Magic Gaming’s 2024 NBA 2K League Season Comes to an End with Loss to Gen.G

ORLANDO – The 2024 NBA 2K League season was broken up into two halves that each put different game modes on display.

The first part of the season featured 3v3 action, while the second leg of the campaign was 5v5 play.

In both modes, Magic Gaming delivered consistent performances. In 3v3, that equated to reaching the grand finals in all three of the league’s tournaments, including playoffs, while bringing home one banner title.

Unfortunately, in 5v5, while Orlando was consistently in games late in the fourth quarter, it was unable to close out a number of contests down the stretch.

That was once again the case for Magic Gaming on Tuesday night as their season came to an end with a 73-57 loss to the Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai in THE TICKET.

“It was a complete implosion, particularly in our room,” said Magic Gaming general manager and head coach Jonah Edwards. “Credit to them for holding strong. The more motivated and composed team won today. The team that wanted to win more, won, which is just an unfortunate feeling. The second adversity hit, we (were unable to respond). That’s why the result was what it was.”

Entering the final frame, it appeared that the do-or-die contest would come down to the wire. Orlando possessed a two-point lead and star point guard Joshua “unguardable” Hunter was in the process of delivering a masterful performance with a game-high 29 points.

But the fourth quarter was all Gen. G, as it outscored Orlando by 16 in the final period of play.

“There is way too much talent in our room to go out the way we did today,” said Edwards. “And throughout 5v5s. It’s hard to feel good about the season. It’s hard to feel good right now when I feel that we have a top-three talented (group) in our conference … A lot of reflection has to happen internally here.”

Gen.G shooting guard Darjean “ReturnOfDJ” Henderson once again got the best of his former club, firing off a team-high 22 points. Tigers point guard Jaiden “gallow” Frank notched 20 points to go along with a contest-best 14 assists.

Unguardable finished with a game-high 31 points. Center Ashton “LowkeyGodlike” Agredano was the only other Orlando player to hit double figures, notching 10 points and 12 rebounds.