Magic Gaming is emerging as one of the most dominant squads in the NBA 2K League.
Orlando never trailed in its 65-52 victory over Heat Check Gaming on Thursday as Magic Gaming earned their third straight triumph.
Orlando set the tone out of the gate, opening the matchup on a 6-0 run with consecutive slams from Brendan “Reizey” Hill, Emmanuel “UCMANNY” Cruz, and Brandon “ToXsiK” Raudenbush. It was a lead it would never relinquish.
Reizey, the reigning NBA 2K League Player of the Week, continued his torrid streak, firing off 24 points, while going 9-for-12 from the floor, and dishing out 12 assists.
“As a team we’re just clicking right now,” he said. “This is the most confident I’ve been in myself and us as a team, we’re looking pretty dangerous right now.”
Cameron “KingCamRoyalty” Ford delivered another double-double outing, tallying 15 points and 11 rebounds, and his two-man game with Reizey continued to give the opposition fits.
“That’s my guy, we set each other up for success,” Reizey said. “He’s one of the best rebounders in the league, he’s one of the best scorers in the paint. I feel I do a pretty good job of getting him open and he gets me open with those screens. We have a really good relationship on the court together.
UCMANNY once again delivered an efficient offensive outing as a shot-creating sharpshooter
small forward, going 5-for-7 from the floor on his way to 13 points.
“Being back in a comfortable position and being able to shoot my leaners – that’s what I was known for last year – and also Reizey and the rest of the guys put me in a good position to score,” he explained. “Just finding ways to get open on the court and shooting my shot.”
Magic Gaming remains undefeated (3-0) since acquiring ToXsiK from Grizz Gaming in exchange for Mykel “KelMav” Wilson and has won those contests by an average of 17.7 ppg.
“Our offense overall is better, we get everyone involved,” Magic Gaming Head Coach Jonah Edwards said. “Everyone plays a factor in every game now.”
The defensive combination of ToXsiK and power forward Daniel “DT” Tlais continuously disrupted Miami’s rhythm as the duo combined for seven steals.
“We truly believe that if we play our game, we play the style we want to play, we can be a championship contender and that’s what we’re going to aim to do,” Edwards said.
Magic Gaming (6-4) looks to keep their winning streak alive on Friday when they face Bucks Gaming (5-5) at 6 p.m. ET.