76ers Gaming Club (GC) defeated Pistons Gaming Team (GT), 82-58, Saturday night to clinch the team’s playoff berth in the NBA 2K League’s inaugural season. With the victory, 76ers GC (9-4) is tied with Pistons GT (9-4) for second place and is just the third team to clinch a playoff spot, joining Blazer5 Gaming and Pistons GT.
76ers GC point guard Ethan “Radiant” White propelled the team posting 21 points and 17 assists for his ninth double-double of the regular season and eighth consecutive contest with 10-plus assists. Radiant dished out more assists by himself than Pistons GT did as a team, 17 to 16. Radiant also swiped three steals to match the game-high with 76ers GC power forward Mihad “I F E A S T” Feratovic.
I F E A S T recorded his second straight double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Over his last six games, the power forward is averaging 16.2 points and 9.0 rebounds.
76ers GC center Alexander “Steez” Bernstein tallied 14 points and 13 rebounds for his sixth point-rebound double-double of the regular season. Steez’s three blocks give him 43 total blocks over the course of the regular season and tournament play, tied for second-most in the league.
This was the second consecutive game where 76ers GC had three players each record a double-double.
76ers GC shooting guard Rashann “ZDS” Petty scored a team-high 23 points, shooting 8-of-13 from the field and 5-of-9 from three-point range. 76ers GC small forward Antonio “Newdini33” Newman went 3-for-4 from beyond the arc, scoring 13 points as all five starters scored in double-digits.
Pistons GT was led by MVP Candidate Ramo “Lets Get it Ramo” Radoncic, who scored 27 points and corralled 18 rebounds. 76ers GC limited Lets Get it Ramo as the first round pick committed seven turnovers.
NEXT UP: 76ers GC will take on Jazz Gaming this Friday at 7 p.m. ET live on Twitch in what will be the last game of the regular season. Jazz Gaming enters Friday with a 5-8 record as the team has lost six in a row.