ATLANTA – On Friday evening, Hawks Talon GC, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks, split two games against Raptors Uprising GC, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors, with scores of 74-68 and 66-60. As a result, Hawks Talon moves to a 3-3 record on the 2021 NBA 2K League regular season.
“We all know that Raptors Uprising GC’s current record isn’t indicative of their talent. Our team was up for the challenge and created numerous opportunities from the three-point line, and we took advantage of that during both games tonight,” said Hawks Talon Head Coach Wesley Acuff. “Even though we were down by nine at halftime of the first game and down by four going into the fourth quarter of the second game, we continued to believe in each other and make the extra pass and trust in our shot-making abilities from beyond the arc. As a result, we rallied and earned two impressive wins. We do know that we have a quick turnaround for our games against Heat Check Gaming tomorrow night.”
In the first game, Hawks Talon overcame a deficit of nine points at halftime to earn the team’s second win of the regular season. Leading the way was 2021 third-round pick Michael Swanegan (SWANN) who totaled a career-high and team-high 21 points after shooting a career-best four three-point field goals. Lee Lamb (LEE) contributed with an impressive 19 points and 20 rebounds. Caesar A. Martinez (CEEZ) recorded his third double-double performance of the season after contributing with 13 points and a team-high 12 assists. Rounding out the group was BP who finished the game with 11 points and five assists and Thomas Batts (FAKIEE) who added 10 points.
In the second game, Hawks Talon’s CEEZ led all scorers with 26 points and hit a career-best and game-high seven three-point field goals. He also added three assists and two rebounds. BP totaled 19 points, of which included five three-point field goals, and a game-high four steals. Also contributing with his fourth double-double performance of the 2021 NBA 2K League regular season was LEE with 11 points and 14 rebounds and a team-high two blocks. Rounding out the group was SWANN with six points and three steals and FAKIEE with four points and three rebounds.
Hawks Talon Gaming (3-3) will compete in two games against Heat Check Gaming (1-5), the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Miami, on Saturday, June 5 at 7 p.m. to conclude Week 2 of the NBA 2K League regular season. These games will be simulcast live on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels. Games will also be available on ESRevolution, Loco in India, Sport1 in Europe and Dash Radio.