Hawks Talon GC continued to free-fall down the 2K League standings after Knicks Gaming routed the Atlanta-based team in back-to-back contests.
Lee Lamb was a bright spot for the squad, with the second-year interior player putting up yet another 16 point, 14 rebound double-double in the 95-60 loss. Caesar “CEEZ” Martine put up 19 points and seven assists, while Michael “BP” Diaz Cruz added 17 points with five three point makes.
Coach Wesley Acuff was optimistic before the game started, and spoke glowingly of the fine practices the team had gone through in the days leading up to Wednesday’s beatdown.
After winning five straight games, the team has gone through another free fall.
“I feel like we made a breakthrough in understanding what we need to do for the rest of the season to make a Ticket (tournament) push. Just getting back to the good vibes we had at the start of the season and believing in each other and taking accountability for what we’re not doing. I was very satisfied with yesterday’s practice.”
“Every practice and every game is training for the Ticket, and we’re trying to find the best lineup that works and that we believe can get through the Ticket. Everyone still believes, and we’re booking a few extra scrimmages to get ready.”
Diaz-Cruz got the start at point guard in the second 79-53 loss, and put up 21 and nine assists, while Martinez put up 15 points and Thomas Batts grabbed a team high five rebounds. Hawks Talon play against T-Wolves Gaming on Thursday at 7:20.
ABOUT HAWKS TALON GC
Hawks Talon GC is the Atlanta Hawks affiliate team in the NBA 2K League. Led by Head Coach Wesley Acuff, Hawks Talon GC was one of four expansions team in the second season of the NBA 2K League, a professional competitive gaming league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO). The NBA 2K League features the best NBA 2K players in the world competing as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against other teams in a mix of regular season games, tournaments and playoffs. For more information on Hawks Talon GC, visit hawkstalongc.gg or follow the team on Twitter and Instagram.