Mavs sweep Grizz on late dunk at NBA 2K League
Mavs Gaming held off a late rally from Grizz Gaming in the second game of their series Tuesday, winning on a dunk with 4.1 seconds left to complete a sweep, as Week 9 of the NBA 2K League season kicked off.
The Mavs claimed Game 1 by a 66-58 margin, then led 60-56 with under 25 seconds to play in Game 2. But the Grizz scored two quick buckets in the closing seconds, as Dayvon "GOOFY757" Curry's dunk tied it with 7.6 ticks remaining.
After a timeout to advance the ball, Justin "Sherm" Sherman found a huge lane to drive for the game-winning dunk for the Mavs. Joshua "Spartxn" McHatten intercepted the ensuing inbounds pass and drained a meaningless 3-pointer at the buzzer for a final margin of 67-62, improving the Mavs to 9-4.
The winning bucket gave Sherm a game-high 30 points, 18 more than any of his teammates. He also added four assists and three steals while committing just two turnovers.
GOOFY757 totaled 23 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the Grizz (5-6), while Zach "Vandi" Vandivier had team highs of 26 points and 10 assists.
In Game 1, Sherm paced the Mavs with 33 points. GOOFY757 (20 points, 17 rebounds) and Vandi (16 points, 11 assists) each had double-doubles in defeat.
In other Tuesday action, 76ers GC (3-8) rallied past Lakers Gaming (2-11) by a 2-1 margin, Hawks Talon GC (4-5) swept Magic Gaming (4-8) and NetsGC (6-4) outlasted Bucks Gaming (5-5) for a 2-1 win.
All four series Tuesday came in "cash matches," a set of 23 matches to be played through Friday with teams vying for a total of $60,000 in bonus prize money.
Every club will participate in two cash matches. The winner of each of the 23 designated matches receives $2,500, and the team with the highest scoring average in its two designated matches will get an extra $2,500.
The full list of cash matches:
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