Blazer5 Gaming kept up their romp through the NBA 2K League with a 91-68 win over Mavs Gaming on Saturday.
From the opening tip off, Blazer5 (9-1) were quite simply playing on a different level than Mavs Gaming (5-6). They got things start with a 6-0 lead before extending that to 10-5 before long. Throughout the first few minutes of the first quarter, Mavs Gaming looked unable to deal with the brisk pace that Portland was setting.
Throughout the second quarter, though, Dallas started to find its groove and knocked the deficit down to just a single point. But once it got things close at 25-24, the defense from both sides was brushed aside as the teams combined for 42 points in the second quarter alone. Even though Mavs Gaming won the quarter 23-19 on the back of 16 points from BallLikeSeem, they still went into the half with a two-point deficit at 40-38.
The third quarter is when Blazer5 completely dialed in and put on a blistering performance that left Mavs Gaming no room to maneuver. By the time a couple minutes had gone by in that third frame, Blazer5 was sitting pretty with an 11-point lead and they simply never looked back. Mavs Gaming were unable to do anything at all to prevent Blazer5 from doing whatever they wanted. It resulted in four members of Blazer5 ending the game with double digits. At the forefront of the scoring for Portland was OneWildWalnut who put up an incredible 30-point, 24-rebound double-double to hand Blazer5 the win. It didn’t hurt that Mama Im Dat Man added in 24 points and 17 assists for his own double-double. There may still be a few weeks left in the season, but Blazer5 certainly look ready and willing to do battle in the playoffs.