T3. Grizz Gaming, 4-2

T5. Blazer5 Gaming, 3-3

T5. Pacers Gaming, 3-3

T5. DUX Infinitos, 3-3

T8. Mavs Gaming, 2-4

T8. Pistons GT, 2-4

T10. Jazz Gaming, 1-5

T10. Kings Guard Gaming, 1-5

T10. Lakers Gaming, 1-5

NBA 2K League 5v5 The Tipoff prize structure

First place -- $100,000

Second place -- $50,000

Third and fourth place -- $25,000 each

Fifth through eighth place -- $12,500 each

--Field Level Media

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