76ers Gaming Club (GC) split its doubleheader Saturday at the NBA 2K League Studio Powered by Intel in New York City. In the team’s first game of the day,76ers GC fell to Knicks Gaming (3-7), 77-70, while 76ers GC defeated PacersGaming (3-5), 73-69, in a thrilling overtime victory in its second game. 76ers GC is now 7-3 on the regular season, which ranks second-best in the league.
In the Saturday morning match with Knicks Gaming, 76ers GC point guard Ethan “Radiant” White posted his seventh double-double (21 points, 13 assists) of the regular season, making it at the time his fifth straight regular-season game with 10-plus assists and his seventh in his last eight contests.
76ers small forward Antonio “Newdini” Newman dropped 20 points, which was at the time his third straight regular-season game scoring 20 or more points. The second-round selection turned a nearly perfect first half, converting on 7-of-8 shots from the field for 14 points.
76ers GC center Alexander “Steez” Bernstein filled up the stat sheet with a 13-point, six-rebound and three-assist performance. Frequently matched up with Knicks Gaming power forward Dayvon “G O O F Y 7 5 7” Curry, one of the league leaders in steals per game (2.3), Steez recorded his third game of the regular season where he did not commit a turnover.
Hitting 10 of its first 11 shots from the field to begin the game, 76ers GC carried its efficient shooting into the half, converting on 74 percent of its first-half attempts. As a team, 76ers GC finished the game shooting 31-of-47 (66 percent) from the field, making it its eighth consecutive game with a team shooting percentage of 55 percent or better.
Knicks Gaming was led by G O O F Y 7 5 7, who recorded game-highs in points (33) and rebounds (11).
The afternoon cap of the doubleheader against Pacers Gaming saw 76ers GC Coach Jeff Terrell go with a lineup change where Radiant was moved from point guard to small forward and 76ers GC’s Rashann “ZDS” Petty took over at the point.
In his new position, Radiant scored 24 points and dished out a team-high nine assists.
Benefiting from the new lineup, ZDS recorded a career-high seven assists, while also registering his highest scoring output (17 points) since week four of the regular season.
76ers GC power forward Mihad “I F E A S T” Feratovic finished with 12 points, shooting 4-of-6 from three-point range, including the game-tying bucket with less than four seconds left to send the game to overtime.
Once down 47-32 in the in the third quarter, 76ers GC outscored Pacers Gaming, 41-22, the rest of the way, including a 27-18 outburst in the game’s extra period.
The quartet of ZDS, I F E A S T, Radiant and Newdini scored a combined 67 points on a combined 60 percent (25-42 FG) shooting from the field.
The league leader in blocks per game at 2.7, center Tucker “TuckerLocksUp” Henry of Pacers Gaming scored a game-high 27 points, shooting 13-of-16 from the field.
NEXT UP: 76ers GC enters its third tournament this season, “THE TICKET,” as the fourth seed as the seeding was decided by results from Week 5 to Week 8. THE TICKET begins this Thursday with timing to be announced.