ATLANTA – Earlier this evening, Hawks Talon Gaming Club, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks, lost to the undefeated Raptors Uprising GC, the official affiliate of the Toronto Raptors, in front of an international viewing audience. The results of each game were 68-76 and 71-79.
“We’re proud of our team for not backing down, but we learned tonight why Raptors Uprising GC is undefeated,” Hawks Talon GC’s Team Manager and Head Coach Wesley Acuff said. “As we enter our bye week, we will take some time to review the tape and consider adjustments that we can make as we prepare for our next game against 76ers GC.”
In the first game, Hawks Talon’s BP (Michael Diaz-Cruz) and KEL (Mykel Wilson) each scored 25 points. BP also added a team-high five assists. The team’s 2020 first-round pick LEE (Lee Lamb) contributed with eight points and a game-high 19 rebounds, one shy of the franchise record. Rounding out the group was FOLLOWTHEGOD (Kwan Larry Niblack Jr.) who contributed with 10 points and three assists, and MRSTYLEZ (Andrew Valle) who finished with four rebounds.
In the second game, Hawks Talon’s BP scored a team-high 26 points and totaled six assists. KEL finished with 16 points, three assists and three steals. FOLLOWTHEGOD tallied 12 points while MRSTYLEZ contributed with 10 points, three rebounds and a team-high four steals. Rounding out the group was LEE who contributed with seven points, four assists and 10 rebounds, extending his streak to 11 games with at least 10 rebounds.
Hawks Talon (3-2) will continue its regular season competition as part of six weeks of remote gameplay. The club’s next match will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2 against the runner-up for the 2019 NBA 2K League Championship 76ers GC, the official affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers. These games will be livestreamed on the league’s Twitch and YouTube channels as well as on ESPN.com and the ESPN app.